Music & Meaning

Music & Meaning

Grammy Award–winning music producer Charlie Peacock shares evocative, in-depth stories of crafting popular songs the whole world sings.

Latest Episodes

Heart in Motion
Episode 10|53min
Heart in Motion
Host Charlie Peacock interviews the Grammy Award–winning producers behind Amy Grant’s pioneering, record-breaking hit album.
Four on the Floor: Women’s History Month
Episode 9|42min
Four on the Floor: Women’s History Month
Host Charlie Peacock interviews three of Nashville’s finest young women songwriters in honor of Women's History Month: Erika Daves, Jasmine Mullen, and Abby Siler.
Monkeys at the Zoo: Metaphors, Methods, and Possible Dreams
Episode 8|45min
Monkeys at the Zoo: Metaphors, Methods, and Possible Dreams
Charlie Peacock fields questions from our listeners with in-depth answers and music examples—joined by guest musicians Aaron Smith and Sam Ashworth.
Four on the Floor
Episode 7|29min
Four on the Floor
A special episode highlighting music news from February 2024, featuring host Charlie Peacock and a panel of experts: Tracy Gershon, Rissi Palmer, and Swagg R’Celious.
God Gave Rock and Roll to You
Episode 06|33min
God Gave Rock and Roll to You
Charlie Peacock is joined by author and historian Leah Payne to reveal the surprising origins of evangelicalism’s contemporary Christian music.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The True Pioneer of Gospel Rock
Episode 5|21min
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The True Pioneer of Gospel Rock
Charlie Peacock pays tribute to the inventor of gospel rock with guests Tommy Sims and Jerry McPherson.
Augustine Tunes In to the Top 40
Episode 4|20min
Augustine Tunes In to the Top 40
Charlie Peacock and fourth-century theologian St. Augustine listen to the lyrics of today’s Top 40.
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Episode 3|15min
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Charlie Peacock offers a narrative trip through the many ways Jesus has been represented in pop music: explicitly, implicitly, genuinely, and in mockery.
Chatbots and Sexy Synth Saxophones
Episode 2|13min
Chatbots and Sexy Synth Saxophones
Charlie tackles the headline topic of artificial intelligence and its impact on music.
What’s Christian About Chemistry?
Episode 1|15min
What’s Christian About Chemistry?
Charlie Peacock shares the story of signing the Grammy Award–winning band Switchfoot.