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Music -- just vibrations in the air -- can make you feel heartbroken or elated, peaceful or stabby, inspired to save the whales or to invade Poland. This is HOW MUSIC DOES THAT.

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How Music Does That Dale McGowan

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Music -- just vibrations in the air -- can make you feel heartbroken or elated, peaceful or stabby, inspired to save the whales or to invade Poland. This is HOW MUSIC DOES THAT.

Click the website link to subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    When Mind and Music Fall Apart

    When Mind and Music Fall Apart

    Can music capture the experience of dementia?

    • 38 min
    Dickinson's Island, and Other Unholy Monsters

    Dickinson's Island, and Other Unholy Monsters

    When I was a boy, I sat bored in church, trying to break a code.

    • 14 min
    The Unwiggled String

    The Unwiggled String

    Children are taught to fear and avoid this sound. All the more reason to love it.

    • 17 min
    The Long Way Home in 'Hallelujah'

    The Long Way Home in 'Hallelujah'

    The lyrics are poetic and evocative. But let's talk about that long trip home.

    • 23 min
    Black Shanty

    Black Shanty

    Sea shanties grew in black soil.

    • 17 min
    Where Did We Put Vivaldi?

    Where Did We Put Vivaldi?

    Antonio Vivaldi was a very big deal -- and then he wasn't. But he had a plan.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

wchggl ,

Well worth it

I enjoy this podcast very much.

yobblyblob ,

Good podcast

A good podcast.

Kriedel858 ,

Best music podcast anywhere

Maybe the best podcast period.

Take a blender, throw in a PhD in music composition, a decades-long career in academia, a natural talent for writing, speaking, and tinkering with microphones and software. Mix in some serious saxophone chops and a self-deprecating sense of humor and blend the whole mess on high for a while. Then just pour it into your ears via Bluetooth and enjoy. Very tasty.

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