Dig a Little Deeper

Dig a Little Deeper

The podcast about the hidden meanings in some of the greatest songs in American traditional music and beyond.


May 17, 2022 39 mins

John Prine's The Great Compromise and the genesis of the American super-wealthy class.

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Ola Belle Reed's Over Yonder in the Graveyard and the tragic history of the human thymus. 

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February 11, 2022 25 mins

States of matter, religion, and reincarnation in Tyler Childers' "Born Again"

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January 6, 2022 22 mins

Tom T. Hall plays a country music concert across from the Democratic National Convention in Miami in 1972 and has an interesting conversation with a janitor at a cheap airport hotel, birthing one of the greatest songs in traditional American music: Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine. This songs is full of beautiful imagery, sagely advice, and the purest values held by poor people in America and beyond. Why did Tom T. Hall writ...

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