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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: My "Heathens" Explanation Was WRONG!!?? New PROOF!

Podcast: My "Heathens" Explanation Was WRONG!!?? New PROOF!

So, when "Heathens" first came out, I put out a couple of blog posts explaining the lyrics. My first one explained that "Heathens" was largely about the Skeleton Clique and letting in outsiders, but my second one retracted that and said that "Heathens" was about Christian witnessing and what it meant to share your faith as a quick fix for people with real troubles. I still really like that explanation, and it fit in really well with Twenty One Pilots songs like "Clear," but I've just gotten new evidence that I HAD to share with you guys. In a radio interview, Tyler Joseph gives the TRUE meaning of "Heathens," and I have a lot to say about it.

Don't forget to email me at clifford@popsongprofessor.com with your thoughts and to rate/review the podcast on iTunes! That would seriously help me a ton. 

Podcast: Is "Something Just Like This" by Coldplay & The Chainsmokers Deep or No Deep?

Podcast: Is "Something Just Like This" by Coldplay & The Chainsmokers Deep or No Deep?

Podcast: "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons: Why is it so weird sounding? And the MUSIC VIDEO!?

Podcast: "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons: Why is it so weird sounding? And the MUSIC VIDEO!?