90 episodes

SongWriter turns stories into songs, ft. Questlove, Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), George Saunders, Steve Earle, Susan Orlean & Neil Gaiman

SongWriter Ben Arthur

    • Music
    • 4.3 • 44 Ratings

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SongWriter turns stories into songs, ft. Questlove, Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), George Saunders, Steve Earle, Susan Orlean & Neil Gaiman

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Joyce Carol Oates + Ali Sethi

    Joyce Carol Oates + Ali Sethi

    At a live performance at Queens College, legendary author Joyce Carol Oates reads a piece about her beloved late husband Charlie Gross, called “Hospice / Honeymoon.” Psychologist and author Dr. Allison Applebaum talks about caregiving, and shares insights from her recent book, Stand By Me. And global superstar Ali Sethi shares a brand-new song written in response.SongWriterPodcast.comTwitter.com/SnogWriterFacebook.com/SongWriterPodcastInstagram.com/SongWriterPodcastTikTok.com/@SongWriterPodcastSeason six is made possible by a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation

    • 30 min
    Susan Orlean + Diana Gameros

    Susan Orlean + Diana Gameros

    At a live performance at KQED in San Francisco, bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean tells a story about homing pigeons, and the heartbreaking implications of their extraordinary intelligence. Researcher Dr. Laura Simone Lewis shares her work with bonobos and chimpanzees, and the ways that their intelligence guides their understanding of home. And Mexican American activist and songwriter Diana Gameros performs a new song written in response.SongWriterPodcast.comTwitter.com/SnogWriterFacebook.com/SongWriterPodcastInstagram.com/SongWriterPodcastTikTok.com/@SongWriterPodcastSeason six is made possible by a grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation

    • 41 min
    Season 6 Trailer

    Season 6 Trailer

    Season 6 is here, with the return of friends like Joyce Carol Oates and Susan Orlean, and new ones like W. Kamau Bell, Imbolo Mbue, Crys Matthews, and Ali Sethi! Episode 1 is out July 2nd

    • 1 min
    Pre-Season Six Bonus Episode

    Pre-Season Six Bonus Episode

    News of upcoming season six, as well as live shows, and a peek at some premo premium content

    • 10 min
    Premium Subscriber Episode #13

    Premium Subscriber Episode #13

    Exclusive news about season 6, including a sneak peek at a song for an upcoming episode with bestselling author Susan Orlean!

    Premium Subscriber Episode #12

    Premium Subscriber Episode #12

    Exclusive news about upcoming live shows this summer, and featured storytellers and poets for season 6!

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

cowboyji ,

Fantastic!

Can’t ask for more than a clever conceit, solid execution, and top-tier guests. This show has all of that, thoughtfully curated by host Ben Arthur. Good, good stuff.

mspassell ,

46369927 stars!!!

Beautiful pairings!

BZ Douglas ,

Wonderful concept, wonderful host

Attended a live taping of the show in Cleveland, and immediately fell in love with the concept and how Ben conducted the interview. Looking forward to following this show for as long as it runs!

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