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SongWriter Podcast

SongWriter is a podcast of stories and answer songs, featuring performances from Roxane Gay, Joyce Carol Oates, Gary Shteyngart, Sarah Jaffe, Michael Ian Black, Ted Leo, Susan Orlean, and many others. SongWriter is distributed by the American Songwriter Podcast Network, and is produced in association with the syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe, which airs excerpts and songs in their weekly show for 2M listeners.

SongWriter Podcast

SongWriter is a podcast of stories and answer songs, featuring performances from Roxane Gay, Joyce Carol Oates, Gary Shteyngart, Sarah Jaffe, Michael Ian Black, Ted Leo, Susan Orlean, and many others. SongWriter is distributed by the American Songwriter Podcast Network, and is produced in association with the syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe, which airs excerpts and songs in their weekly show for 2M listeners.

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SongWriter: Jonathan Lethem + Tift Merritt

On Saturday there will be a live online performance of SongWriter, the podcast of stories and answer songs. Bestselling author and MacArthur genius Jonathan Lethem will read a selection from his new novel The Arrest, and celebrated songwriter Tift Merritt and host Ben Arthur will perform brand new songs written in response. In preparation for More

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SongWriter: Joyce Carol Oates + Tony Trischka + Jennifer Marks

SongWriter is a podcast of stories and “answer songs,” featuring performances by Roxane Gay, Gary Shteyngart, Mary Gauthier, Susan Orlean, Toshi Reagon, and Michael Ian Black. You can hear the new episode featuring a short story from Joyce Carol Oates, and songs written in response by banjo master Tony Trischka and songwriter Jennifer Marks above. More

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SongWriter: Cheryl Strayed + Maia Sharp

Cheryl Strayed is the bestselling author of Brave Enough and Torch, and the memoir Wild, which was made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. She’s also the voice behind the beloved advice column “Dear Sugar,” which was collected in Tiny, Beautiful Things. Cheryl is also one of songwriter Maia Sharp‘s favorite writers. Maia’s songs have More

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SongWriter: Children and Horror

There’s a poster hanging in a deli on West 73rd Street in Manhattan of a local Holocaust survivor named Paula Weissman. My wife was in the deli one day when she saw Weissman standing in line ahead of her. She pointed the woman out to my then-seven-year-old daughter and asked if she’d like to meet More

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SongWriter: Authentic Fakery

Authentic fakery is incredibly common. Country music is rife with rich men who rent beat-up trucks for photoshoots and videos. Springsteen joked in his Broadway show that for all of his working man cred, he never spent an hour on a factory floor, or held any kind of day job. Tom Waits is a deeply More

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SongWriter: Mary Gauthier Talks Music and Suffering

Mary Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, performer, and author, whose songs have been covered by Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Kathy Mattea, Jimmy Buffett, and others. Mary will take part in a live SongWriter podcast recording on Sunday, September 27th, performing a brand new song in response to a reading by Odie Lindsey of his novel, More

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