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January 12, 2016

Shawnee Kilgore + Joss Whedon // Daisy O’connor

By: Elizabeth McQueen

In this episode of “This Song,” musical partners Shawnee Kilgore  and Joss Whedon  explain how they’re inspired by Ani DiFranco, the Grateful Dead and each other.  And Daisy O’connor recalls how grudgingly going to see Gregory Alan Isakov perform in a friend’s living room changed the entire course of her life.

Check out “Big Giant Me” on iTunes

Check out the Kickstarter video that inspired Joss Whedon to reach out to Shawnee Kilgore.

Listen to Daisy O’connor’s Studio 1A Session

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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.”