The Soul Trader Podcast
Soul Trader

Music, Creativity and Other Plans. Hosts Simon James Betts and Corey Stewart discuss the creative process of writing music and other art forms with special guests. The other plans part is a surprise :). Out every Friday.

In this weeks episode, hosts Simon and Corey chat about the epidemic of comparison that is happening on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram and how it is eroding the self esteem of a generation. Simon gets pretty deep on this one, hanging with Corey must be rubbing off on him

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast hosts Simon and Corey discuss the popularity of the music based reality TV shows such as Australian Idol, X Factor and The Voice and pose the question... "Are participating in these types of shows similar to gambling in a casino? Does the house always win?" You be the judge.

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast hosts Simon (still sick and sounding like a pornstar) and Corey reflect on the highs and lows of six months of talking about music, creativity and other plans and what might be in store for the podcast in the future...

In a continuation from Episode 24 "Umm... Do You Know Any Beyonce? And Other Stupid Requests" hosts Simon (inflicted with porn voice) and Corey discuss why it's not a good idea for audience members (drunk or not) to storm the stage while a live performance is taking place.

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey chat to songwriter and producer George Holliday about his mobile recording studio in a bus and all of the adventures over the years travelling around Europe recording artists along the way. Plus, we find out how times Corey says "... and all that stuff" in an episode.

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey take on the roles of grumpy old musicians and discuss the pros and cons of performing live plus the unspoken rules of engagement between pub audiences and musicians.

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey discuss the phenomenon known as "Cancel Culture" and how it can effect the arts and creativity in general plus, Simon goes to town on Joe Rogan and conspiracy theorists... Not to be missed

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey ask of themselves the question... "What would you be doing if you weren't doing what you do now?" A real sliding doors moment with some interesting results

In this weeks episode of the Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey chat to Melbourne singer/songwriter Shaun Kirk about his music and the importance of being open, honest and authentic with your audience whether it be on stage or online.Shaun Kirk's Website Please go check out Shaun's music and follow across social media.

In this weeks episode of the Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey discuss the other great epidemic of our time... Burn Out. Why are so many people burning out? What are the possible causes and what can be done about it?

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey discuss whether the value of art has diminished through the audience having more choice at their disposal or, has it changed to reflect the current environment we are living in?

In this weeks episode Simon and Corey are not only answering, but asking you the questions, about songs and lyrics that resonate with you, as well as bucket lists things you are waiting to do.

Apologies for the delay in getting this podcast out to all of you but we've had some seriously mischievous gremlins in our system but nevertheless... In this weeks episode Simon and Corey attempt to answer the question "who do you create your art for, yourself or the audience?"

Yes that's right, The Soul Trader Podcast is celebrating its sweet sixteenth episode with Simon and Corey exploring the balance between recording totally digital instruments and rockin' it old school, plus we find out if the podcast has been kissed yet...

In celebration of The Soul Trader Podcast almost coming of age, hosts Simon and Corey answer some listeners questions whilst attempting to master the New Zealand accent in the process

In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, Simon and Corey discuss the importance of taking calculated risks and the consequences they experienced when taking those kind of risks themselves. Plus, we find out how many fingers it takes to make an "A" chord on guitar...

In this weeks episode, Simon and Corey chat to songwriter, lyricist and admin/organiser extraordinaire Amanda West of sheeaunmusic.com about writing lyrics for a living plus the other side of the songwriting business... Metadata

In this weeks episode, Simon and Corey discuss the pros and cons of writing songs (and creativity in general) through either being inspired or to a process. Methinks the lockdown situation where they are is starting to get to them.

In this weeks episode (and in the middle of COVID-19 lockdown), Simon and Corey share the best advice that they were given when starting their respective musical journey's plus the best advice that they would give to anyone starting their musical careers.

In this weeks episode Simon and Corey have a chat with bass player and up and coming portrait artist Keenan McAteer about the creative process as it relates to portraiture plus how to play bass and whip out boss moves at the same time :)Keenan McAteer Art Please go check out Keenan's art and buy a print, what a talent.