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Started: July 22nd, 2021

Status: Active, 19 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Yes You Can! Stories of Empowerment
06:06 | Season: 2 | Episode: 8 | September 9th, 2022

Sometimes you need a little extra motivation, and music is a great place to look for it. A well-crafted song can tell a story that makes listeners feel confident, carefree or powerful. If you love uplifting choruses and pounding beats, check out these empowerment anthems by artists like Run-DMC, Koji Kondo and Jane Zhang.

Gone But Not Forgotten
05:46 | Season: 2 | Episode: 7 | September 6th, 2022

We all struggle with how to cope when we lose someone we care about. So how do musicians use those universal feelings to tell stories about death and grief? This episode looks at some moving examples, including music from songwriter Chalino Sánchez, composer Benjamin Britten and the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Stand Up! Stories of Protest
06:37 | Season: 2 | Episode: 6 | September 2nd, 2022

Protest music is about highlighting problems in society and calling for change. And telling a story through music is an especially powerful way to move a listener to action. Check out some potent sonic storytelling about human rights, the environment and anti-colonialism from artists like Yothu Yindi, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Joni Mitchell.

Ceremonies & Celebrations
06:10 | Season: 2 | Episode: 5 | August 30th, 2022

Music gives us a soundtrack for some of the most memorable moments in each of our stories, from graduation ceremonies to holiday celebrations. Here’s a look at festive sounds and traditional stories from around the world. Each song might not tell a story of its own, but this music helps frame our own personal stories in potent ways.

The Sound of Heartbreak *Sob*
06:38 | Season: 2 | Episode: 4 | August 26th, 2022

A great song might not heal a broken heart, but it’s a moving way to tell a story when someone or something leaves you feeling shattered. Here’s a look at the clever techniques musicians use to share stories of heartache. Get ready for sad, weary sounds from Ella Fitzgerald, Katy Perry and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Welcome Home!
06:57 | Season: 2 | Episode: 3 | August 23rd, 2022

Music is a powerful way to tell a story about the place you call home. A composer could write music about a place using a simple and evocative melody. A songwriter might write an anthem to evoke a sense of unity and pride. In this episode, we hear musical stories about home from artists like Jean Sibelius, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and Howard Shore – along with a pair of memorable national anthems.

An Honest Day’s Work
06:09 | Season: 2 | Episode: 2 | August 19th, 2022

Work is a big part of life. Sometimes you have a dull job to do, and music helps take your mind off it. And sometimes we like to hear stories that celebrate hard work and achievement. Here’s a look at how musicians like Harry Belafonte, Waylon Jennings, Drake and Dolly Parton use their songs to tell stories about work.

We Love a Good Love Story!
06:28 | Season: 2 | Episode: 1 | August 16th, 2022

Love is a favorite topic for songwriters. That’s partly because music is such a great way to tell a love story. Here’s a look at how artists like Taylor Swift, José Alfredo Jiménez and Giacomo Puccini use sounds to tell stories of romance, longing and unabashed adoration.

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Started: July 22nd, 2021
Status: Active, 19 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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