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December 22, 2015

This Song 2015

By: Elizabeth McQueen

The “This Song” podcast Team is taking the holidays off, which means you can finally get caught up on the episodes you missed! You can listen to or download all the episodes listed below or go to iTunes and grab the episodes there. We’ve had fabulous time building this podcast, and we can’t wait to talk about more music in 2016.

Episode 21: Nels Cline and Julian Lage Listen in iTunes

Episode 20: Gary Clark Jr, Tameca Jones  Listen in iTunes

Episode 19: Twin Shadow, Michael Ramos  Listen in iTunes

Episode 18: Sylvan Esso, SIP SIP  Listen in iTunes

Episode 17: Oddisee, Mike Harmeier  Listen in iTunes

Episode 16: Thom Green of Alt-J, Ume  Listen in Itunes

Episode 15: Tame Impala, Mark Creaney  Listen in iTunes

Episode 14: Kelsey Wilson, Riders Against the Storm  Listen in iTunes

Episode 13: Glen Hansard, Gina Chavez  Listen in iTunes

Episode 12: Moving Panoramas  Listen in iTunes 

Episode 11: Holly Miranda, Johnny Goudie, David Ramirez  Listen in iTunes

Episode 10: Max Frost, Nakia  Listen in iTunes

Episode 9: Laura Marling, Todd Wolfson  Listen in iTunes

Episode 8: Crooks  Listen in iTunes

Episode 7: Brennen Leigh, Noel McKay, Lisa Pankratz Listen in iTunes

Episode 6: They Might Be Giants  Listen in iTunes

Episode 5: Toro y Moi, Gordon Moakes  Listen in iTunes

Episode 4: Hal Ketchum, Pokey LaFarge  Listen in iTunes

Episode 3: Magna Carda Listen in iTunes

Episode 2: Brian Beattie, Kathy McCarty, Ray Benson Listen in iTunes 

Episode 1: Mojo Nixon, Kat Edmonson and Aaron Behrens



April 30, 2020

This Song: Beth Ditto (Rerun)

In this rerun from 2018, Beth Ditto, former lead singer of the band Gossip, talks about how Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” helped her grapple with complex feelings about her home state, Arkansas. She also talks about returning home after heartbreak and explores making her first record “Fake Sugar.”


April 16, 2020

This Song: Liz Phair (Rerun)

In this rerun from 2018, Liz Phair talks about hearing The Soft Boys “I Wanna Destroy You,” revisiting her 1991 Girly-Sound Tapes and 1993 debut album, and parenting realities.


April 2, 2020

This Song: John Prine (Rerun)

John Prine explains how Bob Dylan’s “The Lonsesome Death of Hattie Carroll” changed his life and goes in depth about his own songwriting process for his album “The Tree of Forgiveness.”


March 26, 2020

This Song: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down

Thao Nguyen from Thao and the Get Down Stay Down talks to host Elizabeth McQueen about the inspiration behind her new song “Temple,” and about what it was like to release music during a pandemic. She also shares how making the new album helped prepare her to address her sexuality publicly and to create a safe space in her life where she could exist as her full self.


March 19, 2020

This Song: Kathy Valentine

Kathy Valentine, bass player in the seminal 80s all-girl rock group the Go-Go’s, recently wrote a memoir titled All I Ever Wanted. In this episode of, Kathy explains what “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream taught her about herself when she was 9 years old,  describes how she found her creative process as an author and details how music and storytelling intersected in her new book.


March 2, 2020

This Song: St. Vincent (Rerun)

In this episode, St. Vincent explores how music from early Disney films helped her lay the foundation for beauty and wonder in her life and work. She also explains why she approached the songs on Masseduction with a Disney-esque lack of irony.


March 2, 2020

This Song: Metric

Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw from  Metric talk about  hearing “Teardrop” by Massive Attack early in their musical partnership and how it inspired them, terrified them and helped them find a collaborative way of making music that still works for them today.


March 2, 2020

This Song: Jackie Venson (Rerun)

In this episode of This Song, originally published last February, Jackie Venson talks about how “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from Evita changed the way she listened to music and thought about herself.