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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 • 365 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 263 - Gossip

    Episode 263 - Gossip

    Gossip's Beth Ditto and Nathan 'Brace Paine' Howdeshell discuss the creative process behind their excellent new record Real Power. The pair reflect on their near telepathic musical relationship, the ethereal mysteries of songwriting, and collaborating with the great Rick Rubin.

    • 31 min
    Episode 262 - Brittany Howard

    Episode 262 - Brittany Howard

    Brittany Howard talks with Simon and Brian about her arresting new record What Now and how she approaches songwriting. The singer and guitarist discusses taking risks in the studio, experimenting with rhythm, and her encounters with the legendary Prince.

    • 43 min
    Episode 261 - Sleater-Kinney

    Episode 261 - Sleater-Kinney

    Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney join Sodajerker to discuss their fantastic new record Little Rope and their songwriting process. The influential duo talk about song structure and arranging, their strange guitar tunings, and collaborating with producers like John Congleton and Annie Clark.

    • 46 min
    Episode 260 - Bill Ryder-Jones

    Episode 260 - Bill Ryder-Jones

    Singer-songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones joins Sodajerker from his West Kirby studio to discuss his new record Iechyd Da, and his creative process. The Merseyside-based artist also talks about collaborating with the likes of Mick Head, taking lyrical inspiration from TV’s Eurotrash, and writing bad songs in his sleep.

    • 55 min
    Episode 259 - Feist

    Episode 259 - Feist

    Leslie Feist joins Simon and Brian to discuss her songwriting process and recent record Multitudes. The award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter talks about taking part in a 'Song-A-Day' challenge, bypassing judgement when writing, and how she has developed songs through live performance.

    • 48 min
    Episode 258 - Thomas Walsh

    Episode 258 - Thomas Walsh

    Thomas Walsh of Pugwash and The Duckworth Lewis Method joins Sodajerker to discuss his new album The Rest is History and his songwriting process. In this in-depth conversation, the Irish power pop legend talks about his origins in music, his collaborations with The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon, and his reverence for his musical heroes like Michael Penn and Jeff Lynne.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
365 Ratings

365 Ratings

MarkinIllinois ,

Great podcast!

I've just listened to your Michael Nesmith episode....it was absolutely first class! I'm a massive Nesmith fan, I finally saw him live, with Micky Dolenz, in St Louis, a year or two before he passed. That one excellent episode will bring me back to your podcast soon. Thanks

Ahisandwich ,

Awesome tips from songwriters in many different genres

I love the fact that you cover such a wide variety of artists, from the earlier years of rock/pop through more recent emerging songwriters, and from indie eccentrics to “factory” writers. Every episode adds some new writer’s twist that gives your listeners insight and ideas into the songwriting process. Your boundless wit and insightful questions make the program a joy I look forward to on my drive to and from work. Slowly working my way through the older episodes and now up to 74! Like a Time Machine.

I would love to hear from Sufjan Stevens and Nick Cave. The Nick Cave interviews I have seen—as well as the documentary, show him to be a really thoughtful guy. Sufjan Stevens has written in some really different and unconventional music.

Keep up the excellent work! I can’t wait until Monday—I now love going to work because I get to hear more revealing tips on songwriting.

Batchain ,

Suggestions....

Love the show. Inquisitive, thoughtful and respectful questions. Thanks for not wasting time with idle banter. Would love to hear interviews with Andy Partridge, Nick Lowe, Paddy McAloon.

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