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Switched on Pop: ANTHEMS
Best Arts & Culture podcast Webby 2020 winner 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.
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4.6 stars from 2,692 ratings
Love it 💃
Just discovered this pod and I really really really really really love it 🎶🙌 I’m starting from the beginning and going in sequential order so hope it just gets better! I wish sometimes they’d be less objective and just say what their favourite parts are or share more personal anecdotes about...Read full review »
Kat :) via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/12/20
Great show!!
Love the Anthem episode
Nick-ams via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 10/27/20
No matter what medium or niche—sports, movies, TV, fashion, design, photography, music, etc.—it’s is always so inspiring to hear how these pieces of art were made. Huge fan of Disclosure, huge fan of this show now!!
k_b234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/20
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Published 11/17/20
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Published 11/10/20
In 1995, ESPN launched Jock Jams Volume 1, a compilation record that would define the sound of sports for the next quarter century. We listen to the album's biggest songs to define what makes a "Jock Jam," and tell the story of how this record came to define the sound of the stadium. MORE Read...
Published 11/03/20
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