Switched on Pop

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What makes pop songs so catchy? Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.


34:27 | Mar 25th, 2019

After a six year hiatus, Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas are back with a new single and the stakes couldn't be higher. With each brother attaining a higher plane of celebrity during their time off, the thr...Show More
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I DID NOT KNOW I NEEDED THIS. Someone make a podcast called Jonas Jonas Jonas with me where we dissect every song produced by a Jonas brothe...Show More

55:15 | Oct 29th, 2019

Last year, NPR Music ran an audacious headline: "Rihanna Is The 21st Century's Most Influential Musician." Millions and millions of fans the world over agree, and while we try to avoid overt expressio...Show More
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Isn’t it weird that Rihanna invented music?

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1:31:41 | Sep 10th, 2019

On this very special episode, we join forces with the hilarious podcast OFF BOOK. When our powers combine, Zach and Jess of Off Book, plus their killer backing band of Scott, Dana and Brett create an ...Show More
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My faves united! An improvised, meta-musical complete with musical analysis. I always wanted Jess and Zach to explain HOW they do what they ...Show More

52:16 | Sep 3rd, 2019

"Make Me Feel," is the first hit from Janelle Monáe's 2018 album Dirty Computer,  and a sensual song about the fluidity of desire. In the pre-chorus, the singer proudly expresses that she is a "sexual...Show More
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Lizzo is the guest, discussing Janelle Monae. They’re tricking me into learning music theory and I love it.

42:39 | Apr 16th, 2019

Lil Nas X currently holds the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his surprise hit “Old Town Road.” But though the song is dripping with country twang, you won’t find it anywhere on the countr...Show More
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The podcast explains how Old Town Road is basically a pure distillation of everything that is going on in the music industry right now. It’s...Show More

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