13 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 140 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

    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.

    • 53 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.

    • 49 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"

    • 38 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.

    • 1 hr 6 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

    Join Steve as he traces the impact of a danceable Hollywood blockbuster on radio and discotheques as the 70s reach a fevered pitch.

    • 52 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.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

HAH1Dlover ,

Love this

Love diving in my childhood in the late 90s

bigsexyboogie ,

Excellent Disco Episodes

Well done, bravo! I learned a lot! Thanks, Steve and team!

kdenny01 ,

Great stories

I loved season 1. I haven’t unsubscribed cause I am hopeful there will be a season 2.

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