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Switched on Pop
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,873 ratings
My Dad Loves it!
I love how they can take a Janelle Monae song to a Michael Jackson song to a muddy waters song. That blew my mind, pretty much every episode has one good mind blown moment. And the Lizzo episode changed my life. Also my dad has been a deep music lover for decades and this podcast has started so...Read full review »
Vfd42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/19
Literally, literally too many
Great pod but please try to limit the use of the word “literally”. It’s worse than “um” and literally makes your points less impactful. For example, remove it from my previous sentence.
Rethink these via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/19
If this guy’s a musicologist, then I’m a brain surgeon. What a joke.
jeffhrsn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/19
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