The Working Songwriter

The Working Songwriter

Published by: Joe Pug
47 Episodes | First Released: Dec 28 '15 | 🇺🇸
Joe Pug hosts a monthly conversation with one of today's best songwriters.
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claritybakery
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   10
One of my favorites!

One of my favorite podcasts! I love Joe’s interludes and stories and musings on each artist as well.

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coyotebearmusic
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   10
The best

I can’t get enough of this podcast, just like the opening sequence says, it’s an iron clad excuse to put off actually writing! The stories and insight have been invaluable to me on my journey as a working songwriter, I can’t recommend this show enough, thanks Joe!

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J Streitz
Dec 6 '19
Rating:   10
Big Fan

As a songwriter and fan I can’t get enough of meaningful conversation about songwriting. The Working Songwriter is my favorite music related podcast. I am always looking forward to the next episode.

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Rick Shelley
Dec 6 '19
Rating:   10
It’s real conversation

This is my favorite podcast.... the conversations are real and open. Thank you to Joe and also to the guests that come on to share their stories.

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Duncan,yes like the donuts.
Dec 1 '19
Rating:   10
Elizabeth Cook

New favorite episode. Inspiring conversation. Also enjoyed the new quarter note triplet motif on the wurli during the intermission.

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The Ferdy Mayne
Dec 1 '19
Rating:   10
My favorite podcast as a musician

Joe created something that was desperately needed (and i listen to this podcast DAILY). In sharing the experiences of new talent and old, he’s shedding light on how we need to operate as actors in the music business. I can’t thank him enough for this awesome content and definitely catching him the next time he rolls through NYC!

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lkheem
Nov 30 '19
Rating:   8
Music by artists

I always want a little snippet of the music by the artist that you interview.

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majkBOS
Nov 29 '19
Rating:   10
Love this

A quality conversation about songwriting and the music business each episode.

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TheDoberDude
Nov 29 '19
Rating:   10
Just click play.. fun

Joe is fun, witty, and engaging. He talks to his guests on a personal level about being a performer, music fan and personal life. If you like to learn about "behind the scenes" of music or just like interesting people talking then this is for you.

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brian48195
Nov 20 '19
Rating:   10
Good and interesting.

Really enjoying these. Nice to get an inside look and to get to know the artists.

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ty_whitty
Nov 9 '19
Rating:   10
This is a delightful podcast

Overarching them of my review: I love this podcast. I was initially drawn to the podcast because I knew joes music but I’ve really enjoyed learning about the new artists. There have been many times where I had heard about the guest but hadn’t gotten into their music much. However, after listening to their story and motivation behind specific songs or albums I’ll go listen and just love it. If you got on my Spotify and looked up the logs of what I’ve listened to over the last year or so, you’d see it’s peppered with the working songwriter guests. Only suggestion would be to get more into the musical aspects of writing and musicianship. There’s a lot of talk about background and lyrics but not much about composing the music. Anyways, keep it up. I always get excited when I see there’s a new working songwriter episode.

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sworas
Oct 29 '19
Rating:   10
Thanks Joe

Joe filled a nice void in the podcast landscape with this thoughtful, informative, and entertaining show. Thanks Joe please continue.

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Eric Butterfield
Sep 26 '19
Rating:   10
More “Go Deep,” Please!

Joe Pug is a natural interviewer and entertaining conversationalist. I always enjoy where he takes the conversation with his always entertaining guests. You will get lots about the life and times of a working songwriter. My only misgiving is that I have yet to hear anything about actual song craft: lyrics, harmony and chord choices, instrumentation, etc. That was what I hoped he meant by “Go deep” in the podcast intro. But I keep listening because it’s always an interesting interview. Keep it up, Joe!

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Fr Connor Danstrom
Sep 6 '19
Rating:   10
Love this podcast

Everything - the music, the interviews, the narration. Very beautifully done and interesting. Please interview Sufjan Stevens and John K. Samson!

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Simon Purchase James
Sep 5 '19
Rating:   8
4 stars because...

Absolutely love the program. Keep it up Joe. Two reasons I give 4 stars are, the gender ratio being so disproportionate. As I count there are 43 interviews to date and only 8.5 including women identifying folks (the .5 represents Emily Frantz one half of Mandolin Orange), and secondly the genre diversity being pretty slim.Some female artists I’d personally love to hear you interview...Carrie NewcomerBlack Belt Eagle ScoutIvy SoleTierra WhackLake Street DiveMaggie RogersBuffy Sainte-Marie

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Stranger by Accident
Sep 4 '19
Rating:   10
Inspiring

As someone who’s a writer and poet and songwriter and whose band just split up, the stories Pug tells have been lifting me up and making me push on in music and writing. Love the historical asides and poetry as well. Thanks joe! And pleasure meeting you those few times. Cheers.

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Dr-phatty
Aug 13 '19
Rating:   10
The Real Deal from Real Songwriters

Joe Pug has created a great wealth of information about working in the trenches as a recording and touring artist. Some of the guests are among my favorite Americana artists. The big bonus is that I’ve learned a ton from the interviews with songwriters I’d never heard of before, not to mention I’ve been turned on to tons of great albums I may have otherwise never head.

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arndorfr
Aug 11 '19
Rating:   10
Fantastic Podcast

Best podcast for songwriters period. Joe is always a pleasure to listen to and has great rapport with the guests, there’s a constant stream of helpful songwriting nuggets, and even a bit of history and poetry sometimes. Highly recommend.

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NK239
Aug 5 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing podcast

I absolutely love this podcast. I found it while looking through related podcasts on another podcast and haven’t stopped listening to it since. I’ve learned a lot as a song writer and as a musician in general. Great job Joe.

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Aspiring Songwriter
Jul 20 '19
Rating:   10
Supporting the Pug

After enjoying listening to most of Joe's Podcasts, I feel obligated to at least write a review in support. I highly recommend his podcast.Keep up the great work!

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