The Pure Pop of Charlie Puth + Carly Rae (ft Hanif Abdurraqib)

Part I: The Doctors Are In! We diagnose a listener’s musical malady, namely: “why does Charlie Puth’s new jam ‘BOY’ make us feel so weird?!”

Part II: Guest Hanif Adburraqib, author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, helps break down Carly Rae Jepsen’s epic “Cut to the Feeling” to understand why CRJ is a different kind of pop star.


•Charlie Puth – BOY
•Ismael Miranda – Recordando
•Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Nobody’s Baby
•The Beatles – She’s a Woman
•The Cars – Since You’re Gone
•Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No 5 in C Minor, I
•Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut to the Feeling

Check out more of Hanif’s work at his website.