Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting are journalists, friends, and music fans who love talking about pop music of all stripes.
Episode 211: Madonna, "Everybody" and "Medellín"
Because we wrote a Madonna book (available now!), we're talking about Madonna's first single ("Everybody") and one of her most recent ("Medellin"). Get ready for a wild ride through almost 40 years of dance music!
Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by Madonna. To contact us or buy our pop music books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Episode 210: Prince's "Purple Rain," Ranked
Paisley Park it with us to rank a legendary soundtrack.
Episode 209: a-ha, "Take On Me"
Those high notes and those cheekbones clearly mean we're discussing "Take On Me," the swoon-inducer by a-ha. We're also talking about perfect riffs, the value of just doing your job, and the songs that Sarah thought were by Simple Minds.
Our intro is by David Gregory Byrne, and our outro is by Simple Minds (we double-checked). Want to leave us a voicemail? Just call 646-389-0767! You can email us at email@example.com, tweet us at @talksongs, or Facebook us at facebook.com/mastas.podcast. To get access to bonus content (and vote in ranking episodes), become a patron at patreon.com/mastas.
Episode 208: Christina Aguilera, "Ain't No Other Man"
Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man" gets us to consider the right time to holler, the best time to have a musical personality, and the perfect time to reference Project Runway.
Episode 207: Ollie & Jerry, "Breakin' There's No Stopping Us"
Clinton Sparks on an '80s classic, and getting more dope.
Episode 206: Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"
Listening to "Crash Into Me" by Dave Matthews Band gets us worked up, okay? And maybe we shout and curse and talk about Ted Hughes and reminisce about the mall. But it's the process we need to face these feelings.