After historic mid-term election results (and a frenetic press conference)... where does the US go from here?
In the space of one week, the United States has witnessed historic mid-term election results, a frenetic press conference in which Donald Trump clashed with a CNN White House correspondent – (followed by the President’s Press Secretary tweeting a doctored video alleging that the reporter sexually assaulted a female intern) – and the potentially unconstitutional firing of the Attorney General in an apparent attempt to undermine investigations into supposed Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Mr Trump didn’t stop the controversy there: he also blamed Barack Obama for America’s lack of safety, claimed that not enough was being done to tackle Californian wildfires even though he reduced funds for forest management, and he failed to turn up to one of the memorial services in Paris commemorating the centenary of World War I because it was raining.
Discussing the direction of the United States from here on…
Three Taylor Swift superfans dissect the entire Swiftography... but not, like, in a creepy way.
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.
In Episode 98, we talk about painful massages, celebrity dinner parties, and the song 'Clean'.
Listen to the full episode below.
In Episode 98, we talk about painful massages, celebrity dinner parties, and the song Clean. (67 minutes)
A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West
Watching The Throne is an in-depth-yet-entertaining dive into the lyrics and narrative artistry of Kanye West's music. Hosts Travis and Chris go track by track through Ye's discography, revealing the narrative and poetic techniques he uses, tracking his growth as a storyteller, and illuminating the narratives behind his albums.
For Kanye fans, this might be the Ye-centric lyrical discussion you've been waiting for. For musicians and writers, this is practical insight into how one of the best storytellers in music history does what he does. Plus, there is a news show about Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Jay-Z. We look at the top 5 posts from Reddit's Kanye community, r/Kanye. And discuss other relevant Ye topics. And there's the interview series, My StorYe, where Travis and Chris interview people about their relationship with Kanye West.
For each song's bonus episode, Travis and Chris list their rankings for the…
We take you on a guided tour of the best, the good, and the quite good's of the week
Our friend and yours Sabrina Carpenter sits deservedly at the top of our New Music We Love for the second week in a row. If we are going to take one lesson that she has taught us over the past few weeks it would be this: If you release good music, people like it! It’s a mystery!
Featured Song: Sabrina Carpenter – Sue Me
To say that Sabrina Carpenter’s new album ‘Singular: Act I’ is “highly anticipated” is an underestimation. Although it’s only 8 songs long, they are 8 very very good songs and no time is wasted! If this is just Act 1… what does Act 2 have to offer? We’ll have to wait until 2019 to find out!
Of the new songs on the album, ‘Sue Me’ stands out as a favourite – it’s a big pop song but is more mature than most of…