By Emily Dunbar & Hope Dunbar: songwriting & comedy
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Prompt Queens is songwriting/comedy podcast. Every episode we write to a new prompt, play our songs, discuss songwriting and the creative process, and invite you to play along at home. Hosted by Emily Dunbar & Hope Dunbar.
||Clean12 Prompt Queens: Theme Song||Blink and you'll miss 'em! Emily & Hope write Prompt Queens theme songs.||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 Prompt Queens: Book (or Movie)||Hope and Emily get their wires crossed and write to different prompts this week. Who is shocked by this confusion? Write in and tell us how shocked you are. Hope writes about a movie and Emily writes about a book. Then, they...||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 Prompt Queens: Ralph Macchio||What were they thinking? No one knows. Not even them. This week Hope & Emily write to the prompt Ralph Macchio. Listen and see how they fared. Then, write your own Ralph Macchio song and send it in!||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 Prompt Queens: Dolly Parton||This week Hope & Emily write a song for the queen herself: Dolly Parton. They hope you wrote one too.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 Prompt Queens: Boy Band||Who better to write songs for boy bands than the moms of teenaged boys? We know things, you guys. Hope and Emily nail this week's prompt, share their insights on the songwriting process, and invite you to write along at home.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 Prompt Queens: Staying in Love with Tim Grimm||Does the title mean we continue to be in love with Tim Grimm or does it mean that this week's prompt is "staying in love" and Tim Grimm is our special guest? Why not both?! Join Emily, Hope, and special guest Tim Grimm for THREE...||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 Prompt Queens: If I Had a Dollar||Hope & Emily write to the prompt "if I had a dollar" and take you, dear listener, on a topsy turvy conversational journey through financial stability, leprechauns, and songwriting.||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 Prompt Queens: Done||Hope & Emily get it DONE this week by writing to the prompt "done." The episode is full of hijinx and hilarity mixed with a solid look at songwriting and the creative process.||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 Prompt Queens: Georgia||It turns out there are many famous songs about Georgia. Hope and Emily add two more to the pile and discuss how they came to be.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 Prompt Queens: Flying Dogs||In this episode, we take a prompt from our niece--flying dogs. Guess what: we nail it.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 Prompt Queens: Silver||Hope & Emily write to the prompt "silver." Hilarity ensues, as does a great conversation about the writing process.||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1 Prompt Queens: But She Didn't||Emily and Hope write to the prompt "But she didn't". They crack wise. They overcome audio obstacles. They discuss the writing process.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
The “Cool Aunts” of Songwriting
Emily and Hope practice what they preach, both cranking out workable and indeed sometimes masterful songs with each prompt, and generally hashing out the process of crafting the verbiage of a new song in every episode. They have distilled some quippy tips and tricks, and are candid about what practices are realistic. And their personal musical and lyrical styles are quite different, illustrating the universal value of the specific-seeming prompts, which result in two very different songs for each. Moreover they are sooo funny and tackle extraneous content like minivans, schnauzers, and Beastie Boys with a quick wit I genuinely covet!!
Boy Band episode is the best!
I am finally all caught up, and I am having a good time. But the Boy Band prompt was the most fun. I am not writing songs, just listening. But what a blast to see what you come up with every week.
Mission accomplished. Promptly prompted. Kenny Lee