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October 12, 2018

 

Get Your Kicks With Bobby Troup

We celebrate the centennial of Bobby Troup on October 18, exploring his songs like “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66.”

April 6, 2018

 

Literary Figures In Popular Song

Authors like Truman Capote, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Kazuo Ishiguro, and their contributions to the world of jazz and popular song.

March 2, 2018

 

I Hear Music: Songs About Songwriting

"The Song Is You," "The Song Is Ended," "I Poured My Heart Into The Song," and other songs about music on this episode.

December 29, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Winter 2017

Not all winter songs are about Christmas! This week, we feature songs about the cold, from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more.

August 25, 2017

 

Round Midnight: Songs For The Evening

"You And The Night And The Music," "Night And Day," "Midnight Sun," and more songs for nighttime people on this episode of Afterglow.

May 26, 2017

 

Mel Tormé, The Singer-Songwriter

"Born To Be Blue," "A Stranger In Town," "Welcome To The Club" and other songs written and performed by Mel Tormé.

March 24, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Spring 2017

"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.

January 27, 2017

 

Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

November 25, 2016

 

The Songs Of Hearth And Home

A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

September 23, 2016

 

The Songs And Sounds Of Matt Dennis

Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."

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