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.

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!

January 07, 202200:01:541.74 MB

Programming Note: Moving to Fridays

Hello all - this is just a little note to let you all know that in Year Four, I'm moving the Strong Songs publish day from every other Wednesday to every other Friday. The first episode of Year Four will go up next Friday, January 14. That's it; that's the update! I know some folks like to know when...

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.