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Composer Quest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast
 
Join the quest! Learn how composers and songwriters create music in this podcast hosted by Minneapolis composer Charlie McCarron. Whether you’re a music composition grad or simply an occasional noodler on a guitar, each guest has a new perspective for you on the creative process of composing and songwriting, along with some concrete ideas to apply to your own music.
 
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Charlie’s Music Production Lessons
 
In this sub-podcast of Composer Quest, I break down tracks of mine and give techniques and tips I learned while creating them. My goal is to give you production ideas for your own composing and songwriting.
 
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Composer Quest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast
 
Join the quest! Learn how composers and songwriters create music in this podcast hosted by Minneapolis composer Charlie McCarron. Whether you’re a music composition grad or simply an occasional noodler on a guitar, each guest has a new perspective for you on the creative process of composing and songwriting, along with some concrete ideas to apply to your own music.
 
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The most excellent Death Prattle podcast asked Carrie and Jake to come on and talk about a young adult novel, which we were happy to do! The book is The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening. 'Death Prattle' is a podcast in which the hosts, Tara and Talcott, take a lightheart ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'That Thing We Call A Heart' by Sheba Karim. Carrie provides some useful analysis of YA fiction, while Jake talks about pie and declares his love for the dad in this book. We also note that thinking genocide is cool is a bit of a red flag in a relationship. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the b ...…
 
In this episode, Carrie and Jake announce the winners of their songwriting contest! Congratulations to our winners, Katy [REDACTED] and Jody [REDACTED], and thanks to everyone who entered the contest -- you all did a great job! After you hear them here, you can stream and download the winning songs, and the runners-up's songs too, on soundcloud ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Anna Dressed in Blood' by Kendare Blake, a sweet, yet gory, horror YA book that they both really enjoyed. They also record two introductions to the episode, talk about the importance of spelling out in advance what you want people to do if you get killed by a ghost, and Jake also tells a mildly gross s ...…
 
One of the great podcasts for songwriters and producers is Composer Quest. The show tackles making music from all different angles and takes wisdom from the host, Charlie McCarron, and a wide array of guests. Recently the show finished its final episode with a 12-city world tour. I had the pleasure to speak with Charlie about music, his work, a ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss the last book in the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy: 'The Amber Spyglass' by Philip Pullman. We also announce an end-date for our contest, talk about things to do while you're falling to your death, cute cat pictures, how angels are dumb jerks, and Jake says possibly the creepiest thing he's ever said. Sp ...…
 
Happy new year! For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Boys Don't Knit (In Public)' by T.S. Easton. Fans of this book may want to know that we do eventually say a few nice things about the book, but it takes around fifteen minutes for us to get there. We also talk about plans for 2017, etsy dot com, beach reads, the Ender's Game of knitting ...…
 
In this episode, Carrie and Jake react to the recent US Presidential election -- there's a lot of swearing -- and then they discuss a very sweet, romantic book, 'Lola and the Boy Next Door' by Stephanie Perkins, which is just what the doctor ordered. In addition to the election talk, Jake lists the parts of the book that made him cry, Carrie de ...…
 
In this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Madeleine L'Engle's 1963 classic 'A Wrinkle in Time'. Among other things, we talk about death bats and Communism, and the lack of time travel in the books comes in for a certain amount of criticism. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! An automatically generated transcript ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake read Jesse Andrews's 2016 book 'The Haters', which they give a somewhat mixed review of. A very rough transcript of the episode can be found at https://www.popuparchive.com/collections/10441/items/138153 . Jake and Carrie also answer questions about THE LOVE YA LIKE CRAZY CONTEST, which you should all enter! Pl ...…
 
Carrie and Jake read the new Harry Potter book/play, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', and they have thoughts! In this, our first (and possibly only) HOT TAKE SPECIAL, we let you know what they are. There's definitely a lot of spoilers, so you might want to read the book first! We also struggle with technology (unfortunately, the audio quali ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake revisit Philip Pullman's excellent 'His Dark Materials' series by reading book 2 in that series, 'The Subtle Knife'. We also announce a contest to win copies of 'Awoken' and 'Vampire Diaries', signed by us! Details can be found at 45:41 in this episode, or on our goodreads page. Jake also gets the theme to a 90 ...…
 
Talking about the sounds of storytelling on the Lean Into Art Cast! How does a musician consider storytelling in their creative process? In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast, we’re joined by Musician and Podcaster Charlie McCarron to explore music and storytelling processes and Charlie’s projects like Composer Quest the Podcast and Compose ...…
 
Composing Video Game Music and Pokémon: GO – Show Notes Charlie McCarron from Composer Quest joins us this week to talk about composing video game music, Pokémon: GO, and a ton more. Do us a favor and tell Charlie you appreciated him coming on the show by tweeting him, here. News Stories: Xbox Ultimate Games Sale Rockstar announced Red Dead Red ...…
 
For this special bonus episode, Carrie and Jake are joined by Carrie's friend Sara to discuss the severely mediocre 2014 young adult movie 'Vampire Academy'. Carrie's cat Shooby also has a brief cameo, in which he graphically expresses his opinion of the movie. We talk about human cafetoriums, Carrie records an ASMR video for vampire victims, w ...…
 
