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Name 3 Songs

By Sara Feigin
Name 3 Songs was created to challenge sexism in the music industry and empower fangirls. Co-hosts Sara Feigin and Jenna Million have had conversations like these countless times with other women over the past decade, both as fans and professionals. Now they’re bringing the conversation to a wider audience.

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This is an opinion based podcast, based off of in depth research and personal opinions of the podcast hosts based on 10+ years of music industry experience.
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Industry Plants and Internalized Misogyny with Amanda Silberling
Why are industry plants and why is everyone suddenly talking about them? This week we discuss what defines an industry plant and how the term came about in music history. We also unpack what is happening with female pop-punk trio Tramp Stamps and where the band went wrong. Plus, we examine other artists such as Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, and The Runaways to see how they compare under the industry plant label. And we’re joined by Culture Writer Amanda Silberling! Find her on @asilwrites for more or listen to her podcast Wow If True, about what it’s like to go viral online. Enjoy this episode? Join our Patreon community or leave us a tip on PayPal! Want to talk more? Find us: @name3songs | @sara_feigin | @jenna_million This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and sources listed at Name3Songs.com.
58:35
May 2, 2021
Taylor Swift Stands Up to The Haters: Fantake
Over 15 years and 11 Grammy wins, Swift has received criticism for writing silly love songs for girls, for dating too many men, for writing songs about her exes, for allegedly being a “snake” (thanks Kanye & Kim). The hate never ends! In this episode, we’re joined by long-time Swifities Soph, Lizzy and Joss to discuss how Swift squashed the criticism with her sixth album Reputation (2017). After a year of silence from Swift, she dropped Reputation’s lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” – a scathing middle finger to the music industry and the media filled with snakes, vaults of money and 15 different Taylor Swifts from various eras. Reputation was the moment Swift stopped caring what the media said about her, stepping into the most authentic version of herself. With the release of Folklore and Evermore in 2020, Swift has finally gained the approval of the media (and took home a Grammy for Album of the Year along the way). But with her turbulent history, how long will the media love Swift? Big thanks to our guests! If you want to talk more, you can find them at the following: Soph (@sophjonesmusic + Download Your Thoughts Pod), Lizzy (@lizzyzyburt + @fairviewofficial), and Joss (@josbrago). Enjoy this episode? Join our Patreon community or leave us a tip on PayPal! Want to talk more? Find us: @name3songs | @sara_feigin | @jenna_million ***SOURCES AND MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND AT NAME3SONGS.COM*** The Queasy Double Message of Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need to Calm Down’ (The Atlantic by Spencer Kornhaber, 2019) Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy Breakup: Anatomy of a Split (E! Online by Alyssa Toomey, 2012) Tom Hiddleston explains why he wore that 'I love Taylor Swift' vest (The Independent by Maya Openheim, 2017) Taylor Swift, a Pop Star Done With Pop (NY Times by Jon Caramancia, 2020) Taylor Swift Talked Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and “Repulsive” White Supremacy in Rolling Stone Interview (Teen Vogue by Lindsay Diavolo, 2019) Taylor Swift, Aryan Goddess? (NPR by Leah Donella, 2016)
57:59
April 25, 2021
Taylor Swift vs the Victim Narrative
Taylor Swift is on the top of everyones’ minds lately. In July 2020, Swift released her eighth studio album Folklore, followed by a second surprise album only five months later titled Evermore. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Swift won Album of the Year for Folklore, written during quarantine and produced virtually by Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff. These are only a few of her recent victories in her 15+ year career. But it hasn’t been an easy journey for the Nashville country-singer-turned-pop-star. Throughout her career, Swift has had a tumultuous relationship with the media, spurred on by Kayne West and her propensity for writing songs about her long list of ex-lovers (Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Harry Styles, Calvin Harris to name a few.) At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye infamously stole the mic from her onstage while accepting Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me.” That moment rocketed Taylor Swift from rising star to a household name, and ever since, the media has criticized Swift for playing a victim. In this episode, we examine the major events in her career and how the media has reported on them to answer the question: Is Taylor Swift really a victim? Some of the events we discuss include: Kanye stans chasing Swift off the internet for allegedly lying about giving Kayne consent to reference Swift in his 2016 song “Famous” Failing to endorse a presidential nominee in the 2016 election and going on to endorse two democratic candidates in the 2018 Tennessee midterm elections Suing a radio DJ who grabbed her ass for $1 and winning Deciding to re-record Fearless and other albums after Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings LLC acquired Big Machine Label Group and the masters for Swfits’ first six albums Enjoy this episode? Join our Patreon community or leave us a tip on PayPal! Want to talk more? Find us: @name3songs | @sara_feigin | @jenna_million This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts cited at Name3Songs.com.
