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Join award winning composer Peter Link as he presents his life's work in 'Scattershot Symphony.' Each episode looks at a different movement in the symphony of his life’s work, which spans some 40 years. Though it's roughly 90 percent music, Peter manages to regale the listeners with fascinating stories and anecdotes related to his music over the years.
 
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Rosemary And Thyme is a Podcast Musical in 16 episodes. It’s a modern-day Christmas Nativity Story. God takes a look at today’s world and really does not like what he sees. So, He decides to send his ol’ trusty Angel, Gabriel, on a mission. Our Miracle Tale takes place in the back-country of Skedee, Oklahoma – population 139 – about a back-country …
 
Rosemary And Thyme is a Podcast Musical in 16 episodes. It’s a modern-day Christmas Nativity Story. God takes a look at today’s world and really does not like what he sees. So, He decides to send his ol’ trusty Angel, Gabriel, on a mission. Our Miracle Tale takes place in the back-country of Skedee, Oklahoma – population 139 – about a back-country …
 
The Proposal - The Sequel This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her own…
 
The Proposal This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her own complexities…
 
Mama Part 2 Mama - The Sequel This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her…
 
Mama Mama This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her own complexities – …
 
What Keeps Ma’ Heart Beatin’ Thyme questions a thing called “Life.” This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth i…
 
Sex 201 Thyme goes deep into the birds and bees. This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggl…
 
Omnipresent Here we go with the Omnis again. This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to…
 
Trees Thyme and her special relationship with a tree … This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily s…
 
A Few Prayers God misses you. Get in touch. This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to …
 
Afghanistan “OK, God, where ya’ goin’ with Afghanistan …” This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her dail…
 
Sex 101 “Something tells me this one’s gonna be a doozy …” This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her dai…
 
Omniscient Thyme thought she had it all figgered out … This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily s…
 
To celebrate Pride Month, Peter and Nathan are joined by the incredible Isaac Lamb and Stephanie Smith, director and musical director for a new and groundbreakingly queer production of Meredith Wilson’s 1957 classic musical The Music Man – which opens at Third Rail Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR, on June 17th. We talk about: – Theatre and church…
 
Preacher Man 2 Thyme’s project on the affairs dahmor continues … This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in h…
 
Music “Jus’ where does music come from …” This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to un…
 
Preacher Man: Thyme’s Got a Man in Her Sights … This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle…
 
Peter & Nathan welcome a very special guest: the Rev’d Ed Bacon: legendary leader of progressive Christian causes, retired rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, and inveterate Sondheim fan. With Ed’s help, we pull apart the spirituality, theology (and the trichology!) of what is probably Stephen Sondheim’s best-known (and arguably best…
 
Thoughts: Thyme and God’s thinkin’ on thoughts … This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggl…
 
Omnipotence: Thyme Questions the Scope of God’s Job … This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily st…
 
It's time for Peter’s favorite Sondheim musical: Sunday in the Park with George! Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1985 musical masterpiece is a beautiful meditation on art and art-making. We love this show, and we hope you will too. We talk about: - Making art, preaching sermons, and the art of living – and suffering & failu…
 
This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eavesdrop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her own complexities – complexiti…
 
This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eaves drop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her own complexities – complexit…
 
Peter & Nathan's keep rolling through the Sondheim oeuvre with his most notorious "flop," the 1981 Merrily We Roll Along! Is it really a bitter, nihilistic look at growing older? Or is there actually something like the Gospel at work in this experimental, bittersweet musical about growing up? We Talk About: - Is it true that, as Mary says, "God don…
 
This series, Havin’ A Talk With God, is a preview of a new Podcast Musical set to premiere in September 2022. Get to know Thyme Quinn — and through the course of her conversations with her good ol’ pal, God, eaves drop on the prayers of a most complex character searching for Truth in her daily struggle to understand her own complexities – complexit…
 
Podcasting — The evolution of the musical is upon us. It’s time for new works. Scattershot Symphony will now evolve from the past, to the present and into the future. It’s inevitable. So here we are at the cutting edge of 21st century musicals – the musical podcast. It’s Radio Re-Imagined … only better. Today we offer a PRELISTEN, to songs from a n…
 
Sort of-guest Arwen Myers—soprano, Sweeney stan, and executive producer of this podcast—joins Peter and Nathan for a wide-reaching conversation about her favorite musical, which just happens to be about murder & meat pies (& Victor Garber). That's right: it's the 1979 Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! We talk about:…
 
This week, Peter and Nathan turn to Sondheim’s most commercially successful musical, A Little Night Music (1973) – a witty, clever sex comedy made up, in Hal Prince’s famous words, of "whipped cream with knives." We Talk About: – The show’s big themes: love, sex and time – and how they find expression in the music, especially the now-iconic "Send i…
 
Podcasting — The evolution of the musical is upon us. It’s time for new works. Scattershot Symphony will now evolve from the past, to the present and into the future. It’s inevitable. So here we are at the cutting edge of 21st century musicals – the musical podcast. Today we offer a preview, actually, a better word for that would be a PRELISTEN, to…
 
Today we welcome two very special guests: Cantor Ida Rae and Rabbi Michael Cahana of Portland’s Congregation Beth Israel! We're chatting about Sondheim’s Jewish heritage – and the subversive power of ritual & theatre in Jewish contexts. We talk about: Jewishness in the music of Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim West Side Story as an immigrant sh…
 
