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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.


Janet Jackson's Legacy After 'Control' from It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders 46:07 10/22/2021
James Bond's Spycraft Sound 34:53 10/19/2021
James Blake & The Return of Harmony 39:50 10/12/2021
Sparkle spoke out against R Kelly. It cost her her career. 31:03 10/07/2021
ICYMI: The Mystery of Montero AKA Lil Nas X (feat. Take A Daytrip) 35:59 09/28/2021
Deja Vu: Why Olivia Rodrigo keeps giving up songwriting credits 60:35 09/21/2021
CHVRCHES and the sound of 80s horror 33:38 09/14/2021
From Taylor Swift to Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner Finds Meaning in Musical Community 27:01 09/07/2021
Modern Classics: Carina del Valle Schorske on Cat Power's "Manhattan" 29:51 08/31/2021
The Joy of Music Festivals 27:12 08/24/2021
The Beauty and Horror of Insane Clown Posse's Summer Festival 35:16 08/17/2021
How Coachella took the Woodstock look 25:58 08/10/2021
Modern Classics: Mark Ronson on Ginuwine's "Pony" 38:44 08/03/2021
Summer Hits: Jack Antonoff on Bleachers “Stop Making This Hurt” 41:33 07/30/2021
Modern Classics: Yola on Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” and the Longevity of Soul 33:18 07/27/2021
The Appealing Uneasiness of Listening to L’Rain (Live at JBL) 26:12 07/23/2021
Summer Hits: City Girls - Twerkulator (with Kyra Gaunt) 24:25 07/20/2021
Summer Hits: Lorde - Solar Power (w Hanif Abdurraqib) 31:05 07/16/2021
Summer Hits: Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u (with Jessica Hopper) 35:01 07/13/2021
Modern Classics: Labrinth's "Sexy MF" (with Sam Sanders) 30:21 07/06/2021
Growing Pains with Lucy Dacus 32:03 07/02/2021
Summer Hits: BTS - Butter (with Jenna Andrews) 36:10 06/29/2021
Pop’s Worst Kept Secret ft. Emily Warren 28:33 06/22/2021
40 Years Later, Japanese City Pop is Still Crashing the Charts (with Cat Zhang) 31:06 06/15/2021
J Cole’s The Off Season and the Power of the 12/8 Shuffle 31:10 06/08/2021
ICYMI Rina Sawayama Reimagines the 00s 20:27 06/01/2021
Vijay Iyer on why jazz has always been political 31:15 05/25/2021
Introducing Galaxy Brains 34:50 05/18/2021
Turns out Willow Smith rocks 32:43 05/11/2021
Julia Michaels’ Songwriting Superpowers 42:39 05/04/2021