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.

November 17, 202100:46:4042.73 MB

Year Three, In Review

Kirk takes a look back at the many musical memories of Strong Songs year three.

November 10, 202100:55:5851.24 MB

Singing Like A Star, with Eric Vetro

What do Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, John Legend, and Katy Perry have in common? They all study with Eric Vetro, one of the most in-demand vocal coaches in the world.

November 03, 202100:59:5954.92 MB

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

What is this, a film podcast??

October 20, 202101:04:2358.95 MB

Metroid Music, Bond Themes & Jazz Philosophy

Polish your reading glasses and pour a cup of tea - it's time for a Strong Songs mailbag!

October 06, 202100:55:4251 MB

"Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson

They said it couldn't last, so we had to prove them wrong... by making an episode of Strong Songs all about Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis.

September 21, 202100:55:0950.49 MB

"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire

Ba de ya! Say that you remember! Ba de ya! Dancing in September!

September 08, 202101:01:2456.22 MB

Clave, Chorus & "Careless Whisper"

Well, look at that - it's a mailbag episode! Kirk answers your questions on Bo Diddley, Minecraft, The Supremes, chorus guitar, XTC, Parquet Courts, and the mystery of the "Careless Whisper" sax solo.

August 25, 202100:59:1954.31 MB

"Fingertips" by They Might Be Giants

Kirk picks apart not one, not two, but twenty one micro-songs by the great They Might Be Giants.

August 11, 202100:56:1951.56 MB

"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" by Billy Joel

A bottle of red... a bottle of white... whatever kind of mood you're in, we're talking Billy Joel tonight!

July 28, 202101:15:2068.98 MB

The Producer's Philosophy, with Brian Bender

Kirk sits down with producer, composer, and master mixer Brian Bender to talk about the state of the recording art.