‘Switched on Pop’ podcast hosts reflect on their evolving relationship with music

Almost every episode of “Switched on Pop” follows a format: One of its hosts breaks down a timely pop song for the other, pointing out musical concepts and inspirations present in the track. As the hosts — musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding — take turns teaching each other about, say, the disco elements of Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” or the biblical references behind Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times,” us listeners are also learning along the way.

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