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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

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    • 4.9 • 333 Ratings

Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

    Episode 244 - Boz Scaggs

    Episode 244 - Boz Scaggs

    This gem from the archives was thought lost forever, but thanks to the wonders of technology we've been able to recover our chat with the great Boz Scaggs. It was recorded around the time of Boz's last album, Out of the Blues, and highlights his contemporary approach to music making, as well as the creative process behind timeless classics like 'Lowdown' and 'Hollywood'. The singer-songwriter and guitarist also speaks about gaining vocal confidence, collaborating with David Paich, David Foster and Marcus Miller, and finding your passion when it's gone.

    • 39 min
    Episode 243 - Michael Penn

    Episode 243 - Michael Penn

    Composer and songwriter Michael Penn talks with Sodajerker about his "former career" in songwriting, meeting Bob Dylan as a kid, and why he doesn't co-write with his partner, the equally brilliant Aimee Mann. The acclaimed film/TV composer also reflects on his relationship with performing, his approach to melody writing, and his love for The Chamberlin keyboard.

    • 42 min
    Episode 242 - Tim Heidecker

    Episode 242 - Tim Heidecker

    The brilliant Tim Heidecker chats with Simon and Brian about his gorgeous record High School, his love for Randy Newman, and recreating the yacht rock sound. The comedian, writer, actor and musician also explains why he wrote a hymn for agnostics, and wonders why we keep burying people in the ground when they die.

    • 54 min
    Episode 241 - Seal

    Episode 241 - Seal

    To mark the release of a new deluxe reissue of his eponymous debut, Seal joins Simon and Brian for a conversation about his songwriting process. The singer-songwriter discusses classic hits like 'Killer', 'Crazy' and ‘Kiss From A Rose’ and explains why the alchemy of songwriting still has him passionate about making music.

    • 39 min
    Episode 240 - The 1975

    Episode 240 - The 1975

    Matty and George from The 1975 talk with Sodajerker about the band's stellar new album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, working with Jack Antonoff, and being addicted to making stuff. The guys explain their songwriting and creativity in a variety of ways, touching on everything from postmodernism to comedy in what feels like a very good therapy session.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 239 - Ben Gibbard

    Episode 239 - Ben Gibbard

    Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard gives Sodajerker the lowdown on the band's superb new album Asphalt Meadows, the process of round robin songwriting, and why he's always falling in love with dead movie stars. The songwriter and guitarist also talks about writing with his trusty Fender Mustang, how certain guitars can deal a hot hand creatively, and the importance of lived experience in his work.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

duncanmacmac ,

The Best

You guys are the best at this. I really enjoy every one of your eps, even the ones with the artists I’m not into. Your recent chat with Matty and George from the 1975 was testament to that. You just let them chat and take over and didn’t feel the need to talk over them. Keep up the fantastic work. It shows that you’ve been doing it for over a decade.

jack gauthier ,

How fun and informative can you get

I absolutely love these guys. I’ve been in the biz for 35 years and they share the joy I feel everyday about music What a gift this podcast is. Thanks guys

ArkieGamer ,

A Gem of a Songwriting Podcast

Ad-free, enthusiastic knowledgeable hosts, extremely well researched, and an eclectic mix of guests. What’s not to love?

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