14 episodes

We weave together sound and story this multi-track collection. It’s a window on how we listen to music — and how we talk to each other about it — right now. Some of our favorite writers tell us about the songs they can’t stop listening to, and what those songs might tell us about the world today. More at nytimes.com/25songs.

The EP: 13 Songs That Capture Our Moment The New York Times

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    • 3.9 • 57 Ratings

We weave together sound and story this multi-track collection. It’s a window on how we listen to music — and how we talk to each other about it — right now. Some of our favorite writers tell us about the songs they can’t stop listening to, and what those songs might tell us about the world today. More at nytimes.com/25songs.

    Welcome to ‘The EP’

    Welcome to ‘The EP’

    We compiled a playlist of songs that tell us where music is going. Hosted by Jake Silverstein, the editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, and Nitsuh Abebe, a story editor, it features some of their favorite writers and the songs that spoke to them this year. Find the magazine’s music issue at nytimes.com/25songs.

    • 1 min
    Track 1: The Passive-Aggressive Breakup Win

    Track 1: The Passive-Aggressive Breakup Win

    Wesley Morris on Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).”

    • 1 min
    Track 2: What Rhymes with ‘Vehicle?’

    Track 2: What Rhymes with ‘Vehicle?’

    Julianne Escobedo Shepherd on Missy Elliott’s “I’m Better.”

    • 4 min
    Track 3: It’s About Having Sex

    Track 3: It’s About Having Sex

    Hazel Cills on Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side.”

    • 3 min
    Track 4: Greens, Beans, Blessings

    Track 4: Greens, Beans, Blessings

    Greg Howard on Shirley Caesar’s “Hold My Mule.”

    • 3 min
    Track 5: This Song Is Probably Not For You

    Track 5: This Song Is Probably Not For You

    Angela Flournoy on Solange’s “F.U.B.U.”

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

raelesperance ,

Begging for a Second Season

I found this podcast to be informative and even comical at times. I love that I heard some familiar voices as guests! I wish there was more!

thecoffeebeaners ,

Shout out to this music and culture podcast

Incredibly insightful, entertaining and inspiring all at once. Makes you want to take a long drive and re listen to the great masters of music and lyric. Más por pavor.

Ayofosho ,

Yes!!!

Incredibly fun and so listenable. Such a great insight into some of my favorite songs of 2016. Could consume hundreds of these!!

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