Switched On Pop


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.


Charlie and Nate sit down with up-and-coming producer duo Grey--fresh off their hit "Starving" with Zedd and Hailee Steinfeld--to uncover the secrets behind Alessia Cara and Zedd's dramatic dance track "Stay" and Grey's own deep cut "I Miss You" (ft Bahar)i. Snare drums as currency, Game of Thrones samples and screaming into the void are all discussed in this deep dive into the world of pop orchestration and 21st century songwriting. Featuring:Zedd + Alessia Cara - StayHailee Steinfeld + Grey ft. Zedd - StarvingGrey ft. Bahari - I Miss YouEarth, Wind and Fire - Kalimba StoryMaroon 5 - Don't Wanna KnowMussorgsky - Pictures at an ExhibitionRavel - Pictures at an ExhibitionEmerson, Lake and Palmer - Pictures at an ExhibitionGrey - Do You Remember (Remix)Grey - You're Not There (Remix)