37 episodes

Name 3 Songs was created to challenge sexism in the music industry and empower fangirls. Co-hosts Sara Feigin and Jenna Million have had conversations like these countless times with other women over the past decade, both as fans and professionals. Now they’re bringing the conversation to a wider audience.

For detailed shownotes on each episodes visit http://name3songs.com

This is an opinion based podcast, based off of in depth research and personal opinions of the podcast hosts based on 10+ years of music industry experience.

Name 3 Song‪s‬ Sara Feigin

    • Music Commentary

Name 3 Songs was created to challenge sexism in the music industry and empower fangirls. Co-hosts Sara Feigin and Jenna Million have had conversations like these countless times with other women over the past decade, both as fans and professionals. Now they’re bringing the conversation to a wider audience.

For detailed shownotes on each episodes visit http://name3songs.com

This is an opinion based podcast, based off of in depth research and personal opinions of the podcast hosts based on 10+ years of music industry experience.

    Men, Music and Their Mental Health

    Men, Music and Their Mental Health

    TW: Mentions of suicide and other mental health disorders such as narcissism and gaslighting

    Toxic masculinity has created a debilitating stigma around mental health – telling men to suppress their emotions rather than seek help. This can lead to unhealthy behaviours like using female friends as therapists, gaslighting and manipulation, and even abuse in extreme cases.

    In this episode, we examine male artists including Sam Fender, Yungblud, James Blake who are setting an example of how to cope with toxic masculinity and mental health in a healthy way. We also discuss others like Twenty One Pilots who sing about their mental health struggles but do little more to destigmatize actually getting help.

    This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts can be found at Name3Songs.com. If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

    Sources

    Why It’s Hard For Men To Seek Therapy And How To Start (MyWellBeing by Caitlin Harper, 2020)

    Here's Why it's Still Really Hard to Get Men to Go to Therapy (Vice by Philip Eli, 2017)

    Suicide Statistics 2019 by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Sam Fender talks mental health, tackling ‘toxic masculinity’ and his new single ‘Dead Boys’ (NME, by Andrew Trendell,  2018)

    Sam Fender talks Boris Johnson, 'White Privilege' and his idol Bruce Springsteen (Evening Standard, by Sara Feigin, 2019)

    “How Can I Complain?”  (James Blake, 2019) from It’s Not Ok To Feel Blue (And other Lies)

    Yungblud opens up on suicidal thoughts: “I would feel totally alone” (NME, 2020)

    6 Common Traits of Narcissists and Gaslighters (Psychology Today by Preston Ni M.S.B.A., 2017)

    Narcissistic Abuse Affects Over 158 Million People in the U.S. (Psych Central: Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Bree Bonchay, LCSW on June 1, 2017)

    Ashton Irwin’s Brave New World (Spin by Liza Lentini, 2020)

    Twenty One Pilots: Trench | The Obsession with Depression (Bearded Gentlemen Music, Aaron Cooper, 2018)

    MORE SOURCES CAN BE FOUND AT NAME3SONGS.COM

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Successful Women & Their Inescapable Exes with Muses Podcast

    Successful Women & Their Inescapable Exes with Muses Podcast

    Rihanna, Courtney Love, Marianne Faithful – all of these women have something in common. They all have prolific careers, and yet, they're still asked about their exes in interviews to this day.

    We’re joined by Chanty & Lynx from Muses to dive into the why and how women in music are constantly minimized to their relationships, no matter how successful they are.

    Why is Taylor Swift criticized for writing about her exes? Why was Ariana Grande blamed for Mac Miller’s overdose? Why is Selena Gomez still asked about Justin Bieber in interviews? Tune in to find out.

    Listen to Muses crossover about MySpace Groupies here! You can also follow Muses on Twitter + Instagram.  And you find

    If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship abuse, you can reach out to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline for help.

