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Speed of Sound is the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and sounds - that topped the charts and shaped the soundtrack of generations. Hosted by Steve Greenberg, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer and all-around music obsessive, Speed of Sound is your all-access pass to music's biggest moments from sock hops to hip hop to k-pop; you won't want to miss a beat.

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The Death of the Disco Era

The Death of the Disco Era

2020-09-2201:11:32

The disco fad goes into overdrive, and is met with opposition from haters who vow to bring it crumbling down, leading to an anti-disco riot on a baseball diamond in Chicago. Join Steve for the final chapter on the rise- and fall - of 70s Disco. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Disco declines and is brought back, big time, by the big screen. Join Steve as he traces the impact of a danceable Hollywood blockbuster on radio and discotheques as the 70s reach a fevered pitch.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Steve continues to trace the trajectory of Disco's dominance of the airwaves and the hottest clubs, including New York City's notorious home for the famous and decadent; Studio 54. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Tune in as Steve delves into the colorful history and influences that drove the decadent decade of Disco- from a clandestine club in Nazi occupied Paris to the underground urban clubs that heralded the beginning of the gay pride movement all the way to disco's dominance of Top 40 Radio.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Let’s Twist Again!

Let’s Twist Again!

2020-08-2558:481

Steve traces how rock and roll is embraced by adults for the very first time, as the twist moves from a notorious Mob owned NYC dive bar all the way to high society, the White House and a very enthusiastic JFK.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Steve deep dives into the origins of the song that popularized a controversial dance move, launched multiple social movements and proved to be the starting gun for the rebellious 1960's. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Join Steve for the incredible inside story behind the song that launched hip hop on its course towards world domination. It's a tale tainted by scandal: accusations of organized crime, plagiarism and betrayal. And it's told by the artists who lived it: early South Bronx innovator Grandmaster Caz and The Sugarhill Gang's Wonder Mike and Master Gee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Blunders, technology, tragedy and luck all played a role in America's embrace of Beatlemania. Join Steve Greenberg for a whirlwind breakdown on exactly how the Liverpool foursome went from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA, in just six weeks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Join host Steve Greenberg for a deep dive into the remarkable story behind the unexpected smash hit “Who Let The Dogs Out?” by The Baha Men, a song celebrating its 20th anniversary. It's a tale involving crate-digging in Trinidadian record stores, Alex Rodriguez, Rugrats, and more. (You’ll also find out who’s really barking those “woofs” of the song’s hook and how that hook traces back years before the song was even recorded.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Speed of Sound is the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and sounds - that topped the charts and shaped the soundtrack of generations. It's hosted by Steve Greenberg, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer and all-around music obsessive. Tune in for an all access pass to music's biggest moments from sock hops to hip hop to k-pop; you won't want to miss a beat. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Bianca Gravett

Please Please tell me you will do an Episode on Hanson and Mmmmmbop.

Aug 11th
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