Switched on Pop

By Vulture

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Subscribers: 3150
Reviews: 11
Episodes: 407

Reed
 Dec 8, 2023
This podcast celebrates the joy, artistry, beauty and transcendence of pop music without the cynicism and nostalgia of other music podcasts. I just discovered this a few months ago and love listening to shows from the back catalogue.

Wow Jeff
 Mar 12, 2023
I didn't know that someone could make exciting music unexciting. By deconstructing songs and melodies, you losing the forest among the trees. They use much of the same schtick ever episode. I'm sure you might like it, but not my cup of tea


 Jan 18, 2023


 Mar 29, 2022


 Mar 30, 2021

Description

A podcast all about the making and meaning of popular music. Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work magic on our ears & our culture. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Episode Date
Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist (with Charlie Puth)
May 28, 2024
Billie Eilish hits both hard and soft
May 21, 2024
Gastropod: Why are restaurants so loud? Plus the science behind the perfect playlist
May 17, 2024
Is pop music just fast food? (with Gastropod)
May 14, 2024
Rosie Tucker's unending bliss
May 10, 2024
Eurovision 2024: from Baby Lasagna to Windows95Man
May 07, 2024
Justice is never-ending
May 04, 2024
Best of 2024 so far: hip hop feuds, Hozier’s pop surprise and espresso shots
Apr 30, 2024
Taylor Swift's Literary Era
Apr 23, 2024
Lost Notes: How Fela Kuti Found Afrobeat in LA
Apr 20, 2024
Berlin's Hottest Club is Rico Nasty & Boys Noize
Apr 16, 2024
Chasing old sounds: Djo's "End of Beginning" with Joe Keery
Apr 09, 2024
Cowboy Carter: This Ain't Country
Apr 02, 2024
Hip-hop's Sea Change at Rolling Loud
Mar 26, 2024
Rhapsody in Blue, Reimagined
Mar 22, 2024
Eternal Sunshine of Ariana Grande's Mind
Mar 19, 2024
How to DIY a Music Career (with Amelia Meath and David Gray at SXSW)
Mar 15, 2024
Is Beyoncé's music #sponcon? And other mysteries LIVE in Brooklyn
Mar 12, 2024
Jacob Collier unites the world
Mar 05, 2024
Beyoncé's Country
Feb 27, 2024
Adult Contemporary, but make it cool (with CHROMEO)
Feb 20, 2024
The Star Spangled Banger!
Feb 13, 2024
Brittany Howard's Chaos Theory (with Brittany Howard)
Feb 06, 2024
The b*tch of loving musical theater (with Bridger Winegar)
Jan 30, 2024
Kali Uchis takes on the world
Jan 23, 2024
Soundalikes: Lil Nas X and Ariana Grande
Jan 16, 2024
The case of the missing vocals, and other listener questions
Jan 09, 2024
Too Fast? We’re Curious: The sped-up remix phenomenon - ICYMI
Jan 02, 2024
Wham! Op. 84 “Last Christmas” with Chilly Gonzales - ICYMI
Dec 25, 2023
"Did I mention that it's Christmas in this club?" (w Matt Rogers)
Dec 19, 2023
Nicki Minaj's Roman Empire
Dec 12, 2023
Hear the Year: The music we loved in 2023
Dec 05, 2023
Behind the Scenes of Switched on Pop on Harman Audio Talks
Nov 28, 2023
Noah Kahan’s Folk Pop Revival
Nov 21, 2023
Why Country Music Dominated 2023's Charts
Nov 14, 2023
The Beatles: "Now and Then" and Forever
Nov 07, 2023
Rerecording Taylor Swift's 1989, Dark Side of the Moon, and Demi Lovato
Oct 28, 2023
Chartbreakers: Mitski tops the TikTok chart
Oct 24, 2023
How Talking Heads reinvented the concert film (with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz)
Oct 17, 2023
Feeling Fine with Faye Webster
Oct 11, 2023
Metro Boomin Wants Some More
Oct 06, 2023
In Defense of Crunk
Oct 03, 2023
Made In America: Jay-Z & Toby Keith ICYMI
Sep 28, 2023
The Art of Flow (with DJ Jazzy Jeff) ICYMI
Sep 26, 2023
Doja Cat’s Satanic Suite
Sep 19, 2023
Jimmy Buffett: Next Year in Margaritaville
Sep 12, 2023
Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' Era ICYMI
Sep 05, 2023
Olivia Rodrigo’s Good Ideas
Aug 29, 2023
Wonders: "Stacy's Mom" and Adam Schlesinger
Aug 22, 2023
The mid-career crises of Travis Scott and Post Malone
Aug 15, 2023
Song Camp 2: Electric Boogaloo! (with Alex Tumay, Wolftyla, Nicholas Petricca, Grace VanderWaal)
Aug 11, 2023
The secret world of songwriting camps
Aug 08, 2023
Your cursive singing is tearing this family apart!
