10 episodes

Flopstars is a podcast presented by The Interns and Nic Kelly, looking at our favourite popstars in our hearts who can’t quite compete on the charts. Together we’ll be going deep into projects that were criminally underrated commercially but won cult adoration. This is a chance to dig into some of the best pop records of our time and also have a little laugh about the ridiculous world they’re forced to compete in.

Flopstars Sam Murphy

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Flopstars is a podcast presented by The Interns and Nic Kelly, looking at our favourite popstars in our hearts who can’t quite compete on the charts. Together we’ll be going deep into projects that were criminally underrated commercially but won cult adoration. This is a chance to dig into some of the best pop records of our time and also have a little laugh about the ridiculous world they’re forced to compete in.

    Episode 10 - Robyn's 'Body Talk'

    Episode 10 - Robyn's 'Body Talk'

    For our final episode, we’re turning to the ultimate Flopstar - Robyn. While not always claiming top spot on the charts, she’s become the gold standard of pop music. We’re looking into her seminal record ‘Body Talk’ - a 15 track opus that houses some of the greatest pop songs of our time from Dancing On My Own to Call Your Girlfriend.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 9 - Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic'

    Episode 9 - Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic'

    It’s Christina Aguilera’s turn this time around as we look into her 2010 record ‘Bionic’. The album came off the back of some of Christina’s most popular work but it signaled a shift in direction. She worked with Sia, Santigold, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj and more on an experimental pop record. It wasn’t a hit on the charts though only managing one top 30 single in the US.

    • 56 min
    Episode 8 - The Veronicas' 'Hook Me Up'

    Episode 8 - The Veronicas' 'Hook Me Up'

    This week, The Veronicas’ Hook Me Up album is our subject. The second record from the Brisbane duo catapulted them to become the biggest pop act in the country with number one records and a string of singles that have stood the test of time. Internationally, they made their first major splash but despite being a great pop album, it failed to solidify their place in the global pop space. More than a decade later, ‘Untouched’ is having a moment though, as the track has become an Australian festival favourite.

    • 57 min
    Episode 7 - Miley Cyrus' 'Younger Now'

    Episode 7 - Miley Cyrus' 'Younger Now'

    This week, it’s Miley Cyrus’ turn as we take a look into her 2017 record ‘Younger Now’. The album marked a return to a more PG Miley after her ‘Bangers’ era which was fill of wildcards, psychedelics and shocking live shows. Commercially, it was unable to match her usual success but fans still champion the record as a display of her natural talents.

    • 54 min
    Episode 6 - Justin Bieber's 'Journals'

    Episode 6 - Justin Bieber's 'Journals'

    This episode, we turn our attention to Justin Bieber’s 2013 compilation ‘Journals’. Coming off a year of terrible PR, Bieber attempted to turn the headlines to music with a mature, R&B project. It didn’t create the hits that his last album did but it’s become a fan favourite and also informed his most recent album ‘Changes’.

    • 52 min
    Episode 5 - Britney Spears' 'Blackout'

    Episode 5 - Britney Spears' 'Blackout'

    This week, we’re looking at Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ album. The 2007 record was a pulsating club and urban-inspired album that pushed boundaries. It was also surrounded by a very public meltdown that captured more headlines than the album itself. 13 years later, however, fans and artists alike agree that its influence can be felt in pop today.

    • 58 min

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