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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. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 3,036 ratings
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I try to keep up understanding because German is my mother tongue but what I understand is always interesting, haven’t fully heard of it, greatly researched and entertaining!
Mia lui via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/23/21
I just listened to the “Deja Vu” episode about musical copyright and was extremely impressed by the breadth and depth of detail that Charlie Harding brought to the discussion. He drew on his knowledge of music and song craft, but also law and technology. He clearly did a lot of homework to...Read full review »
Sadie7000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/21
Deep dive into pop music
Love how they dive deep into pop songs current and past. I love the hosts and I always learn something new and reflect on pop songs in a new way. I love when they talk about the history of music and when they consult musicology experts.
Rebecca mac via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/07/21
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