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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

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233 Ratings
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The Dan Wilson interview was great

By Apg002 - Feb 05 2020
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The Dan Wilson interview was great.

Hidden Gem

By Flaming Cow - Jan 29 2020
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Great insightful interviews. The guys do their homework and ask all the right questions. This is one of my favorite podcasts these days......and the guests....amazing.

iTunes Ratings

233 Ratings
Average Ratings
220
7
2
2
2

The Dan Wilson interview was great

By Apg002 - Feb 05 2020
Read more
The Dan Wilson interview was great.

Hidden Gem

By Flaming Cow - Jan 29 2020
Read more
Great insightful interviews. The guys do their homework and ask all the right questions. This is one of my favorite podcasts these days......and the guests....amazing.
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Sodajerker On Songwriting

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 122 - Paul McCartney

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In this special episode, legendary songwriter and Beatle Paul McCartney sits down with Simon and Brian at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to discuss songs from his new album Egypt Station. During the conversation, Paul describes the process of collaborating with Greg Kurstin and Ryan Tedder, how he develops and captures his ideas, his natural flair for melody, and his modular approach to putting different sections together.

Sep 07 2018

43mins

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Rank #2: Episode 100 - Jason Isbell

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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell joins Simon and Brian in London to mark the milestone of the 100th Sodajerker podcast. Jason talks about the writing of his incredible new record, The Nashville Sound, classic songs from his solo and Drive-By Truckers periods, how TV's Hoarders impacted upon the new album, and the songwriting significance of the humble weed vape.

Jun 16 2017

59mins

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Rank #3: Episode 147 - Jacob Collier

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Musical polymath Jacob Collier meets Simon and Brian in London halfway through the expansive four volume Djesse series to discuss his approach to songwriting and creativity. Jacob explains how he reconciles his vision for the project alongside the contributions of guests and how deadlines help to narrow down the infinite possibilities that musical ideas present to him.

Oct 28 2019

49mins

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Rank #4: Episode 31 - Ben Folds Five (audio version)

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Ben Folds, Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge, known collectively as Ben Folds Five, sit down in person with Simon and Brian for a special edition of Sodajerker on Songwriting. In this audio version of the video podcast, the band talk about the writing of songs like 'Brick', 'Battle of Who Could Care Less', 'Philosophy', 'Steven's Last Night in Town' and songs from their new album The Sound of the Life of the Mind, such as 'Do it Anyway', 'Sky High' and 'Michael Praytor, Five Years Later'.

Dec 21 2012

54mins

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Rank #5: Episode 42 - Johnny Marr

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Songwriter and guitarist Johnny Marr, loved by pop fans worldwide for his work with The Smiths, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, joins Simon and Brian for a conversation about the writing processes behind his fantastic new solo album The Messenger. Johnny also talks in detail about his musical influences, growing up in Manchester, his songwriting partnership with Morrissey, and his collaborations with artists like Kirsty MacColl ('Walking Down Madison') and Billy Bragg ('Sexuality').

Jul 31 2013

1hr 11mins

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Rank #6: Episode 70 - Adam Duritz

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As the frontman and principal songwriter for Counting Crows, Adam Duritz has been captivating audiences worldwide for almost 25 years with his literate, melodic and introspective songs. In this special 70th episode of the podcast, Adam sits down with Sodajerker to talk about the writing of the recent Counting Crows album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, and the methods behind classics from their catalogue such as 'Mr Jones', 'Round Here', 'A Long December' and 'Mrs Potter's Lullaby'.

May 04 2015

59mins

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Rank #7: Episode 4 - Jimmy Webb

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Simon and Brian talk to legendary American songwriter Jimmy Webb about the writing of classic songs like 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix', 'Wichita Lineman' and 'MacArthur Park'.

Jan 02 2012

57mins

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Rank #8: Episode 110 - Noel Gallagher

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This special episode features a sit down with legendary British songwriter Noel Gallagher who talks about his approach to writing the new High Flying Birds album Who Built The Moon? as well as classic Oasis songs like 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. In describing his work, Noel likens the discipline of songwriting to fishing, and, in that way only he can, expresses his distaste for artists who rely on songwriting teams.

Dec 20 2017

39mins

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Rank #9: Episode 22 - "Weird Al" Yankovic

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Internationally renowned parodist, singer-songwriter, actor and accordionist "Weird Al" Yankovic takes some time out to chat with Simon and Brian about his approach to writing comedy songs and style parodies. Al discusses the processes behind songs like 'Trapped in the Drive-Thru', 'Hardware Store', 'The Night Santa Went Crazy', 'Pancreas' and 'Skipper Dan'.

