In this podcast we challenge musicians to write a song based on a set of instructions given by us. These rules can be anything from a set of chords, to some lyrics, or even something more general like a theme.  The songwriters are then asked to record themselves at every moment of the songwriting process, and to reflect on their writing journey. 

Songs and Writers is the new podcast produced by Michael Dale and Tom Harrison, who have previously produced the comedy podcast Cold Man Cast, and who play in the alt/folk duo I am the Cold Man.

Their interest in songwriting led to this here podcast, where the pair hope to explore the art form in detail. 

Michael Dale is a London based audio producer, musician, and podcaster. He works for a media production company, writes music for a variety of projects, and has been involved in the production of a number of podcasts. He is currently obsessed with all things Icelandic, and is learning the cello.


Tom Harrison is a London based audio producer. He works for an audiobook production house, makes podcasts, and plays trumpet, keyboard, and sings in folk duo 'I am the Cold Man'.