238. The 50 Songs that Made Australia, with Andrew P Street, author of 'The Long and Winding Way to the Top'

Journalist, podcaster, author and friend of the pod Andrew P Street returns to My Favorite Album to delve into the subject and process of his new book 'The Long and Winding Way to the Top: 50 or so songs that Made Australia'. Andrew takes us on a musical history of Australian culture since the birth of rock'n'roll, from JOK to AC/DC, Yothu Yindi to The Presets - telling the story of tectonic shifts in society, politics and more through the iconic songs that soundtracked those shifts and more. This episode should be a great entry point into the classic songs of Aussie rock and pop for our international listeners and might make some of our Australian listeners see some of these songs in a new light. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.  

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