The Great Song Podcast

Interview Episodes

Rock '90S Disco And Dance Interview

"Ready to Go" (Republica) + Saffron Interview - Episode 607

Sept. 30, 2020

One of the most energetic frontwomen in history brings us one of the 90s’ most rockin’ songs. Youll hear right away why Saffron was the perfect person to bring “Ready to Go” to bouncy, hyperactive life--in fact, she might be…

Pop '80S '70S Interview Yacht Rock

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) + Rupert Holmes Interview - Episode 606

Sept. 23, 2020

This week we're talking about the catchiest little ditty about cheating on your spouse you ever did hear, and we are joined by the brilliant and funny Rupert Holmes to tell the tale. An instant Mount Rushmore interview with …

Rock Pop '00S Interview

"Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five For Fighting w/John Ondrasik Interview - Episode 605

Sept. 16, 2020

One of the most gut-punching songs of the 21st Century is about the Man of Steel admitting he's not so strong, and it comes from a band that's not really a band. Does that about cover it? Very special interview with Five for…

Pop '10S '20S Interview

Must Be Hard Being You (Clark Beckham) - Episode 604

Sept. 9, 2020

American Idol Season XIV standout and runner-up Clark Beckham joins us to talk about his funky, fun single "Must Be Hard Being You," life beyond Idol, and more, including: - The tightest band Clark has ever heard - Clark’s h…

'80S '90S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

I'll Still Be Loving You (w Larry Stewart of Restless Heart) - Episode 603

Sept. 2, 2020

Restless Heart was a country music sensation, but they weren't always beloved by the powers-that-be. We'll talk about it with frontman Larry Stewart in a very fun interview episode centered around their beautiful, classic lo…

'70S R&B/Hip-Hop Disco And Dance Interview

Reunited (Peaches & Herb) + Linda "Peaches" Tavani Interview - Episode 602

Aug. 26, 2020

Our excitement for being back together for Season 6 couldn’t be contained in just one episode—we had to bring along Peaches and Herb to explain how we really feel! The soul classic “Reunited” is a delight for friends and lov…

'90S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview

Show the Way (w/ David Wilcox Interview) - Episode 519

June 10, 2020

The penultimate episode of Season Five hits us right in the middle of the feels with one of our all-time favorite songs, and one that couldn't be more relevant for the moment in which we find ourselves. "Show the Way" by Dav…

Rock '70S '60S Interview Christian & Gospel Blues

Some Kind of Wonderful (w/Mark Farner Interview) - Grand Funk Railroad - Episode 516

May 20, 2020

"All the girls in the world beware!!!" As a happenstance, our episode for the week of Memorial Day in the US brings us a classic from the kings of Assembly-Line Rock, Grand Funk Railroad, and we've got a riveting interview w…

'90S Interview Christian & Gospel

Special Guest Nichole Nordeman - Episode 514

May 6, 2020

One of our all-time favorite artists and writers, CCM legend Nichole Nordeman, joins us to talk about her life and career. Check out her latest projects at nicholenordeman.com! In this episode: - The Enneagram 9: Feeling, se…

Rock '70S Interview

Blinded By the Light (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) w/ Lead Singer Chris Thompson - Episode 510

April 8, 2020

It’s one of the great misheard lyrics of all time: “Wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.” This week we go straight to the source: Chris Thompson, lead singer of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, joins us to talk a…

Rock '80S Interview

White Wedding (Billy Idol) w/ Phil Feit- Episode 506

March 11, 2020

It's a nice day to start again! This week we talk about Billy Idol's hit "White Wedding," its roots and origin, and overall awesomeness. Plus a special guest interview with Billy's bassist Phil Feit! Also in this episode: - …

Pop '00S '10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Milestone/Special Interview Christian & Gospel Guest Co-host

A Special 100th Episode with Dave Barnes (Valentine's Day 2020)

Feb. 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! We’re celebrating 100 episodes with a very special in-studio guest: artist and songwriter extraordinaire Dave Barnes! We had the privilege to pick the brain of one of modern Country and Christian music…

Rock '90S Interview

Counting Blue Cars (w JR Richards of Dishwalla) - Episode 409

Sept. 13, 2019

Tell me all your thoughts on Dishwalla, 'cause we're on our way to see them! Original Dishwalla lead singer JR Richards joins the show to talk about the song that made people all over the country say, "What in the world does…

Pop '80S Interview

Shattered Dreams (w/Clark Datchler of Johnny Hates Jazz) - Episode 406

Aug. 22, 2019

Our first interview episode of Season 4 is a great one! Clark Datchler comes in hot with his opinions on subgenres, the streaming era, and modern pop music, and picks out a few artists he believes are doing pop well in 2019.…

Rock '80S '70S '60S Milestone/Special Interview

When the Night Comes (Joe Cocker) w Phil Grande - Episode 222

Oct. 12, 2018

Our very special 1-year anniversary show includes one of our all-time favorite Joe Cocker jams, and an interview with Joe's lead guitarist-slash-our-new-bff Phil Grande (in what turned out to be his final interview). Want MO…