01:04:03
April 18, 2021
Mental Health and Toxic Masculinity in Music: Fantake
Previously on Name 3 Songs, we learned about the importance of mental health within the music community and how toxic masculinity plays contributes to the stigma surrounding mental health. Today, we’re talking with three special guests – Ernesto, Michaela and Katie – to hear their perspectives as fans! We explore questions like: Do musicians have to be mental health advocates? When should a musician speak out about their mental health? How do the next generation of musicians create a safer space for fans to get mental health help? Big thanks to our guests! If you want to talk more, you can find them at the following: Ernesto (@lost.withyou), Katie Kane from SecretFangirls.com (@katie_kane + @therealkatiekane), and Michaela @coldcoffeecry + @michaelasteele97. Enjoy this episode? Join our Patreon community or leave us a tip on PayPal! Want to talk more? Find us: @name3songs | @sara_feigin | @jenna_million Mental Health Help Resources To Write Love on Her Arm The Trevor Project - specializing in LGBT+ Man Therapy - specializing in men Evry Man - specializing in men National Alliance on Mental Illness eTherapyPro - online therapy 7 Cups - free online counseling by trained volunteers
56:42
April 11, 2021
When Idolization Goes Too Far
How far is too far when it comes to celebrity idolization? Idolization, aka parasocial relationships, are those ongoing, one-sided bonds with media figures. (Sound familiar?!) So, are parasocial relationships normal? We dive into psychology to find out! We look at why we admire celebrities and the different idolization levels on the Celebrity Attitude Scale. Then, Sara takes us True Crime! We discuss extreme examples that lead to stalking (Brendon Urie, Katy Perry, Justin Beiber – to name just a few!) and even the deaths of John Lennon and Selena Quintanilla. It’s a wild rollercoaster from start to finish when idolization goes too far. Enjoy this episode? Join our Patreon community or leave us a tip on PayPal! Want to talk more? Find us: @name3songs | @sara_feigin | @jenna_million This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts cited at Name3songs.com. ****SOURCES**** Parasocial Relationships: Definition, Examples, and Key Studies (Thought Co. by Cynthia Vinney, 2018) Why Teenagers Obsess Over Pop Stars (Childmind by Joel Tiller, 2011) Parasocial Relationships: The Nature of Celebrity Fascinations (Find a Psychologist) Can Celebrity Admiration Go Too Far? (Fair Observer by Lynn McCutcheon, 2017) Mark David Chapman, man who killed John Lennon, said in parole hearing he wanted 'glory' (ABC by Aaron Katersky, 2020) The shooting of John Lennon: Will Mark David Chapman ever be released? (The Independent by James McMahon, 2020) How Yolanda Saldívar's Obsession With Selena Turned Deadly (Biography.com, 2020) The Stalker Behind the Justin Bieber Castration Plot Will Terrify You (The Atlantic by Connor Simpson, 2013) READ MORE AT Name3Songs.com
56:48
April 4, 2021
The Most Exploitative Relationships in Music with Dunzo! Podcast
If you thought Justin Timberlake ruining Janet Jackson’s or Britney Spears’ career was bad, just wait till you hear this! Sadly, men taking advantage of young pop stars is a repeating theme throughout pop culture history – Phil and Ronnie Spector, Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola, Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams. We’re joined by pop culture expert Troy McEady from Dunzo Podcast to take a closer look at the men who have exploited pop stars in their relationships. From glass coffins to security cameras to revenge music videos, it’s a wild ride! Find more from Dunzo: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Instagram | Patreon Enjoy this episode? Join our Patreon community or leave us a tip on PayPal! Want to talk more? Find us: @name3songs | @sara_feigin | @jenna_million This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts cited at name3songs.com ***SOURCES**** Phil Spector’s death spurs reaction to his problematic legacy: ‘Genius irredeemably conflicted’ (USA Today, January 2021) The Last Word: Ronnie Spector on Childhood Hero, Sobriety, Life with Phil (Rolling Stone by David Brown, 2016) Ronnie Spector Recalls the Time Ex-Husband Phil Spector Adopted Twins Without Asking Her (People by Brianne Tracy, 2018) Tommy and J.Lo sabotage Mariah’s “Glitter” (Mariah Carey Archives, 2002) Mariah Carey Says Being Married to Tommy Mottola Was ‘Like Being a Prisoner’ (The Cut by Melinda Fakuade, 2019) FOR MORE SOURCES HEAD TO NAME3SONG.COM
