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Songfacts, which has been bringing you the stories behind the songs since 1999, now has a podcast. On the not-so-cleverly named Songfacts Podcast, our cheeky host Corey O'Flanagan speaks with songwriters and other music makers to learn about their own songs (which they often perform on the show) and explore the music that influenced them.On this fun and enlightening musical journey, you'll discover new songs across a range of genres and take a deep dive into some you know - how they're structured, what they mean, how they make us feel.Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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Songfacts, which has been bringing you the stories behind the songs since 1999, now has a podcast. On the not-so-cleverly named Songfacts Podcast, our cheeky host Corey O'Flanagan speaks with songwriters and other music makers to learn about their own songs (which they often perform on the show) and explore the music that influenced them.On this fun and enlightening musical journey, you'll discover new songs across a range of genres and take a deep dive into some you know - how they're structured, what they mean, how they make us feel.Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Tim Higgins

    Tim Higgins

    Sometimes music just touches us in a way and we can't explain why. Is it the lyrics, the voice, the sounds of the band, or a single instrument? I think it's different every time it happens. Today's guest has done that for me. Tim Higgins has a voice that is as distinct as it is powerful. His lyrics touch on how he sees his surroundings, and his delivery fills up a room and will make you listen. 

    His debut solo album is called Blight. Today we go over some of those songs and discuss his upbringing.
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    Hosted and Edited by Corey O’Flanagan
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    • 41 min
    Jackson Browne historian Justin Cox

    Jackson Browne historian Justin Cox

    Today's episode of the Songfacts Podcast is all about Jackson Browne, his life and songs.

    Our guest, Justin Cox, examines his work in great detail on "After The Deluge: An Unofficial Jackson Browne Podcast." After 12 episodes, Browne granted Cox an interview for episode 13 as part of the press for his 14th album, Downhill From Everywhere, released in July 2021.

    Here, Cox explains what makes Browne so special as a songwriter and goes through some key songs from his career, uncovering some worthy deep cuts along the way.


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    Hosted and Edited by Corey O'Flanagan

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    corey@songfacts.com


    Songfacts Podcast Spotify Playlist

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    • 50 min
    Sofie Fatouretchi

    Sofie Fatouretchi

    In a world where everything is transient, Sofie Fatouretchi just wants to create something beautiful that lasts. The Vienna-based artist, who performs under her first name, started her musical journey as a classically trained violinist before becoming a global DJ and talent scout for the indie label Stones Throw Records. In 2016, she curated the underground hip-hop and soul compilation Sofie's SOS Tape, which featured her chill Mndsgn collaboration "Abeja." Now she has released her full-length debut solo album, Cult Survivor. Going through the songs on the album it's clear that she isn't afraid to look inward and tap into what she finds for lyrical inspiration.

    Today on the Songfacts Podcast, Sofie and I chat about some of these new tunes, we examine the way she was feeling as she was writing the album, and she graces us with a stripped-down version of her song "Truth Of The Matter." Please go and check out the new album, Cult Survivor, and enjoy getting to know Sofie.
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    Hosted and Edited by Corey O’Flanagan
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    corey@songfacts.com

    Songfacts Podcast Spotify Playlist
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    • 41 min
    Concert Designer Laura Escudé

    Concert Designer Laura Escudé

    Ever wonder how those props, video monitors, vocal effects, light cues and other enhancements come together at a concert, all synched to the music? Laura Escudé has the answers.

    Escudé has done design, programming and playback for some very big names: Herbie Hancock, Garbage, Miguel, Demi Lovato. But one name stands out among her clients as an unpredictable genius with a keen eye for visual design and a very complex sonic palette: Kanye West. It's telling that Escudé has worked with Kanye for many years, including on his Watch The Throne tour with Jay-Z. He's not the kind of guy who will stick to a script, so Escudé often had to improvise.

    Escudé is one of more artistic techies we've encountered. She'll nerd out (her term) as an Ableton instructor, but also plays classical violin so well that Kanye put her on the Watch The Throne track "Made in America."

    Today on the Songfacts Podcast, Escudé explains how the concert magic happens and how one might break into this field.

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    Hosted and Edited by Corey O’Flanagan
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    corey@songfacts.com

    Songfacts Podcast Spotify Playlist
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3IThMW5yB8XnFh5cS2gTxR?si=KAhiqWRcSIy5uxb2sZPFTA

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    • 37 min
    The Ska Episode with Author Marc Wasserman

    The Ska Episode with Author Marc Wasserman

    What do you think of when you think of ska music? If you're like me, you've heard of it, know it's in the realm of reggae, but might not be 100% sure what the differences are and which bands are playing it! Well, if that's the case then this episode of the Songfacts Podcast is for you. 

    Today I speak with Marc Wasserman, a musician, fellow podcaster, and author of the book Skaboom! An American Ska And Reggae Oral History, a tremendously detailed account of ska through the words of the band members that lived it.
    Buy Marc's book here.

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    Hosted and Edited by Corey O’Flanagan
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    https://www.instagram.com/coreyofe/
    corey@songfacts.com

    Songfacts Podcast Spotify Playlist
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3IThMW5yB8XnFh5cS2gTxR?si=KAhiqWRcSIy5uxb2sZPFTA

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    • 46 min
    Analog Players Society

    Analog Players Society

    What do you do if you're a producer and you run out of tracks to sample? If you're the guys behind Analog Players Society - Ben Rubin and Amon Drum - you gather a group of New York City's best musicians, put them in a room, and hit record.

    It is with this mentality that the record Soundtrack For A Nonexistent Film came to be. Released in October 2020 and based on four tracks recorded in April 2019 in Amon's The Bridge Studio, this eclectic mix of tunes is a must listen for any jazz or hip-hop fan.

    Ben is a producer, mixer, bass player and engineer; Amon, who started off as a percussionist, designs and builds studios, is a producer, tracking engineer (as of late), and a mixing engineer who owns his own studio in Brooklyn, where both artists reside. Today on the show I talk to them about making these tracks and also get into their latest release, Home In America, featuring powerful lyrical accompaniment from Masta Ace.
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    Hosted and Edited by Corey O’Flanagan
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    corey@songfacts.com

    Songfacts Podcast Spotify Playlist
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3IThMW5yB8XnFh5cS2gTxR?si=KAhiqWRcSIy5uxb2sZPFTA

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    • 48 min

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