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Hit Story is a podcast that tells you the tales of tasty tunes. Former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro has created a fun, storytelling podcast about famous songs. He tells you about the people who wrote the songs, how the songs were inspired and why they became such big hits. You'll hear the entire story of these songs. Then you have a job to make magic happen. After hearing each episode, go dig up a copy of the tune. Listen to it. Hit Story will help you hear each song with a brand new appreciation. It will sound bigger, brighter and more meaningful. You'll have a Hit Story Hallelujah. New episodes are uploaded every Saturday. Welcome to Hit Story. Please subscribe.

Hit Story is a podcast that tells you the tales of tasty tunes. Former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro has created a fun, storytelling podcast about famous songs. He tells you about the people who wrote the songs, how the songs were inspired and why they became such big hits. You'll hear the entire story of these songs. Then you have a job to make magic happen. After hearing each episode, go dig up a copy of the tune. Listen to it. Hit Story will help you hear each song with a brand new appreciation. It will sound bigger, brighter and more meaningful. You'll have a Hit Story Hallelujah. New episodes are uploaded every Saturday. Welcome to Hit Story. Please subscribe.
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Canada

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Hit Story is a podcast that tells you the tales of tasty tunes. Former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro has created a fun, storytelling podcast about famous songs. He tells you about the people who wrote the songs, how the songs were inspired and why they became such big hits. You'll hear the entire story of these songs. Then you have a job to make magic happen. After hearing each episode, go dig up a copy of the tune. Listen to it. Hit Story will help you hear each song with a brand new appreciation. It will sound bigger, brighter and more meaningful. You'll have a Hit Story Hallelujah. New episodes are uploaded every Saturday. Welcome to Hit Story. Please subscribe.

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English


Episodes

Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye's comeback hit... or was it?

11/14/2017
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Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. I’m Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about when Marvin Gaye ended up in a small town in Belgium and how it reignited his career. This is the hit story of Sexual Healing. Please note, this episode of Hit story may contain references to sexual subjects not appropriate...

Duration:00:12:04

Hotel California - It all started because of rattlesnakes

11/5/2017
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Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. Hosted by Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about the song that played out like a movie script in the minds of music fans around the world. It all started on a dark desert highway. This is the hit story of Hotel California.

Duration:00:15:13

Bob and The Boss (repeats)

10/28/2017
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Hit Story host Tim Tamashiro has a cold. So it's not possible to make an entire new episode of Hit Story for you this week. But how about a two-fer of past episodes? Tim really enjoyed making the Hit Stories of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a'Changin'" and Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" so here they are again (with a wheezy Tim stitching them together). Thanks for your patience. More episodes of Hit Story will be available soon.

Duration:00:27:32

Physical - Olivia Newton John transforms from princess to prowler

10/14/2017
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Welcome to Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. I’m TT your host. The goal of this podcast is to tell you stories about famous songs and when you hear their stories hopefully they will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. This edition of Hit Story is all about that aerobics song from the 1980s. The one about sex courtesy of Olivia Newton John. This is the Hit Story of Physical

Duration:00:12:20

The Message - Hip Hop gets serious with a song about poverty.

9/23/2017
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Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. Hosted by former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about… the song that progressed Rap from party music to a social platform… by holding a mirror up to life in poverty. This is the Hit Story of The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Duration:00:16:45

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen spends five years searching for perfection

9/16/2017
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Welcome to Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. Hosted by Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about… Leonard Cohen’s haunting song that tortured him for five years… 80 verses… until finally… 20 years later it finally made sense. This is the Hit Story of Hallelujah.

Duration:00:15:40

Come On Eileen - A young man begs for carnal pleasure in a song.

9/9/2017
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Hello and welcome to Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. Hosted by Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about… the international hit song from Dexys Midnight Runners… about begging for sex. This is the Hit Story of Come On Eileen.

