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

A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.

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

Switched On Pop

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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)

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