Song & Story

Song & Story
A podcast devoted to conversations with songwriters about their songs.
The Ache of the Decision (feat. Mike Mangione)
Jun 20 • 39 min
Some decisions alter the course of our lives in dramatic ways. And those decisions are often accompanied by an ache, a feeling of desperation: Should I go forward? Should I turn back? Should I start over? Mike Mangione gives the ache atmosphere in his…
Burn Down Your Cage (feat. Year of the Buffalo)
Jun 10 • 49 min
We’ve all got cages that we long to escape from. We’ve all experienced the weight of worldly expectations, self-doubt, and seasons of discontent. Collaborative duo Year of the Buffalo takes us on a musical adventure in their song “Leo” to let us know that…
I Won’t Soon Forget (feat. Patrick Mahon)
May 30 • 41 min
There are places that stick with us, places we’ll remember all our lives. The simple act of remembering time spent there gives us a sustaining and re-invigorating hope. Patrick Mahon’s “Allegheny” takes us on a beautiful retreat to one such place in rural…
When Did We Get This Way? (feat. Maria Price)
May 20 • 51 min
Grief runs on its own clock. And everyone processes it differently. Shame, regret, and that endless barrage of what-if scenarios can make dealing with loss all the more difficult. Maria Price faces it all head-on in her beautiful, honest, and soulful…
No Will That’s Free (feat. Derek Webb)
May 10 • 49 min
An essential issue of our time is the relationship between men and their machines. When it comes to your relationship to technology, how free is your will? Are you in control? Derek Webb’s “I Feel Everything” explores this terrain within the context of a…
The Price of a Memory (feat. Rebecca Roubion)
Apr 30 • 38 min
Everything gets questioned when a relationship ends. Decisions are second-guessed; movement and growth can seem impossible. Rebecca Roubion embraces the necessary sadness of it all in her heartbreakingly honest and beautiful song “Cripple Me.”
It’s a Beautiful Life (feat. David Wimbish of The Collection)
Apr 20 • 44 min
Hope is an essential lens. It’s easy to dwell on chaos and pain, to process the heavy things and lose hold of our joy. But David Wimbish has learned that sometimes we need to slow down, to be present, to rest in the slow turn of the earth. And he writes…
A Forest Full of Second Chances (feat. Alanna Boudreau)
Apr 10 • 51 min
Making sense of our messes can be difficult. So Alanna Boudreau looks to the ephemerality of the seasons for hope. Alanna is one of the most gifted singer-songwriters I’ve ever met. I’ve been amazed at her depth and artistry ever since I first encountered…
A Brief Introduction & A Piece of Maria
Apr 6 • 18 min
Song & Story officially launches on Tuesday, April 10th. Subsequent episodes will be released throughout the year on the 10th, 20th, and 30th of every month. This introductory episode explores songwriting, storytelling, music, and art, and offers insight…
A Brief Introduction
Apr 6 • 4 min
This brief introduction provides all the necessary information for Song & Story’s official launch date (April 10th), release schedule, and format without offering much else in terms of substance. For a much more interesting and comprehensive introduction,…