Paul McCartney announces new podcast ‘McCartney: A Life in Lyrics’

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Introducing McCartney: A Life in Lyrics, an exciting new podcast that delves into the stories behind Paul McCartney’s greatest hits.

Hosted by McCartney himself and poet Paul Muldoon, this podcast offers listeners a unique opportunity to gain insight into the creative process and inspirations behind iconic songs from McCartney’s solo career, as well as his time with The Beatles and Wings.

The podcast is a result of over 50 hours of recorded conversations between McCartney and Muldoon during the writing of McCartney’s best-selling book, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present.

These conversations captured McCartney’s thoughts and reflections in an unfiltered manner, providing a fascinating glimpse into his musical journey.

Each episode of McCartney: A Life in Lyrics focuses on a single song, such as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Let It Be,” and “Live and Let Die.”

McCartney and Muldoon discuss the song’s creation, the people involved, and the experiences that influenced its composition.

It’s like taking a trip down memory lane as McCartney revisits his work and shares his perspectives on songs he hadn’t thought much about in years.

The first season of the podcast, consisting of 12 episodes, will be released exclusively through Pushkin+.

However, for those without a Pushkin+ subscription, a new episode will be available weekly on popular streaming platforms like iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

The inaugural season will premiere on 20 September, and fans can look forward to a second season starting in February 2024.

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In addition to its partnership with Pushkin Industries, the podcast is co-produced by iHeartPodcasts. Pushkin+ subscribers will have early access to the entire first season on its release day.

For podcast enthusiasts, an exciting collaboration between whynow and Verbal Diorama has led to the launch of the Independent Podcast Awards. The awards have already closed for entry, and the winners will be celebrated in a ceremony at The Phoenix Arts Club on 12 October.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the debut of McCartney: A Life in Lyrics on 20 September, where you can join Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon as they delve into the fascinating stories behind some of music’s most beloved songs.

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