Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

Pop music talk from Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting

About the show

Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting are journalists, friends, and music fans who love talking about pop music of all stripes.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 188: An "Always On My Mind" Hat Trick

    Episode  |  May 11th, 2020  |  48 mins 43 secs
    '70s music, '80s music, country music, cover songs, elvis presley, music, pop music, the pet shop boys, wayne carson, willie nelson
  • Episode 187: Björk, "Big Time Sensuality"

    Episode  |  May 4th, 2020  |  26 mins 28 secs
    '90s music, björk, david lynch, jastas, music, people with flowers for heads, pop music, the sugarcubes, world music
  • Episode 186: Nelly Furtado, "I'm Like A Bird"

    Episode  |  April 27th, 2020  |  36 mins 2 secs
    '00s music, '10s music, aimee mann, cardi b, dover, entertainment weekly, music, nelly furtado, paul rudd, pop music, rihanna
  • Episode 185: Songs With Dubious Heroes, Ranked

    Episode  |  April 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    '60s music, '70s music, '80s music, '90s music, charlene, elton john, heart, jude, justice for mephistopheles, kenny rogers, mark dinning, music, pop music, rupert holmes, shut up and, the bee gees, the charlie daniels band
  • Episode 184: INXS, "New Sensation"

    Episode  |  April 13th, 2020  |  30 mins 15 secs
    '80s music, extra hot great, grade deflation, inxs, karen carpenter, michael hutchence, music, pop music
  • Episode 183: Songs We Like By Artists We Don't

    Episode  |  April 6th, 2020  |  53 mins
    '00s music, '10s music, '90s music, adult contemporary, american idol, chris carmack, five for fighting, kenny chesney, music, pop music, renee zellweger, rod stewart, scotty mccreery, the temptations
  • Episode 182: The Stills, "Changes Are No Good"

    Episode  |  March 30th, 2020  |  23 mins 40 secs
    '00s music, boards of canada, indie music, music, pop music, shows of note, the stills
  • Episode 181: Weezer, "My Name Is Jonas"

    Episode  |  March 23rd, 2020  |  19 mins 16 secs
    music, pop music, rivers cuomo, the jonas brothers, weezer
  • The Lost Madonna Hits

    Episode  |  March 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    '00s music, '80s music, '90s music, liminal spaces, madonna, pop music, singles
  • Episode 180: Argumentative Duets, Ranked

    Episode  |  March 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    '00s music, '10s music, '80s music, '90s music, brandy, gotye, human league, jennifer lopez, johnny cash, june carter cash, kimbra, ll cool j, michael jackson, monica, paul mccartney, pop music, positive k, the postal service
  • Episode 179: Donna Summer, "She Works Hard For The Money"

    Episode  |  March 9th, 2020  |  22 mins 59 secs
    '80s music, donna summer, irene cara, music, onetta, pop music, q-feel
  • Episode 178: The Village People, "Macho Man"

    Episode  |  March 2nd, 2020  |  34 mins 37 secs
    '70s music, can't stop the music, carrots, disco music, pop music, queen, randy jones, the macarena, the village people, victor willis
  • Episode 177: Rufus Wainwright, "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk"

    Episode  |  February 17th, 2020  |  29 mins 40 secs
    '00s music, ben folds, judy garland, loudon wainwright iii, music, pop music, rufus wainwright
  • Episode 176: Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

    Episode  |  February 10th, 2020  |  20 mins 26 secs
    '10s music, despicable me, katrina and the waves, music, nice lid, pharrell williams, pop music, the voice
  • Episode 175: Three Oscar-Anniversary Songs

    Episode  |  February 3rd, 2020  |  50 mins 25 secs
    '00s music, '80s music, '90s music, aimee mann, awards injustices, colin farrell, crazy heart, disney, jeff bridges, music, phil collins, pop music, soundtracks, t. bone burnett, tarzan, the girls' bike club, the little mermaid
  • Episode 174: The Pharcyde, "Passin' Me By"

    Episode  |  January 27th, 2020  |  21 mins 43 secs
    '90s hip-hop, '90s music, collegiate hip-hop, de la soul, music, pop music, the pharcyde