Peter & Nathan turn to Sondheim’s 1971 iconic Follies, a show that takes a loving—but brutal—look at nostalgia, camp, the power of memory, and the danger of looking back. We talk about: The role of nostalgia and the warning articulated in Follies: "never look back" The nature of camp, Susan Sontag’s essay "Notes on Camp" and how Follies explores ca…
 
We're moving into the "great" Sondheim musicals of the 1970s and 80s, starting with the groundbreaking Company (1970) with its perennial questions about gender, sexuality, and the changing nature of marriage & human relationships. We talk about: - "New morality” in the works of John A.T. Robinson, Harvey Cox, and how it is explored in the work of S…
 
Today, Nathan & Peter take on an unlikely duo... TWO musicals with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (a hit & a flop!)—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962) and Anyone Can Whistle (1965)— which lead to an unexpected conversation about comedy, farce... and miracles. We Talk About: Sondheim’s love of obscure source material – how man…
 
We're back! We're starting 2022 right and continuing our discussion of the musicals of the great Stephen Sondheim - and today, we're talking about the iconic Gypsy (1959), Sondheim’s early collaboration with Jule Styne. *We apologize for the audio quality in today's episode - we had some technical difficulties with Nathan's mic! We talk about: The …
 
In order to break traditions, one first has to know the traditions. The traditions of songwriting are the fundamentals developed over the centuries from Beethoven to George Gershwin to Billy Joel to Adele. Writing for the theater always gave me license to stretch the rules of the Pop music traditions. Of course, writing for the theater has its own …
 
That's right... We're not done with the 1957 Broadway classic West Side Story! Today in this very special holiday bonus episode, we're talking about the 2021 Steven Spielberg adaptation. We talk about: - Spielberg’s style and the political & sociological context that he and screenwriter Tony Kushner bring to the original material - Shifts in religi…
 
Today, we begin our long awaited exploration of the musicals of the great Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021) who died recently at the age of 91. We're starting with one of Sondheim’s early collaborations: the 1957 classic West Side Story, which saw Sondheim working as lyricist alongside composer Leonard Bernstein. We talk about: - The death of Sondheim a…
 
In my writing today, I find the AABAB - [Verse, verse, chorus, verse, chorus] structure often too limiting for the things I choose to write about, though I deeply honor it. Without the basics we have no structure. Without structure or foundation, the building falls down. So Episode 20 will be a continuation of what we started in Episode 19 -- an ex…
 
In this very special bonus episode, we turn to the contemporary masterpiece (ahem) Schmigadoon! - Apple TV's 2021 spoof/homage to the great musicals of yore. We talk about: - The show’s creators, Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, and their origins in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - The "marriage trope" – does the show uphold it or undermin…
 
It's the last installment of our Lerner & Loewe deep dive, and we're ending with - well, with a bit of a downer. But an interesting one: Paint Your Wagon, the quintessential expression of loneliness and the challenge of connection. We talk about: The differences between the 1951 Broadway musical and the 1969 film – and how things had changed in the…
 
Today we’re going interactive. Songs from the trunk presents some older, but promising material that begs to be reworked, brought up to date, and developed further. Or, for that matter, perhaps just left in the trunk. So I’m asking you, our devoted listeners, to weigh in and vote on possible next steps for each song. At the end of the podcast we’ll…
 
It's a two-fer this week... We're jumping into Lerner & Loewe's most problematic and legendary (wait for it...) shows - the 1958 film Gigi and the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot! We talk about: - Gigi’s origin in the short stories of the French writer Colette (1873-1953) and the film's lurking pedophilia - The nature of women’s roles (in 19th-centur…
 
Welcome to this Special Event podcast. Thanks for listening. What is a Special Event? Let’s just define it for now at this juncture as some sort of musical presentation that takes you, the listener, beyond the confines of a podcast. Just imagine a musical experience designed to lift your thought to a higher sense of awareness countering the downwar…
 
We know you've been waiting for it - this week, we take a critical (but loving) look at Lerner & Loewe's best-known musical, the 1956 classic My Fair Lady! We talk about: - The show’s origin in the mythology of Ovid and the social agenda of English playwright George Bernard Shaw – and, perhaps, the Biblical story of Job. - The musical’s exploration…
 
Welcome to Season 2: Lerner & Loewe! Today, we begin a series of episodes on the musicals of Alan Jay Lerner (1918-86) and Frederick Lowe (1901-88), second only to Rodgers & Hammerstein as creators midcentury musicals that continue to speak to 21st century audiences. We talk about: - The origins of the partnership between Lerner and Lowe and their …
 
Many of our listeners have asked to present more pop songs. So we first decided to define the term “Pop Songs”. Having established that, we’ll take you on a grand tour of decades of Pop songs ranging from the standard to the bizarre. Ones that rock the house and ones that touch the heart -- ones that went all the way to the top of the charts and on…
 
Episode 16 is an Exploration of Instrumental Music From Various Albums. Take a deep dive into the masterful work of various genres of instrumental music recorded over the years. If you’re a music listener, not just a person who uses music as a background energy in their life, but a real listener -- one who sits down and dives into the experience, t…
 
We're on summer break, but before we dive into the musicals of Lerner & Lowe in Season 2, we're so excited to share this conversation with the one & only Robin Kermode, renowned English actor, writer, and communications coach. We chat about about Broadway overtures, code switching, what acting has to teach us about spirituality, and finding your au…
 
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