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Switched On Pop | Entering Beard Phase (with Mike Posner)

29th November 2018 | Music

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.

Mike Posner has written hits for himself like 'I Took a Pill in Ibiza', and for stars from Justin Bieber ('Boyfriend') to Maroon 5 ('Sugar'), so he has insights for days on what makes a pop song work.


We dig into Mike's excellent new track 'Song About You', which leads to an exploration of songs that reuse the same melody for verse and chorus — from Prince to The Boss to Post Malone. Last, we consider "beard phase": a moment of artistic reinvention that every artist has in their career, whether you're Mike Posner, Ludwig van Beethoven, or Taylor Swift.

Entering Beard Phase (with Mike Posner)

Nate and Charlie sit down with hit singer-songwriter Mike Posner to dig into his new track and discuss 'beard phase'. (52 minutes)

Not 97 | Season Four — Episode Four

29th November 2018 | Music

This is NOT 97, a home for discovering new music from talented, under-the-radar artists around the world.

On each episode, three hosts and a guest meet around a table at Only NY to discuss fresh music found in the depths of the Internet. They present two tracks each, released in the last six to eight months from artists with under ten thousand followers. Discourse and context round out each show, as the team breaks down what they hear and what each sound means to them.


Today's episode features Yohana Zecarias. Yohana is a multi-faceted producer working in the music industry. Her most recent work was as a producer for Black Thought's latest music video 'Conception'.

Today’s episode is heavy with harmony from Atlanta’s Cousins to Tennessee’s Lauren McClinton.

We go exploring with off kilter jungle jazz outfit Safari Williams, get deep with Olu Bliss’s sentimental soul, and hit a few grooves with the multi-national music duo Extremely Bad Man.

This Week Featuring
01 "Comfortable" by Cousins
02 “Treasure” by Lauren McClinton
03 "Free Again" by Arima Ederra
04 "GET UP!" by TiKA
05 "Theme" by Safari Williams
06 “Uncharted Waters” by Olu Bliss
07 "Long Way To Go" by Jae Stephens
08 "Bombae Lemonade" by Extremely Bad Man Feat. Omenihu & Jallal

Season Four — Episode Four

Today's episode features Yohana Zecarias. Yohana is a multi-faceted producer working in the music industry. Her most recent work was as a producer for Black Thought's latest music video Conception. (50 minutes)

Holy Swift | Episode 100 - Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

26th November 2018 | Music

Holy Swift is a weekly podcast where three Taylor Swift superfans (Jessica Zaleski, Krista Doyle, and Kelly Boyles) dissect the entire Swift discography (Swiftography?), song-by-song, in meticulous detail. But not, like, in a creepy way.

For our very special 100th episode, we take a break from Taylor Swift's discography to discuss the Joe Alwyn masterpiece 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'.


Listen to the full episode below.

Episode 100 - Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

In Episode 100, we take a break from Taylor Swift's discography to discuss the Joe Alwyn masterpiece Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. (60 minutes)