120 episodes

Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode.
*Currently dissecting Beyonce's Lemonade.*
Past seasons include DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar (S5), Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).

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    • Music
    • 4.9, 7.6K Ratings

Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times, Dissect examines a single album per season, forensically dissecting the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode.
*Currently dissecting Beyonce's Lemonade.*
Past seasons include DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar (S5), Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator (S4), Blonde by Frank Ocean (S3), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (S2), To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (S1), and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (MS1).

    Coda: 4:44 & Everything Is Love

    Coda: 4:44 & Everything Is Love

    We follow up our season long analysis of Lemonade by examining Jay-Z’s 4:44 and The Carter’s Everything is Love. With 4:44, Jay-Z offers his perspective on the couple’s marriage crisis while Everything is Love celebrates the restoration of their marriage. When taken in totality, the three albums create a narrative trilogy, an extremely unique musical offering.

    Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Limited S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com.

    • 48 min
    Finale: Lemonade by Beyoncé

    Finale: Lemonade by Beyoncé

    We conclude our season-long analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade. We begin with a sweeping summary of the album’s narrative, followed by a detailed investigation of its major themes and recurring symbols. Finally, we hear from YOU - Dissect listeners -- sharing their biggest takeaways from the album and season.

    Stay in touch over the break by following us on social media @dissectpodcast. Limited S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Lemonade Q&A w/ Titi, Maggie, and Cole

    Lemonade Q&A w/ Titi, Maggie, and Cole

    The Season 6 team answers listener submitted questions about Beyoncé, Lemonade, and more.

    Stay in touch over the break by following us on social media @dissectpodcast. Limited S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Formation by Beyoncé

    Formation by Beyoncé

    We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its final song and video “Formation.” The track is Beyoncé’s clarion call to the sisterhood of black women we’ve seen throughout Lemonade. She encourages them to “get in formation” -- to unite and take a stand against injustice and discrimination through unity, excellence, and harnessing Black Girl Magic.

    A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com.

    • 52 min
    All Night by Beyoncé

    All Night by Beyoncé

    We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its eleventh and final chapter “Redemption,” which features the song “All Night.” Beyoncé marks the conclusion of her personal journey and the redemption of her marriage. She has triumphed over the curse that plagued her and her family throughout the film, and she celebrates having turned lemons into lemonade.

    A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com.

    • 47 min
    Freedom by Beyoncé

    Freedom by Beyoncé

    We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its tenth chapter “Hope,” which features the song “Freedom.” Beyoncé gathers her sisterhood at a former slave plantation to deliver an empowering message of hope and transcendence over oppressive forces.

    A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7.6K Ratings

7.6K Ratings

BlackHippy1220 ,

Excellent

As a hip hop head I absolutely loved his break down of rap albums, so intricate and full a depth this is a must for any hi hop head or lover of music

mamak16 ,

Dis/sect is great!

My favorite shows have been both Kendrick Lemar albums, Lauren Hill, and Beyoncé! I loved Titi’s commentary on the Lemonade album and I liked the voice she brought to Beyoncé’s already strong. Beautiful narrative! Keep up the hard work! It’s a great listen and I love learning about music!

Leesa223 ,

Best podcast I have ever heard!

Every episode is a music lesson as well as a lesson in music culture. I am a musician and have learned so much about sampling and interpolation that I now listen to hip hop music with fresh ears and understanding of the culture and messages. I am only on season 2 but can't stop listening to Cole! Thank you for such amazing research and music lessons. It's like a college course on hip hop music but better!

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