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The First Year of Podsongs: 100 Songs Inspired by Podcast Interviews

December 09
00:33 2021
The First Year of Podsongs: 100 Songs Inspired by Podcast Interviews
Podsongs—the unique interview podcast where singer Jack Stafford writes a song and releases a single inspired by inspirational people—will reach its centenary episode on December 22nd 2021. What’s the next step in its evolution? Guest musicians co-host an episode where they interview one of their heros and create a song inspired by them.

Podsongs launched on 30th November 2020 after COVID lockdown forced British singer-songwriter, Jack Stafford, to look for another outlet for his music. The idea was to interview inspirational people, in service to others, as inspiration for a new song. The song is included at the end of the interview and released as a single on Spotify, and all music streaming services.

He reached out to celebrity actors and authors, professors and professionals around the world, and gained interviews with the likes of Alan Dershowitz, Lawrence Krauss, Kate Hudson, Janet Varney, Kyle Cease, Rick Beato and Eddie Glaude.

In the beginning, Stafford interviewed all the guests and wrote the songs himself, producing them with his backing band in his adopted home of Italy. Together they produced 104 in a single year – that’s the equivalent of 8 albums. As if this wasn’t enough, the production team are also producing music videos.

“It’s been a humbling experience”, explains Stafford. “Speaking with so many deep thinkers and being responsible for condensing down their ideas and discoveries into a 3-minute song”.

Not enough protest songs: #songsforgood

“The most rewarding episodes were those where I interviewed activists truly in service to others, trying to change the world,” says Stafford. “For example, I wrote a song campaigning for clean air for the mother of Ella Kissi-Debra, the first person to have air pollution on their death certificate. ​​Laura Nirider from the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” about wrongful convictions. “If The Bombs Go Off”, a song for nuclear disarmament. And many more. Songs for good causes, are what we want to focus on more in the future.” 

Musicians interviewing their heroes

Now he wants to share the experience with other musicians, so he will act as a host while the guest musicians will interview their heroes: someone who has changed their life or is changing the world. Bands, singers and songwriters already lined up for 2022 include Doe Paoro, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Silent Comedy, Gregory Harrington, Death Valley Girls and Chicks on Speed.

Most of the guests, and guest musicians so far have been American and Europeans, but there have been some Asian artists. Kai Mata a musician from Indonesia, and guests Stanley Chi and Joyce Pring, both from the Philippines.

The production team would like to hear from musicians around the world who would like to appear on the show. They can apply at Podsongs.com

Listen to an episode at https://podsongs.com/podcast-episodes

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