Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon announce a new podcast titled McCartney: A Life in Lyrics from Pushkin Industries and iHeartPodcasts.
Paul McCartney collaborates with poet Paul Muldoon, his collaborator on the #1 bestseller. The text: 1956 to todayin a podcast about the musician’s creative process with a new podcast co-produced by Pushkin Industries and iHeartPodcasts, out September 20, 2023.
McCartney: A Life in Lyrics combines memoir, masterclass and impromptu discussion, with each episode focusing on a song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – from the early Beatles to his solo career.
The podcast offers listeners a unique opportunity to join conversations with McCartney and Muldoon as they analyze the people, experiences and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. Richly interwoven with contemporary music and soundscapes, the stories offer an insightful and entertaining look into the creative mind of an icon.
“As we listened back to the tapes, we realized something very special was happening in those conversations,” Muldoon explains in the prologue episode, which has now been released. “It was McCartney unfiltered.”
Season 1 includes 12 episodes featuring all-time favorites such as Eleanor Rigby, Back in the USSR, Let It Be, When Winter Comes, Penny Lane, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Here Today, Live and Let Die, Magical Mystery Tour, Jenny Wren, Too Many People and Helter Skelter. Superfans can enjoy Season 1 as soon as it releases with a Pushkin+ subscription. Season 2 will be released with another 12 episodes in February 2024.
McCartney and Muldoon previously collaborated on the New York Times #1 bestseller to great acclaim The text: 1956 to todaywhich provided the origin of more than 50 hours of recorded conversations. The text will be released in paperback on November 7, 2023 with additional new chapters.
“Paul McCartney is one of the most seminal and gifted artists of all time, and his songs have highlighted and given meaning to so many moments in so many parts of our lives – so the opportunity to start a podcast telling the stories behind these songs is…a once in a lifetime endeavor,” said Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group.
“McCartney: A Life in Lyrics will be a unique, first-hand account of his creative process – one that has shaped and inspired generations around the world.” We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Sir McCartney, Paul Muldoon, executive producer Malcolm Gladwell and Pushkin Industries to bring these stories to audiences around the world.”
The podcast will be releasing new episodes weekly starting September 20, 2023 on iHeartRadio, Apple, Spotify and wherever podcasts are available. Pushkin+ subscribers can enjoy the entire season from day one.