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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: Mumford & Sons's Album Sigh No More Tells a Story! (ft. Dr. Tess Stockslager)

Podcast: Mumford & Sons's Album Sigh No More Tells a Story! (ft. Dr. Tess Stockslager)

Pop Song Professor Clifford Stumme and his guest Dr. Tess Stockslager take a long, close look at Mumford and Sons's album Sigh No More to map out how the album's songs work together to tell a story of frustration, anger, redemption, and victory. It's a podcast that you really won't want to miss.

What does "Closer" by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey mean?

What does "Closer" by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey mean?

Podcast: What does "Migraine" by Twenty One Pilots mean?

Podcast: What does "Migraine" by Twenty One Pilots mean?