Episode 39 – Pop Unmuted’s 2016 Holiday Party


On Episode 39 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge throw a Pop Unmuted Office Holiday Party. They talk to guests about some of their favorite music of 2016, enjoy some non-alcoholic punch, and marvel at the paper snowflakes Kurt made.

Episode 38 – “Love On The Weekend”


On Episode 38 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge talk about the new single from John Mayer’s upcoming 7th studio album “Love On The Weekend.” They are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and founder of The Shotgun Seat Annie Dineen to talk about the song and John Mayer’s return to pop music.

Episode 34 – The Chilean Pop Scene


On Episode 34 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge talk with Argentinian writer Juana Giaimo about the current scene in Chilean pop music.

Songs discussed in this episode:
Javiera Mena – “Los Olores Tu Alma”
Gepe – “En la Naturaleza (4-3-2-1-0)”
Francisca Valenzuela – “Estremecer”
Dënver – “Revista de Gimnasia”
Alex Anwandter – “Siempre Es Viernes En Mi Corazón”
Planeta no – “El Campo”

Hear these songs and discover more Chilean pop music with this playlist created by Juana on Spotify or Google Play.

Episode 32 – E·MO·TION Side B


On Episode 32 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge embrace their love of Carly Rae Jepsen. With music writer and Maura Magazine managing editor Brad Nelson, writer and photographer Zan McQuade, and host of ALL CAPS with Kate and Bri Bri Mattia, they discuss Carly Slay Jepsen’s latest release E·mo·tion Side B

For more reading:
Brad Nelson, “How Carly Rae Jepsen Draws Listeners Into Her Emotional Universe,” The Guardian.
Brad Nelson (ed), Emotional, Maura Magazine (featuring essays by Zan McQuade and Scott Interrante)
Bri Mattia, “E•MO•TION Side B” brimattia.com

Episode 30 – Where Have All The Bangerz Gone?


On Episode 30 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge discuss this Summer’s lack of “bangerz.” With Katy Perry’s “Rise” and Britney Spears’s “Make Me,” it seems as if the era of battling for the Song Of The Summer is over. Guess you win, Justin Timberlake’s Troll song.

For more reading:
Michael Cragg, “Britney Spears’ Make Me and the New Slow Pop Movement,” The Guardian