24 episodes

The Why Music Podcast was created especially for curious children and young adults who want to find out about a range of musicians from around the world. Join Nate Holder and a few special guests as we explore different musicians and their music throughout history!

Find out more about The Why Books on our website:
www.thewhybooks.co.uk

The Why Music Podcast The Why Books

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Why Music Podcast was created especially for curious children and young adults who want to find out about a range of musicians from around the world. Join Nate Holder and a few special guests as we explore different musicians and their music throughout history!

Find out more about The Why Books on our website:
www.thewhybooks.co.uk

    S2E10 - Lord Kitchener - The Grandmaster of Calypso

    S2E10 - Lord Kitchener - The Grandmaster of Calypso

    Lord Kitchener (real name Aldwyn Roberts) was one of the most famous and influential calypsonians of all time. He sang a song on the actual Empire Windrush ship when it docked in Tilbury on the 22nd June 1948 and wrote many songs which tell us more about what life was like for him and other Black people in England at that time.

    The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded, and produced by Nate Holder.

    www.thewhybooks.co.uk

    • 9 min
    S2E9 R.D.Burman - The Prince Of Music

    S2E9 R.D.Burman - The Prince Of Music

    R.D.Burman was one of the most influential musical directors and composers in history. He scored for over 300 films in Bollywood, and collaborated with his father S.D.Burman, wife Asha Bhosle and sister-in-law Lata Mangeshkar (S1E9).

    The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded, and produced by Nate Holder.

    www.thewhybooks.co.uk

    • 8 min
    S2E8 Florence Foster-Jenkins - The Worst Singer Ever?

    S2E8 Florence Foster-Jenkins - The Worst Singer Ever?

    Florence Foster-Jenkins was an American socialite and musician who was referred to as having a terrible singing voice. What is it that makes a good voice? Why did singers such as Barbra Streisand and David Bowie love her so much?

    The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder.

    www.thewhybooks.co.uk

    • 10 min
    S2E7 Yoko Kanno - Fasten your Seatbelt!

    S2E7 Yoko Kanno - Fasten your Seatbelt!

    Yoko Kanno is an award winning musician and composer who has written music for films, anime, tv shows, and video games in her career so far. She is the leader of the band called the Seatbelts and is known around the world as one of the most influential composers of the last 20 years.

    The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder.

    www.thewhybooks.co.uk

    • 8 min
    S2E6 Ella Jarman-Pinto - Take a Break!

    S2E6 Ella Jarman-Pinto - Take a Break!

    Ella Jarman-Pinto is a Black woman composer of mixed heritage who has received repeat commissions from BBC Radio 3, and was described as 'one of the UK’s most exciting music-makers’ by Classic FM. In this episode, she talks about her work as a composer, her identity, and gives powerful advice to music makers of all ages!

    Find out more about Ella here https://www.ellajarmanpinto.com/

    The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder.

    www.thewhybooks.co.uk

    • 21 min
    S2E5 Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez

    S2E5 Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez

    Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez are a husband and wife duo who have written music for some of the most popular musicials and animated movies of the last 15 years. 

    The Why Music Podcast is a podcast for kids and young people to learn about different musicians and music through history! All episodes are written, recorded and produced by Nate Holder (I do not own any music heard in this episode).

    www.thewhybooks.co.uk

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Ototototo ,

Wow!

As a piano teacher who generally tends to neglect music history in lessons, I decided to sample this podcast, thinking it might be a fun thing to pass along to my students. I ended up binging every single episode within one morning, and left with tons of teaching ideas and a newfound vigor for/understanding of “music history”. These bite-sized episodes manage to give the perfect amount of information about various wonderful composers from around the world, incorporating important information about relevant political and social environments during their time. Each episode is full of fun facts, thought provoking questions, and inspiration for musicians of all ages. Nathan has taken a topic that is often dull and whitewashed, and turned it into something very accessible for people of all backgrounds to enjoy. I would recommend this podcast to all music lovers, and absolutely plan on listening again with my own child. Looking forward to more episodes!

LukeInIA ,

Fantastic Resource!

Highly recommended for students and educators alike. I look forward to new episodes and sharing it with students.

MirMiri79 ,

Must-listen Podcast

Everything Nate Holder does is excellent. This podcast is no different. It’s a must-listen for music educators and kids.