Duration:00:12:13

Candle In The Wind - Elton John sings at Princess Diana's funeral

9/2/2017
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Welcome to Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. Hosted by Tim Tamashiro. This special edition of Hit Story is all about… The tragic death of Princess Diana and the rewriting of Candle in the Wind.

Duration:00:10:37

Take On Me - The perfect #1 pop song

8/26/2017
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Hosted by Tim Tamashiro Hit Story: the podcast that tells the the tales of Tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. This edition of Hit Story is all about… the first “perfect” #1 hit song from Norway. This is the Hit Story of A-ha’s Take On Me.

Duration:00:15:21

I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash writes a song of devotion

8/19/2017
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This is Hit Story, the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. I’m Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about a song of devotion written by the man in black, Johnny Cash, I Walk The Line.

Duration:00:14:29

Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell's haunting song about a lonely country worker.

8/12/2017
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Welcome to a special edition of Hit Story: the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. Today we celebrate the life of Glen Campbell who died on August 8, 2017. The goal of this podcast is to give you some insight one of Glen’s biggest hits and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. Hit Story is hosted by former CBC Radio hos Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about Glen Campbell’s wonderful song about a lonely man who was talking on the phone at the...

Duration:00:18:37

God Only Knows - Brian Wilson builds an important part of his soul

8/5/2017
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The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love and hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. I’m Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about how the Beach boys Brian Wilson wrote one of the most complex yet beautiful songs in music history. This is the Hit Story of God Only Knows. There's a new edition of Hit Story EVERY SATURDAY. Subscribe.

Duration:00:20:00

The Times They Are a'Changin' - Bob Dylan writes his anthem

7/29/2017
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Hit Story is the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. This is a podcast where you’ll hear stories about famous songs. Hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. I’m Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about Bob Dylan and his song about never ending change… The Times they are a’changin’ Chances are you’ve never sat down with a batch of Bob Dylan’s lyrics to read on a rainy Sunday afternoon? But according to Nobel Professor Sara Danius you could. Learn...

Duration:00:15:12

Respect - Aretha Franklin powerfully changes a song from he to she.

7/22/2017
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This edition of Hit Story is all about a song that was written by a man for a man to sing… but when a 25-year-old young woman named Aretha Franklin decided to sing it her way she changed the song into an anthem for women everywhere. This is the Hit Story of Respect. Make sure to check out other editions of Hit Story. The "Hit Stories" of Born to Run, Your Song and Beat It are just a few to check out. If you enjoy Hit Story you can become a patron. Support this podcast on Patreon at...

Duration:00:15:51

Born to Run - Bruce's ode to the car, the road and the girl.

7/15/2017
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Bruce Springsteen wrote Born To Run about three things: the road, the car, and the girl. That’s it. He figured the essence of Rock and Roll boiled down to just those three things. But who was Born to Run? He decided the song would be about the real lives of the hard working blue collar workers that he saw in his neighborhood every day. Do you enjoy this podcast? Support Hit Story on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HitStory

Duration:00:15:17

Beat It - A gang fight song by Michael Jackson

7/6/2017
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How is it possible that a skinny young man with a high voice, bedazzeled socks and one single white glitter glove could create a crunchy rock song about a gang fight? Hit Story is the podcast that tells the fairytales behind famous songs. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love. Hopefully the tunes will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. Hosted by Tim Tamashiro.

Duration:00:17:26

Smoke on the Water - Who brings a flare gun to a concert?

7/6/2017
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This edition of Hit Story is all about the incredible string of events that surround the legend of the Deep Purple classic "Smoke on the Water". It all began with an idiot… who brought a flare gun to a concert. It was 1970. Deep Purple was in Montreux, Switzerland to record an album. They were excited to begin work but the theater they had rented was burned to the ground.

Duration:00:19:42

Your Song - Virgins write the most perfect love song.

7/6/2017
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This edition of Hit Story is all about… a couple of inexperienced virgins and how they wrote the most perfect love song ever. This is the hit story of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Your Song. Hosted by Tim Tamashiro.

Duration:00:16:37