150 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, 1.4K 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
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

atomicpodcasts ,

I am not a music person, but I LOVE this pod.

I love how these guys tease apart the layers of hit pop songs — if they cover any song you like, these episodes are must-listens. You will come away with a new appreciation for the song itself and the craft of songwriting.

I’ve also listened to episodes featuring songs I am so-so about, and they have persuaded me to change my mind on them. (Who changes their mind on ANYTHING these days?!?) A+.

Vfd42 ,

My Dad Loves it!

I love how they can take a Janelle Monae song to a Michael Jackson song to a muddy waters song. That blew my mind, pretty much every episode has one good mind blown moment. And the Lizzo episode changed my life. Also my dad has been a deep music lover for decades and this podcast has started so many conversations for us.

Destructive Urges ,

Great content

Production value can leave a little to be desired at times, but these guys know their stuff and do a great job of breaking things down.

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