Season 1

June 16, 2023

"The Chain" and "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac [Recast]

Thunder only happens when it's raining, and Strong Songs only crams two songs into an episode when it's super warranted.

June 02, 2023

"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, 2023x

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, 2023

"Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens [Recast]

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

May 05, 2023

"Hyperballad" by Björk [Recast]

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

April 21, 2023

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, 2023

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

Sure as there are stars above you...

March 24, 2023

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense [Recast]

What is this, a film podcast?

March 10, 2023

"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead [Recast]

Brace for a pressurized descent.

February 24, 2023

"Sinnerman" by Nina Simone [Recast]

Where you gonna run to?