9 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 • 92 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.

    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
    The Early Days (And Nights) of Disco: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 1

    The Early Days (And Nights) of Disco: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 1

    Tune in as Steve delves into the colorful history and influences that drove the decadent decade of Disco- from a clandestine club in Nazi occupied Paris to the underground urban clubs that heralded the beginning of the gay pride movement all the way to disco's dominance of Top 40 Radio.  
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    • 51 min
    Let’s Twist Again!

    Let’s Twist Again!

    Steve traces how rock and roll is embraced by adults for the very first time, as the twist moves from a notorious Mob owned NYC dive bar all the way to high society, the White House and a very enthusiastic JFK. 
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    • 58 min
    C'mon On Baby, Let’s Do The Twist!

    C'mon On Baby, Let’s Do The Twist!

    Steve deep dives into the origins of the song that popularized a controversial dance move, launched multiple social movements and proved to be the starting gun for the rebellious 1960's.
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    • 51 min
    Rapper's Delight: Inside the Song That Ignited Hip Hop

    Rapper's Delight: Inside the Song That Ignited Hip Hop

    Join Steve for the incredible inside story behind the song that launched hip hop on its course towards world domination. It's a tale tainted by scandal: accusations of organized crime, plagiarism and betrayal. And it's told by the artists who lived it: early South Bronx innovator Grandmaster Caz and The Sugarhill Gang's Wonder Mike and Master Gee.
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

carliw1309 ,

Love this podcast

I love the behind the scenes of the music scene and also love how there is music intertwined to the whole podcast. This is fascinating stuff that I never knew I wanted to know! Keep em coming!

michaelmangini ,

Best music podcast out there

So in depth with so many details and delightful music history detail. This podcast is my favorite.
The research that goes into this makes it so much fun to listen to.

8373david ,

Wow

So good. This guy knows this stuff. Love the clips from throughout history

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