Switched On Pop | ANTHEMS: The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 26 November 2020
Cyndi Lauper

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

Every song Cyndi Lauper writes is pop perfection according to Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been A Minute”. Many fall for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, but Sanders's favorite song is the slow burner “All Through The Night”, save for one moment: the synthesizer solo. For Sanders, this solo never fit in.

Charlie investigates the source of his musical malady and uncovers how the 80s got its groove.

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