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.
A pop star mashup is a foolproof way to grab the attention of two audiences at once. But do more collaborators actually make a better song?
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber put this question to the test in their new song "I Don't Care". The track takes us inside the head of an antisocial party hopper, who'd rather be back home with his lover.
Nate and Charlie investigate how the songwriters works that message into their music and speak with Ross Golan about Ed Sheeran's songwriting brilliance.
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