    !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we’ve picked up and cited kindly for you at Name3Songs.com  // If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

    Sources for Successful Women & Their Inescapable Exes

    Why People Stay: It's not as easy as simply walking away. (National Domestic Violence Hotline)

    Why some women go back to their abusers (CNN by Elizabeth Landu, 2009)

    People often stay in abusive relationships because of something called 'trauma bonding' — here are the signs it's happening to you (Business Insider by Lindsay Dodgson, 2017)

    Chris Brown Charged with Assault on Rihanna (Billboard, 2009)

    People are coming to Ariana Grande's defense after she received an avalanche of blame for Mac Miller's death (Insider by Kirsten Acuna, 2018)

    If you think Taylor Swift sings only about her exes, then you don’t get Taylor Swift (Washington Post by Emily Yahr, 2017)

    More sources can be found at Name3Songs.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sexual Misconduct in Music: The Fan Perspective

    Sexual Misconduct in Music: The Fan Perspective

    So often when allegations of sexual misconduct come to light, the media shares the stories of the survivors and the response statements from the artists. Rarely do we hear from the fans of these artists who are also affected by the allegations. 

    In this episode, we hear the stories of four fans who were left in the aftermath of these allegations, from processing their own personal heartbreak to deciding whether or not to continue supporting the artist. Their stories span a range of genres and decades, showing how deep sexual misconduct runs and the hurt it causes. 

    We want to give a special thank you to Zoeybell, Lizzie, Kelly and Steph for trusting us to share their stories.

    !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and cited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

    Sources:

    The Regrettes’ Lydia Night Accuses SWMRS’ Joey Armstrong of Sexual Misconduct (Rolling Stone by Ryan Reed, 2020)

    SWMRS drummer Joey Armstrong responds to sexual misconduct allegations (NME by Charlotte Krol, 2020)

    Emo Musician William Control (Ex-Aiden) Accused of Running “Sex Cult,” Police Decline to Prosecute (Pitchfork by Matthew Strauss & Amy Phillips, 2018)

    William Control Response to Sexual Allegations, Claims to Share Proof of Innocence (Metal Insider, April 2019)

    Set It Off Dismisses long-time Bassist, Austin Kerr (WSOU.net by Katelyn Fatzler, 2015)

    Former Set It Off Bassist Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations (Alt Press, May 20 2015)

    Ex-Set It Off Bassist Austin Kerr Posts New Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations (Alternative Press, June 8 2015)

    Set It Off Release Statement Following Allegations Against Member (Alt Press, 2019)

    Set It Off Guitarist Dan Clermont Exists Band After Five-Month Hiatus (Alt Press, 2019)

    Melissa Schuman Accused Backstreet Boy Nick Carter of Rape. And Then ‘The Vultures Came Out.’ (The Daily Beast by Amy Zimmerman, 2018)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Sexual Misconduct and Accountability in Alternative Music

    Sexual Misconduct and Accountability in Alternative Music

    Often when allegations of sexual misconduct come out, it is reported on by the media and receives considerable backlash from the music community. In some cases, the community rallies together to dethrone the artists from their platform, in the case of PWR BTTM in 2017 and Burger Records in 2020. But in many cases, the artists are let off easily with a blanket apology and continue to release music with little effect to their career, like emo singer Front Porch Step.

    We take a deeper look into these cases and why sexual misconduct reoccurs at alarming rates in the music industry. What is the psychology behind this? How has this behavior been perpetrated across decades? How can this behavior be stopped and prevented? What is accountability and how do we apply it effectively?

    While it's a difficult conversation, it's imperative that we continue having it, not just when allegations come out, but year-round. If we are to truly change the music industry into a safe environment for all, then all sectors of the industry from artists to CEOs have a responsibility to learn, call out, make changes and educate their peers and employees at all levels.

