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Switched on Pop
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. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 2,501 ratings
Cancelling Beethoven?
Nate and Charlie, I’ve been a fan of this podcast, but your recent attempt to ‘cancel’ Beethoven comes across as burnishing your reputations at the expense of an immensely talented artist. Beethoven’s music has no set agenda or political program. He left the interpretation of his music up to his...Read full review »
Weat Coast Blue via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/19/20
Pseudointellectual garbage
It’s a pity that the New York Philharmonic participated in this, lending credence to the idiocy of this discussion.
Riccardo Martello via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/20
This podcast is non-entertaining, non-educational, and is weirdly “Woke”. HARD PASS
PapaJustify via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 09/22/20
When we listen closely to the Fifth, we hear a testament to self-expression and determination. Which means that we get to decide how to honor this symphony today, whether that means taking a break from Beethoven to commission new works from underrepresented composers, bringing new audiences into...
Published 09/18/20
When you walk into a concert hall, there’s an established set of conventions and etiquette (“don’t cough!”; “don’t cheer!”; “dress appropriately!”) that’s more about demonstrating belonging than appreciating the music. That's thanks to Beethoven — or really, thanks to the wealthy white men who...
Published 09/15/20
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