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 117: Paul Davis, "Cool Night" and "'65 Love Affair"

    Episode  |  September 20th, 2018  |  22 mins 32 secs
    '65 love affair, cool night, paul davis, rape culture, songs you can't skate to, the 1980s, wmst moist fm
  • MASTAS Presents: Money Can't Buy You Podcast 02, "Love Me First"

    Episode  |  September 17th, 2018  |  42 mins 52 secs
    kandi burruss, kim zolciak, nene leakes, rhoa, slim jim williams, tunes carried in buckets
  • Episode 116: Maroon 5, "Moves Like Jagger"

    Episode  |  September 13th, 2018  |  25 mins 39 secs
    amanda valentine, hairy chests, maroon 5, mick jagger, rolling stones
  • Episode 115: Aretha Franklin, "Think"

    Episode  |  August 30th, 2018  |  24 mins 7 secs

    We've got to think! Think about why we love Aretha Franklin! Our discussion of "Think" lets us honor the dearly departed diva as both a musician and an eccentric auntie. Listen for Aretha's drunk-driving PSA, and our fantasia about fur coats and sacks...

  • MASTAS Presents: Money Can't Buy You Podcast 01, "Money Can't Buy You Class"

    Episode  |  August 27th, 2018  |  45 mins 44 secs

    On Episode 1 of the new MASTAS spin-off, Dan and Tracie and Mark and Sarah dig into the vanity singles of the Real Housewives, beginning with New York City and the first song from the great Countess Luann. Considering it first appeared on the show in...

  • Episode 114: Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814," Ranked

    Episode  |  August 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We are a part of a MASTAS Nation! By which we mean we're ranking every song on Janet Jackson's classic album "Rhythm Nation 1814." Along the way, Sarah startles herself by loving a slow jam, Mark chair-dances so hard he almost hurts himself,...

  • Episode 113: The Bangles, "Eternal Flame"

    Episode  |  August 16th, 2018  |  23 mins 12 secs

    Is this burning an eternal podcast? We'd like to think so! A discussion of the Bangles' classic ballad gets us to some of the '80s' best songwriters, the unusual harmony of the "circle of fifth," and (most importantly) a powerful musical about...

  • Episode 112: The Lovin' Spoonful, "Darling Be Home Soon"

    Episode  |  August 9th, 2018  |  27 mins 22 secs

    The sweet sound of The Lovin' Spoonful's "Darling Be Home Soon" gets us talking about relationships that give us space, lyrical phrasing that gives us chills, and YouTube comments that make us believe in humanity.    Our theme is by David...

  • Episode 111: Bruce Willis And Don Johnson (with special guests Dan and Tracie!)

    Episode  |  August 2nd, 2018  |  40 mins 44 secs

    There was a time when both Bruce Willis and Don Johnson had hit songs, and we're talking about both "Respect Yourself" AND "Heartbeat." This week, "we" means Mark, Sarah, and our very special guests Dan Rogge and Tracie Potochnik. Listen on for info...

  • Episode 110: Episode 110: Miranda Lambert, "Bathroom Sink"

    Episode  |  July 26th, 2018  |  29 mins 44 secs

    What starts as a simple discussion of Miranda Lambert's "Bathroom Sink" quickly evolves to include Dolly Parton's song about a dead dog, the best way to destroy your ex-boyfriend's car, and yet another potential side project for Allison Krauss. So...

  • Episode 109: Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar On Me"

    Episode  |  July 19th, 2018  |  23 mins 58 secs

    We don't believe in metaphor, so for us "Pour Some Sugar On Me" is a song about dessert. Okay, not really. Talking about Def Leppard's hard-rock classic gets us surprisingly amped, even if we do have to draw some very delicate lines around what's...

  • Episode 108: Elvis Costello and Duran Duran, "Watching The Detectives"

    Episode  |  July 12th, 2018  |  33 mins 38 secs

    Noir and nastiness and...nerds? That's what you get with "Watching the Detectives," Elvis Costello's archly clever jam. Special guest Kevin Flynn joins us to discuss mysterious lyrics and peppy songs about dark deeds. We also discuss Duran Duran's...

  • MASTarot Reading!

    Episode  |  July 5th, 2018  |  4 mins 50 secs

    Go beyond the veil as Sarah tells your future with the help of Jimi Hendrix -- then learn more about our July promotion for new Patreon patrons!

  • Episode 107: Bond-Movie Songs, Ranked

    Episode  |  June 28th, 2018  |  57 mins 8 secs

    MASTAS is for your ears only as we rank 7 Bond themes that reached the top 10. Will the sky fall as we discuss everything from Duran Duran's sex appeal to Sheena Easton's Oscar misadventures? Will we live and let die after Mark's shocking revelation...

  • Episode 106: Turnerdome! (Two #2 Hits By Tina)

    Episode  |  June 21st, 2018  |  32 mins 22 secs

    Tina Turner had a pair of weird (but wonderful) #2 hits in the '80s, but which one is the WEIRDEST? We're sussing it out as we discuss "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "Typical Male." Naturally, we also discuss thunderdomes, children's choirs, and men...

  • Episode 105: Miley Cyrus, "See You Again"

    Episode  |  June 14th, 2018  |  26 mins 34 secs

    [NOTE: MB's sound is tinny; that's all SDB's fault. Our apologies! We're working on it.] ...Turns out we're both big Miley Cyrus fans, and proud of it! A discussion of her breakthrough hit "See You Again" leads to a defense of her buttcheeks, an aside...