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Speed of Sound is the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and sounds - that topped the charts and shaped the soundtrack of generations. Hosted by Steve Greenberg, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer and all-around music obsessive, Speed of Sound is your all-access pass to music's biggest moments from sock hops to hip hop to k-pop; you won't want to miss a beat.

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Speed of Sound is the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and sounds - that topped the charts and shaped the soundtrack of generations. Hosted by Steve Greenberg, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer and all-around music obsessive, Speed of Sound is your all-access pass to music's biggest moments from sock hops to hip hop to k-pop; you won't want to miss a beat.

    Smells Like Teen Pop Part 2: 90’s Pop—Boy Bands Battle, Pop Princesses Prevail

    Smells Like Teen Pop Part 2: 90’s Pop—Boy Bands Battle, Pop Princesses Prevail

    On the final episode of Season One, Steve finishes up the TRL Era of the late 90s, complete with the strategies and romances that drove the acts that topped the charts. Steve's joined by music mavens Taylor Hanson, Danny Goldberg, Tom Poleman, Phil Quartararo, Karen Glauber, Lee Leipsner and Johnny Wright to give you all-star access to the gilded age of MTV Pop.
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    • 59 min
    Smells Like Teen Pop Part 1: 90’s Pop—The Post-Grunge Comeback

    Smells Like Teen Pop Part 1: 90’s Pop—The Post-Grunge Comeback

    The inside story behind Pop's resurgence in the mid 1990s from the power players who orchestrated it- including the iconic voice behind MMMBop, Taylor Hanson of Hanson. Steve's also joined by music mavens Danny Goldberg, Tom Poleman, Phil Quartararo, Karen Glauber and Johnny Wright. It's an absolutely legendary listen!
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    • 55 min
    How Monster Mash Became the Ultimate Halloween Smash

    How Monster Mash Became the Ultimate Halloween Smash

    Dive into the frighteningly wild backstory behind Bobby Pickett's iconic novelty song "Monster Mash"- which hit the top of the charts not once, but twice, more than ten years apart. Steve's also joined by The Munster's iconic wolfboy, Butch Patrick, for some personal insight into the scene that set the stage for the song's success- and the man that sang it.
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    • 44 min
    The Death of the Disco Era: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 4

    The Death of the Disco Era: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 4

    The disco fad goes into overdrive, and is met with opposition from haters who vow to bring it crumbling down, leading to an anti-disco riot on a baseball diamond in Chicago. Join Steve for the final chapter on the rise- and fall - of 70s Disco.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Catch the Fever: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 3

    Catch the Fever: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 3

    Disco declines and is brought back, big time, by the big screen. Join Steve as he traces the impact of a danceable Hollywood blockbuster on radio and discotheques as the 70s reach a fevered pitch. 
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    • 57 min
    Let's Do the Hustle at Studio 54: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 2

    Let's Do the Hustle at Studio 54: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 2

    Steve continues to trace the trajectory of Disco's dominance of the airwaves and the hottest clubs, including New York City's notorious home for the famous and decadent; Studio 54.
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

GuitarPK ,

Fascinating on music

What a wonderful podcast for those interested in music histories and culture. Always look forward to the next episode. Thanks.

James Barratt ,

Excellent Podcast

Really interesting music stories, highly recommended.

Rach G ,

Brilliantly put together

I’ve just heard an advert about this podcast do I thought I’d have a listen.
It was brilliant, it was full of interesting bits of info and the story was told in a brill way, ive subscribed and will look forward to future episodes.

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