Songs and Objects is a podcast that explores the materiality of song. I’ve created it to accompany a research project I have been working on for some years now and which I hope to turn into a book in the future.

Episode 1 – Foolish Things

This episode sets the scene for future episodes by talking about foolish things, little things, and how songs relate to objects.

Episode 2 – The Things We’re Made Of

This episode discusses some songs and objects in the work of the American singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. Topics covered include shirts, maps and other evocative objects, songs as transformational objects, and the ways in which songs use objects to chart the life course.