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.
Are you like Nate? Is there one artist that, every time you hear them, you can't help it - you start to grimace, sweat, seethe. You can't explain it, but there's something about them that you just. can't. stand.
For Nate, that band is The Killers.
Lots of people love this band, they've been around for almost two decades, they're practically an institution! So why can't he get past his hang up?
Charlie and Reanna step in to help break down what it is about The Killers that rankles their normally open-eared colleague so, and then step back to consider what it is that makes us think we hate the bands we do - and whether we can change those opinions.
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