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English, Music, 1 season, 66 episodes, 1 day, 6 hours, 16 minutes
Music professor Jake Hanlon and his sidekick Justin Gregg team up to dissect the most popular songs in music—past and present—with analysis, humor, and nerdy attitude.
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Fast Car- Luke Combs

The white bastardization of a classic black song should never have happened, but listen to it so Tracy gets paid
11/18/202315 minutes, 28 seconds
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Taylor Swift - Is It Over Now?

We discuss why Taylor Swift dominates, and we don’t really talk about the song.
11/11/202323 minutes, 1 second
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Dance The Night - Dua lipa

Hey, it's 1977 and it's NYC and you've gone to a gay bar? Nope. You're just listening to the Barbie soundtrack and it's great!
11/2/202319 minutes, 30 seconds
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First Person Shooter ft. J. Cole - Drake

The podcast is back with music that sounds like it was released on the last Drake album, but no, it's from the current Drake album. Drake tires to rap battle J. Cole and gets exposed.
10/26/202319 minutes, 3 seconds
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All My Life - Lil Durk ft. J. Cole

Every once in a while, a trap song comes along that does not make us want to throw ourselves of a bridge. In fact, this song made us want to throw ourselves into a nice warm bed of happy feelings.
6/12/202318 minutes, 21 seconds
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Favorite Song - Toosii

An interesting case study of the power of live performance and crappy studio production.
6/5/202316 minutes, 40 seconds
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Eyes Closed - Ed Sheeran

After all this time, Max Martin finally shows his face on the podcast in this “Ed Sheeran” song!
5/24/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Eurovision 2023 recap

It's the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest summary episode! Finland was robbed!
5/15/202337 minutes, 40 seconds
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Princess Diana - Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj

In a world where new artists constantly try and give themselves a bump by bringing in established artists, we learn today that often times those new artists sure can look lame against a veteran.
5/10/202321 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chemical - Post Malone

Mom always said don’t judge a book my it’s cover. This isn’t Hemingway but it isn’t crap either.
5/3/202331 minutes, 42 seconds
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Like Crazy - 지민 (Jimin)

A K-pop song written by an AI?
4/12/202321 minutes, 50 seconds
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Die For You (Remix) - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande

An unoffensive money grab by remixing a song that's 7 years old but is actually better than the original.
4/9/202317 minutes, 47 seconds
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Players - Coi Leray

A 40 year old white man gives a history lesson on black music. Is that click bait?
4/2/202326 minutes, 43 seconds
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Boy's a liar Pt. 2 | PinkPantheress, Ice Spice

The return of hyperpop, crappy piano sounds, and poor pronunciation makes a fun song!
3/17/202319 minutes, 53 seconds
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Last Night | Morgan Wallen

Last night Jake wished the liquor talked, so he didn’t list to this song. A shout out to all my toxic relationships.
3/10/202322 minutes, 6 seconds
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Just Like That | Bonnie Raitt

The Grammy’s choice for song of the year is 100% correct. Good job Recording Academy. Young people: go listen to Bonnie Raitt. #BonnieRaitt
2/22/202325 minutes, 19 seconds
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Flowers | Miley Cyrus

Disco à la 2023 – repetitive, non-offensive, Hanna Montana. Jake wants to watch the music video now.
2/15/202319 minutes, 3 seconds
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GloRilla, Cardi B - Tomorrow 2

Don’t listen to this episode. This song is absolutely 100% the worst thing that our ears have ever eared. This is poison for your senses.
2/6/202320 minutes, 18 seconds
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SHAKIRA || BZRP Music Sessions #53

 A workshop on how to eradicate an artist’s voice through autotune and compression.
1/31/202324 minutes, 29 seconds
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Calm Down - Rema, Selena Gomez

Afro Rave? Afro Pop! A lecture on Sub-Saharan African music and poor wardrobe design. 
1/10/202320 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kill Bill - SZA

 Am anthem for how not to deal with breakups.
1/3/202317 minutes, 45 seconds
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Christmas Special 2022

