129 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, 1.2K 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
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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.

Aanish Raees ,

Review Request

I absolutely love this podcast! PLEASE DO AN EPISODE ON Traffic from ANIMA by Thom Yorke!

Katie4839204 ,

Changed the way I listen to music

A friend introduced me to this podcast, and I’ve been bingeing it ever since. Charlie and Nate break down pop songs in an approachable way that has really changed how I think about and consume music. Even when listening to multiple episodes in a row, it is rarely repetitive and has expanded my own musical tastes by introducing music I wouldn’t seek out on my own (I see you, Billie Eilish). Give it a listen!

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