01:20:05
March 28, 2021
The Importance of Boy Bands to Pop Culture & Their Dark History with Maria Sherman
We’re talking about our favorite subject – boy bands! Throughout history, boy bands have been a massively lucrative enterprise for the music industry, thanks to their main demographic of teen girls. Heartthrob boy bands + adoring fangirls = big money! And this is where things get shady. Behind every successful boy band is a man with industry know-how (and sometimes even nefarious intentions.) We’re joined by Maria Sherman, author of Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands, to explore the dark history of boy bands and the men who pull the strings – from Maurice Starr’s shady contracts with New Kids on the Block and New Edition to Lou Perarlamn using Backstreet Boys and Nsync as the front of a Ponzi scheme. We also discuss their impact on pop culture which led to the rise of  One Direction (thanks to Simon Cowell) and BTS (a la Big Hit Entertainment.) All of this to say, are boy bands inherently sexist? And at the end of the day, do we even care? Find Maria Sherman on Twitter and Instagram for fun boy band knowledge more! This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts cited at name3songs.com. If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million. *********** Sources ************* Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands, By Maria Sherman (2020) The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019)  Is Harry Styles the Wettest Boy in Pop? (MTV News, Sasha Geffen, 2017) Why Are Boy Bands Bigger Stars Than Girl Groups? (How Stuff Works by Dave Roos, 2019) Serious Question: Where Are All the Girl Groups? (Fader, by Sasha Geffen, 2018) Beefing Up the Beefcake: Male Objectification, Boy Bands, and the Socialized Female Gaze (Research Paper by Dorie Bailey, 2016) The History and Meaning of Boy Bands (NPR segment with Melissa Block, 2014) The Reason Why We Grown-Ass Women Still Crush on Boy-Banders (Women’s Health by Kaleshia Fetters, 2015)
01:03:22
March 21, 2021
The Most Criticised Women in Pop with Lesley Chow
From Janet Jackson and Kate Bush to Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, women just can’t get a break! While female artists are often criticized and dismissed for not having “serious” music like their male counterparts, we take a closer look at how each of these women are far smarter than the critics make them out to be. We examine what makes these women stand out in history with special guest, Lesley Chow, author of You’re History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music, out now via Repeater Books. Expanding on her book, we focus specifically on what makes their music unique – from tonality to lyric choice, these women hold nothing back. Lesley Chow is an Australian writer on music and film. She is associate editor of Bright Lights and has been published widely for two decades, including Salon, Times Literary Supplement, The Quietus, Pop Matters and CNN. Find Lesley on Twitter for more. This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts cited over on our website Name3Songs.com. If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million
52:44
March 14, 2021
How It All Started: Our Music Industry Origin Stories
We did the white man thing of starting a podcast without telling you who we are! Now that we're *six months* into this journey with y'all, it’s the perfect time to spill all the details about how we each got started in the music industry and how our paths have brought us to Name 3 Songs as we know it! If you’ve ever wondered why Sara has so many insane stories about meeting artists (like the time she met Paramore on NYE in NYC) or how Jenna has worked in so many different roles (like event production and digital marketing), this one’s for you! We also reflect on how Name 3 Songs has evolved, what we’ve learned and our biggest dreams for the podcast. This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts cited below. If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Sources Blaenavon Interview (Euphoria, by Jenna Million, 2017) Jenna Million’s Photography Portfolio Sara Feigin on Muck Rack Sara Feigin’s Photography Portfolio
