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 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
  • MASTAS Shirts

    Article  |  May 4th, 2019
    By Sarah D Bunting
    shirts
  • Episode 141: Stevie Wonder, "You Haven't Done Nothin'"

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2019  |  14 mins 20 secs
    '70s music, funk, podcasts, pop music, protest anthems, richard nixon, roommate antics, stevie wonder, the jackson 5
  • Episode 140: The Magnolia Soundtrack, Ranked

    Episode  |  April 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    aimee mann, gabrielle, magnolia, paul thomas anderson, pop music, rankings, soundtracks, supertramp
  • Episode 139: Lizzo, "Juice" and "Cuz I Love You"

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2019  |  24 mins 32 secs
    amy schumer, body positivity, hip-hop, lizzo, pop music, r&b
  • Episode 138: Duran Duran, "Rio"

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2019  |  45 mins 59 secs
    '80s music, british bands, britpop, duran duran, march mastas, playlists, podcasts, pop music, simon lebon
  • March MASTAS Single 11: The Championship Round

    Episode  |  March 29th, 2019  |  19 mins 17 secs
    '80s music, british bands, britpop, duran duran, march mastas, podcasts, pop music, tears for fears
  • March MASTAS Single 10: Final Four

    Episode  |  March 25th, 2019  |  27 mins 13 secs
    '80s music, british bands, britpop, dancing babies, duran duran, podcasts, pop music, tears for fears, the eurythmics, u2
  • March MASTAS Single 09: Elite 8

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2019  |  34 mins 3 secs
    '80s music, annie lennox, bono, british bands, britpop, duck fuke, duran duran, genesis, march mastas, podcasts, pop music, simon le bon, squeeze, tears for fears, the cure, the eurythmics, the police, throuples, u2, wham!
  • March MASTAS Single 08: Sweet 16

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2019  |  48 mins 46 secs
    '80s music, british bands, britpop, culture club, def leppard, duran duran, fine young cannibals, genesis, madness, podcasts, pop music, sade, squeeze, tears for fears, the cure, the eurythmics, the pet shop boys, the police, the smiths, u2, wham!
  • March MASTAS Single 07: Round Of 32, Right Side Of The Bracket

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2019  |  27 mins 10 secs
    80s music, big country, britpop, def leppard, fine young cannibals, genesis, katrina and the waves, madness, march mastas, naked eyes, omd, podcasts, pop music, sade, simply red, spandau ballet, squeeze, tears for fears, u2, ub40, whitesnake