Visit to a Christmas shop provides an interesting perspective on the upcoming Christmas season.  

Enjoy Frances' own piano arrangement of "Silent Night".

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep013_10_12_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21am EST

Hear how a harp, a willow, a van and a bird make up part of the next leg of my musical journey on this episode.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep012_10_11_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

# 11 How I got started in all this

Continuing the theme of 'small beginnings', you will hear how Frances got started in the journey of music and also hear one of the very first songs she wrote along with the story behind it.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep011_10_10_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EST

# 10 Don't despise small beginnings

An encouraging word to hang in there even when things seem small and insignificant!  

Hear how over the years small steps have taken this songwriter and another musician on to larger territory.  

Concludes with the song "In the Hand of The Lord".

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep010_10_09_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

# 9 Radio Interview with WTGN, Lima, OH

On this episode Music Director, Bob Hartman of WTGN, Lima OH interviews me with some probing questions.

Hear what it's like to write songs for children for the Songs of Love Organization as well as other things this music director was curious about when it comes to the life of a singer/songwriter.



Direct download: InsideThings_Ep009_10_08_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am EST

# 8 Living room music

Ever thought about hosting a concert in your home? Get ideas from this episode.

Frances talks with the hostess from a recent house concert.  "Concerts in your home" is a movement across the U.S. that is really growing.

If you enjoy music, would love to hear untold stories behind the songs in an informal atmosphere, consider this idea for your home.  Listen to Anita's thoughts about creating a guest list, preparing her home and what it was like to see Frances perform right in her own living room. - a website that will tell you all you need to know about hosting a house concert.

Hear an e-mail Frances received from a reader of her 'blog' and read the story of the man who took great steps to see a dream of his come true here:


Direct download: InsideThings_Ep008_10_07_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EST

# 7  Part 2 of 2 Bonnie Keen & Nan Gurley

Women Who Dare To Believe Musical (2nd part interview) w/ Bonnie Keen & Nan Gurley.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep007_10_06_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06am EST

# 6 (Part 1 of 2) Bonnie Keen & Nan Gurley

Interview w/ Bonnie Keen (First Call) & Nan Gurley - composers of "Women Who Dare To Believe".

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep006_10_05_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

# 5 Special guest Mark Cable

Interview with Mark Cable - Singer/Songwriter & father of six!

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep005_10_04_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm EST

From losing my brakes, to hitting a house, to seeing the site where my brother died - this podcast tells the inside story of what it's like to be on the road sharing music.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep004_10_03_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

# 3 Our Love Story

Falling in love with each other, literally.  Hear the love story of Tom and Frances Drost and how they have managed to stay in love for 20 years.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep003_10_02_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

# 2a Story behind the theme song

Story behind the title "Inside Things".

Hear how the CD project "Inside Things" got it's title and the story behind the song that is the theme song of this new podcast.




Direct download: InsideThings_Ep002a_10.01.01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm EST





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