Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

216 episodes of Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs since the first episode, which aired on March 15th, 2016.

  • Episode 70: REM's "Out Of Time," Ranked

    Episode  |  August 31st, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins

    We're ranking every song on REM's sad-boy rock milestone "Out of Time." Will we lose our religion at the sight of all these shiny happy people? Which songs will we decide truly belong, and which songs will we wish were half a world away? Join us and...

  • Episode 69: Bryan Adams, "Summer Of '69" (with guest Danny MacEachern!)

    Episode  |  August 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins

    It's the sexiest MASTAS yet as we celebrate Episode 69 with "Summer Of '69." Our special guest Danny MacEachern gets us talking about Bryan Adams, Can-Con and the ongoing mystery of the videos from the "Reckless" album. Plus, we have a special...

  • Episode 68: "Stay" Title Bout

    Episode  |  August 17th, 2017  |  42 mins 47 secs

    Which "Stay" can stay? That's the question in this very special episode, where we rank six hits -- all called "Stay" -- and determine which one gets to keep its title. The rest get renamed (in our hearts, at least), and we all walk away wearing...

  • Episode 67: Richard Marx, "Satisfied"

    Episode  |  August 10th, 2017  |  19 mins 1 sec

    It's Mark and Sarah Talk About Mullets! And specifically, the tonsorial glory of Richard Marx. We also discuss his song "Satisfied," the rare ability to write commercial songs that don't suck, and an abundance of David Coles.   Our theme is by...

  • Episode 66: Stevie Nicks, "Stand Back"

    Episode  |  August 3rd, 2017  |  31 mins 17 secs

    By the pricking of our thumbs, something MASTAS this way comes! Yes, that's a reference to famous witches, because we're talking about Stevie Nicks. A discussion of "Stand Back" leads to thoughts on her general awesomeness, the price she's paid for it...

  • Single No. 3: New Songs You Need, Vol. 1

    Episode  |  July 31st, 2017  |  11 mins 10 secs

    Bonus episode! In this MASTAS Single, Mark goes solo to recommend four new songs that you need right now, including cuts from Haim, New Politics, Sara Evans, and Delta Rae. Let us know if you dig them! 

  • Episode 65: West Side Story, "Somewhere"

    Episode  |  July 27th, 2017  |  43 mins 45 secs

    There's a plaaaace for uuuuus...to wonder if the songs of West Side Story don't work better separately than as a show; to rag the soppier selections from the Sondheim catalog; to lament the film's brownface; and to discuss...Rick Springfield? Send in...

  • Episode 64: Three By '80s Starship

    Episode  |  July 20th, 2017  |  40 mins 38 secs

    Selling out never sounded so good! With a soldier's bravery, we investigate Starship's three number-one hits of the '80s: "We Built This City," "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," and "Sara." And you'd better believe that OUR Sarah is still crying foul...

  • Episode 63: Ben Folds, "The Luckiest"

    Episode  |  July 13th, 2017  |  34 mins 45 secs

    The tears flow freely as we discuss "The Luckiest," Ben Folds's perfect gem of a love song. We also talk about each other's weddings, the Jason Isbell concert where Mark almost left his drink at the bar, and Sarah's enduring connection to a speech in...

  • Episode 62: "Ode To Billie Joe" And "Harper Valley PTA"

    Episode  |  June 29th, 2017  |  22 mins 54 secs

    Have we got a story for YOU! Well, okay, these SONGS have stories, and they are doozies. As we chat about "Ode To Billie Joe" and "Harper Valley PTA," we swoon for the power of a narrative country hits and the film adaptations they inspire. Speaking...

  • Episode 61: Train, "Hey Soul Sister"

    Episode  |  June 22nd, 2017  |  22 mins 47 secs

    Sometimes comprehending evil means looking it in the face, so we're voluntarily talking about the lyrical and sonic crimes of Train's "Hey, Soul Sister." Along the way, we also defend the comparative integrity of Mr. Mister and Everclear. Weird! (To...

  • Episode 60: Tori Amos's "Little Earthquakes," Ranked

    Episode  |  June 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Turns out we haven't been silent all these years: We've been podcasting, which is rather noisy. Today, we're making noise about Tori Amos and ranking every song on her album "Little Earthquakes." This leads to some surprising disagreements, an...

  • Episode 59: Michael Jackson, "Black Or White"

    Episode  |  June 8th, 2017  |  21 mins 59 secs

    Can a person even like Michael Jackson anymore? We're wondering as we discuss his maybe-not-classic "Black or White." After we ask the tough questions, we also get into overlooked talents, a young Tyra Banks, and controversial crotches.   After...

  • Episode 58: The Backstreet Boys, "I Want It That Way"

    Episode  |  June 1st, 2017  |  25 mins 54 secs

    We are. Your MAS-TAS. Your true. Pod-cas-tass. Backstreet Boys infuse our spirits with "I Want It That Way," and we talk about the best way to get over one's self and just enjoy a pop song. Vin Diesel and Megan Fox sneak in there somehow, and...

  • Episode 57: En Vogue, "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"

    Episode  |  May 25th, 2017  |  21 mins 9 secs

    And now it's time for a podcast! Thanks to multiple requests, we're talking about En Vogue's "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)", and we are grateful for the funkiness. We're also brimming with theories about the song's major characters, facts...

  • Episode 56: Single Moms In Pop

    Episode  |  May 11th, 2017  |  43 mins 41 secs

    Just in time for Mother's Day, we're talking about pop songs featuring single moms. As a chorus of birds chatters outside Sarah's house, we consider how society's shifting attitudes about motherhood are reflected in a variety of dope hits. We also...