Aug 31 2012

33mins

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Rank #10: Episode 140 - Sting

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In this very special episode, the one and only Sting talks about approaching his classic hits from a fresh perspective on his new record, My Songs. With his guitar to hand, the singular artist sits down at home in London with Simon and Brian to reveal the creative processes behind one of pop's most extraordinary catalogues.

Jun 14 2019

48mins

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Rank #11: Episode 150 - Jeff Lynne

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For this milestone 150th episode, legendary songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne (ELO, George Harrison, Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty, The Beatles) sits down with Simon and Brian in London to discuss the writing of his new album From Out Of Nowhere. In his inimitable way, Jeff explains how he approaches chords, melody and lyrics to create the distinctive sounds we've loved across decades of classic albums.

Nov 29 2019

46mins

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Rank #12: Episode 54 - Rufus Wainwright

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Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright talks about the writing processes behind such songs as 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk', 'The Art Teacher', 'Zebulon', 'Out of the Game', 'Montauk', 'Swings Both Ways', 'Me and Liza' and much more. In addition to describing his collaborations with people like Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams and Mark Ronson, Rufus also provides details about his new album Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright.

Feb 26 2014

55mins

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Rank #13: Episode 132 - Hozier

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Hozier joins Simon and Brian for a chat about the writing of his new album Wasteland, Baby! In addition to discussing songs like 'Movement', 'Almost (Sweet Music)' and his work with the great Mavis Staples on 'Nina Cried Power', the Irish singer-songwriter also revisits the writing of songs from his first album, such as 'In A Week' and the colossal hit, 'Take Me To Church'.

Mar 04 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: Episode 65 - Dan Wilson

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From his days as the frontman of alt-rock band Semisonic to his latter-day career as a solo artist and co-writer of songs for some of the world's biggest artists, Dan Wilson has proven himself an extraordinary songwriter. In this episode, Dan chats with Simon and Brian about the songwriting processes behind 'Secret Smile', 'Closing Time', 'Chemistry', 'One True Love', 'Someone Like You' (Adele), 'Not Ready to Make Nice' (Dixie Chicks) and more.

Jan 07 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #15: Episode 106 - Yusuf / Cat Stevens

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In this special episode, Yusuf aka Cat Stevens meets with Simon and Brian in London for a chat about the writing of his new record The Laughing Apple and classic songs from his back catalogue. Songs discussed include: 'Matthew & Son', 'The First Cut Is The Deepest', 'Wild World', 'Father and Son', 'Moonshadow', '(Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard', 'Heaven/Where True Love Goes' and 'Mighty Peace'.

Oct 30 2017

41mins

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Rank #16: Episode 44 - Neil Finn

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Neil Finn of Split Enz, Crowded House, Finn Brothers and Pajama Club chats with Simon and Brian about his songwriting process and the writing of songs like 'Fall At Your Feet', 'Don't Dream It's Over', 'Weather With You', 'Four Seasons In One Day', 'Not The Girl You Think You Are' and 'Edible Flowers'. Neil also talks about his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and details the production of his forthcoming solo record.

Aug 28 2013

50mins

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Rank #17: Episode 50 - Nick Lowe

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Songwriter and producer Nick Lowe, whose credits over more than four decades include hit songs like '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding', 'Cruel to be Kind' and 'I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass', joins Simon and Brian for a special 50th episode about the writing of those beloved classics and more. Nick also discusses his Christmas album, Quality Street, which includes original songs like 'Christmas at the Airport' and 'I Was Born in Bethlehem'.

Dec 10 2013

46mins

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Rank #18: Episode 9 - Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders

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Kenny Loggins and Nashville greats Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr aka Blue Sky Riders join Simon and Brian for a conversation about their exciting new band and distinguished songwriting careers. Kenny also tells the stories behind some of his most celebrated songs including 'I'm Alright', 'Footloose', 'This is It' and 'What a Fool Believes'.

Mar 12 2012

44mins

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Rank #19: Episode 98 - Robbie Robertson

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With the publication of his memoir Testimony, Robbie Robertson joins Simon and Brian to talk about his songwriting process from his early work with Ronnie Hawkins to classic songs for The Band like 'The Weight', 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' and 'Ophelia'. Robbie also describes creative collaborations with Martin Scorsese and Eric Clapton ('It's In The Way That You Use It') and details the writing of solo tracks like 'Somewhere Down the Crazy River' and 'This is Where I Get Off'.

Apr 11 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: Episode 71 - Stuart Murdoch

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Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian joins Simon and Brian for a chat about his songwriting process. Stuart talks about his latest album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, as well as older classics from the Belle and Sebastian catalogue, such as 'The State I Am In', 'Seeing Other People', 'The Fox in the Snow', 'The Boy with the Arab Strap', 'The Model', 'Step into My Office, Baby' and 'I'm a Cuckoo'. Stuart also talks in detail about the process of writing songs for his musical film, God Help the Girl.

May 18 2015

57mins

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