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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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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 200 - Jon Batiste

    Episode 200 - Jon Batiste

    For this very special 200th episode, Simon and Brian revel in the boundless creativity of musician Jon Batiste. The Late Show bandleader joins Sodajerker from his piano to explain the writing process behind his life-affirming record We Are, how he understands music in terms of frequencies, and what he feels is his superpower as an artist.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 199 - Birdy

    Episode 199 - Birdy

    Birdy joins Simon and Brian for a chat about her most personal album to date, Young Heart, the art of co-writing, and the influence of Joni Mitchell. Birdy also describes how she challenged herself by going to write in LA and Nashville, and how this helped her to develop her confidence and work through writer's block.

    • 40 min
    Episode 198 - David Gray

    Episode 198 - David Gray

    Singer-songwriter David Gray chats about his beautiful new album Skellig, the social and political leanings that underpin his music, and classic songs from his monumental hit White Ladder. David also remembers the time he spent in Liverpool as a young man and explains how his current lifestyle challenges his creativity.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 197 - Maxïmo Park

    Episode 197 - Maxïmo Park

    Paul Smith and Duncan Lloyd of Maxïmo Park discuss their latest album Nature Always Wins and how they recorded the album remotely during lockdown. The pair provide an in-depth account of their creative process and how they strive to avoid clichés when writing about topics like childhood, parenting, ageing, and the social politics of tragedy.

    • 56 min
    Episode 196 - Róisín Murphy

    Episode 196 - Róisín Murphy

    Singer-songwriter and producer Róisín Murphy breaks down the creative processes behind her album Róisín Machine and explains how she develops tracks, lyrics and remixes across a range of electronic music styles. Róisín also talks about collaborators like Richard Barratt (DJ Parrot/Crooked Man) and Eddie Stevens, and her hits for Moloko created with Mark Brydon.

    • 46 min
    Episode 195 - Mike Viola

    Episode 195 - Mike Viola

    One of our all-time favourite guests, singer-songwriter and producer Mike Viola returns to the podcast to discuss his fantastic new album Godmuffin. During the conversation, Mike explains how he makes time for creativity, how the past informs his present, and how he is coping with the loss of his friend Adam Schlesinger. Mike's first appearance on the show was in episode 20.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
299 Ratings

299 Ratings

Liverbird. ,

Sodajerker podcast binge

Just had a night of listening to a bunch of episodes . What a fantastic series on artists and the songwriting and recording process . I could tell the guests really enjoy being interviewed and they opened up in an effortless way to the lads . Really great !

Mrs.City532 ,

Jon Bon

God love it a Podcast with the RockStar so, much Magic...

dkyrus ,

So rewarding

I came here for Jeff Tweedy and was glad to find it was as insightful as I’d hoped. But the archives! What a goldmine! So happy to have found this podcast.

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