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#67: What Makes A Hit?

It was a real joy to catch up with Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan, the creators and hosts of the hit podcast Switched On Pop, one of my favourite music podcasts! They were kind enough to answer a lot of questions I had about the podcast like: how did it start, who were their favourite and most surprising guests, how do they work on each episode, and of course, what makes a hit? The answers were wonderful, and they each chose a favourite track for our VIP playlist. What did they say, and what music did they choose? Tune in to find out!

Tune in as Oisin Lunny speaks to Charlie Harding & Nate Sloan, whose passion for pop has ignited the airwaves since 2014 with Switched on Pop – a podcast that has broken down plenty of pop songs to find out: What makes a hit?

About Switched On Pop

A podcast about the making and meaning of popular music hosted by musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding.

Chatting with leading artists, songwriters and producers, Switched On Pop breaks down pop songs to figure out what makes a hit and what is its place in culture. Listeners will come away finding “a-ha” moments in their favorite music.

A co-production of Rock Ridge Productions, Vox Media Podcast Network and New York Magazine and Vulture.

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