Kira Grunenberg


Kira Grunenberg is a music journalist and the founder of the Throw The Dice and Play Nice blog.

On these episodes:

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 SeatAnnie Dineen to talk about the song and John Mayer’s return to pop music.

Favorite Songs Of 2015

On the last episode of 2015, Kurt Trowbridge and Scott Interrante are joined by Kira Grunenberg and Annie Dineen to discuss our favorite songs of the year. Kurt picks Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me,” Annie picks Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” Kira picks Little May’s “Home,” and Scott picks Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Let’s Get Lost.”

Pop Anniversaries and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”

On Episode 13 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and Atlantic Records A&R consultant and music blogger Adam Soybel to celebrate the podcast’s 1 year anniversary by discussing pop anniversaries and pop nostalgia. The panel then talks about the latest single by The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” and its relationship to Apple Music.

March 2015 Pop-Up: Global Release Day

In this special Pop Up episode of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and music blogger and A&R consultant at Atlantic Records Adam Soybel to talk about the recently announced change to an international music release day.

February 2015 Pop-Up: The Phosphorescent Blues

On this special Pop-Up episode of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante is joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and musician and writer Dan Poorman to talk about Punch Brothers’ latest album The Phosphorescent Blues.

Listening to the Internet and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”

On Episode 6 of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and Doctoral student Brad Spiers to talk about online streaming, its affect on music consumption and the industry at large. Then we discuss the newest single from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk,” focusing on its postmodern pastiche of styles and the sociopolitical implications of the music industry’s retromania.

August 2014 Pop-Up: Taylor’s Shift

For this special Pop Up episode of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and music producer and Taylor Swift fan Mark Wudtke to discuss Swift’s new single “Shake It Off” and her new direction towards Pop.

Music Theory in Popular Discourse and Ariana Grande’s “Problem”

On Episode 1 of Pop Unmuted, co-hosts Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and Music Theory Ph.D. student Taylor Myers to discuss the role of music theory in popular discourse as well as Ariana Grande’s latest single, “Problem.”

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