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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 is the REAL difference between artful and entertaining pop songs?

Podcast: What is the REAL difference between artful and entertaining pop songs?

It's time to ask difficult questions about what's art and what's not. There are some songs that mean something deeper, and there are those that help us to have a good time. How do we tell the difference? Be sure to listen on this week's episode of the Pop Song Professor Podcast!

What does "Sledgehammer" by Rihanna mean?

What does "Sledgehammer" by Rihanna mean?

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

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