121 episodes

THE STORY SONG PODCAST is the music review, comedy, pop culture podcast that provides commentary, analysis, and the history of narrative songs from all genres and all eras—from obscure one-hit wonders to well-known classics, and some of the biggest hits of all time. Join your hosts as they discuss details only hinted at in the lyrics and speculate about every aspect of each song. We tell the story of the songs that tell a story.

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    • 4.8 • 60 Ratings

THE STORY SONG PODCAST is the music review, comedy, pop culture podcast that provides commentary, analysis, and the history of narrative songs from all genres and all eras—from obscure one-hit wonders to well-known classics, and some of the biggest hits of all time. Join your hosts as they discuss details only hinted at in the lyrics and speculate about every aspect of each song. We tell the story of the songs that tell a story.

    Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

    Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

    Busted flat in Baton Rouge? Waiting for a train? Looking for that home? Well you’ve found it with this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    SSP Classics: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland

    SSP Classics: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland

    Beat the summer heat with this classic episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST.

    • 48 min
    Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye (featuring Kimbra)

    Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye (featuring Kimbra)

    It’s time for the 90th episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST!

    • 1 hr 53 min
    The Glamorous Life by Sheila E.

    The Glamorous Life by Sheila E.

    Welcome to 55 Secret Street and another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Manic Monday by The Bangles

    Manic Monday by The Bangles

    It’s your fun day because you get to listen to another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor

    Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor

    Have U been trying 2 have fun no matter what U do? This episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST can help! Join your hosts for their review of the 1990 pop hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U” performed by Sinéad O’Connor and written by the legendary singer/songwriter, Prince. In this episode, we discuss outdoor dining for one, questionable medical advice, and where all the flowers have gone. So go out every night, sleep all day, and let us take away your blues. ‘Cause nothing compares, noTHING compares 2 this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST.
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    THE STORY SONG PODCAST is a member of the Pantheon Podcast Network.
    "Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinéad O'Connor (from the album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got) is available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify, or wherever you listen to music.
    "Nothing Compares 2 U” by Prince (featuring Rosie Gaines) (from the album The Hits/The B-Sides) is available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify, or wherever you listen to music.
    "Nothing Compares 2 U” by Prince (from the album Originals) is available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify, or wherever you listen to music.

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

HoneyTrix_206 ,

Love This Podcast

It is always an entertaining way to pass the time while on the road. There has not been one dud episode to date, and I sometime I forget that the hosts aren’t old friends that I have known for years. Love their chemistry and eclectic song choices

I am not sure anything will ever make me laugh as much as the show featuring “I’ve Never Been to Me” by Charlene. Much like the protagonist of the song, I now find myself wandering up to people saying “hey lady - you lady - have you ever heard of the Story Song podcast?” (OK, so it is mostly to my friends, but still . . . Anyone stuck on a car ride with me will end up eventually having to listen to that episode, and will undoubtedly become a fan.)

Danny 1432 ,

Loved the Human League show

One of my favorite songs. Glad you mentioned Fascination also. I used to have that 12inch.

djwhelan ,

The Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge of Music & Culture Podcasts

This is a story about how I fell in love with a podcast. It was a dark and stormy night when on a whim I played Dean Friedman’s “Ariel,” which I had not heard in eons. That led me to a weekend of immersing myself in Friedman. That led him to follow me on Twitter (true story). And somewhere in there I stumbled across The Story Song Podcast. I was not looking for three new best friends, but I found them in Dan, Rachel, and Michael (assuming those are their real names). These guys know their music. They know their history. They know their way around pop culture. I would be completing their sentences for them if they were not already doing it for me. I feel like we grew up together or at least had the same babysitter. I have not laughed so hard in a long time. And I cannot get enough. I went back to the beginning of the reboot in 2019, and I am binging my way to the present. Bonus points for a kickass theme song. And double dog bonus points for what might be the only mention of Mount Airy Lodge in a podcast. This is the Action Park of music podcasts. Look them up in the yellow pages under STORY.

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