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For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Grasshopper Jungle', Andrew Smith's 2015 novel about the end of the world and the incredibly horny teenagers that help bring it about. Also in this episode, we are attacked by cats, reveal our shameful Kurt Vonnegut-related secrets to each other, and talk about how awesome it would be to have a Lost-st ...…
 
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For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'citizenchip', Wil Howitt's 2015 science fiction novel about a young AI. It's available as an ebook from https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/citizenchip and Amazon (it's not available in a print edition). We also pick robot names for ourselves, ponder the joys of being a kitchen lobster or a bus, an ...…
 
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Tell Me About Your Song
 
In this episode of Tell Me About Your Song, I talk to Charlie McCarron about his song 'Womb Song'. Enjoy! You can also hear the song at https://charliesongs.bandcamp.com/track/demo-womb-song . Charlie is also the host of an excellent podcast named 'Composer Quest', which I highly recommend! You can get more information about Composer Quest at h ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. In the course of this episode, we talk about Douchebag Bear, how to get tenured faculty to tell you stuff, and what it was like to work for an Internet startup in the 90s. Also Jake won't shut up about Hannibal for some reason. Plus we answer email from a listener - ...…
 
While Carrie and Jake take a break to deal with the holidays and other life events -- we'll be back in January -- we thought we'd give you some book recommendations, and some ideas of what we might be reading in the coming year. Enjoy! Jake recommends: The Accidental Terrorist by William Shunn The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power ...…
 
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Sideshow Sound Radio┃Film Soundtrack Podcast » Podcasts
 
https://sideshowsoundtheatre.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/score-guide-return-of-the-jedi-1983.mp3Rebels, we welcome you to our third and final special Score Guide! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy finishing today with Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, co ...…
 
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Sideshow Sound Theatre┃Halloween Music & Film Soundtrack Podcast
 
https://sideshowsoundtheatre.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/score-guide-return-of-the-jedi-1983.mp3Rebels, we welcome you to our third and final special Score Guide! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy finishing today with Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, co ...…
 
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https://sideshowsoundtheatre.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/score-guide-the-empire-strikes-back-1980.mp3Welcome Rebels! Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson once more onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the second of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are ...…
 
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Sideshow Sound Theatre┃Halloween Music & Film Soundtrack Podcast
 
https://sideshowsoundtheatre.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/score-guide-the-empire-strikes-back-1980.mp3Welcome Rebels! Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson once more onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the second of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are ...…
 
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Sideshow Sound Radio┃Film Soundtrack Podcast » Podcasts
 
https://sideshowsoundtheatre.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/score-guide-a-new-hope-1977.mp3Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the first of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original tril ...…
 
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Sideshow Sound Theatre┃Halloween Music & Film Soundtrack Podcast
 
https://sideshowsoundtheatre.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/score-guide-a-new-hope-1977.mp3Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the first of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original tril ...…
 
In this bonus episode, I talk about Blind Willie Johnson's gospel/blues masterpiece 'Dark Was The Night', a nearly wordless song that was included on the legendary golden record included aboard the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. This episode evolved from a discussion I had with Charlie McCarron, of the excellent Composer Quest podcast. Y ...…
 
In this episode of the Polytechnicast I reflect on happening upon and taking part in the Midwest Game Jam. Related Links and Resources Midwest Game Jam Charlie McCarron Composer Quest Podcast Art Soundoff Subscribe to the Polytechnicast RSS feed in your podcatcher
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Stephanie Perkins's delightful YA romance 'Anna and the French Kiss'. We also talk about Wiener Dog Day, NaNoWriMo, Burning Man missed connections, and Gallic shrugs, and Carrie really sticks it to 'Lost in Translation'. We also answer some listener email! Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the bo ...…
 
In this interview I talk to Charlie McCarron, accomplished composer, freelancer, and host of the Composer Quest podcast. We talk about a range of different things including the importance of music theory and how to 'make it' as a freelancer.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Download a free PDF cont ...…
 
A brief episode in which I answer some questions from listeners. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Download a free PDF containing tips from podcast guests: edmprod.com/podtips---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cool things mentioned in the show:- Charlie ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Shiver', the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's 'The Wolves of Mercy Falls' series. Um. We really didn't like it, folks, and we might be kind of mean about it. (No offense intended to those of you who did enjoy it, or to the author.) We also sing a song about truffles, talk about some really bad parenti ...…
 
In this bonus episode, Jake and special guest Rachel Baron Singer revisit Nancy Drew, who Carrie and Jake previously discussed back in episode 3. If you have any comments or suggestions, join us on our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/LoveYALikeCrazy, or tweet to us at https://twitter.com/loveYApod, or email us at podcast at loveYAlik ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie, Jake, and special guest Rachel Baron Singer discuss Ellen Raskin's 1978 classic 'The Westing Game! We also talk about what pieces would be included in the board game version of The Westing Game, plus Rachel's typecasting in high school and whether setting off fireworks indoors makes you a bomber or an arsonist. Spoiler ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Gwenda Bond's 2015 novel 'Fallout', which is available in hardcover and as an ebook from most booksellers. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! There is also some swearing, along with discussions of ten-dollar words, nerdfighters, mediocre secret identities, and why having ...…
 
