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The Bridge: Get-Down Showdown

Chris Molanphy quizzes Slate staffers on the chart hits of the 1970s, from Elton to Stevie, Carole to Donna.

[This edition of my Hit Parade—“The Bridge” bonus series is available to Slate Plus subscribers only. A link to the episode show page is below. To sign up for Plus—and tell Slate that Hit Parade sent you!—visit slate.com/hitparadeplus.]

In this mini-episode of Hit Parade, host Chris Molanphy is joined by the host and producers of Slate’s new podcast One Year, which introduces you to the people and ideas that changed American history—one year at a time. The first season of One Year, which wrapped up just this week, covers 1977: a year when gay rights hung in the balance, Roots dominated the airwaves, and Jesus appeared on a tortilla.

Besides all these happenings, 1977 was also a big year for music: from Rumours to Saturday Night Fever to Never Mind the Bollocks. And our next episode of Hit Parade will be about another musically significant year, 1971—the year of Tapestry, Imagine and Shaft. So we’re celebrating with a ’70s trivia extravaganza. See If you can beat One Year host and Slate national editor Josh Levin, One Year co-producer Evan Chung, assistant producer Madeline Ducharme, and Slate senior culture editor Allegra Frank. You can listen to One Year on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

Plus members can sign up for a chance to be our trivia contestant on a future episode here.

Podcast production by Asha Saluja.