Switched on Pop

Finally, a podcast that I can easily relate to.

Switched on Pop is a podcast hosted by Nate Sloan a Musicologist and Charlie Harding a songwriter and music producer. Both are reliable music professionals who know the ins and outs of the music industry.

This music podcast analyzes popular pop songs and pop culture itself.

With all the podcasts that I’ve listened to, I can say that this is one that I can easily tune in to for more than a couple of hours.

The hosts and their guests make a clear and beefy discussion about their topic which makes me get into those “aha” moments.

The episode where they discuss the difference between feminist pop songs today and the Spice Girls era was liberating. I realized that every part of a song is essential in delivering the message it depicts.

Their discussion is not restricted in their perspective only. Instead, they invite other experts to give the topics more depth and clarity.

Follow Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding to get updates on Switched on Pop.

latest episodes

The Weeknd drives through purgatory (with a little help from Jim Carrey)

2022-01-11 10:00:00
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Why do new Christmas songs fail?

2021-12-21 10:00:00
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Tai Verdes TikTok-ed his way to a breakout hit

2021-12-14 10:00:00
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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raise The Roof

2021-12-07 10:00:00
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The Beatles get back to their roots

2021-11-30 22:31:00
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Taylor, Adele & Silk Sonic’s broken hearts club (with Brittany Luse)

2021-11-23 10:00:00
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Snotty Nose Rez Kids on hip hop and Indigenous protest

2021-11-16 10:00:00
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The State of the Pop Union

2021-11-09 19:46:00
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Why ABBA songs just hit different

2021-11-02 09:00:00
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The Healing Power of Pop with Esperanza Spalding

2021-10-26 09:00:00
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Janet Jackson's Legacy After 'Control' from It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders

2021-10-22 21:57:00
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James Bond's Spycraft Sound

2021-10-19 09:01:00
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James Blake & The Return of Harmony

2021-10-12 09:00:00
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Sparkle spoke out against R Kelly. It cost her her career.

2021-10-07 09:00:00
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ICYMI: The Mystery of Montero AKA Lil Nas X (feat. Take A Daytrip)

2021-09-28 06:00:00
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Deja Vu: Why Olivia Rodrigo keeps giving up songwriting credits

2021-09-21 09:00:00
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CHVRCHES and the sound of 80s horror

2021-09-14 09:00:00
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From Taylor Swift to Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner Finds Meaning in Musical Community

2021-09-07 09:00:00
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Modern Classics: Carina del Valle Schorske on Cat Power's "Manhattan"

2021-08-31 09:00:00
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The Joy of Music Festivals

2021-08-24 06:58:00
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The Beauty and Horror of Insane Clown Posse's Summer Festival

2021-08-17 09:00:00
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How Coachella took the Woodstock look

2021-08-10 04:00:00
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Modern Classics: Mark Ronson on Ginuwine's "Pony"

2021-08-03 09:00:00
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Summer Hits: Jack Antonoff on Bleachers “Stop Making This Hurt”

2021-07-30 04:00:00
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Modern Classics: Yola on Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” and the Longevity of Soul

2021-07-27 09:00:00
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The Appealing Uneasiness of Listening to L’Rain (Live at JBL)

2021-07-23 07:00:00
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Summer Hits: City Girls - Twerkulator (with Kyra Gaunt)

2021-07-20 09:00:00
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Summer Hits: Lorde - Solar Power (w Hanif Abdurraqib)

2021-07-16 06:00:00
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Summer Hits: Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u (with Jessica Hopper)

2021-07-13 16:41:00
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Modern Classics: Labrinth's "Sexy MF" (with Sam Sanders)

2021-07-06 09:00:00
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Growing Pains with Lucy Dacus

2021-07-02 11:00:00
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Summer Hits: BTS - Butter (with Jenna Andrews)

2021-06-29 07:00:00
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Pop’s Worst Kept Secret ft. Emily Warren

2021-06-22 07:00:00
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40 Years Later, Japanese City Pop is Still Crashing the Charts (with Cat Zhang)

2021-06-15 09:00:00
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J Cole’s The Off Season and the Power of the 12/8 Shuffle

2021-06-08 09:00:00
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ICYMI Rina Sawayama Reimagines the 00s

2021-06-01 15:14:57
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Vijay Iyer on why jazz has always been political

2021-05-25 09:00:00
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Introducing Galaxy Brains

2021-05-18 16:35:37
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Turns out Willow Smith rocks

2021-05-11 09:00:00
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Julia Michaels’ Songwriting Superpowers

2021-05-04 09:00:00
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How Take A Daytrip took off (full interview)

2021-04-30 09:00:00
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The Mystery of Montero AKA Lil Nas X (feat. Take A Daytrip)

2021-04-27 09:00:00
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Pop On A Perilous Planet (w Kyle Devine)

2021-04-20 09:00:00
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5 Rules of Great Songwriting Collabs, According to Teddy Geiger and Dan Wilson (On Air Fest 2021)

2021-04-13 09:00:00
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Silk Sonic's Retro Soul (with Tayla Parx)