Aug 01, 2023
Barbie and the plasticity of pop
Jul 25, 2023
How Louis Armstrong invented the modern pop star
Jul 18, 2023
Speak Now (about Taylor's versions)
Jul 11, 2023
My Beyoncé Ticket Cost $4,000: Why the Touring Industry Might Be Broken – Into It with Sam Sanders
Jul 04, 2023
What makes a gay anthem?
Jun 27, 2023
Switches Brew: blink-182, Kate Bush, BewhY, The Pointer Sisters, Saint Levant
Jun 20, 2023
Chartbreakers: Mexican regional y más
Jun 13, 2023
Listening 2 Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
Jun 06, 2023
Listening 2 Daft Punk: Human After All / Alive 2007
May 30, 2023
Listening 2 Daft Punk: Discovery
May 23, 2023
Listening 2 Daft Punk: Homework
May 16, 2023
The Jonas Brothers' Yacht Rock Revival
May 09, 2023
From Westeros-techno to trance metal: Eurovision 2023
May 02, 2023
Who killed the key change in pop music?
Apr 25, 2023
A.I. Drake has put music in a tailspin
Apr 21, 2023
BTS goes solo together
Apr 18, 2023
This Generation's Caroline Polachek
Apr 11, 2023
The Shakira Conspiracy
Apr 04, 2023
Reinventing Bach
Mar 28, 2023
100 gecs and the new sound of hyperpop
Mar 21, 2023
Switches Brew
Mar 17, 2023
Modern Classics: Seal - Kiss From a Rose
Mar 14, 2023
How John Denver got huge in Asia
Mar 07, 2023
Chartbreakers: Jersey Club, Complicated Country, and 50s Crooners
Feb 28, 2023
Five years later, the legacy of Nipsey Hussle's "Victory Lap"
Feb 22, 2023
“Flowers” and the art of the response song
Feb 14, 2023
Rihanna Party! ICYMI
Feb 12, 2023
The L.A. guitar shop that reinvented indie folk
Feb 07, 2023
A History of Whammies at the Grammys - Into It with Sam Sanders
Feb 02, 2023
Wonders: Bobby McFerrin
Jan 31, 2023
The New Wave of Paramore
Jan 24, 2023
Taylor Swift and the music industry's next $20
Jan 20, 2023
SZA's Endless Melody
Jan 18, 2023
Too Fast? We’re Curious: The sped-up remix phenomenon
Jan 10, 2023
ICYMI 90s Music Canon
Jan 03, 2023
ICYMI: We *do* talk about Bruno
Dec 27, 2022
Anitta & Rosalía on the borders of Latin pop
Dec 20, 2022
How Bad Bunny won 2022
Dec 13, 2022
The soft sounds of Kali Uchis (live from Vulture Fest)
Dec 06, 2022
Why do new Christmas songs fail?
