The Great Song Podcast

Interview Episodes

'10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

Greatest Love Story (w Brandon Lancaster of Lanco) - Episode 902

Feb. 9, 2022

Valentine's Day calls for a great love song, and they don't come much better than Lanco's #1 smash "Greatest Love Story." Frontman and eponym Brandon Lancaster joins us, and the conversation starts off with some fascinating …

Pop '70S Disco And Dance Interview

YMCA (w Felipe Rose of The Village People) - Episode 901

Feb. 2, 2022

Season 9 kicks off with a worldwide classic! Get your disco boots with the goldfish in 'em and let's get to dancing with the Village People classic, YMCA. In this episode we'll learn the origin of the group, the song, and th…

Playlist My Life Interview

Playlist My Life - I Accidentally Got My Boss High

Dec. 29, 2021

Series 2 of Playlist My Life begins with a hilariously awkward, but totally true, scenario set in an '80s Christian recording studio—how could we resist?? Let us know what song is missing, and we'll add our favorite to the o…

'70S Interview Yacht Rock

Baby Come Back (w Peter Beckett of Player) - Episode 819

Dec. 15, 2021

Atop the pinnacle of Yacht Rock Mountain, you'll find but a handful of songs, and "Baby Come Back" is definitely one of them. Lead singer Peter Beckett joins us to talk about one of the ultimate make-up songs, his newfound s…

Rock Interview Christian & Gospel

Beyond Belief (w John Schlitt of Petra) - Episode 816

Nov. 24, 2021

The biggest rock band in Christian music history is almost undeniably Petra, and JP is one of their biggest fans on planet Earth. Frontman John Schlitt joins us this week to talk about Petra's legacy, Beyond Belief, getting …

Rock '90S Interview

If You Could Only See (w Emerson Hart of Tonic)

Nov. 17, 2021

This episode gets burst wide open by JP's brilliant analysis of the guitar riff to this iconic '90s track, and Tonic frontman Emerson Hart joins us to talk about his favorite video memories, roller skating, and getting inter…

'60S Singer-Songwriter Interview Icons

Mr. Businessman (w Ray Stevens) - Episode 814

Nov. 10, 2021

One of the all-time comedy and Nashville music legends, Ray Stevens, joins us to talk about his song Mr. Businessman, his iconic career and more! Also: - Rob has an epiphany - Freakin’ Ray Perm! - The art of the laugh track …

Rock Pop '70S Interview

Magic (Pilot - w David Paton) - Episode 812

Oct. 27, 2021

Magic month closes out with one of the hookiest choruses of all time, and one of the great single-hit bands of the '70s, who never even got a chance to tour the U.S. We'll talk about it in depth with lead singer David Paton,…

Pop '20S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Magic Trick (feat. Martin Johnson of The Night Game) - Episode 810

Oct. 13, 2021

Magic Month continues with Martin Johnson, aka The Night Game, and his brilliant industry-inspired song "Magic Trick." We'll cover it in all its new-new-wave glory, as well as his role in pop-punk group Boys Like Girls, and …

Pop '10S '20S Singer-Songwriter Milestone/Special Interview

Old Friends (w Ben Rector) - Episode 809, 4th Anniversary Episode

Oct. 6, 2021

We're kicking off Magic Month with our 4th Anniversary spectacular, an XXL episode featuring one of our favorite tunes by one of our favorite artists, Ben Rector. "Old Friends" (from the album Magic) couldn't be a more perfe…

Rock '90S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Good (w Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra) - Episode 808

Sept. 29, 2021

One of the great alt-rock songs of the '90s is the topic this week, and we do our usual deep-diving and off-roading, as well as a great chat with lead singer (and writer of modern hits for Sugarland, Howie Day and many other…

Pop '10S '20S Interview Christian & Gospel

Industry (w Jon McLaughlin)

Sept. 22, 2021

We have a soft spot for songs about the music industry, and this is such a great one. Lots of good breakdown to be had, plus Disney tie-ins and the usual shenanigans. Plus.. The handsomest, and possibly most talented, guest …

Rock Pop '80S Interview

She's a Beauty (w Fee Waybill of The Tubes)

Sept. 15, 2021

A theatrical rock band collaborating with David Foster and Steve Lukather--what more could you want from the '80s? Good luck getting this one out of your heads. San Fransisco/Bay Area legends The Tubes deliver an all-time ea…

Bonus Interview Guest Co-host

Bonus! Dave Barnes Talks "Notes From Paris"

Sept. 10, 2021

Surprise! Uncle Dave Barnes sits with us for a quick conversation about his brand-new collection Notes From Paris , which is available everywhere today! GET THE NEW ALBUM NOTES FROM PARIS HERE! https://tonetree.ffm.to/notesf…

'90S R&B/Hip-Hop Disco And Dance Interview

Finally (w Cece Peniston)

Sept. 6, 2021

Get Rob's new album "Also-Ran Bluesman" here! _______ We snagged a diva! The great Cece Peniston was kind enough to sit with us for a few minutes and chat about her '90s Dance/R&B classic "Finally," regarded as one of the gr…