Switched on Pop

By Vulture

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.

  1. 1.
    CHVRCHES and the sound of 80s horror
    32:23
  2. 2.
    From Taylor Swift to Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner Finds Meaning in Musical Community
    26:31
  3. 3.
    Modern Classics: Carina del Valle Schorske on Cat Power's "Manhattan"
    30:53
  4. 4.
    The Joy of Music Festivals
    27:53
  5. 5.
    The Beauty and Horror of Insane Clown Posse's Summer Festival
    36:30
  6. 6.
    How Coachella took the Woodstock look
    26:31
  7. 7.
    Modern Classics: Mark Ronson on Ginuwine's "Pony"
    39:37
  8. 8.
    Summer Hits: Jack Antonoff on Bleachers “Stop Making This Hurt”
    42:10
  1. 9.
    Modern Classics: Yola on Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” and the Longevity of Soul
    34:15
  2. 10.
    The Appealing Uneasiness of Listening to L’Rain (Live at JBL)
    27:01
  3. 11.
    Summer Hits: City Girls - Twerkulator (with Kyra Gaunt)
    25:25
  4. 12.
    Summer Hits: Lorde - Solar Power (w Hanif Abdurraqib)
    32:12
  5. 13.
    Summer Hits: Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u (with Jessica Hopper)
    35:23
  6. 14.
    Modern Classics: Labrinth's "Sexy MF" (with Sam Sanders)
    31:40
  7. 15.
    Growing Pains with Lucy Dacus
    33:19
  8. 16.
    Summer Hits: BTS - Butter (with Jenna Andrews)
    36:54
  9. 17.
    Pop’s Worst Kept Secret ft. Emily Warren
    28:19
  10. 18.
    40 Years Later, Japanese City Pop is Still Crashing the Charts (with Cat Zhang)
    30:42
  11. 19.
    J Cole’s The Off Season and the Power of the 12/8 Shuffle
    30:47
  12. 20.
    ICYMI Rina Sawayama Reimagines the 00s
    19:49
  13. 21.
    Vijay Iyer on why jazz has always been political
    30:53
  14. 22.
    Introducing Galaxy Brains
    34:50
  15. 23.
    Turns out Willow Smith rocks
    30:15
  16. 24.
    Julia Michaels’ Songwriting Superpowers
    42:50
  17. 25.
    How Take A Daytrip took off (full interview)
    39:20
  18. 26.
    The Mystery of Montero AKA Lil Nas X (feat. Take A Daytrip)
    37:43
  19. 27.
    Pop On A Perilous Planet (w Kyle Devine)
    35:26
  20. 28.
    5 Rules of Great Songwriting Collabs, According to Teddy Geiger and Dan Wilson (On Air Fest 2021)
    31:34
  21. 29.
    Silk Sonic's Retro Soul (with Tayla Parx)
    54:07
  22. 30.
    AJR Conjure Broadway on 'OK Orchestra'
    43:11
  23. 31.
    Return of the Funk Guitar: Cory Wong Breaks Down Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware and Nile Rodgers
    33:53
  24. 32.
    What the 63rd Grammys say about the state of pop
    43:43
  25. 33.
    Kimbra reflects on a song that we used to know
    48:51
  26. 34.
    Kaytranada's journey from basement beat-making to the Grammys
    38:27
  27. 35.
    JP Saxe Didn’t Mean for His Grammy Hit ‘If the World Was Ending’ to Be So Literal
    36:35
  28. 36.
    Adrian Younge's new project sounds like James Baldwin meets Marvin Gaye
    31:41
  29. 37.
    The Scandalous Sounds of Bridgerton (w Kris Bowers)
    39:29
  30. 38.
    How The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” used retro sounds and modern bass to break every record
    39:21
  31. 39.
    Epik High is our gateway into Korean hip hop (with Tablo)
    53:46
  32. 40.
    Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is a full throttle power ballad
    37:20
  33. 41.
    D.O.C. (Death of the Chorus) with Emily Warren
    38:09
  34. 42.
    ICYMI: The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX
    45:27
  35. 43.
    ICYMI: Do You Believe in Life After Autotune?
    49:42
  36. 44.
    Wham! Op. 84 “Last Christmas” with Chilly Gonzales
    50:20
  37. 45.
    Taylor Swift has "evermore" of a good thing
    42:01
  38. 46.
    Women's Rap Renaissance
    39:18
  39. 47.
    Red Hot + Blue with Meshell Ndegeocello
    43:48
  40. 48.
    The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)
    34:39
  41. 49.
    ANTHEMS: Missy Elliott — Work It
    38:15
  42. 50.
    ANTHEMS: Smash Mouth — All Star
    33:56

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