35 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

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    • 5.0 • 31 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.

    BONUS: Enola’s Wake (or, How I Learned to Start Worrying and Stop Justifying the Bomb)

    BONUS: Enola’s Wake (or, How I Learned to Start Worrying and Stop Justifying the Bomb)

    War is always a defeat for humanity. On the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, singer-songwriter Kevin Heider takes us on a sonic trip through history as he reflects on the morality of nuclear war.



    EPISODE LINKS

    • Enola's Wake (song) // Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, Apple Music

    • Enola's Wake How I Learned to Start Worrying and Stop Justifying the Bomb (original article) by Kevin Heider

    • Dorothy Day's response to President Truman, September 1945

    • Blessing the Bombs by Fr. George Zabelka (article/speech)

    • A Song for Nagasaki by Paul Glynn (book)

    • More Than Politics (podcast) by Julie Walsh

    • support Song & Story on Patreon











    KEVIN HEIDER

    host + creator





    A singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Ohio, Kevin Heider has released several albums and EPs in the last decade. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Bandcamp, and more. Learn more and check out his latest music and videos at KevinHeider.com

    • 48 min
    Beauty & Pain (feat. Count the Leaves)

    Beauty & Pain (feat. Count the Leaves)

    We are creatures of comfort. Yet pain is unavoidable in this life. For those who experience it more than others, is freedom possible? Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter, Count the Leaves, ponders this question in her hopeful tune Elephant.



    EPISODE LINKS

    • Count the Leaves (music links)

    • music video for Elephant

    • Kevin Heider's music // Youtube, Bandcamp, and Spotify

    • support Song & Story on Patreon











    KEVIN HEIDER

    host + creator





    A singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Ohio, Kevin Heider has released several albums and EPs in the last decade. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Bandcamp, and more. Learn more and check out his latest music and videos at KevinHeider.com

    • 53 min
    To A Girl I’ll Never See Again (feat. Chris Cole)

    To A Girl I’ll Never See Again (feat. Chris Cole)

    Some people leave lasting impressions. Why some stick with us while others fade remains a mystery. Singer-songwriter Chris Cole dives into the romance of it all in his song about Mercedes — a girl he'll probably never see again.



    EPISODE LINKS

    • Chris Cole's music // Bandcamp and Spotify

    • Kevin Heider's music // Youtube, Bandcamp, and Spotify

    • support Song & Story on Patreon











    KEVIN HEIDER

    host + creator





    A singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Ohio, Kevin Heider has released several albums and EPs in the last decade. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Bandcamp, and more. Learn more and check out his latest music and videos at KevinHeider.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Justice Song (feat. Jenny & Tyler)

    A Justice Song (feat. Jenny & Tyler)

    It's a beautiful thing when art goes to work for the common good, to keep the flame of our collective conscience burning. Jenny & Tyler's anthemic Waters Roll is powerful cry for justice.



    EPISODE LINKS

    • Jenny & Tyler's music // Youtube and Spotify

    • Kevin Heider's music // Youtube, Bandcamp, and Spotify

    • support Song & Story on Patreon











    KEVIN HEIDER

    host + creator





    A singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Ohio, Kevin Heider has released several albums and EPs in the last decade. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Bandcamp, and more. Learn more and check out his latest music and videos at KevinHeider.com

    • 56 min
    Who We Are Is On the Line (feat. Merlot Embargo)

    Who We Are Is On the Line (feat. Merlot Embargo)

    Making the most of the time we're given. Overcoming the fears that keep us from trying. Staying true to who we are. These themes are at the heart of Merlot Embargo's infectious pop anthem One Day.



    EPISODE LINKS

    • Merlot Embargo's music // Bandcamp and Spotify

    • Kevin Heider's music // Bandcamp and Spotify

    • support Song & Story on Patreon











    KEVIN HEIDER

    host + creator





    A singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Ohio, Kevin Heider has released several albums and EPs in the last decade. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Bandcamp, and more. Learn more and check out his latest music and videos at KevinHeider.com

    • 49 min
    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.



    EPISODE LINKS

    • Denison Witmer's music // Bandcamp and Spotify

    • Asthmatic Kitty Records (record label)

    • Kevin Heider's music // Bandcamp and Spotify

    • support Song & Story on Patreon











    KEVIN HEIDER

    host + creator





    A singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Ohio, Kevin Heider has released several albums and EPs in the last decade. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Bandcamp, and more. Learn more and check out his latest music and videos at KevinHeider.com

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Efaithmus ,

Jenny & Tyler!

The Justice song episode with Jenny & Tyler is great! You should have them back for more of their music. Love their process & stories!

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.

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