The Listener Effect is a docu-reality show by me (Jon Michael Swift) where I interview people, write songs about them and help them tell their story.  I create this show because I believe in the power of music to change the world for the better, and I use this show as a tool to make that change happen.

I started interviewing people in 2014, and I am always looking for a way to write songs that are going to make a visible difference in people’s lives. The stories I’ve covered range from personal love songs to global political issues. As I write, I am always searching for a non-musical goal that might be reached through the music and the story. This makes the show a living, breathing entity that changes the world just as the world changes it.

To experience some more, consider checking out the Episode Guide to see what stories might interest you personally.