55:31
March 7, 2021
Men, Music and Their Mental Health
TW: Mentions of suicide and other mental health disorders such as narcissism and gaslighting Toxic masculinity has created a debilitating stigma around mental health – telling men to suppress their emotions rather than seek help. This can lead to unhealthy behaviours like using female friends as therapists, gaslighting and manipulation, and even abuse in extreme cases. In this episode, we examine male artists including Sam Fender, Yungblud, James Blake who are setting an example of how to cope with toxic masculinity and mental health in a healthy way. We also discuss others like Twenty One Pilots who sing about their mental health struggles but do little more to destigmatize actually getting help. This is a music commentary podcast based on pre-existing knowledge and facts can be found at Name3Songs.com. If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Sources Why It’s Hard For Men To Seek Therapy And How To Start (MyWellBeing by Caitlin Harper, 2020) Here's Why it's Still Really Hard to Get Men to Go to Therapy (Vice by Philip Eli, 2017) Suicide Statistics 2019 by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Sam Fender talks mental health, tackling ‘toxic masculinity’ and his new single ‘Dead Boys’ (NME, by Andrew Trendell,  2018) Sam Fender talks Boris Johnson, 'White Privilege' and his idol Bruce Springsteen (Evening Standard, by Sara Feigin, 2019) “How Can I Complain?”  (James Blake, 2019) from It’s Not Ok To Feel Blue (And other Lies) Yungblud opens up on suicidal thoughts: “I would feel totally alone” (NME, 2020) 6 Common Traits of Narcissists and Gaslighters (Psychology Today by Preston Ni M.S.B.A., 2017) Narcissistic Abuse Affects Over 158 Million People in the U.S. (Psych Central: Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Bree Bonchay, LCSW on June 1, 2017) Ashton Irwin’s Brave New World (Spin by Liza Lentini, 2020) Twenty One Pilots: Trench | The Obsession with Depression (Bearded Gentlemen Music, Aaron Cooper, 2018) MORE SOURCES CAN BE FOUND AT NAME3SONGS.COM
01:07:18
February 28, 2021
Successful Women & Their Inescapable Exes with Muses Podcast
Rihanna, Courtney Love, Marianne Faithful – all of these women have something in common. They all have prolific careers, and yet, they're still asked about their exes in interviews to this day. We’re joined by Chanty & Lynx from Muses to dive into the why and how women in music are constantly minimized to their relationships, no matter how successful they are. Why is Taylor Swift criticized for writing about her exes? Why was Ariana Grande blamed for Mac Miller’s overdose? Why is Selena Gomez still asked about Justin Bieber in interviews? Tune in to find out. Listen to Muses crossover about MySpace Groupies here! You can also follow Muses on Twitter + Instagram.  And you find If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship abuse, you can reach out to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline for help. !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we’ve picked up and cited kindly for you at Name3Songs.com  // If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Sources for Successful Women & Their Inescapable Exes Why People Stay: It's not as easy as simply walking away. (National Domestic Violence Hotline) Why some women go back to their abusers (CNN by Elizabeth Landu, 2009) People often stay in abusive relationships because of something called 'trauma bonding' — here are the signs it's happening to you (Business Insider by Lindsay Dodgson, 2017) Chris Brown Charged with Assault on Rihanna (Billboard, 2009) People are coming to Ariana Grande's defense after she received an avalanche of blame for Mac Miller's death (Insider by Kirsten Acuna, 2018) If you think Taylor Swift sings only about her exes, then you don’t get Taylor Swift (Washington Post by Emily Yahr, 2017) More sources can be found at Name3Songs.com