Nov 29, 2022
The Art of Flow
Nov 22, 2022
Willow Smith rocks harder
Nov 15, 2022
The Sound of Sapphism
Nov 08, 2022
Scary Pockets funkify pop classics (with Lizzy McAlpine)
Nov 01, 2022
Up late with Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’
Oct 24, 2022
Steve Lacy brings bedroom pop to the Billboard top
Oct 18, 2022
Why it hurts to release a record (with Sylvan Esso)
Oct 11, 2022
Santigold sings Spirituals
Oct 04, 2022
The future of music pt I
Sep 27, 2022
Lady Gaga & The Pequeños Monstruos
Sep 20, 2022
Invasion of the Vibe Snatchers
Sep 13, 2022
Into It: Song of Summer 2022
Sep 06, 2022
Learning to love the Killers (maybe)
Aug 30, 2022
K-Pop Chartbreakers: BLACKPINK, Girls’ Generation, NewJeans, IVE
Aug 23, 2022
Demi Lovato Searches for "Substance" In Pop-Punk Perfection
Aug 16, 2022
Beyoncé's ‘Renaissance’ Era
Aug 09, 2022
Into It: The Business of Beyoncé
Aug 05, 2022
"It's About Damn Time" for Another Lizzo #1
Aug 02, 2022
Elvis, Big Mama Thornton, Doja Cat, and the Long Legacy of “Hound Dog”
Jul 26, 2022
We Won’t Go Back: Pop Music and the Fight For Reproductive Rights (w MILCK and Ann Powers)
Jul 19, 2022
Harry Styles and the Sledgehammer Horns
Jul 12, 2022
ICYMI: The 90s’ Most Unlikely Hit (with Baz Luhrmann)
Jul 05, 2022
Beyoncé's House
Jun 28, 2022
Robert Glasper on jazz, basketball, and his score for "Winning Time"
Jun 21, 2022
Scoring Stranger Things with Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Jun 16, 2022
Kate Bush, Stranger Things, and a hit song four decades in the making
Jun 14, 2022
So your song went viral on TikTok. What’s next?
Jun 07, 2022
The 1980s jam that gave Latto and Mariah Carey Big D*** Energy
May 31, 2022
Kendrick Lamar and the big samples
May 24, 2022
Modern Classics: PJ Morton made Nas’s Stevie Wonder dream come true
May 17, 2022
Will Ukraine win Eurovision 2022?
May 10, 2022
Belle and Sebastian on the value of staying "young and stupid"
May 03, 2022
The New Alternative
Apr 26, 2022
Jump-starting the creative process with Allison Ponthier
Apr 19, 2022
A Higher Power Ballad
Apr 12, 2022
How sound becomes hearing
Apr 05, 2022
Listening 2 Britney: Gimme More
Mar 29, 2022
Listening 2 Britney: Toxic
Mar 22, 2022
Listening 2 Britney: I'm a Slave 4 U
Mar 15, 2022
Listening 2 Britney: ...Baby One More Time
Mar 08, 2022
Chartbreakers (ft. Megan Thee Stallion and the Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Mar 01, 2022
Leon Bridges and Khruangbin Sing a Song of Texas
Feb 15, 2022
Shaking Out the Numb with Sylvan Esso
Feb 08, 2022
We *do* talk about Bruno
Feb 01, 2022
32 Albums in, Elvis Costello is Just Getting Started
Jan 25, 2022
Accidental K-pop star Eric Nam risks it all to go his own way
Jan 19, 2022
The Weeknd drives through purgatory (with a little help from Jim Carrey)
Jan 11, 2022
Why do new Christmas songs fail?
Dec 21, 2021
Tai Verdes TikTok-ed his way to a breakout hit
Dec 14, 2021
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raise The Roof
Dec 07, 2021
The Beatles get back to their roots
Nov 30, 2021
Taylor, Adele & Silk Sonic’s broken hearts club (with Brittany Luse)
Nov 23, 2021
Snotty Nose Rez Kids on hip hop and Indigenous protest
Nov 16, 2021
The State of the Pop Union
Nov 09, 2021
Why ABBA songs just hit different
Nov 02, 2021
The Healing Power of Pop with Esperanza Spalding
Oct 26, 2021
Janet Jackson's Legacy After 'Control' from It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders
Oct 22, 2021
James Bond's Spycraft Sound
Oct 19, 2021
James Blake & The Return of Harmony
Oct 12, 2021
Sparkle spoke out against R Kelly. It cost her her career.
