What Chris Does 101: interviews on how charts, hitmaking and podcasting work

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Below the Line: Oscars 2022 – Original Song

7 March 2022
Our tour through the categories continues with a discussion of the Oscar nominees for Original Song. Returning guests Mick Coogan (songwriter), Louis Weeks (score composer) and Chris Molanphy (chart analyst and fellow podcast host) offer their insights.…

Slate Culture Gabfest: “Dancing Queen” Edition

3 November 2021
Steve, Dana and Carl Wilson are joined by host of Slate’s Hit Parade podcast (and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voter!) Chris Molanphy to discuss this year’s Rock Hall inductees and the institution at large.…

Pals with Bill Wadman: Chris Molanphy returns

1 November 2021
Back for his second episode. Slate magazine’s resident pop critic & chart analyst Chris Molanphy chats with me about the definition of a “Smash,” why the demographics of the artists on the charts have changed over time, and how much…