01:04:44
February 21, 2021
Sexual Misconduct in Music: The Fan Perspective
So often when allegations of sexual misconduct come to light, the media shares the stories of the survivors and the response statements from the artists. Rarely do we hear from the fans of these artists who are also affected by the allegations.  In this episode, we hear the stories of four fans who were left in the aftermath of these allegations, from processing their own personal heartbreak to deciding whether or not to continue supporting the artist. Their stories span a range of genres and decades, showing how deep sexual misconduct runs and the hurt it causes.  We want to give a special thank you to Zoeybell, Lizzie, Kelly and Steph for trusting us to share their stories. !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and cited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Sources: The Regrettes’ Lydia Night Accuses SWMRS’ Joey Armstrong of Sexual Misconduct (Rolling Stone by Ryan Reed, 2020) SWMRS drummer Joey Armstrong responds to sexual misconduct allegations (NME by Charlotte Krol, 2020) Emo Musician William Control (Ex-Aiden) Accused of Running “Sex Cult,” Police Decline to Prosecute (Pitchfork by Matthew Strauss & Amy Phillips, 2018) William Control Response to Sexual Allegations, Claims to Share Proof of Innocence (Metal Insider, April 2019) Set It Off Dismisses long-time Bassist, Austin Kerr (WSOU.net by Katelyn Fatzler, 2015) Former Set It Off Bassist Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations (Alt Press, May 20 2015) Ex-Set It Off Bassist Austin Kerr Posts New Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations (Alternative Press, June 8 2015) Set It Off Release Statement Following Allegations Against Member (Alt Press, 2019) Set It Off Guitarist Dan Clermont Exists Band After Five-Month Hiatus (Alt Press, 2019) Melissa Schuman Accused Backstreet Boy Nick Carter of Rape. And Then ‘The Vultures Came Out.’ (The Daily Beast by Amy Zimmerman, 2018)
01:09:46
February 14, 2021
Sexual Misconduct and Accountability in Alternative Music
Often when allegations of sexual misconduct come out, it is reported on by the media and receives considerable backlash from the music community. In some cases, the community rallies together to dethrone the artists from their platform, in the case of PWR BTTM in 2017 and Burger Records in 2020. But in many cases, the artists are let off easily with a blanket apology and continue to release music with little effect to their career, like emo singer Front Porch Step. We take a deeper look into these cases and why sexual misconduct reoccurs at alarming rates in the music industry. What is the psychology behind this? How has this behavior been perpetrated across decades? How can this behavior be stopped and prevented? What is accountability and how do we apply it effectively? While it's a difficult conversation, it's imperative that we continue having it, not just when allegations come out, but year-round. If we are to truly change the music industry into a safe environment for all, then all sectors of the industry from artists to CEOs have a responsibility to learn, call out, make changes and educate their peers and employees at all levels. !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and cited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million ***** Men's Fixation on Young Women is Another Sign of Masculinity in Crisis (The Guardian, Arwa Mahdawi, 2018) Two Alleged Victims of Brand New’s Jesse Lacey Detail Years of Sexual Exploitation of Minors (Pitchfork, Noah Yoo, 2017) Contributions From Psychology to Effectively Use, and Achieving Sexual Consent (Frontiers in Psychology, Ramon Flecha, Gema Tomas & Ana Vidu, February 2020) Drawing Legal Age Boundaries: A Tale of Two Maturities (American Psychological Association, 2019) My Teenage Relationship With An Older Man Still Haunts Me Now (Grazia, Jessica Bateman, 2016) “The Legacy of Lolita” (Stuff Mom Never Told You, December 2020) Lolita Podcast by Jamie Loftus MORE TO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT Name3Songs.com
01:14:48
February 7, 2021