Oct 07, 2021
ICYMI: The Mystery of Montero AKA Lil Nas X (feat. Take A Daytrip)
Sep 28, 2021
Deja Vu: Why Olivia Rodrigo keeps giving up songwriting credits
Sep 21, 2021
CHVRCHES and the sound of 80s horror
Sep 14, 2021
From Taylor Swift to Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner Finds Meaning in Musical Community
Sep 07, 2021
Modern Classics: Carina del Valle Schorske on Cat Power's "Manhattan"
Aug 31, 2021
The Joy of Music Festivals
Aug 24, 2021
The Beauty and Horror of Insane Clown Posse's Summer Festival
Aug 17, 2021
How Coachella took the Woodstock look
Aug 10, 2021
Modern Classics: Mark Ronson on Ginuwine's "Pony"
Aug 03, 2021
Summer Hits: Jack Antonoff on Bleachers “Stop Making This Hurt”
Jul 30, 2021
Modern Classics: Yola on Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” and the Longevity of Soul
Jul 27, 2021
The Appealing Uneasiness of Listening to L’Rain (Live at JBL)
Jul 23, 2021
Summer Hits: City Girls - Twerkulator (with Kyra Gaunt)
Jul 20, 2021
Summer Hits: Lorde - Solar Power (w Hanif Abdurraqib)
Jul 16, 2021
Summer Hits: Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u (with Jessica Hopper)
Jul 13, 2021
Modern Classics: Labrinth's "Sexy MF" (with Sam Sanders)
Jul 06, 2021
Growing Pains with Lucy Dacus
Jul 02, 2021
Summer Hits: BTS - Butter (with Jenna Andrews)
Jun 29, 2021
Pop’s Worst Kept Secret ft. Emily Warren
Jun 22, 2021
40 Years Later, Japanese City Pop is Still Crashing the Charts (with Cat Zhang)
Jun 15, 2021
J Cole’s The Off Season and the Power of the 12/8 Shuffle
Jun 08, 2021
ICYMI Rina Sawayama Reimagines the 00s
Jun 01, 2021
Vijay Iyer on why jazz has always been political
May 25, 2021
Introducing Galaxy Brains
May 18, 2021
Turns out Willow Smith rocks
May 11, 2021
Julia Michaels’ Songwriting Superpowers
May 04, 2021
How Take A Daytrip took off (full interview)
Apr 30, 2021
The Mystery of Montero AKA Lil Nas X (feat. Take A Daytrip)
Apr 27, 2021
Pop On A Perilous Planet (w Kyle Devine)
Apr 20, 2021
5 Rules of Great Songwriting Collabs, According to Teddy Geiger and Dan Wilson (On Air Fest 2021)
Apr 13, 2021
Silk Sonic's Retro Soul (with Tayla Parx)
Apr 06, 2021
AJR Conjure Broadway on 'OK Orchestra'
Mar 30, 2021
Return of the Funk Guitar: Cory Wong Breaks Down Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware and Nile Rodgers
Mar 23, 2021
What the 63rd Grammys say about the state of pop
Mar 16, 2021
Kimbra reflects on a song that we used to know
Mar 09, 2021
Kaytranada's journey from basement beat-making to the Grammys
Mar 02, 2021
JP Saxe Didn’t Mean for His Grammy Hit ‘If the World Was Ending’ to Be So Literal
Feb 23, 2021
Adrian Younge's new project sounds like James Baldwin meets Marvin Gaye
Feb 16, 2021
The Scandalous Sounds of Bridgerton (w Kris Bowers)
Feb 09, 2021
How The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” used retro sounds and modern bass to break every record
Feb 02, 2021
Epik High is our gateway into Korean hip hop (with Tablo)
Jan 26, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is a full throttle power ballad
Jan 19, 2021
D.O.C. (Death of the Chorus) with Emily Warren
Jan 12, 2021
ICYMI: The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX
Jan 05, 2021
ICYMI: Do You Believe in Life After Autotune?