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas here on WAPL2T - we were drinking nog and listening to some slogs by Mariah Carey and surprises and none of this rhymes now. Happy Holidays!
12/13/202243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Made You Look - Meghan Trainor

A song written by a computer algorithm for Jeopardy!
12/6/202222 minutes, 53 seconds
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Doja Cat - Vegas

Jake rants about black music history and dissects Doja Cat's Vegas while Justin patiently waits for his chance to talk. 
11/29/202232 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rich Flex - Drake, 21 Savage

Welcome to the hellscape. 
11/22/202225 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lift me Up - Rihanna

A charming, well performed, well arranged, simple, and beautiful piece of pop music. 
11/15/202227 minutes, 44 seconds
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Under the Influence - Chris Brown

A strangely binary contrast between the worst song we've listened to with the single greatest lyric. Unfortunately, that lyric is the first thing out of his god damn mouth and it's downhill form there. 
11/8/202223 minutes, 9 seconds
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Anti-Hero - Taylor Swift

Jake and Justin finally thoroughly enjoy a song on the podcast and discuss controversy and body image!
11/2/202231 minutes, 43 seconds
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Unholy - Sam Smith (ft. Kim Petras)

Season 2 debut! Discussions of multi-media music. And what in the hell is #Hyperpop?
10/25/202223 minutes, 50 seconds
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Where are Jake and Justin?!?!

We're fine, just busy and stuff. We'll be back in two weeks. Look for a new episode the week of 10/23. #wapl2t [email protected]
10/11/20222 minutes, 12 seconds
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I Ain’t Worried - OneRepublic

We start out very mad and then get very happy. A song that shows us that there are good people in the music industry. 
9/12/202222 minutes, 1 second
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Pink Venom M/V - BLACKPINK

A return to the multimedia mega outrageous finely tuned genre of K-Pop!
9/5/202220 minutes, 56 seconds
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Super Freaky Girl

Nicki Minaj resurrects Rick James in this club anthem that you are either going to love or not love.
8/30/202221 minutes, 29 seconds
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STAYING ALIVE - DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby

This hot dumpster fire makes our ears bleed so we stuffed them with Timbits®. Come along with us on a journey filled with hate, mistrust, and concern for the future of the planet. 
8/23/202215 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bad Habit - Steve Lacy

A cheerful romp proving that real music is better than fake music all in under 4 minutes. 
8/16/202230 minutes, 37 seconds
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Post Malone - I Like You (A Happier Song) w. Doja Cat

Life lessons are learned. Especially lessons on how to find your soul mate. Post Malone gives wisdom for the ages in this hot flaming piece of garbage that no one should actually be listening to. 
8/8/202214 minutes, 16 seconds
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Glimpse of Us - Joji

A surprisingly gorgeous romp through a song that makes perfect sense by an artist we have never heard of before. 
8/1/202225 minutes, 57 seconds
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Master of Puppets - Metallica

Stranger Things strikes back. Again! Only louder. Obey your master... master.... of puppets. 
7/25/202236 minutes, 23 seconds
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Break My Soul - Beyonce

A delayed podcast this week is because this song isn't worth listening to... Nah, it's not that bad. Hold the mayo. 
7/21/202226 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jimmy Cooks - Drake ft. 21 Savage

A lesson in language and animal intelligence - neither of which have anything to do with this song. 
7/4/202231 minutes, 35 seconds
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WAIT FOR U - Future ft. Drake, Temes

A song that burst from the bowels of hell itself. A mistake that can never be corrected. A song whose lyrics require an ancient cipher to decode. Come hate listen to it with us. 
6/27/202231 minutes, 36 seconds
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Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush

A gentle stroll through an English garden of 1980s nostalgic art-rock mixed with the pop culture madness of Stranger Things. Drinking game inside!
6/20/202232 minutes, 27 seconds
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About Damn Time - Lizzo

A funky fun exploration of positivity and happiness!
6/6/202233 minutes, 47 seconds
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N95 - Kendrick Lamar

