Music Trivia: The Christmas Music Edition

Slate’s music-history podcast is here to quiz you on holiday hits.

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Think you know music? Hit Parade, the music-history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of the Bridge.

In this monthly miniepisode of Hit Parade, host Chris Molanphy reflects on the previous full-length episode of the show and invites one Slate Plus member onto the show to play some music trivia related to the upcoming episode. How does it all work? Contestants are asked three trivia questions, and the player also has the opportunity to turn the tables—they get a chance to try to stump Molanphy, a music journalist for the past 25 years, with one trivia question of their own.

This month, Molanphy is joined at the mic by Jessica Goldstein, the culture editor at ThinkProgress and a journalist whose work has appeared in Vulture and the Washington Post, among other places. Her October article in Entertainment Weekly, “Britney Spears Wanted to Be a Star: An Oral History of ‘ … Baby One More Time’ ” was an inspiration for the November episode of Hit Parade.

Together, they look back at the legacy of Britney Spears and look ahead to the next episode of Hit Parade, which is all about Christmas music.

If you’d like to be a contestant on an upcoming show, sign up for a Slate Plus membership here and enter as a contestant here. You can also enter to play if you’re already a Slate Plus member.

Want your question featured in an upcoming show? Email a voice memo to hitparade@slate.com.

Podcast production by T.J. Raphael. Additional support for this episode comes from Danielle Hewitt and Merritt Jacob.

Content retrieved from: https://slate.com/culture/2018/12/hit-parade-podcast-the-christmas-music-edition.html.