Strong Songs

Strong Songs

Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.

May 20, 202200:53:3849.12 MB

Strong Solos, Vol. 1

Kirk breaks down some of his favorite solos, with a highlight on the use of theme and variation.

May 06, 202200:53:1548.77 MB

"Wichita Lineman" by Jimmy Webb & Glen Campbell

I hear you singin' in the wire... I can hear you through the whine... and the Strong Songs podcast is talking about one of the best songs of all time.

April 22, 202200:56:0551.34 MB

Robot Composers & Horror Music

Ever wonder what makes some music sound scarier than other music? Same.

April 08, 202200:54:3249.92 MB

The Music of The Legend of Zelda

Few video game series have a musical tradition as rich as The Legend of Zelda.

March 25, 202200:56:5052.03 MB

Mario Kart & That 'Musical' Sound

Kirk answers questions about Guns N' Roses, Mario Kart 64, phasers, and what makes a song sound like it's from a musical.

March 11, 202200:52:0047.6 MB

"Just What I Needed" by The Cars

It's not the perfume that you wear... it's not the ribbons in your hair.... I guess it's just the perfect blend of synths and electric guitars that you bring to every song.

February 25, 202200:53:2048.82 MB

Story of a Session Guitarist, with Andrew Synowiec

You might not know Andrew Synowiec's name, but chances are you've heard his guitar playing. Heck, chances are you heard his guitar playing this week.

February 11, 202200:55:1850.63 MB

Strong Covers, Vol. 2

Three different artists! Three different covers! Of songs by one beloved band!

January 28, 202200:50:4846.51 MB

Funky Drummers, Cheap Guitars & Sting

What do George Michael, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, and the Powerpuff Girls have in common?

January 14, 202200:42:3338.96 MB

"Blood and Thunder" by Mastodon

White! Whale! Holy! Grail!