The Story Song Podcast

THE STORY SONG PODCAST is the music review, comedy, pop culture podcast that provides commentary, analysis, and the history of narrative songs from all genres and all eras—from obscure one-hit wonders to well-known classics, and some of the biggest hits of all time. Join your hosts as they discuss details only hinted at in the lyrics and speculate about every aspect of each song. We tell the story of the songs that tell a story.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h17m. Bisher sind 166 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 20 hours


SSP Classics: Angie Baby by Helen Reddy

BONUS EPISODE:Turn off the rock-and-roll radio, and turn on this SSP Classic Episode. Join your hosts for a special episode about a special lady, as they revisit their review of the 1970s pop song, “Angie Baby.” This mysterious story song about a girl with magical powers who keeps people in her radio was a #1 hit in 1974 for legendary Australian singer, Helen Reddy. Live your life in the songs you hear on THE STORY SONG PODCAST, and maybe you’ll turn out cool...


 July 15, 2019  57m

episode 19: Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

I hear a new episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST a-comin’. In this episode, your hosts review the country music classic, “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash — both its original 1950s studio version and its more famous 1960s live version. In this episode, we'll discuss train travel, early-morning prison concerts, and how cool the Man in Black was. So sit back, have another cup of coffee, just like the rich folks do, and walk the line with this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST...


 July 8, 2019  1h3m

episode 18: We'll Sing In The Sunshine by Gale Garnett

We'll talk about stories. We'll laugh about songs. We’ll review a folk music classic, then we'll be on our way. In this episode, your hosts review the 1964 hit, "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," by Canadian singer/songwriter Gale Garnett. Join us as we discuss female empowerment songs of the 1960s, tough dad/daughter talks, and binding annual contracts. Unlike Gale Garnett, we think you SHOULD fall in love with this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST...


 June 24, 2019  59m

SSP Classics: Run Joey Run by David Geddes

BONUS EPISODE: Every night, the same old dream — another SSP Classic Episode! For this special bonus episode, join your hosts and a chorus of angels as they revisit their review of the mid-70s pop hit, "Run Joey Run" by David Geddes. Don't walk; run, listener, run to hear the story of two dum-dums and a monster. Happy Father's Day from THE STORY SONG PODCAST to all the dads out there...except for Julie's.    Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on social media...


 June 17, 2019  48m

episode 17: Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus

Were you popular in high school? Did you attend prom WITH a date? Well then, this song is not about you. Luckily, THE STORY SONG PODCAST is for everyone! And we give a damn about you. In this episode, we review "Teenage Dirtbag," the 2000s alternative hit by Wheatus, and discuss whether this song is a dirtbag's dream come true or just a teenage fantasy. Skip gym class and listen to THE STORY SONG PODCAST, maybe, with us.Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on social media...


 June 10, 2019  1h10m

episode 16: Patches by Clarence Carter

No, not that Patches. The other Patches. On this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST, we review Clarence Carter's 1970 R&B hit, "Patches." Find out why all songs about people named Patches can't help being sad, see where this song fits into the Story Song Expanded Universe, and learn about farming as an after-school job option. We're depending on you, son. So put down that shovel and listen to this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. All the cool kids are doing it...


 May 27, 2019  1h9m

episode 15: Patches by Dickey Lee

Welcome to Old Shantytown! In this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST, your hosts review "Patches" by Dickey Lee; a lighthearted, fun-filled early 60s pop hit about young love. Just kidding. We'll get through this tragic Romeo-and-Juliet story together. Not listening to this episode would just bring you disgrace.  Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on social media. Follow us on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram (storysongpodcast), and Facebook (thestorysongpodcast)...


 May 13, 2019  1h5m

SSP Classics: Modern Girl by Sheena Easton

BONUS EPISODE: Join your hosts as they bring an SSP Classic Episode to modern times. From Musker and Bugatti, the songwriters of everyone's favorite elevator song, "Heaven on the 7th Floor," we revisit the 80s pop hit, "Modern Girl" by Sheena Easton. Don't stay at home and watch your TV. Stay at home and listen to this bonus episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST.  Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on social media...


 May 6, 2019  44m

episode 14: Heaven on the 7th Floor by Paul Nicholas

Going up! On this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST, join your hosts for a trip full of awkward small talk and Muzak, as they travel from the lobby to what some call heaven but others call a claustrophobic's nightmare. Come explore one of the many chapters in the career of actor/writer/singer Paul Nicholas as we review his 1977 disco hit, "Heaven on the 7th Floor." Room for one more.....


 April 29, 2019  44m

episode 13: Rude by Magic!

Put on your best suit and race like a jet to the latest episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. In this edition, your hosts review the kind-of recent, international hit single, "Rude" by Canadian reggae fusion band, MAGIC! Say yes, say yes to Episode 13 of THE STORY SONG PODCAST.Continue the conversation -- follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram (storysongpodcast), and on Facebook (


 April 15, 2019  49m