2021-04-06 23:20:08
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AJR Conjure Broadway on 'OK Orchestra'

2021-03-30 07:00:00
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Return of the Funk Guitar: Cory Wong Breaks Down Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware and Nile Rodgers

2021-03-23 09:00:00
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What the 63rd Grammys say about the state of pop

2021-03-16 01:01:40
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Kimbra reflects on a song that we used to know

2021-03-09 10:00:00
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Kaytranada's journey from basement beat-making to the Grammys

2021-03-02 10:00:00
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JP Saxe Didn’t Mean for His Grammy Hit ‘If the World Was Ending’ to Be So Literal

2021-02-23 10:00:00
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Adrian Younge's new project sounds like James Baldwin meets Marvin Gaye

2021-02-16 10:00:00
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The Scandalous Sounds of Bridgerton (w Kris Bowers)

2021-02-09 08:00:00
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How The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” used retro sounds and modern bass to break every record

2021-02-02 10:00:00
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Epik High is our gateway into Korean hip hop (with Tablo)

2021-01-26 10:00:00
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Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is a full throttle power ballad

2021-01-19 10:00:00
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D.O.C. (Death of the Chorus) with Emily Warren

2021-01-12 07:48:00
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ICYMI: The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX

2021-01-05 17:04:00
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ICYMI: Do You Believe in Life After Autotune?

2020-12-29 15:05:00
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Wham! Op. 84 “Last Christmas” with Chilly Gonzales

2020-12-21 10:00:00
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Taylor Swift has "evermore" of a good thing

2020-12-15 05:00:00
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Women's Rap Renaissance

2020-12-08 07:00:00
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Red Hot + Blue with Meshell Ndegeocello

2020-12-01 22:00:00
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The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)

2020-11-24 10:00:00
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ANTHEMS: Missy Elliott — Work It

2020-11-17 21:42:00
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ANTHEMS: Smash Mouth — All Star

2020-11-10 14:46:00
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ANTHEMS: Jock Jams — Get Ready For This

2020-11-03 08:00:00
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ANTHEMS: Queen — We Are The Champions

2020-10-27 06:00:00
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Cory Henry has Something to Say

2020-10-20 06:00:00
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The Pop Music Forecast (with Lauren Michele Jackson)

2020-10-14 03:53:00
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Brandy Clark's Life Is A Record

2020-10-07 03:52:00
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Keith Urban on The Speed of Now Part 1

2020-10-02 20:22:00
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Mickey Guyton sings truth to Country Music

2020-09-29 20:30:00
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Disclosure: Where Energy Flows

2020-09-22 09:00:00
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THE 5TH — MOVEMENT IV, What Beethoven Would Have Wanted

2020-09-18 04:00:00
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THE 5TH — MOVEMENT III, Putting the Classism in Classical

2020-09-15 07:00:00
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THE 5TH — MOVEMENT II, From Struggle to Victory

2020-09-11 07:00:00
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THE 5TH — MOVEMENT I, A Battle Brewing

2020-09-08 09:00:00
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The Resistance is Dancing in the Streets (ICYMI)

2020-09-01 09:00:00
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Benee and the Art of the Sad Banger 

2020-08-26 01:04:00
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90s Music Canon

2020-08-18 15:31:00
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Bruno Major restyles the Great American Songbook

2020-08-11 09:00:00
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Black Is King (ICYMI Beyoncé's Gift To Africa ft. Ivie Ani)

2020-08-04 13:18:00
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folklore: taylor swift's quarantine dream

2020-07-28 04:21:00
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The Women Reclaiming Nu-Metal ft. Rina Sawayama

2020-07-21 09:00:00
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Rosie: Investigating a Crime at the Heart of the Music Industry

2020-07-14 04:00:00
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Song of Summer 2020: TikTok Jams, Protest Anthems, Breezy Bops & Bummer Bangers

2020-07-07 09:00:00
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The Many Colors of Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’

2020-06-30 22:11:00
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I Am America (w Shea Diamond and Justin Tranter)

2020-06-30 17:09:00
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Baz Luhrmann’s “Sunscreen Song” — The 90s’ Most Unlikely Hit (with Avery Trufelman)

2020-06-23 09:00:00
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Jacob Collier on staying creative and his 646 track song “All I Need”

2020-06-19 18:11:00
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What it means to make music in 2020

2020-06-16 06:00:00
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Big Floyd And The Influence Of Houston Chopped N Screwed Music

2020-06-09 09:00:00
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Carly Rae Jepsen: Meeting The Muse

2020-05-26 06:00:00
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Why lo-fi is the perfect background music

2020-05-19 09:00:00
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Eurovision Lives! (with Netta)

2020-05-12 09:00:00
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How To Soundtrack A Villain: Killing Eve

2020-05-05 13:52:00
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Did Fiona Apple Just Release a Perfect Album?

2020-04-28 06:00:00
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Doja Cat’s “Say So” is a Masterclass in Good Times

2020-04-21 09:00:00
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Were We Wrong About Kanye West?

2020-04-14 14:30:00
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