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 163: Concrete Blonde, "Joey"

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2019  |  21 mins 44 secs
    '90s music, concrete blonde, pop music, soul asylum, substance abuse in pop music, tofu in a gin fizz
  • Episode 162: The Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated"

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2019  |  26 mins 27 secs
    mistakes were made, my so-called life, pop music, punk music, the queers, the ramones
  • Episode 161: Cee Lo Green, "F**k You"

    Episode  |  October 10th, 2019  |  32 mins 22 secs
    band of horses, cee lo green, danger mouse, george harrison, gnarls barkley, hip-hop, pop music, sinead o'connor, the voice, weird al yankovic
  • Episode 160: Hole's "Live Through This," Ranked

    Episode  |  October 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    '90s music, courtney love, grunge, hole, melissa auf der mar, nirvana, pop music, regrettable talent-show decisions, rock music
  • Episode 159: Lord Huron feat. Phoebe Bridgers, "The Night We Met"

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2019  |  27 mins 25 secs
    13 reasons why, death and the civil war, drew gilpin faust, indie music, lord huron, phoebe bridgers, pop music, soundtracks, the great gatsby, visionquest
  • Episode 158: Joni Mitchell, "Help Me"

    Episode  |  September 19th, 2019  |  29 mins 53 secs
    cover songs, folk art, folk music, jackie robinson, joni mitchell, pop music, prince, the world of two
  • Episode 157: Styx, "Come Sail Away"

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2019  |  27 mins 32 secs
    '70s music, '80s music, aliens, dennis deyoung, freaks & geeks, pop music, rock music, spaaaaace!, styx, tommy shaw
  • Episode 156: Documentary Now!, "Co-Op"

    Episode  |  September 5th, 2019  |  35 mins 4 secs
    company, documentary now!, elaine stritch, musicals, parodies, pop music, renee elise goldsberry, richard kind, soundtracks, stephen sondheim, theater
  • Episode 155: Ranking Songs Called "Jump"

    Episode  |  August 22nd, 2019  |  50 mins 59 secs
    '00s music, '10s music, '60s music, '80s music, '90s music, calypso, harry belafonte, hip-hop, house of pain, kris kross, madonna, novelty songs, pop music, rihanna, soundtracks, the outsiders, the pointer sisters, van halen
  • Episode 154: The Verve Pipe, "The Freshmen"

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2019  |  19 mins 56 secs
    '90s music, bangs of sadness, barenaked ladies, grunge lite, podcasts, pop music, stupid music video tricks, the verve pipe
  • Episode 153: Linda Ronstadt, "When Will I Be Loved"

    Episode  |  August 8th, 2019  |  30 mins 47 secs
    70s music, aural chicken wings, country music, cover songs, linda ronstadt, nerf herder, new wave, pop music, the everly brothers, the soundtrack of bullying
  • Episode 152: Britney Spears, "Toxic"

    Episode  |  August 1st, 2019  |  35 mins 19 secs
    '00s music, american graffiti, bad kissers, britney spears, cathy dennis, listener mailbag, music, mylo, pop music, road trips, wham!
  • Episode 151: Ashley McBryde, "American Scandal"

    Episode  |  July 18th, 2019  |  40 mins 31 secs
    " pg boo, ashley mcbryde, country music, famous people "problems, jason aldean, marilyn monroe, miranda lambert, pop music
  • Episode 150: 10,000 Maniacs' "In My Tribe," Ranked

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    '80s music, 10000 maniacs, in my tribe, indie music, natalie merchant, phoebe bridgers, pinkos, pop music, ranking episodes, that collucci
  • Episode 149: Scissor Sisters, "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2019  |  27 mins 32 secs
    clinton, club tracks, edith hamilton, edm, henrik ibsen, patsy cline, patty griffin, pop music, pride month, sad love songs, scissor sisters
  • Episode 148: Crowded House, "Don't Dream It's Over"

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2019  |  26 mins 15 secs
    '80s music, bic runga, crowded house, dave dobbyn, neil finn, poetics, pop music, split enz, tim finn