For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Ready Player One', Ernest Cline's 2011 book, which is available in a variety of formats from Amazon and other booksellers. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! We talk about the horror of office jobs, why it is important that you only aim harmless lasers at your eyes, and ...…
 
For Father's Day, host Joe Bev presents an hour of early and late recordings of one of the Fathers of Jazz: Louis Armstrong, including: Willie The Weeper; Mack The Knife; Down In Honky Tonk Town; Cornet Chop Suey; Kiss Of Fire; Satchelmouth Swing; Gut Bucket Blues; C'est Si Bon; Laughin' Louie; High Society; A Kiss To Build A Dream; and On Maho ...…
 
For Father's Day, host Joe Bev presents an hour of early and late recordings of one of the Fathers of Jazz: Louis Armstrong, including: Willie The Weeper; Mack The Knife; Down In Honky Tonk Town; Cornet Chop Suey; Kiss Of Fire; Satchelmouth Swing; Gut Bucket Blues; C'est Si Bon; Laughin' Louie; High Society; A Kiss To Build A Dream; and On Maho ...…
 
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For this episode, Carrie and Jake are very excited to be joined by their friend Kerri to discuss Neal Shusterman's 2009 novel 'Unwind', which you should be able to get in whatever format you desire from your preferred book merchant! Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! We discuss Happy Jack's Harvest Camp, hivemin ...…
 
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Creativity Drill with Jonathan & Dawn Rundman - Jonathan Rundman
 
Musician, songwriter, curator, and host of the Composer Quest podcast Charlie McCarron visits the Rundman kitchen. Discussion topics include: balancing creativity and business, exploring all genres, advice for podcasting, and Jonathan's lack of soul. This episode proves how podcasting and art brings complete strangers together!…
 
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WhiskyCast | Weekly Whisky, Scotch, & Bourbon Podcast | Discover Latest News, Tasting Notes, Ratings | Spirits to Drink & Buy
 
Lots of people try to pair whiskies with foods, but pairing whiskies with music? That's the challenge Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison took on when they curated the "Sound of Aberlour" tastings for this year's Spirit of Speyside Festival. We'll continue our special coverage from Speyside with Neil and Joel, along with the drams and musicians they ...…
 
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WhiskyCast | Weekly Whisky, Scotch, & Bourbon Podcast | Discover Latest News, Tasting Notes, Ratings | Spirits to Drink & Buy
 
Lots of people try to pair whiskies with foods, but pairing whiskies with music? That's the challenge Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison took on when they curated the "Sound of Aberlour" tastings for this year's Spirit of Speyside Festival. We'll continue our special coverage from Speyside with Neil and Joel, along with the drams and musicians they ...…
 
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Inside Video Game Music | The podcast that gives you a behind the scenes look into your favorite video game music - with host Tom Snively
 
In this episode, I talk with Charlie McCarron, the composer who wrote the soundtrack for Star Reaction by unTied Games. We talk about his song “Moto Hekalu.” In my interview with Charlie McCarron, we cover the following: His musical background, how he got interested in video game music and joined friends to start unTied Games, a small indie gam ...…
 
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Sideshow Sound Radio┃Film Soundtrack Podcast » Podcasts
 
https://sideshowsoundtheatre.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/halloween-supplemental-the-nightmare-before-christmas.mp3Ghost hosts Will and Wend finish off their month of Halloween specials by discussing one of their favourite film scores, composer Danny Elfman‘s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Release The Nightmare Before Christmas Walt Disney Reco ...…
 
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Inside Video Game Music | The podcast that gives you a behind the scenes look into your favorite video game music - with host Tom Snively
 
In this episode, I talk with Ben Prunty, the composer of the FTL soundtrack. We talk about his Battle version of his MilkyWay song. I also talk about the podcast name change from Making My Own Music and the change of focus. Originally this podcast was called “Making My Own Music” where each episode went into a song, mostly ones I composed. I ta ...…
 
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Inside Video Game Music | The podcast that gives you a behind the scenes look into your favorite video game music - with host Tom Snively
 
In this episode, I interviewed Charlie McCarron, a composer in Minneapolis and the host of the Composer Quest podcast. We talked about his piece The Mystery of Grey Matters and his song Nothing Flower. In my interview with Charlie McCarron, we talked about the following: The concept of Grey Matters which was released as a Polyalbum This is a co ...…
 
421: This Members Only episode continues our conversation with Sports Psychologist Dr. Glen Albaugh, author of "Winning the Battle Within". Not only is Glen an old friend and mentor of Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll, he was very close to legendary coach Bill Walsh. Glenn has also worked extensively with many PGA Tour pros including S ...…
 
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Diehard Sports Radio
 
It was a wild 2014 NFL Wildcard weekend with close wins by the Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints. We're talking about those games plus the San Diego Chargers helping to continue the Cincinnati Bengals playoff woes; the Oklahoma Sooners' upset over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Sugar Bowl; The Clemson Tigers b ...…
 
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