The Great Song Podcast


Introducing: Cinema Snack Bar

Jan. 19, 2023

From the studio that brought you The Great Song Podcast, it's Cinema Snack Bar! Rob and Zeke will be bringing you the movies you love and the foods that helped make them what they are. You'll learn fun facts and stories, rec…

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Wayne Kirkpatrick - Season 10 Finale

Dec. 21, 2022

This. Friggin. Guy. Wayne Kirkpatrick is one of THE hit songwriters of modern music history. You've heard his work sung by the likes of everyone from Garth Brooks and Eric Clapton to Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant, with a li…

Pop '00S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

You Raise Me Up (Rivalry Week) - Episode 1019

Dec. 14, 2022

“It’s everything I hate about the Titanic song, but slower.” Yes yes yes, it's Rivalry Week once again--when we typically go head to head. But this season...there's a twist. Rob and JP are BOTH taking on a worldwide smash. "…

Silent Movie (w Andy Gullahorn) - Episode 1018

Dec. 7, 2022

One of the finest songwriters on this here planet (and JP's #SpotifyWrapped top artist!) joins us this week to talk about writing, bowling, and note-taking in the digital age. It's a serious geek-out week for our boy JP, so …

Rock '90S Interview

Too High to Die (w Derrick Bostrom of Meat Puppets) - Episode 1017

Nov. 30, 2022

This week we're dissecting one of Rob's favorite albums, the Meat Puppets 1994 album Too High to Die , the album that, along with Nirvana's Unplugged in New York , cast the band into the national spotlight. Meat Puppets drum…

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"Time Has Come Today" (w Lester Chambers of The Chambers Brothers) - Episode 1016

Nov. 23, 2022

Lester Chambers is part of the legendary Chambers Brothers, whose blend of folk, rock and psychedelic soul broke minds and barriers from the 1960s on, and who are at the forefront of Questlove's award-winning 2021 documentar…

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Jack and Diane (John Cougar Mellencamp) w Dave Barnes - Episode 1015

Nov. 16, 2022

An American classic song deserves and American classic guest, so we had to bring in the big guns--Uncle Dave Barnes returns to the third man chair to help us break down the John Cougar Mellencamp stalwart, "Jack and Diane." …

Guest: Dave Barnes
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Switchfoot (w Jon Foreman) - Episode 1014

Nov. 9, 2022

It's time to spend a little time with the breezy rock boys from San Diego! Yes indeed, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot is here to talk about the band's newest release, this is our Christmas album, his changing methodology over 25 …

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Don't Know Why (Norah Jones) w Jessie Harris - Episode 1013

Nov. 2, 2022

The inescapable hit from the album that was almost literally off the charts, Norah Jones' " Don't Know Why ," was written by today's guest, Jessie Harris ! We'll talk all things Jessie with him, including his brand-new album…

Guest: Jesse Harris

Wedding Songs and Love Stories (w Crystal Alley) - Episode 1012

Oct. 26, 2022

Our most special guest of all time—Rob’s amazing wife Crystal—joins the show as we celebrate and dive into Rob and Crystal’s new EP, “Wedding Songs and Love Stories,” available today at your favorite streaming service, as we…

Key Largo (w Bertie Higgins) - Episode 1011

Oct. 19, 2022

Yacht rock time once again at The Great Song Podcast, and we’re sailing the high seas of Destin, Florida(?) with the captain of our hearts, Sir Bertie Higgins! This absolute earworm will have you reaching for the margarita m…

Cherry Pie (w Alan Hewitt) - Warrant - Episode 1010

Oct. 12, 2022

Just get past your initial reaction and admit you love this song. You do, we do, and that's fine. Now that we've said it out loud, let's dig into an era-defining hit from the glam rock days, with co-writer Alan Hewitt of...T…

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Billy Sheehan (Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, etc.) - 5 Year Anniversary Show

Oct. 5, 2022

- Pat Boone Does Dio - “This song already has a hand in my shirt.” *Editor’s Note* Our interview audio for this episode is straight from Zoom, as opposed to our typical multi-track approach. That being said, it’s slightly lo…

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) w/Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass

Sept. 28, 2022

Episode 10.08 ’70s September closes with one of the greatest hits of the decade, “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl),” and we’ve got writer/singer/guitarist Elliot Lurie here to tell us about the true Brandy, the massive integratio…

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Mr. Bojangles/Fishin' in the Dark/Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (w John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) - Episode 1007

Sept. 21, 2022

It's time for an XL episode, because we couldn't choose just one song to help us chronicle the 50+ year career of the band that created the Americana genre. Founding Dirt Band member John McEuen joins us as we talk about a h…

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Mississippi Queen (w Corky Laing of Mountain) - Episode 1006

Sept. 14, 2022

An all-time rock monster of a song, and a perfect '70s rock gem, Mountain's "Mississippi Queen" stands tall as a peak (pardon the pun) example of what American rock music could be. And there's a great story to the song, whic…

Rock '70S Interview

Don't Fear the Reaper (w Joe Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult) - Episode 1005

Sept. 7, 2022

It's '70s September, and we're rocking out with one of the all-time "dark metal" classics--the über-famous, über-controversial, ümlaut-loving Blue Oyster cult and their signature hit, "Don't Fear the Reaper." Rolling Stone's…

Come On Eileen (w Helen O'Hara of Dexys Midnight Runners) - Episode 1004

Aug. 31, 2022

"Come On Eileen" is one of the most beloved and enduring UK hits of the '80s, and former Dexys Midnight Runners musical director and violinist Helen O'Hara is here to tell us all about it! '80s August wraps up with a 4th str…

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Opposites Attract (Paula Abdul ft MC Skat Kat) w OneGunn

Aug. 24, 2022

Just who is MC Skat Kat, and what's he hiding? Well it's a complicated answer, but part of it involves a lot of awesome Prince stories, a lesson in helpful premature confidence, and some rotoscoping animation. Paula Abdul's …

Rock '80S Interview

(I Just) Died in Your Arms [w Nick Van Eede of Cutting Crew]

Aug. 17, 2022

'80s August and Season 10 slam forward with another #1 hit! "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" (Tonight?) is one of the '80s most enduring rock hits, and Cutting Crew frontman and writer Nick Van Eede is with us to discuss the leg…

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Need You Tonight (w Andrew Farriss of INXS) - Season 10 Premiere

Aug. 10, 2022

Season 10 begins with an all-time classic from the greatest decade in pop music, and an iconic guest--INXS's Andrew Farriss!

Spotlight: Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton (The Composers)

Aug. 3, 2022

Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton are making it happen in LA. This powerhouse duo of composer/producers are nominated for an Emmy for their main title song for ABC's "The Wonder Years," and their diverse body of work continues t…

Spotlight: Jason Shadrick (The Journalist/Media Guy)

July 27, 2022

Our postseason tour of the music industry continues with a guy living our dream life--rubbing elbows with music stars and legends as both an editor for Premier Guitar magazine, and as a podcaster and podcast producer. You'll…

Spotlight: Martin Miller ("The Instrumentalist")

July 20, 2022

Guitar god Martin Miller is one of the new-school virtuosos of the instrument, and his YouTube channel is absolutely chock full of incredible music, not the least of which are his mind-blowing medleys. As our music industry …