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Hit Story


Hit Story is a podcast that tells you the tales of tasty tunes. Former CBC Radio host Tim Tamashiro has created a fun, storytelling podcast about famous songs. He tells you about the people who wrote the songs, how the songs were inspired and why they became such big hits. You'll hear the entire story of these songs. Then you have a job to make magic happen.

After hearing each episode, go dig up a copy of the tune. Listen to it. Hit Story will help you hear each song with a brand new appreciation. It will sound bigger, brighter and more meaningful. You'll have a Hit Story Hallelujah. 

New episodes are uploaded every Saturday. Welcome to Hit Story. Please subscribe.

Jul 29, 2017

Hit Story is the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. This is a podcast where you’ll hear stories about famous songs. Hopefully the songs will become even MORE MEANINGFUL to you. I’m Tim Tamashiro. This edition of Hit Story is all about Bob Dylan and his song about never ending change… The Times they are...

Jul 22, 2017

This edition of Hit Story is all about a song that was written by a man for a man to sing… but when a 25-year-old young woman named Aretha Franklin decided to sing it her way she changed the song into an anthem for women everywhere. This is the Hit Story of Respect. 

Make sure to check out other editions of Hit...

Jul 15, 2017

Bruce Springsteen wrote Born To Run about three things:  the road, the car, and the girl. That’s it. He figured the essence of Rock and Roll boiled down to just those three things. But who was Born to Run? He decided the song would be about the real lives of the hard working blue collar workers that he saw in his...

Jul 6, 2017

How is it possible that a skinny young man with a high voice, bedazzeled socks and one single white glitter glove could create a crunchy rock song about a gang fight? 

Hit Story is the podcast that tells the tales behind famous songs. The goal of this podcast is to give you context for the songs that you already love....

Jul 6, 2017

This edition of Hit Story is all about the incredible string of events that surround the legend of the Deep Purple classic "Smoke on the Water". It all began with an idiot… who brought a flare gun to a concert. It was 1970. Deep Purple was in Montreux, Switzerland to record an album. They were excited to begin work...