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Switched on Pop
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.
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4.6 stars from 3,579 ratings
Why are restaurants so loud
In an episode on loud noise, why are the ads louder than the episode?
argenbra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/24
such good pop music analysis
i've listened to this podcast on and off for several years now and it's always a joy to hear the breakdown of contemporary pop music. the hosts have such respect for the genre and help me to hear songs and albums from a fresh perspective.Read full review »
pseudovirus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/24
The interview with Justice felt so spontaneous and everyone was so at ease. The result of a really well prepared team at work here. Editing was perfect, the interview was over before I knew it and I got so much out of it. I bet the guys from Justice even got something out of this analysis of...Read full review »
Sander van der Heide via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 05/04/24
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