Switched on Pop

Switched on Pop

Switched on Pop

CATEGORY: Music
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. May 11, 2021
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    Turns out Willow Smith rocks
    Willow Smith has a new Paramore-inspired emo-slash-pop punk track with a formidable drum groove powered by Travis Barker. Over churning guitars she sneers at fake friends: "smile in my face, then put your cig o…
  2. May 04, 2021
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    Julia Michaels’ Songwriting Superpowers
    For nearly a decade, Julia Michaels has penned hit songs for the biggest acts in pop music. She is adept at turning people’s vulnerabilities into memorable hooks — think Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” or Selena Gomez’…
  3. April 30, 2021
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    How Take A Daytrip took off (full interview)
    The story of the hitmakers behind Lil Nas X’s “Montero” Sheck Wes’s “Mo Bamba” and many moreLearn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  4. April 27, 2021
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    The Mystery of Montero AKA Lil Nas X (feat. Take A D…
    Lil Nas X has a talent for creating productive controversy. First with “Old Town Road,” he challenged expectations about blackness in country music. Now with “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” he takes aim at an…
  5. April 20, 2021
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    Pop On A Perilous Planet (w Kyle Devine)
    Earth Day 2021 gives us the chance to pause our usual programming and consider the role pop music plays in our deepening climate emergency. On Side A, we listen to artists who have confronted the climate crisis…
  6. April 13, 2021
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    5 Rules of Great Songwriting Collabs, According to T…
    On Switched on Pop we talk to songwriters and artists about how they make great songs. Most songs are written with two or more people in the room. Something we've never done before is pair two of the best songw…
  7. April 06, 2021
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    Silk Sonic's Retro Soul (with Tayla Parx)
    Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars have joined forces as the duo Silk Sonic, and their first release “Leave the Door Open” suggests that their collab is as natural as peanut butter and jelly. The song exudes throwbac…
  8. March 30, 2021
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    AJR Conjure Broadway on 'OK Orchestra'
    Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, better known as AJR, started playing gigs on the streets of New York City. The sidewalk hustle taught them how to grab the attention of the least forgiving audience. Now on their fourth…
  9. March 23, 2021
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