In the final episode of our first season of Music and Meaning, host Charlie Peacock reflects on his unexpected journey into podcasting despite facing a head-banger of a neurological disorder called central sensitization. He discusses the podcast’s origins and objectives, emphasizing that our aim is to offer a backstage pass to the musical and spiritual aspects of his multifaceted artistic life.

We gratefully revisit highlights from the flagship season, underscoring our commitment to the seamless integration of musical artistry and meaning. The podcast tackles diverse subjects with equally diverse special guests, including music industry insiders, academics, and award-winning musicians, producers, and artists.

This episode also features a medley of Charlie’s music and productions, showcasing the depth and width of his artistic work. We hope you’ll hear it as an analog and inspiration for the podcast’s present and future goals.

As one season ends and we prepare for the next, we encourage our listeners to catch up on all 14 episodes. Please share your support for Music and Meaning with others and help spread the word. We’ve created social media graphics so you can easily proclaim your affinity for and connection to Music and Meaning. Download and start posting your enthusiasm today.

Finally, stay tuned for Charlie’s upcoming projects, including a new memoir (Roots & Rhythm, Feb. 2025) and a full-length album. We are honored to premiere a song from the upcoming recording, which Charlie wants you to know “is not quite finished.” That’s okay. Neither are we.

Charlie Peacock is a Grammy Award–winning, Billboard chart–topping music producer, composer, and recording artist. Named by Billboard’s The Encyclopedia of Record Producers as one of the 500 most important producers in music history, Charlie is a cofounder of the Art House, Wedgwood Circle, and founder/director emeritus of the commercial music program at Lipscomb University. Charlie has produced music for film and television, including A Walk to Remember, Chris Cornell’s “Misery Chain” from the soundtrack of 12 Years a Slave, and “Hush,” the title theme to the AMC drama Turn: Washington’s Spies. His books include the recent collaboration with his wife, writer Andi Ashworth, Why Everything That Doesn’t Matter, Matters So Much. Charlie is the senior music editor for Christianity Today and creator/host of the CT podcast Music and Meaning. Charlie and Andi have been married for nearly 50 years and have two grown, married children and four grandchildren.

“Music and Meaning” is a production of Christianity Today
Executive Produced by Erik Petrik and Matt Stevens
Produced and Written by Charlie Peacock and Mike Cosper
Associate Produced by Leslie Thompson & McKenzie Hill
Original Music by Charlie Peacock
Mixed by Mark Owens
Show theme, “Sound of the Room,” composed by Charlie Peacock, featuring bassist John Patitucci