Breaking the Pop Star Archetype with GIRLI
Are pop stars even real or were they designed by the music industry? We’re joined by London-based alternative pop singer, GIRLI, to put this question to the test. From the origin of the pop star to present day, we look at how this term as evolved. While pop artists were once held to unattainable standards of perfection, now they can speak openly about their sexuality, mental health and personal lives outside of the glossy finish. We also discuss how factors like social media and streaming gives a platform to previously marginalized artists, and allows fans to discover a new breed of pop stars they can identify with. You can find out more about GIRLI on Instagram // Twitter // TikTok // YouTube !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Find GIRLI on Instagram // Twitter // TikTok ********* New Rules: The destruction of the Female Pop Role Model (Guardian, 2019) Has 2018 Killed the Pop Star? (Vanity Fair, 2018) How a New Kind of Pop Star Stormed 2018 (New York Times, 2018) From Fallen Women to Madonnas: Changing Gender Stereotypes in Popular Music Critical Discourse (Sociologie de l’Art) Work Work Work: Beyonce’s Labour of Liberation (The Guardian, 2019) Female Fury and a Gangster in a Dress: Meet the Pop Stars Toppling Gender Stereotypes (Guardian, 2019) For Queer Women in Music, This Feels Like the Most Exciting Time in History (GayTimes)
01:01:05
January 31, 2021
Misogyny in Pop Music: The Nice Guys and the Pick Me Girls
TW: Attacks on women are mentioned between 06:02-06:35  We're diving back into the world of misogyny in songwriting, but this time we're focusing on pop music released over the past 15 years. We touched on all your favorites, nobody is safe, we cover 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Avril Lavigne, Paramore and even Harry Styles, nobody is safe this week. The two main misogyny tropes that are repeated by these artists are "the nice guy trope" and the "pick me girl trope" otherwise known as "the cool girl trope." The psychology behind how these aren't just harmless media tropes but can genuinely be detrimental to not just those who listen to these songs, but the people who write them is mind-boggling. 61% of women who have been murdered, were murdered by a man they were lead to believe loved them, and growing up with songs like these burrowing deep into our psyches and changing how we view women can breed this kind of behavior. So buckle up and listen to this informative yet hilarious rendition of Name 3 Songs. !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com // If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million ****** Women Who Hate Other Women: The Psychological Root of Snarky (Psychology Today by Dr. Seth Meyers, 2013) Do Women Really Hate Other Women? #EliminateGirlHate (Lone Wolf Mag by Natalia Borecka, DATE N/A) The Sinister Logic Behind ‘Nice Guy Syndrome’, Explained by Psychologists (The Independent UK by Rachel Hosie, 2016) Why nice guys finish last, according to the experts (The Independent by Caroline Mortimer, 2015) California Gunman's Apparent 'Manifesto' Details Hatred of All Women (NBC News, 2014) The Problem With Ed Sheeran And "Nice Guys" Like Him (Pitchfork by Michael Teller, 2015) Now even Playboy are dragging Ed Sheeran over his ‘toxic masculinity problem’. Yes, really. Playboy (Babe.net by Roisin Lanigan, 2015) More links can be found on our site
53:18
January 24, 2021
The Many Controversies of Lana Del Rey with Sleepover Cinema
Could we really be a podcast challenging sexism and not critically analyze Lana Del Rey, of course not? So this week we're joined by two Lana super fans, Hannah and Audrey Leach of Sleepover Cinema Podcast, to talk us through not only the many controversies of Lana Del Rey's career but also of being a Lana fan. From her infamous Saturday Night Live debut to her Instagram notes app call out of fellow women in pop, very few stones go unturned. What exactly did Lana mean when she said "I'm not, not a feminist." Why does every interviewer speak of her like she's a nymph princess that is chronically late to all press meetings? Is Lana Del Rey really a problem, or has her open and honest love for older men with rope kinks caused us to look at her under a microscope and call out every little indiscretion? Tune in to hear of the many controversies of Lana Del Rey.  !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million You can find Hannah & Audrey at: linktr.ee/toopinkpictures *************************** Lana’s IG Post May 2020 Lana’s 2nd post Lana’s 3rd post Lana Del Rey on Why Her Pop Stardom 'Could Easily Not Have Happened’ (Billboard by Bruce Wagner, 2015) The Big Read – Lana Del Rey: “I give myself permission to have a lot of colours” (NME by Rhian Daly, 2019) How Lana Del Rey’s career explains a huge shift in the way we think about pop stars (Vox, 2019) Lana Del Rey has Lana Del LOST IT - Dangelo Wallace YouTube Lana Del Rey's swipes at her peers of colour undermine her feminist argument (The Guardian by Laura Snape, 2020) Pretty When You Cry: Pitchfork by Lindsay Zoladz, 2017 2019 NPR album review
01:04:55
January 17, 2021
Mental Health & Sexism on Tour with Miyoko Esco
TW: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES It's every music fans dream to one day get to go on tour, but did you know that over seventy percent of all musicians battle with mental health issues? On top of that only twenty-three percent of professionals in the music industry identify as female or nonbinary. So this week we're joined by Miyoko Esco who is a touring crew member with over seven years of experience under her belt to unpack all this. We discuss what's in place to help those struggling while out on the road, and what she feels could be changed to help out with the mental health burden that comes with being on the road for most of the year. We discuss in detail the added hardships of being a female on the road, from feeling the need to nurture fellow crew members, to unwanted sexual advancements and what it's like when there is actually wanted sexual tension between two members of a touring party. Learn about all this and more on this week's episode of Name 3 Songs. !!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million You can find Miyoko on Twitter and Instagram ****************************** ‘We Can’t Have All Our Artists Die’: How the Music Industry Is Fighting the Mental-Health Crisis (Rolling Stone, 2020) Music’s Road Crews Are Overwhelmingly White and Male. Meet the People Trying to Change That (Rolling Stone, 2020) 'You're left to rot if you speak up': the abuse faced by female roadies (The Guardian, 2020) ‘This Would Have Changed My Career:’ music industry finally acts on mental health (Guardian, 2020) A CONVERSATION ON MENTAL HEALTH IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS WITH THRIV’S DR. CHAYIM NEWMAN (MusicBiz.org) ORGANISATIONS: Backline, TourSupport, MusiCares, 
54:34
January 10, 2021
The Oversexualisation of Women in Pop with Payton Dale
Rock music stylist Payton Dale joins Sara Feigin and Jenna Million to discuss fashion’s role in music. It’s no secret that if you’re a female in pop music, you’re going to be overly sexualized by not only the media but also the public. Payton gives us some insider insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the world of styling and how every choice, even the over the top ones, are 100% intentional. We cover the stylistic choices of artists like Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Little Mix and even Harry Styles.  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million You can find Payton on Instagram and TikTok or thepaytonproject.com ******************************* Halsey clap backs at people slut shaming her SNL outfits Offhand comment to Taylor Swift at the Grammys about being dressed like she was ready to bring a man home 'Nipplegate' revisited: What really happened between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake? Beyonce's halftime show criticized for risque costumes, content Ariana Grande has been accused of stealing outfit designs from drag queens, Asian designers, and black culture Ariana Grande claps back at fans criticising what she wears The Wave of Female Artists Turning to Baggy Clothes to Avoid Objectification (Vinyl Me Please 2019) Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson hits back at critics including Mel C for shaming the groups sexy outfits Little Mix go from tomboy to trashy … how Britain’s favourite girl band sexed up their look Why Have Pop Stars become so Hyper Sexualized Huffpost, 2017
