The Bridge: All Hail the Queens

Danyel Smith, author of a new book about Black women in pop, says legends Dionne, Gladys, and Patti still aren’t getting their due. Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check our FAQ. Please [...] Read more

Hit Parade: Killing Me Softly Edition

How four R&B queens—Dionne, Patti, Roberta, and Chaka—evolved into chart-toppers through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Advertisement Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check our FAQ. Please enable javascript to get your Slate [...] Read more

The Bridge: On the Wheels of Steel

Author and dance critic Michaelangelo Matos says remixing is like songwriting: there’s no one right way to do it. Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check our FAQ. Please enable javascript to get [...] Read more

Hit Parade: We Invented the Remix Edition

How the remix came to mean a myriad of things—from disco DJ extensions, to New Wave reinventions, to J.Lo’s rap pretensions. View Transcript View Transcript Advertisement Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check [...] Read more

Hit Parade: Rock ’n Soul Edition

Hall and Oates took a decade to find their sound, created their own ’80s genre and made their dreams come true. View Transcript View Transcript Advertisement Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check [...] Read more

The Bridge: Jingle Bells?

Hit Parade’s producer joins Chris Molanphy for a 2021 recap: favorite episodes from Bruce to Brenda, and airing of grievances. Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check our FAQ. Please enable javascript to [...] Read more

Hit Parade: Chestnut Roasters Edition

A festive retrospective on the artists whose holiday hits outperform the rest of their catalog combined. View Transcript View Transcript Advertisement Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check our FAQ. Please enable javascript [...] Read more

The Bridge: Sexism’s Eternal Flame

Stereogum’s Rachel Brodsky joins Chris Molanphy to talk about how The Bangles and their pop peers survived the ’80s. Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Stitcher Overcast TuneIn RSS Feed For questions about subscriptions or your Slate Plus feed, check our FAQ. Please enable javascript to get your [...] Read more