    !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and cited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

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    Men's Fixation on Young Women is Another Sign of Masculinity in Crisis (The Guardian, Arwa Mahdawi, 2018)
    Two Alleged Victims of Brand New’s Jesse Lacey Detail Years of Sexual Exploitation of Minors (Pitchfork, Noah Yoo, 2017)
    Contributions From Psychology to Effectively Use, and Achieving Sexual Consent (Frontiers in Psychology, Ramon Flecha, Gema Tomas & Ana Vidu, February 2020)
    Drawing Legal Age Boundaries: A Tale of Two Maturities (American Psychological Association, 2019)
    My Teenage Relationship With An Older Man Still Haunts Me Now (Grazia, Jessica Bateman, 2016)
    “The Legacy of Lolita” (Stuff Mom Never Told You, December 2020)
    Lolita Podcast by Jamie Loftus

    MORE TO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT Name3Songs.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Breaking the Pop Star Archetype with GIRLI

    Breaking the Pop Star Archetype with GIRLI

    Are pop stars even real or were they designed by the music industry? We’re joined by London-based alternative pop singer, GIRLI, to put this question to the test.

    From the origin of the pop star to present day, we look at how this term as evolved. While pop artists were once held to unattainable standards of perfection, now they can speak openly about their sexuality, mental health and personal lives outside of the glossy finish. We also discuss how factors like social media and streaming gives a platform to previously marginalized artists, and allows fans to discover a new breed of pop stars they can identify with.

    You can find out more about GIRLI on Instagram // Twitter // TikTok // YouTube

    !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

    Find GIRLI on Instagram // Twitter // TikTok

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    New Rules: The destruction of the Female Pop Role Model (Guardian, 2019)
    Has 2018 Killed the Pop Star? (Vanity Fair, 2018)
    How a New Kind of Pop Star Stormed 2018 (New York Times, 2018)
    From Fallen Women to Madonnas: Changing Gender Stereotypes in Popular Music Critical Discourse (Sociologie de l’Art)
    Work Work Work: Beyonce’s Labour of Liberation (The Guardian, 2019)
    Female Fury and a Gangster in a Dress: Meet the Pop Stars Toppling Gender Stereotypes (Guardian, 2019)
    For Queer Women in Music, This Feels Like the Most Exciting Time in History (GayTimes)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Misogyny in Pop Music: The Nice Guys and the Pick Me Girls

    Misogyny in Pop Music: The Nice Guys and the Pick Me Girls

    TW: Attacks on women are mentioned between 06:02-06:35 

    We're diving back into the world of misogyny in songwriting, but this time we're focusing on pop music released over the past 15 years. We touched on all your favorites, nobody is safe, we cover 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Avril Lavigne, Paramore and even Harry Styles, nobody is safe this week. The two main misogyny tropes that are repeated by these artists are "the nice guy trope" and the "pick me girl trope" otherwise known as "the cool girl trope." The psychology behind how these aren't just harmless media tropes but can genuinely be detrimental to not just those who listen to these songs, but the people who write them is mind-boggling. 61% of women who have been murdered, were murdered by a man they were lead to believe loved them, and growing up with songs like these burrowing deep into our psyches and changing how we view women can breed this kind of behavior. So buckle up and listen to this informative yet hilarious rendition of Name 3 Songs.

    !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

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    Women Who Hate Other Women: The Psychological Root of Snarky (Psychology Today by Dr. Seth Meyers, 2013)
    Do Women Really Hate Other Women? #EliminateGirlHate (Lone Wolf Mag by Natalia Borecka, DATE N/A)
    The Sinister Logic Behind ‘Nice Guy Syndrome’, Explained by Psychologists (The Independent UK by Rachel Hosie, 2016)
    Why nice guys finish last, according to the experts (The Independent by Caroline Mortimer, 2015)
    California Gunman's Apparent 'Manifesto' Details Hatred of All Women (NBC News, 2014)
    The Problem With Ed Sheeran And "Nice Guys" Like Him (Pitchfork by Michael Teller, 2015)
    Now even Playboy are dragging Ed Sheeran over his ‘toxic masculinity problem’. Yes, really. Playboy (Babe.net by Roisin Lanigan, 2015)

    More links can be found on our site

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