133 episodes

What makes pop songs so catchy? Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.

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    • 4.8, 1.3K Ratings

What makes pop songs so catchy? Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic on our ears & our culture. You’ll fall in love with music you didn’t even know you liked.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

lweisman ,

Gives You a New Perspective on Pop

I LOVE this podcast. I've listened to every single one. Nate and Charlie made me understand how much talent and thought truly does go into pop music, something I always shallowly thought of as vapid. And they're great at explaining the technical tools and nuances used. I always end up having a deeper appreciation for the songs they cover.

Petitjeandesign ,

Ear Opening

I have always considered myself a pop music junkie, but didn’t realize how closed off I was to many artists and styles, until I listened to this podcast. It has opened my ears to so many artists and genres I would typically pass over. Educational, and entertaining!

Herva ,

Golden nerd glitter

This is simultaneously the nerdiest, meta-mental thing I’ve ever heard AND a super satisfying deep dive into the minutia of pop music. Smart and intriguing, gives good ear man, I dig it.

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