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Michael’s Walk: The Podcast

Michael’s Walk: The Podcast is a 2-month road trip around the U.S.A. reimagining the conceptual journey taken by a character the focus of Tori Amos’ 2002 album, Scarlet’s Walk. A travelogue, a memoir, and an exploration of relationships, abuse, music and healing. Connecting with other Tori Amos fans, interviewing them, and exploring the cities and landscapes we visit.

3 trans queers, 33 states, 55 days: limitless possibilities for healing.

Heartfelt thanks to composer and producer, Matt Katz for our theme song.


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 Here’s a Spotify playlist with all the episodes and all the songs we talk about in them!

Individual Episodes

Listen to the Trailer

Episode 00: What To Pack? – Sunday 5th June, 2022

Tour Talk Ep 1 of 2

Tour Talk Ep 2 of 2

S01E01 – Amber Waves

Song Swap:
Maybe California – Tori Amos
Liquid Diamonds – Tori Amos
Traveller – Martha Wainwright
Level Up – Vienna Teng
Leaving Las Vegas – Sheryl Crow
Neon – John Mayer
Cocoon – Alpines

S01E02 – A Sorta Fairytale

Song Swap:
Don’t Leave – Ane Brun
We Had Everything – BROODS

S01E03 – Another Girl’s Paradise

Song Swap:
Girl – Destiny’s Child
The Grass Is Green – Nelly Furtado

S01E04 – Scarlet’s Walk

Song Swap:
What’s Come Over Me – Frente
Pukulpa – Electric Fields
Today is a Good Day – Anna Ternheim
For Your Love – Montaigne

S01E05 – Virginia

Song Swap:
The Pimp Song – The Tiger Lilies
Offer – Alanis Morissette
Sorry 2 Myself – Alanis Morissette
F Off – Elin Ruth Sigvardsson (Feat Ane Brun)
Wanted – The Cranberries
Pagan Poetry – Bjork
Give Me My Name Back – Meg Mac
Gravity – Bic Runga

S01E06 – Gold Dust

Song Swap:
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Universe – Savage Garden
Today is a Good Day – Anna Ternheim
Today Has Been OK – Emiliana Torrini

S01E07 – Your Cloud

Michael’s ‘Your Cloud’ comic strip

Song Swap:
I Still Love You – BANKS
Clouds (Songs for John) – Beth Ditto
Not The Doctor – Alanis Morissette
Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
Flinch – Alanis Morissette

S01E08 – I Can’t See New York

Song Swap:
Monument – Royksopp + Robyn
Dark Doo Wop – MS MR
All That You Have Is Your Soul – Tracey Chapman
Ukulele Anthem – Amanda Palmer
Lullaby For Grown-ups – Ane Brun

S01E09 – Pancake

Song Swap:
Wise Up – Aimee Mann
Standing In The Way of Control – Gossip
Versions of Violence – Alanis Morissette
Bullet With Butterfly Wings – The Smashing Pumpkins
Metal Heart – Garbage
Under The Table – Fiona Apple
Swimming – Tracey Thorn

S01E10 – Mrs. Jesus

Song Swap:
Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac
Ride – Lana Del Rey
Prescilla – Bat For Lashes
Grand Canyon – Tracey Thorn
Wedding Day – Rosie Thomas

S01E11 – Taxi Ride

Song Swap:
Bleed Like Me – Garbage
Why Georgia – John Mayer
5 AM  – Kwamie Liv
New Boo – Kwamie Liv
Tickle Me – Danielle Spencer

S01E12 – Don’t Make Me Come To Vegas

Song Swap:
Don’t Save Me – HAIM
Little Sister – Jewel
Better By Now – RITUAL
The Treehouse Song – Ane Brun
Because I Love You – Montaigne

S01E13 – Wampum Prayer

Song Swap:
Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray – Maggie & Suzzy Roche
Treaty – Yothu Yindi
Mountains O’ Things – Tracey Chapman
Native Tongue – Mo’ju

S01E14 – Sweet Sangria

Song Swap:
Sedated – Hozier
Is This Where I Must Lie? – Things of Stone and Wood
Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
Human Drama – Panningtorock
Russia – Tori Amos
Drone Bomb Me – Anohni
That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain

S01E15 – Carbon

Song Swap:
Human – Oh Land
That I Would Be Good – Alanis Morissette
The Pure and the Damned – Oneohtrix Point Never feat. Iggy Pop
The Next Right Thing – Kristen Bell
Dope – Lady Gaga
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Anohni
Thank U – Alanis Morissette

S01E16 – Crazy

Song Swap:
Heaven by Troye Sivan feat. Betty Who
I Am Not A Robot – Marina
All Your Gold – Bat For Lashes
Unsent – Alanis Morissette
Turning Tables – Adele
Crying On The Bathroom Floor – MUNA
Cowboy Take Me Away – The Chicks
Where Have All The Cowboys Gone – Paula Cole

S01E17 – Strange

Song Swap:
Why Waste More Time? – Rosie Thomas
Loose Garment – MUNA
Is It Worth Being Sad – Meg Mac
Wanted – The Cranberries
Wasting My Young Years – London Grammar
Lost Cause – Bird Call
Maybe It’s My First Time – Meg Mac
What Do You Want – Amanda Mair
Living Under You – Arctic Lake
Cry Your Heart Out – Adele
Gillian – Ane Brun
Whatever Gets You Through The Day – The Radio
Go Your Own Way – Lissie
Sparks – Cold Play
Special Ones – George

S01E18 – Wednesday

Song Swap:
When Doves Cry – Prince
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul Simon
Remember the Tinman – Tracey Chapman
Relief Next to Me – Tegan and Sara
Queen of Denmark – John Grant
Release – George

S01E19 – Home Again, Home Again
(Wrap Up Episode)


Here’s the Song Swap if you wanted to share some music with me.

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