Pop Pantheon: Hot 100 Hits, History and Kinks with Hit Parade’s Chris Molanphy

For this “B-Side” episode, DJ Louie is joined by the host of Slate’s Hit Parade podcast to talk the 60-year history of the chart, the way its metrics have evolved over time, what role having hits on the Hot 100 plays in a pop star’s mythology and legacy, and whether or not we can compare current hits to past ones given how Billboard’s methodology has been altered to fit new data and music-consuming ecosystems.