Why We Write Podcast

  • Why We Write with Kim Ruehl, Eps. 3: Sunny War

    • June 23, 2021

    On this episode of Why We Write with Kim Ruehl, Sunny War ruminates on the process of recording her album Simple Syrup, her unfolding career, her experiences with ayahuasca, and the way a year of quarantine impacted her creative process.

  • Why We Write with Kim Ruehl, Eps. 1: Ani DiFranco

    • May 19, 2021

    Why We Write is a new podcast about songwriting from Folk Alley. In this, its debut episode, music journalist Kim Ruehl talks with folk favorite Ani DiFranco about the ways in which her songwriting process have changed through her 30-year career. Find out how DiFranco has learned to trust her instincts, how her relationship with her guitar has evolved, and what kinds of songs she still wants to write.