Organized Sound

6 EpisodesProduced by Barry LamWebsite

Music tells us so much about mind, emotion, values, and the overall human experience, but what is it and how do we judge it? The closest thing to a definition we have of music is that it is "organized sound." From the basic chord to the musical mashup, this is a playlist that inspires deeper thinkin… read more

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39. When Good Music Happens To Bad People

June 14th, 2017


Great music created by terrible human beings sometimes inspires hatred of the music, but sometimes not. How should we respond?

#10: Here, There, and Everywhere You Look

June 14th, 2017


When you cover a song, what does it mean to add your own artistic mark?

The Cops of Pop

June 14th, 2017


Two obscure recordings from 1983 inspired an entirely new genre of pop music in the age of digital media.


June 14th, 2017


The creation of great music is sometimes not inspired all at once, but the result of decades of revision by multiple artists.

37. All About Those Baseline Assumptions About Feminism in Pop

June 14th, 2017


Are there particular gendered sounds in popular music evoking feminism, and is it a real feminism?

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