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.

June 02, 202301:03:2658.09 MB

"Wedding Song" from Hadestown [Recast]

Who's gonna lay the wedding table? Who's gonna make the wedding bed? And what about the rings? Funny you should ask.

May 26, 202301:04:4559.3 MB

The Light and Dark of Music, with Lily E. Hirsch

Author and musicologist Lily E. Hirsch joins Kirk to talk about the many different aspects of music she's explored in her books.

May 19, 202300:59:2154.34 MB

"Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens [Recast]

D, A, C, G. Four chords, placed end to end, repeated over and over again.

May 05, 202300:50:1946.07 MB

"Hyperballad" by Björk [Recast]

Prepare for a journey with the great genius of musical travel.

April 21, 202300:57:2352.54 MB

The Music of The Legend of Zelda [Recast]

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

April 07, 202300:59:4854.75 MB

"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys [Recast]

Sure as there are stars above you...

March 24, 202301:03:0857.82 MB

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense [Recast]

What is this, a film podcast?

March 10, 202300:57:4052.8 MB

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead [Recast]

Brace for a pressurized descent.

February 24, 202300:58:1153.28 MB

"Sinnerman" by Nina Simone [Recast]

Where you gonna run to?

February 17, 202301:18:1771.68 MB

From Bach to Miles Davis, with Emily Reese

Musician and podcaster Emily Reese stops by to chat about some of her favorite music, and also Golden Girls.