314 episodes

TFT is Theory for Turntables, a podcast from Overthinking It that explores the big ideas of social science theory by focusing on a new contemporary or classic pop, rock, and hip hop album each week.

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TFT is Theory for Turntables, a podcast from Overthinking It that explores the big ideas of social science theory by focusing on a new contemporary or classic pop, rock, and hip hop album each week.

    Episode 314: What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Son of God

    Episode 314: What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Son of God

    Let’s drive 2020 into the ground. TFT is back to ruin Christmas, trolling you harder than Chilly Gonzales, who has a Christmas album. So do Dolly Parton, Tori Amos, and Phoebe Bridgers.


    Episode 314: What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Son of God originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

    Episode 313: If Gritty Has His Way, Everyone Will Be Upsot

    Episode 313: If Gritty Has His Way, Everyone Will Be Upsot

    On the TFT Podcast, we return from hiatus to observe the annual tradition of ruining Christmas. Covered: Tyler the Creator’s “Grinch” EP; “Shatner Claus”; and Christmas albums by The Old 97’s and The Monkees.


    Episode 313: If Gritty Has His Way, Everyone Will Be Upsot originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

    Episode 312: The Cardi B Manifesto

    Episode 312: The Cardi B Manifesto

    On the TFT Podcast, we listen to and discuss Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy”.


    Episode 312: The Cardi B Manifesto originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

    Episode 311: If Fine is Everything Then Everything is Fine

    Episode 311: If Fine is Everything Then Everything is Fine

    On the TFT Podcast, we listen to and discuss Jean Grae & Quelle Chris’s experimental hip-hop/jazz album for these times, “Everything’s Fine.”


    Episode 311: If Fine is Everything Then Everything is Fine originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

    Episode 310: Ain’t I a Stinker?

    Episode 310: Ain’t I a Stinker?

    On the TFT Podcast, we listen to and discuss “In A Poem Unlimited” by U.S. Girls.


    Episode 310: Ain’t I a Stinker? originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

    Episode 309: Punking Alone

    Episode 309: Punking Alone

    On the TFT Podcast, we listen to and discuss Jeff Rosenstock’s “POST-“.


    Episode 309: Punking Alone originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Scholar Sarah ,

A New Way to Enjoy Music

If you are a fan of music looking for a way to get mor enjoyment from the albums you love, this is a podcast for you. The deep dive into the music is a great way to experience the music you love in a whole new way.

If you are looking to expand your musical horizons, this podcast offers a great way to begin to engage with and appreciate music that you are unfamiliar with.

If you want to explore the history of US popular music, this podcast's historical are a great way to learn the nuances of the music that came before you were born.

There's a lot to like in this podcast, so I can heartily recommend it.

TreyBienvenue ,

They Podcast Like a Wrecking Ball

TFT Podcast is a staple of my podcast diet. The show sets out to explore teen-driven pop culture with a level of scrutiny that is uncommon to the subject. Ryan and Matt can't, and hopefully won't, stop podcasting, because they run the podcast,the podcast don't run they.

avidone ,

heady blend

What more could you ask for at the price? 20 % of the content about the shows and 70% vaguely relevant social commentary and 10% random nonsnense and laugher. My kind of show.

Thanks, Catherine

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