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Welcome!

My name's Clifford Stumme, and I explain the deeper meanings of popular songs. Let's have a conversation about what you think about the songs and go deeper together. Feel free to email me at clifford@popsongprofessor.com with questions or ideas!

Podcast: What does "Rise" by Katy Perry mean?

Podcast: What does "Rise" by Katy Perry mean?

Pop Song Professor and his wife April Stumme take on "Rise" by Katy Perry. The song is getting popular FAST, but there's a lot to it, and it's kind of interesting. Topics in this podcast stretch from the 2016 Olympics, to the pre-100 BC Olympics, to the Zelda video games.

What does "Three Empty Words" by Shawn Mendes mean?

What does "Three Empty Words" by Shawn Mendes mean?

What does "Fake It" by Bastille mean?

What does "Fake It" by Bastille mean?