11 episodes

Make It Up As We Go follows the story of an aspiring young songwriter, played by Scarlett Burke, and her pursuits to make a name for herself in the music industry. Encountering a number of characters along the way, including legendary Nashville producer Van Tyler (played by Billy Bob Thornton), and the voice of country radio, Bobby Bones (playing himself).  Make It Up As We Go unravels Charlotte’s own personal journey navigating the writer rooms of Nashville, which is where the stories are told, songs are born, and in turn - finding her own voice along the way. 

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    • 4.8 • 230 Ratings

Make It Up As We Go follows the story of an aspiring young songwriter, played by Scarlett Burke, and her pursuits to make a name for herself in the music industry. Encountering a number of characters along the way, including legendary Nashville producer Van Tyler (played by Billy Bob Thornton), and the voice of country radio, Bobby Bones (playing himself).  Make It Up As We Go unravels Charlotte’s own personal journey navigating the writer rooms of Nashville, which is where the stories are told, songs are born, and in turn - finding her own voice along the way. 

    Acoustic Performances + Introducing Valentine's Day in Hell

    Acoustic Performances + Introducing Valentine's Day in Hell

    Hey Make It Up As We Go fans! If you love the music-based storytelling in this podcast, take a listen to the trailer for the second installment in Audio Up’s “In Hell” series. Valentine's Day In Hell is a horror comedy musical podcast that twists the knife on love; satirizing social media influencers, hype houses, and classic teen horror flicks.. Take a journey to Hell and back with Oliver Tree, iann dior, jxdn, phem, Carlie Hanson and Adam Carolla as the Devil. The first two episodes are out today; listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or where ever you get your podcasts.

    Plus, take a listen to Scarlett Burke performing acoustic versions of "Breathe," "My Dove," "Here's Lookin' At You," and "Make It Up As We Go."
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    • 19 min
    Made It Up As We Went

    Made It Up As We Went

    Star and co-creator of Make It Up As We Go Scarlett Burke joins her star-studded collaborators to recount the making of this one-of-a-kind country musical podcast, exclusively presented by Unilever's Knorr and Magnum brands, and in support of She Is The Music.
    Tune in for interviews with cast members Dennis Quaid and Bobby Bones as well as an exclusive look into how the cast, which includes Billy Bob Thornton, Craig Robinson, and Miranda Lambert, came together to complete this unique Nashville-based musical drama, during this year’s Covid lockdown through never-before-heard footage. Scarlett also leads a peek into the process of writing and recording the original Miranda Lambert song “Champion,” which was featured in the series finale, Chapter 8: Champion. Lastly, the special concludes with a preview of the new Christmas single “Howdy Christmas,” from Scarlett Burke and country songstress Hailey Whitters.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Chapter 8: Champion

    Chapter 8: Champion

    Marshall and Charlotte are closer than ever. Rising country star Lindsay Ell records one of Charlotte and Emily's tracks. They gain momentum as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Charlotte is in complete shock when a country superstar wants to record one of her songs. A radio interview with Bobby Bones is the culmination of all her hard work and dreams.

    Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
    Miranda Lambert, As Herself 
    Van Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton
    Emily Turner, Bre Blair
    Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
    Apollo Joiner, Craig Robinson
    Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn
    Apollo Joiner, Craig Robinson
    Bobby Bones, As Himself
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    • 47 min
    Chapter 7: Back Alley Boo

    Chapter 7: Back Alley Boo

    Charlotte and Emily score a coveted spot at Whiskey Jam. Charlotte's impromptu performance of "Back Alley Boo" - which was clearly inspired by Marshall - leads to a romantic encounter.

    Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
    Miranda Lambert, As Herself 
    Van Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton
    Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
    Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
    Emily Turner, Bre Blair
    Apollo Joiner, Craig Robinson
    Ward Guenther, As Himself
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    • 41 min
    Chapter 6: Here's Lookin At You

    Chapter 6: Here's Lookin At You

    Charlotte is confronted by Davis, eager to reconcile. A meeting with agent Dan Barnes leads to Charlotte reeling an inappropriate advance.

    Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
    Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
    Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
    Emily Turner, Bre Blair
    Joe Sayles, Dennis Quaid
    Lindsay Ell, as herself
    Liz Berry, Kristen Ariza
    Jacob (assistant), Jameson Moss
    Davis Gabbert, Rob Mayes
    Dan Barnes, Lee Dawson
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    • 39 min
    Chapter 5: Dream Small

    Chapter 5: Dream Small

    Charlotte and Emily reconcile after they realize their shared experiences as female songwriters in Nashville. Marshall and Charlotte bond over their songs.

    Miranda Lambert, As Herself
    Van Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton
    Charlotte Sayles, Scarlett Burke
    Marshall Tracy, Michael Raymond-James
    Emily Turner, Bre Blair
    Elliot Lieberman, Zach Selwyn 
    Dan Barnes, Lee Dawson
    Bobby Bones, As Himself
    Kendall, Natalie Gelman
    Missy Goodson, Shelly Siebenberg
    Apollo Joiner, Craig Robinson
    Roman, Jesse Siebenberg
    Simone, Nasheka Siddall
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

dustyvox ,

Game changer

The combination of the music, the story line, the acting, the writing and the authenticity was really really incredible. Such an original and creative idea :) Looking forward to season 2 🤘🏻

Pubg_Person_3 ,

Enjoyed

I had first heard bits and pieces on Bobby Bones pod cast... had to look you up to hear the whole pod cast! Great job! Can’t wait to hear more from you!!

Remy💕 ,

Entertaining

Love anything Dennis Quaid is involved with so I tuned in. The storyline kept me wanting more. Enjoyed it.

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