ICMP was delighted to host a live edition of Satch and Leo’s Transmission podcast. 

The podcast, fronted by MA Songwriting alumni Satch, and current MA Songwriting student, Leo Driver, featured Professor Sophie Daniels, PHD student Thiago and Deputy Dean Jonathan Whiskered.

According to Satch and Leo, the podcast aims to share stories, break down boundaries and allow us all to connect. 

In the episode description, they say: "We as humans are unified through song; songs connect with us on a deep level and we explore exactly how and why in this episode."

Commenting, Sophie said:

I thoroughly enjoyed this detailed and thought provoking conversation about songwriting and it's purpose/s, hosted by the wonderful Satch and current student Leo."

"I very much recommend a listen to this great podcast."

Jonathan said: "I've been a fan of the podcast for a while now. Leo & Satch talk about their experiences with such honesty and humour - it's wonderful to listen to and very educational too!

I was really pleased to be invited to join them to talk about our shared passion for songwriting which, as many of us will know, can serve as powerful mode of expression, communication and connection."

"I was personally inspired by the conversation we had; it has definitely influenced what I will be writing next!"

The panel discuss the transformative nature of songwriting and its importance in sharing stories to break down barriers.

Alongside this. they talk about navigating the music industry as an LGBTQ+ person and the particular challenges that come with it. 

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