199. Showrunner Jeff Lieber on Gregory Alan Isakov 'The Weatherman' and how music fuels his writing process

Writer/producer Jeff Lieber (Necessary Roughness, NCIS: New Orleans) joins me to explore the intersection between music and drama, and how he uses an obsession with an album to fuel his writing process. We talk about how Gregory Alan Isakov's 'The Weatherman' has been the soundtrack to his current writing project, the different ways that changing technology has effected TV and music, what the Beatles have in common with the Sopranos, why he has failed multiple times to write song lyrics, the secrets to using songs in episodes of TV drama and why he sometimes envies indie musicians - and sometimes doesn't. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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