Dec 29, 2020
Wham! Op. 84 “Last Christmas” with Chilly Gonzales
Dec 21, 2020
Taylor Swift has "evermore" of a good thing
Dec 15, 2020
Women's Rap Renaissance
Dec 08, 2020
Red Hot + Blue with Meshell Ndegeocello
Dec 01, 2020
The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)
Nov 24, 2020
ANTHEMS: Missy Elliott — Work It
Nov 17, 2020
ANTHEMS: Smash Mouth — All Star
Nov 10, 2020
ANTHEMS: Jock Jams — Get Ready For This
Nov 03, 2020
ANTHEMS: Queen — We Are The Champions
Oct 27, 2020
Cory Henry has Something to Say
Oct 20, 2020
The Pop Music Forecast (with Lauren Michele Jackson)
Oct 14, 2020
Brandy Clark's Life Is A Record
Oct 07, 2020
Keith Urban on The Speed of Now Part 1
Oct 02, 2020
Mickey Guyton sings truth to Country Music
Sep 29, 2020
Disclosure: Where Energy Flows
Sep 22, 2020
THE 5TH — MOVEMENT IV, What Beethoven Would Have Wanted
Sep 18, 2020
THE 5TH — MOVEMENT III, Putting the Classism in Classical
Sep 15, 2020
THE 5TH — MOVEMENT II, From Struggle to Victory
Sep 11, 2020
THE 5TH — MOVEMENT I, A Battle Brewing
Sep 08, 2020
The Resistance is Dancing in the Streets (ICYMI)
Sep 01, 2020
Benee and the Art of the Sad Banger 
Aug 26, 2020
90s Music Canon
Aug 18, 2020
Bruno Major restyles the Great American Songbook
Aug 11, 2020
Black Is King (ICYMI Beyoncé's Gift To Africa ft. Ivie Ani)
Aug 04, 2020
folklore: taylor swift's quarantine dream
Jul 28, 2020
The Women Reclaiming Nu-Metal ft. Rina Sawayama
Jul 21, 2020
Rosie: Investigating a Crime at the Heart of the Music Industry
Jul 14, 2020
Song of Summer 2020: TikTok Jams, Protest Anthems, Breezy Bops & Bummer Bangers
Jul 07, 2020
The Many Colors of Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’
Jun 30, 2020
I Am America (w Shea Diamond and Justin Tranter)
Jun 30, 2020
Baz Luhrmann’s “Sunscreen Song” — The 90s’ Most Unlikely Hit (with Avery Trufelman)
Jun 23, 2020
Jacob Collier on staying creative and his 646 track song “All I Need”
Jun 19, 2020
What it means to make music in 2020
Jun 16, 2020
Big Floyd And The Influence Of Houston Chopped N Screwed Music
Jun 09, 2020
Carly Rae Jepsen: Meeting The Muse
May 26, 2020
Why lo-fi is the perfect background music
May 19, 2020
Eurovision Lives! (with Netta)
May 12, 2020
How To Soundtrack A Villain: Killing Eve
May 05, 2020
Did Fiona Apple Just Release a Perfect Album?
Apr 28, 2020
Doja Cat’s “Say So” is a Masterclass in Good Times
Apr 21, 2020
Were We Wrong About Kanye West?
Apr 14, 2020
Aussie2Aussie: 5SOS on Tame Impala (with Luke Hemmings & Calum Hood)
Apr 07, 2020
The (murder) Ballad of Joe Exotic “Tiger King” (with Robert Moor)
Apr 05, 2020
D’Angelo and the Legacy of Voodoo (with Faith Pennick)
Mar 31, 2020
"Happy Birthday" is the Worst (with Anne-Marie)
Mar 24, 2020
Bad Bunny Has A Message For Your Mom
Mar 17, 2020
The Fire & Fury Of Overcoats
Mar 10, 2020
Can't Help Falling in Lauv (the interview)
Mar 03, 2020
What Happens When Justin Bieber Samples Your Music
Feb 25, 2020
Return Of The Guitar: Halsey, 5 Seconds of Summer, Joji
Feb 18, 2020
Look At Selena Gomez Now with Justin Tranter & Ian Kirkpatrick
Feb 11, 2020
Five Directions: How do the solo efforts of One Direction stack up?
