Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 44: The 59th Grammy Awards

    Episode  |  February 9th, 2017  |  49 mins 43 secs

    And the award for Sassiest Podcast goes to...MASTAS! Unless Adele wins, that is. Either way, we're talking truth about this year's Grammy nominees for Record and Song of the Year. Listen for Bieber shade, Rihanna praise, and the origin story for Mark...

  • Episode 43: The "Saturday Night Fever" Soundtrack, Ranked

    Episode  |  February 2nd, 2017  |  1 hr 17 mins

    We got the night fever, and we never recovered! Join us as we rank every song on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and gasp along as we discover that we radically disagree on certain disco classics. Stick around for a little feminist/queer theory,...

  • Episode 42: Tim McGraw, "I Got Friends That Do"

    Episode  |  January 26th, 2017  |  25 mins 12 secs

    Mark and Sarah aren't particularly religious, but when Tim McGraw compares himself to God, they still get up in arms. His insidiously "sensitive" song "I've Got Friends That Do" provokes rage about everything from arrogance to disrespecting Dolly...

  • Episode 41: Another Bad Creation, "Iesha" (with guest Nick Rheinwald-Jones!)

    Episode  |  January 19th, 2017  |  32 mins 23 secs

    Turn your overalls around for MASTAS 41! Special guest Nick Rheinwald-Jones brings us Another Bad Creation's "Iesha," which naturally leads us to their boy-band battle with Kris Kross, the Svengali dreams of Michael Bivins, and the...

  • Episode 40: Three By Jason Isbell

    Episode  |  January 12th, 2017  |  32 mins 8 secs

    It's country-folk heartbreak, served three ways! The piercing songs of Jason Isbell get us talking about less-is-more lyrics, the fallacy of closure, and phony-baloney country artists who are not like Jason Isbell at all. Plus, there's...

  • Episode 39: Fiona Apple, "Criminal"

    Episode  |  January 5th, 2017  |  37 mins 50 secs

    This world might be bulls**t, but this podcast sure isn't! MASTAS rings in 2017 with the funky self-loathing of Fiona Apple's "Criminal," which gets us talking about women who resist the mold, hit songs that lead to weird experiments,...

  • Episode 38: R.E.M., "Stand"

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2016  |  10 mins 49 secs

    Can listening to R.E.M. make you cool? It sure used to seem that way! A discussion of their classic hit "Stand" leads to thoughts on college radio, weird shower dancing, and the way stupid lyrics can be totally awesome sometimes. Also: This is our...

  • Episode 37: Naughty And Nice Christmas Songs

    Episode  |  December 15th, 2016  |  44 mins 47 secs

    Well ho, ho, ho there! We've each chosen two Christmas songs we like and two Christmas songs that make our eggnog curdle. If you think that causes emotional moments of reflection, a tirade about mommy kissing Santa Claus, and a whole thing about...

  • Episode 36: Madonna's "Immaculate Collection," Ranked

    Episode  |  December 8th, 2016  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Mark and Sarah have basically been preparing for 26 years to rank every song on "The Immaculate Collection." Now that day has come. Get ready for personal memories, passionate stances, and several gasps of surprise. Get ready, too, for a ton of...

  • Episode 35: Enya-lanche! "Orinoco Flow," "Ebudae," "Storms In Africa II"

    Episode  |  December 1st, 2016  |  31 mins 27 secs

    Why are we so freaking relaxed? Because we're talking about Enya! Join us as we ponder her unlikely career, the reason straight boys think she's cool, and all the fictional languages she uses to lull us into a beautiful state of peace.

  • Episode 34: Chicago, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"

    Episode  |  November 17th, 2016  |  15 mins 58 secs

    MASTAS loves dad-rock! In particular, Sarah's dad loves Chicago, which gets us talking about the brassy horns of "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" Then Mark uses his "skeezy lounge lizard" voice, Sarah goes deep with road trip memories, and...

  • Episode 33: Beyoncé, "Countdown"

    Episode  |  November 10th, 2016  |  23 mins 33 secs

    We don't quite join the Beyhive, but we certainly buzz around it as we discuss Beyonce's "Countdown." We also ponder what it means to be perfect onstage, when a cheap chorus is just the tonic, and how Rihanna fits into the picture....

  • JASTAS: Til Tuesday, "Voices Carry"

    Episode  |  November 4th, 2016  |  27 mins 24 secs

    Mark's not feeling well, so special guest John Ramos sat down with Sarah for a discussion of Til Tuesday's "Voices Carry," including the secret history of the song's cast of characters, swearily relatable feminist icons, and Sarah's cassette-klepto...

  • Episode 32: Beck: "E-Pro"

    Episode  |  October 27th, 2016  |  17 mins 11 secs

    Beck's sick groove gets us talking about hits that don't reflect their artists, songs that work best when they open an album, and, of all things, Radiohead. 

  • Episode 31: The Beach Boys, "Kokomo"

    Episode  |  October 20th, 2016  |  17 mins 35 secs

    Kokomo's not a real island, but MASTAS is a real podcast! A request for the Beach Boys' comeback hit gets us discussing chant-songs, celebrity bartending, and (of course) John Stamos. 

  • Episode 30: Robyn, "Call Your Girlfriend"

    Episode  |  October 13th, 2016  |  17 mins 44 secs

    Swedish diva alert! MASTAS goes electro with Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend," which gets Mark all tongue-tied with enthusiasm and gets Sarah wondering if the beat and the subject matter are such a good fit. Plus, there's important discussion of Old...