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Pop Unmuted Episode #1: Music Theory in Popular Discourse and Ariana Grande’s “Problem.”

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In our first episode, co-hosts Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and Music Theory PhD. student Taylor Myers. We first discuss Owen Pallett’s articles for Slate and the role of music theory in the mainstream discourse of pop music. Then we move on to talk about Ariana Grande’s latest single “Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea. And we close with our Unmuted Pop Songs of the Week segment, where each panelist shares a bit of a song that’s been on their mind lately.

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Welcome to Pop Unmuted, a new podcast and blog dedicated to in-depth discussion of pop music. We believe this music is deserving of such intellectual investigation, and if you’re here, you probably do too! Our podcast brings together young music writers from varying academic and journalistic…

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