30 episodes

Conversations with songwriters about their songs. Each episode begins and ends with a featured song played in full, allowing the listener to hear it with fresh ears and a new perspective. We explore the story behind the song with the artist who wrote it, discussing specific lines, phrases, themes, metaphors, production decisions, and the creative process.

Song & Story Kevin Heider

    • Music
    • 5.0, 28 Ratings

Conversations with songwriters about their songs. Each episode begins and ends with a featured song played in full, allowing the listener to hear it with fresh ears and a new perspective. We explore the story behind the song with the artist who wrote it, discussing specific lines, phrases, themes, metaphors, production decisions, and the creative process.

    Every Age I’ve Ever Been (feat. Denison Witmer)

    Every Age I’ve Ever Been (feat. Denison Witmer)

    Reflecting on our most formative experiences is an essential part of the growth process. Denison Witmer's "San Francisco" is a moving tribute to the passage of time and the places that remain in our memory long after we've left them.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BONUS: The Homeless & The Pandemic

    BONUS: The Homeless & The Pandemic

    In lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to have an honest conversation with Michael Vanderburgh (executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Dayton, Ohio) about the struggles of serving the homeless during a global health crisis.

    • 47 min
    When Love Is A Storm (feat. Sarah Kroger)

    When Love Is A Storm (feat. Sarah Kroger)

    Every relationship has highs and lows. Sometimes love feels like a dream — sometimes it's a storm. Sarah Kroger's beautiful song "I Choose You" lends an honest and hopeful voice to the ups, the downs, and the daily choices we make to stand in love.

    • 51 min
    All We Have Known (feat. Tyler Hook)

    All We Have Known (feat. Tyler Hook)

    Someday all we have known will come to an end. As sobering as this reality may be, it hasn't stamped out man's search for meaning or our desire to love and be loved. In the midst of all the uncertainty, Tyler Hook's "Let's Go" is an invitation to hope.

    • 47 min
    Despite All the Hurt (feat. Kevin Heider)

    Despite All the Hurt (feat. Kevin Heider)

    There’s a lot of hurt in this world. How do we navigate the pain and uncertainty wrought by the impermanence of all things? In this flipped episode, Marie Miller interviews our host, Kevin Heider, about his song “Down by the Sycamore Tree,” a moving narrative about grief and loss.

    • 56 min
    BONUS: Springsteen & Me (From Nebraska to Ohio)

    BONUS: Springsteen & Me (From Nebraska to Ohio)

    Upon the release of his new album "Ohio," Kevin Heider walks us through his journey into Springsteen's music. As the Heider family home video archives prove, the roots run deep. "Ohio" is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and more.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

pkMikeyT ,

Sooooo good

Great breakdown of songs. Really interesting for those interested in song craft.

danielccouper ,

Cuts to the heart of the creative process

Out of nowhere, this has become one of my favourite podcasts. I love the way Kevin has framed these episodes as a conversation sandwiched between two songs. I say two songs because, even though it’s the same both times, the second listen feels like a completely different song because of the logos and pathos revealed in the interview.

SalukiMom ,

Maria Price

Tell your story Sister. “When did we get this way?” I’ll be saying, “I knew her back in the day!”

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