Switched On Pop
Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,220 ratings
Yes, this is the greatest music podcast of all time
love.music via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/19
Nate and Charlie are the best!
Keep it up guys!
EconStudent1082 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/19
Absolutely love this podcast!
It’s a great mix between fun music and learning. I love the deeper dive into the worlds of history, sociology, and linguistics that these guys take in addition to the music theory. This has quickly become my boyfriend’s and my favourite playlist to listen on road trips.
Not__Impressed_ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/03/19
Recent Episodes
This winter season unwrap a deep dive through a pop subgenre of monumental importance: non-holiday songs that feature sleigh bells, from Bonnie Tyler to Nas, On Side B, we rebroadcast our episode on Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You"...and more sleigh bells. Featuring:•The...
Published 12/26/18
Four years into Switched On Pop, Charlie and Nate finally reveal what was behind the entire series. We may have not been totally honest with you from the beginning. Back in 2014 we were more pop skeptics than fanatics. The genre was, to some degree, the sugar that made the musical analysis...
Published 12/11/18
Mike Posner has written hits for himself like "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," and for stars from Justin Bieber ("Boyfriend") to Maroon 5 ("Sugar"), so he has insights for days on what makes a pop song work. We dig into Mike's excellent new track "Song About You," which leads to an exploration of songs...
Published 11/27/18
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