Feb 04, 2020
Post Malone has us Running in Circles
Jan 28, 2020
Hopes and Fears of Mac Miller, Future, Drake, and Billie Eilish
Jan 21, 2020
Dua Lipa’s Disco Fever
Jan 14, 2020
ICYMI: Chance The Rapper, Kehlani, & The Shifting Sound of R&B — with Oak Felder
Jan 07, 2020
ICYMI: Billie Eilish is a Different Kind of Pop Star (ft. FINNEAS)
Dec 31, 2019
Dolly Parton's America (with Jad Abumrad)
Dec 24, 2019
Who's Afraid of the Sound of TikTok? (w Cat Zhang)
Dec 17, 2019
Paper Planes, Chandelier & What the #@%! is Timbre? (with Constance Grady)
Dec 10, 2019
Prelude & Feud on a 'G' Thang: Biggie vs Tupac
Dec 03, 2019
Pop is the Sound We Need Right Now (with Electric Guest)
Nov 26, 2019
The Past, Present, and Future of EMO (with Allegra Frank)
Nov 19, 2019
When Pop and Classical Collide (with James Bennett II)
Nov 12, 2019
Unlocking the Rhythms of Rosalía
Nov 05, 2019
Rihanna Party! (with Gina Delvac)
Oct 29, 2019
Why U Love 2 Listen 2 Prince (with Anil Dash)
Oct 22, 2019
A Brief History of Men Singing Really High
Oct 15, 2019
Total Request Live! Taylor, Lana, Kim, and More (with Sam Sanders)
Oct 07, 2019
Mastering Music (with Dallas Taylor of Twenty Thousand Hertz)
Oct 01, 2019
Jazz 1959
Sep 24, 2019
BONUS: Charli XCX and The Future of Music (with Dani Deahl)
Sep 22, 2019
The “Baby Shark” Phenomenon (with Andrea Silenzi)
Sep 17, 2019
BONUS: Who are the Picassos of pop? (with Ross Golan)
Sep 13, 2019
Switched Off Book the Improvised Musical (with Jess McKenna and Zach Reino)
Sep 10, 2019
ICYMI: How to 'Make Me Feel' with Lizzo
Sep 03, 2019
ICYMI: Why is 90s Pop so Bizarre?
Aug 27, 2019
Songs of Summer Call-in Special
Aug 20, 2019
Chance The Rapper, Kehlani, & The Shifting Sound of R&B — with Oak Felder
Aug 13, 2019
Beyoncé's Gift To Africa (with Ivie Ani)
Aug 06, 2019
LCD Soundsystem and the Unbearable Sameness of Restaurant Playlists
Jul 30, 2019
The $50M Beat Marketplace That Broke the Billboard
Jul 23, 2019
Shawn Mendes and the Rhythm of Rhyme
Jul 16, 2019
Space, The Final Frontier: Madonna, Stephen Puth and Street Studios
Jul 09, 2019
What BTS's "Boy With Love" ft. Halsey Can Teach Us About K-pop
Jul 02, 2019
"Prince Ali" and Why We're All Music Theorists
Jun 25, 2019
Why Does Every Intro Sound Like It's Underwater? (Live)
Jun 18, 2019
The Man Behind the Rocketman with Giles Martin
Jun 11, 2019
The Greatest Pop Stories Never Told (with Jessica Hopper)
Jun 04, 2019
Should You Care About Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber?
May 28, 2019
The Smooth Sound of NPR Morning News
May 21, 2019
Is There An Indie Rock Conspiracy? (Featuring Joywave)
May 15, 2019
Lizzo And The End of Genre (with Sam Harris of X Ambassadors)
May 07, 2019
Taylor Swift Causes a PANIC!