A discussion of true hip hop music. And MAILBAG!
5/30/202235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Eurovision Part 2 - A Summary of Eurovision 2022

Jake and Justin share their thoughts on Eurovision 2022. 
5/16/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Eurovision Part 1 Stefania (Kalush Orchestra)

It's Eurovision time! If you are new to Eurovision, this episode will guide you gently into it. If you are a Eurovision veteran, there's lots of cool info here about this year's contest. 
5/11/202233 minutes, 59 seconds
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Don't Think Jesus - Morgan Wallen

Yeehaw boy howdy! This song is... ride that bull. 
5/2/202231 minutes, 56 seconds
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First Class - Jack Harlow

SUPER EXPLICIT because this is AWFUL MUSIC! Jake and Justin fight back against the forces of EVIL! Jake swears a lot. Sorry mom.
4/25/202237 minutes, 19 seconds
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As It Was - Harry Styles

Harry Styles covers A-ha - cutting floor throwaway from 1985
4/18/202227 minutes, 20 seconds
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Leave the Door Open - Silk Sonic

Crushing on this crushing hit. 
4/11/202218 minutes, 34 seconds
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Butter - BTS (방탄소년단)

Jake and Justin explore the world of K-Pop!
4/4/202232 minutes, 19 seconds
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Enemy - Imagine Dragons x J.I.D

No need to be overly critical; Imagine Dragons and their hit theme song for a hit television series is a hit with the guys. 
3/21/202228 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sweetest Pie - Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa

Jake and Justin talk about sex. Oooohhh, yeeaaaahhh!
3/14/202231 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ghost - Justin Bieber

This week on the podcast, Jake gets visibly angry. #Ukraine
2/28/202236 minutes, 3 seconds
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Do we have a problem? Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby

Jake and Justin discuss the longevity of #beef and are going to be watching the charts for this one. 
2/22/202240 minutes, 11 seconds
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Special Surprise Episode!

Nostalgic rants about songs that people love to hate. And the supertime halfbowl sportball was great. 
2/17/202247 minutes, 47 seconds
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GAYLE - abcdefu

This week's podcast includes discussions on the death of the music industry and the rise of social media! DUN DUN DUUUUNNN!!!!
2/7/202234 minutes, 48 seconds
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Super Gremlin Kodak Black/DAX

Jake proposed an academic article to compensate for this week's atrocities. Jake also introduces Justin to independent rapper DAX. 
1/31/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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Shivers by Ed Sheeran

Jake monologues on capitalism and why Ed Sheeran embodies everything wrong with pop music. PS, Jake likes Ed Sheeran. 
1/24/202228 minutes, 54 seconds
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We Don't Talk About Bruno?

On this week's podcast, TikTok strikes again leaving Jake devastated and feeling old. 
1/19/202237 minutes, 9 seconds
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Heat Waves - Glass Animals

This week, Justin teaches Jake about TikTok and Jake is still confused. 
1/10/202232 minutes, 42 seconds
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INDUSTRY BABY Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow

Ummm...... Jake and Justin can't really quite figure out why this music is good. But they think Lil Nas X is great. What happened to Kanye?
12/6/202128 minutes, 1 second
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All Too Well (Taylor's Version)

A ten minute long #1 hit?! Scarves?! Crying in the fetal position?? It's Taylor Swift making two middle-aged white dudes feel feelings. More power to you, Taylor. 
11/29/202138 minutes, 8 seconds
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Smokin’ Out The Window - Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak

Jake and Justin can take a joke as they enjoy this viral hit by Silk Sonic. 
11/22/202131 minutes, 24 seconds
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STAY by The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber

This week on the podcast STAY by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber. Jake and Justin are confounded by the emergence of emo rap (is that what this is?) in the former #1, current #2 song on Billboard.
11/15/202129 minutes, 50 seconds
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Easy On Me - Adele

In our first episode, we discuss the current #1 Billboard record-breaking hit: Adele's Easy On Me. 
11/8/202135 minutes, 48 seconds