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 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
  • Episode 147: Rihanna, "Bitch Better Have My Money"

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2019  |  31 mins 8 secs
    hip-hop, mads mikkelsen, pop music, rihanna, the plight of the freelancer
  • Episode 146: John Cougar, "Pink Houses"

    Episode  |  June 6th, 2019  |  24 mins 46 secs
    angela predhomme, heartland rock, jack and/or diane, john cougar, john cougar mellencamp, john cougar mellencamp cudahy chandler debevoise plimpton dewey cheatham and howe, john mellencamp, neil young, pop music, rock music
  • Episode 145: Bobby Darin, "Mack The Knife"

    Episode  |  May 30th, 2019  |  34 mins
    '50s music, bertolt brecht, beyond the sea, bobby darin, cake, kevin spacey, newgate pastorals, pop music, theater history, werewolves
  • Episode 144: Fergie, "Fergalicious"

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2019  |  38 mins 4 secs
    '00s music, fantastic plastic machine, fergie, lady gaga, podcasts, pop music, the black-eyed peas, the middle ages, will.i.am
  • Episode 143: k.d. lang, "Hallelujah"

    Episode  |  May 16th, 2019  |  17 mins 41 secs
    cover songs, folk music, k.d. lang, leonard cohen, pop music, tracy chapman
  • Episode 142: Don Henley, "The End Of The Innocence"

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2019  |  19 mins 13 secs
    '80s music, bruce hornsby, don henley, donsplaining, michelle pfeiffer, pop music