Apr 30, 2019
Sounds Like Teen Spirit (with Elle Fanning)
Apr 23, 2019
Lil Nas X: Country at the Crossroads
Apr 16, 2019
Billie Eilish is a Different Kind of Pop Star (ft. FINNEAS)
Apr 09, 2019
BONUS: Bhi Bhiman's 'Peace of Mind' Episode 1
Apr 08, 2019
Bhi Bhiman Puts the Music Before the Message
Apr 02, 2019
Comeback Kids: The Jonas Brothers are Back
Mar 25, 2019
Lost & Found: The Drama of Pop Form with Emily King
Mar 19, 2019
How Streaming Changed the Sound of Pop
Mar 12, 2019
Top 40 Activism with Justin Tranter
Mar 05, 2019
What Makes An Award Winning Song?
Feb 20, 2019
What Makes a Song Sexy?
Feb 05, 2019
The Deep History of '7 Rings'
Jan 29, 2019
Do You Believe in Life After Autotune?
Jan 23, 2019
Slay Bells, All Year Long
Dec 26, 2018
Look What You Made Us Do
Dec 11, 2018
Entering Beard Phase with Mike Posner
Nov 27, 2018
How Dirty Projectors Make You Feel Energy (with David Longstreth)
Nov 13, 2018
Stairway To Hell: Greta Van Fleet’s Scorching Album Review That Went Viral
Oct 30, 2018
Charli XCX and Troye Sivan Love the 90s
Oct 16, 2018
Sicko Rap and Drunk Country
Oct 03, 2018
The Side Effects of Pop Music with Emily Warren
Sep 18, 2018
Drake vs Drake
Sep 06, 2018
Summer Heat of the 2000s: Beyoncé and Black Eyed Peas (Pt. II)
Aug 23, 2018
Summer Heat of the 2000s: Nelly + Katy Perry (Pt. 1)
Aug 09, 2018
Why is 90s Pop so Bizarre?
Jul 27, 2018
The Resistance is Dancing in the Streets
Jul 12, 2018
Switched on Summer: Getting Around with the Beach Boys
Jun 28, 2018
The Pure Pop of Charlie Puth + Carly Rae (ft Hanif Abdurraqib)
Jun 14, 2018
Afrofuturism in Kali Uchis & Clipping (with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes)
May 31, 2018
Finding Equanimity In 'No Tears Left To Cry'
May 17, 2018
Can AI 'Algorhythms' Write Pop Songs? (With Taryn Southern)
May 03, 2018
Listening Differently to Lorde | with MARIAN HILL
Apr 19, 2018
Kacey Musgraves Gives Us Butterflies
Apr 05, 2018
Gucci Gang and the Neural Substrate of Subjective Time Dilation
Mar 22, 2018
How to 'Make Me Feel' with Lizzo
Mar 08, 2018
808s & Havana Heartbreak
Feb 22, 2018
My My My! Troye Sivan + Queer Pop (w Gina Delvac, Darryl Bullock)
Feb 08, 2018
90s Nostalgia in Bruno Mars and Charlie Puth
Jan 25, 2018
Justin Timberlake's Identity Crisis
Jan 11, 2018
Dua Lipa's Minor Mantra (w Emily Bootle)
Dec 28, 2017
All I Want for Xmas is a Year in Review Episode
Dec 14, 2017
Björk's Emotional Landscapes
Nov 30, 2017
Taylor Constructs A Darker Reputation
Nov 16, 2017
Unlikely Mashups: Taylor + Cardi B | Clean Bandit + Berlioz
Nov 02, 2017
Kendrick Lamar's HUMBLE deconstructed w. guest Amber Mark
Oct 19, 2017
Demi Lovato is Not Sorry
Oct 06, 2017
How to 'Feels' the Groove
Sep 22, 2017
Anthems of Resilience - Kesha and Imagine Dragons [LIVE]
Sep 07, 2017
The Many Worlds of "Despacito"
Aug 10, 2017
Selena Gomez: Bad Liar, Psycho Songwriter
Jul 13, 2017
Breaking Down Alanis Morissette (and our own Preconceptions) with guest Andrea Warner
Jun 29, 2017
Morgan Page Reveals the Rule of 3 in Julia Michaels and Maroon 5
