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Popular Music: The Podcast

Dec 11, 2017

Oi to the punks! And Oi to you! This week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast has Analise and Steven traveling back to the magical year of 1997 to celebrate No Doubt’s insanely fun cover of The Vandals’, “Oi To The World.” In this episode, your hosts talk about how punk/ska bands help to create space for...


Dec 4, 2017

It’s Christmastime in Hollis, Queens! And in your ear things! In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven dive into the Christmas cheer full force with Run DMC’s 1987 hit, “Christmas In Hollis.” Steven breaks down the history of the group (including their time collaborating with...


Nov 27, 2017

Want to make a pop song a holiday song? ADD SOME F’IN SLEIGH BELLS! All this and much, MUCH more when in this FORTIETH episode and first HOLIDAY THEMED episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, in which your hosts Analise and Steven dissect the 1958 total jam, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee. So...


Nov 20, 2017

Oh what’s that? Could it be the sweet, sweet sound of Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. finding love in She’s All That? That’s right! Also known as Sixpence None The Richer’s smash hit, KISS ME. In episode THIRTY-NINE of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk about what makes this song so...


Nov 13, 2017

In episode THIRTY EIGHT of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven bring back the love for Bat For Lashes’s 2009 single, “Daniel” off her sophomore album, Two Suns. You’ll hear all about the origin of the song, who the heck Daniel is (Karate Kid???), and Analise ties together the form and mood of...