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Telling you the story of the songs that tell a story.

Telling you the story of the songs that tell a story.
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Telling you the story of the songs that tell a story.

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English


Episodes

SSP Episode 22: Sylvia's Mother by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

8/19/2019
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Don’t hang up! It’s the newest episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. In this episode, your hosts review the 1972 soft rock hit, “Sylvia’s Mother” by Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show. We’ll discuss Mrs. Avery’s true motives, payphone inflation, and the works of Shel Silverstein (both for children and for adults). So get your calling card ready, grab your umbrella (‘cause, listener, it’s starting to rain), and listen to this week’s episode of — forty cents more for the next three minutes — THE...

Duration:01:14:30

SSP Episode 21: Lyin' Eyes by The Eagles

8/5/2019
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You can’t hide your lyin’ ears — you want to listen to a new episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. In this episode, your hosts review the 1970s country rock hit, “Lyin’ Eyes” by the Eagles. We’ll discuss each character’s point of view, how to get to the cheating side of town, and dream theft. Don’t be tired or lazy. Pour yourself a strong one and enjoy your favorite form of refuge — THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on social media. Follow us on...

Duration:01:06:43

SSP Episode 20: Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers

7/22/2019
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Wake up! It’s time for another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. In their twentieth episode, your hosts discuss the 1950s rock and roll classic, “Wake Up Little Susie” by The Everly Brothers. Written by the prolific songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and a #1 hit in 1957, this song was hot, and it does have much of a plot. What are you going to tell all your friends? That you listened to this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Ooh la la. Continue the conversation; follow THE...

Duration:00:43:10

SSP Classics: Angie Baby by Helen Reddy

7/15/2019
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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. Continue the conversation;...

Duration:00:55:31

SSP Episode 19: Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

7/8/2019
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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. And just like...

Duration:00:59:29

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

6/24/2019
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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. Continue the conversation; follow THE...

Duration:00:55:01

SSP Classics: Run Joey Run by David Geddes

6/17/2019
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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. Follow...

Duration:00:46:35

SSP Episode 17: Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus

6/10/2019
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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...

Duration:01:06:09

SSP Episode 16: Patches by Clarence Carter

5/26/2019
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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. Continue the conversation;...

Duration:01:04:17

SSP Episode 15: Patches by Dickey Lee

5/13/2019
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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...

Duration:01:01:22

SSP Classics: Modern Girl by Sheena Easton

5/6/2019
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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. Follow us on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram...

Duration:00:41:42

SSP Episode 14: Heaven on the 7th Floor by Paul Nicholas

4/29/2019
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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... Continue the conversation -- follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram...

Duration:00:40:12

SSP Episode 13: Rude by Magic!

4/15/2019
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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 (facebook.com/thestorysongpodcast). THE STORY SONG PODCAST is a member of the Forge...

Duration:00:44:56

SSP Episode 12: Bust A Move by Young MC

4/1/2019
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Ok, Smarty. You know what to do. Bust a move while you listen to this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. In Episode 12, your hosts take you through four short stories as they review Young MC's 1980s hip hop classic and wedding staple, "Bust A Move." This here's a tale for all the fellas. And everyone else as well. Continue the conversation -- follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram (storysongpodcast), and on Facebook (facebook.com/thestorysongpodcast). THE STORY...

Duration:01:11:58

SSP Episode 11: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something

3/18/2019
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You'll say you want to hear a new episode of The Story Song Podcast. What about "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something? You remember that song. You kind of liked it. Well, that's the song that we've got. Join your hosts as they review this 1990s hit. Continue the conversation -- follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram (storysongpodcast), and on Facebook (facebook.com/thestorysongpodcast).

Duration:00:42:09

SSP Episode 10: One Tin Soldier by Coven

3/4/2019
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Can't we all just get along? According to the Valley people, no. No, we cannot. Join us as we learn which side of the mountain to go to for the best soup, and that the real treasure is the friends you make on your way to attack a mountain kingdom. This week your hosts review "One Tin Soldier," performed by the occult band, Coven, from the 1971 movie, Billy Jack. Continue the conversation -- follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST on Twitter (@Story_Song), Instagram (storysongpodcast), and on...

Duration:00:54:53

SSP Episode 9: Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield

2/18/2019
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Jessie is a friend. Rick, not so much. Play along with the charade and try to figure out Jessie's girlfriend's name as Dan, Rachel, and Michael review Rick Springfield's 80s hit, "Jessie's Girl." Listen with those ears. Or is the point moot? Continue the conversation - follow The Story Song Podcast on Twitter (@story_song) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thestorysongpodcast/).

Duration:00:36:27

SSP Valentine's Day Special - "El Paso" by Marty Robbins

2/14/2019
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Valentine's Day is a special day for The Story Song Podcast. For this special episode, we revisit our review of a classic 1950s country song about a man, a woman who may or may not know him, and a horse who wasn't even supposed to be there that day. Cuddle up with stupid cupid, eat some chocolates, and set the mood with "El Paso" by Marty Robbins.

Duration:00:47:01

SSP Episode 8: Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando and Dawn

2/4/2019
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Invite the neighbors over and relax with a 1970s classic. This week, Dan, Rachel, and Michael tear down walls to tell the story of “Knock Three Times,” by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Find out if Dawn is one person, two people, or just a concept. Continue the conversation — follow The Story Song Podcast on Twitter (@Story_Song). Visit twitter.com/story_song.

Duration:00:38:47

SSP Episode 7: The Way by Fastball

1/21/2019
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Take a detour this week with Dan, Michael, and Rachel as they head out on the road. We'll talk about the best bridges in New York, sophisticated wine pairings, and how much late 90's you can fit in one sentence. Hop in and buckle up for "The Way" by Fastball.

Duration:00:30:11