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Aug 10, 2020
The Welcome Return of the ChicksAugust 10, 2020
How would Nashville be different if it hadn’t pushed the trio away? A conversation about “Gaslighter” and beyond. Guests: Jewly Hight and Slate's Carl Wilson.
Aug 04, 2020
Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’August 04, 2020
Readers asked about Bon Iver, country music, Jack Antonoff and more. Guests: Northwestern University's Lauren Michele Jackson and Lindsay Zoladz.
Jul 28, 2020
Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s DiscussJuly 28, 2020
On an album made entirely in quarantine, the singer and songwriter embarks in a fresh direction. Guests: Jon Pareles, Caryn Ganz and Joe Coscarelli.
Jul 20, 2020
Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score MaestroJuly 20, 2020
His music was dynamic, bold and idiosyncratic, setting a high bar for composers connecting sound and vision. Guests: Jon Pareles and Joshua Rothkopf.
Jul 09, 2020
The Timely Agitation of Run the JewelsJuly 09, 2020
Killer Mike and El-P’s anti-government and pro-justice hip-hop feels like it anticipated the current moment. Guest: Pitchfork's Sheldon Pearce.
Jun 30, 2020
Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?June 30, 2020
A subset of passionate listeners are asking for more of their heroes than simply music. Guest: Denisha Kuhlor.
Jun 21, 2020
Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the SpotlightJune 21, 2020
His protest song “The Bigger Picture” marks a high point in his evolution from reluctant up-and-comer to one of hip-hop’s reliable superstars. Guest: Joe Coscarelli.
Jun 15, 2020
The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ MusicJune 15, 2020
As the music industry reckons with racial inequality, one of the first old structures to fall has been a term that dates back to the 1970s. Guest: Nelson George.
Jun 07, 2020
How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?June 07, 2020
Two former editors look back at the magazine’s on-the-ground reporting following the Rodney King verdict. Guests: James Bernard and Reginald Dennis.
Jun 01, 2020
After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push BackJune 01, 2020
Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and how some in the limelight bristle at social media condemnation. Guest: The Ringer's Justin Charity.