Jun 16, 2017
DJ Khaled - I'm The One... six... four... five
Jun 01, 2017
Musical Architecture in Charlie Puth + HAIM
May 18, 2017
The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX
May 04, 2017
Harry Styles, Eschatology and Teen Girl Fandom
Apr 20, 2017
What's to Love About Ed Sheeran? (guest Ross Golan)
Apr 06, 2017
Zedd + Alessia Cara - Stay (w special guest Grey)
Mar 23, 2017
Chained to the Green Light: Katy Perry + Lorde
Mar 10, 2017
Oscar Week!: La La Land ft. Genevieve Koski
Feb 24, 2017
Zayn, Taylor Swift & The Grammys
Feb 09, 2017
The Puzzle of Ariana Grande's "Into You" (with K. Flay)
Jan 27, 2017
Seduced by the Sound: The Weeknd + Daft Punk
Jan 12, 2017
Dreaming Of A White Christmas
Dec 16, 2016
How to Listen to Music in 4 Easy Steps
Dec 01, 2016
Playing it Cool: How Tove Lo Aims High
Nov 17, 2016
Made In America: Toby Keith & Jay-Z
Nov 03, 2016
Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal
Oct 20, 2016
The Most Popular Song In The World
Oct 06, 2016
Lady Gaga Is A Perfect Illusion
Sep 22, 2016
How Beyoncé to The Beatles Modulate Your Emotions
Sep 09, 2016
Pop Drops and Chipmunk Soul
Aug 25, 2016
The Gideon and Hubcap Show
Aug 15, 2016
Breaking Down The House
Aug 01, 2016
Around The World With Drake
Jul 14, 2016
When Good Music Happens To Bad People
Jun 30, 2016
Justin Timberlake Goes Medieval
Jun 16, 2016
All About Those Baseline Assumptions About Femini$m in Pop
Jun 06, 2016
Jonas vs. Jonas: Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a Boy Band
May 19, 2016
Purple Lemonade: Prince & Beyoncé
May 05, 2016
Pablo And The Wolves
Apr 22, 2016
The Populist Pop of Twenty One Pilots
Apr 06, 2016
American Oxygen
Mar 23, 2016
Say Hey
Mar 10, 2016
Now I Sia, Now I Don't
Feb 26, 2016
B Side: Singing With Mama Jan
Feb 18, 2016
Call Your Girlfriend
Feb 12, 2016
Click With Dick And Other Campaign Anthems
Jan 29, 2016
The Life Changing Magic of Music in 2015
Jan 17, 2016
Linus & Lucy
Dec 17, 2015
Same Here
Dec 02, 2015
Searching for Max Martin
Nov 19, 2015
Hotline Hello: Drake and Adele
Nov 04, 2015
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Oct 22, 2015
Justin Bieber’s Existential Suite
Oct 07, 2015
The Weeknd: Dance of Deception
Sep 23, 2015
Let’s Talk About Sax
Sep 09, 2015
Kacey Musgraves: Transgressing Country
Aug 14, 2015
Song of Summer: LIVE!
Jul 30, 2015
The Dual Meaning of Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen
Jul 15, 2015
One Direction: Our Modern Day Castrati
May 29, 2015
The Final Dropout
May 15, 2015
Hidden Sounds in FourFiveSeconds
May 06, 2015
Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
Apr 15, 2015
Hozier’s Waffling of Faith in Take Me To Church
Apr 02, 2015
Taylor Swift’s Beethovian Blank Space
Mar 26, 2015
A Cappella Dreams
Mar 16, 2015
Radio Africa
Feb 19, 2015
Star Spangled
Jan 28, 2015
Mark Ronson: Funk Politics
Jan 15, 2015
The Imperative Jingle Bells
Dec 20, 2014
To Be Young
Dec 11, 2014
Boom Bang Pow
Nov 14, 2014
The Oeuvre of Taylor Swift
Oct 28, 2014
Heartbreak
Oct 28, 2014