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January 3, 2021
The Inescapable Misogyny in Songwriting
The number of times we've listened to a song, as female-identifying humans, and thought "wait... does this singer hate me..." are truly too many to count. So in this week's episode, we decided to look deeper into why misogyny in songwriting is so inescapable. From the crooners of the 60s, to the rockstars of the 80s all the way to modern times with pop-punk and emo music to popstars like Ed Sheeran and even Taylor Swift, you'll be hard-pressed to not find at least one song that's hating on women. From straight forward women-hating lyrics all the way to singers poetically waxing their way through hidden misogyny, it's inescapable. This conversation is just scratching the surface of all the ways songwriters have made sure to let their biggest fans know that they don't respect the women who love them with no abandon.  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million ******************************* Under My Thumb: Songs That Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them Gender + Race/Ethnicity of Artists, Songwriters & Producers across 800 songs from 2012-2019 (USCAnnenberg, 2019) The Walrus: When sexism makes for a catchy song (2019) Literal lyrics? The effects of sex, violence and misogyny in popular music (2016) Exposure to Degrading Versus Nondegrading Music Lyrics and Sexual Behavior Among Youth Sexualization of Girls is Linked to Common Mental Health Problems in Girls and Women--Eating Disorders, Low Self-Esteem, and Depression; An APA Task Force Reports (2007) Internalised Misogyny playlist: 11 Songs by Women Hating Women (2016) Music and misogyny: why we're all listening to sexist lyrics (Stylist, 2014)
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December 27, 2020
Fangirls: Secret Marketing Geniuses with Sydney Stein
This week we're joined by the superfan strategist and music marketing intellect Sydney Stein to talk all things fandom marketing. We discuss the power behind impassioned fangirls and how their promotional tactics on social media platforms are really just doing free marketing campaigns for record labels. We talk fan campaigns like One Direction fans and Project No Control to 5 Seconds of Summer fans and their CALM Promotion Challenge to BTSARMY and their charity work. We also dive into artists that see the hard work their fans are doing and jump in on the action, like Taylor Swift and her easter eggs and her Tumblr actively and honestly just every second of her existence. We also discuss Halsey and how she created an all-encompassing world for her fans to get lost in with Badlands and how Miley Cyrus saw a fan account thriving and hired it's owner to work on her digital marketing team.  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Follow Syndey on Twitter/Instagram/TikTok ********************************************* BTS Fan Activism (The Ringer, 2020) BTS ARMY (Time, 2020) 5SOS CALM Promo Comp (United by Pop, 2020) One Direction Project No Control (BBC, 2015) Taylor's Easter Eggs (USA Today, 2019) Halsey Badlands Live Album Promo (Alt Press, 2020) Harry Styles Eroda Campaign (Black Squirrels Radio, 2019) KPOP Marketing (Music Ally, 2020) Music Marketing For the Digital Era: The Years’ Best Music Marketing Campaigns 2018 (Sandbox, Musically) The Years’ Best Music Marketing Campaigns 2019 (Sandbox, Musically)
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December 20, 2020
Just Being Miley: From Twerking to Rockstar Status
We finally decided to pass the Bechdel test and do an episode revolving around a woman in music. We thought it'd be fitting as mid-range millennials to discuss a major part of the pop-culture discourse over the past decade, Miley Cyrus. Miley's career began by being the poster child of Disney Channel, starring in one of their most beloved shows, Hannah Montana. As she became an adult her journey to finding herself was an uphill battle and a rocky road all in one. In this episode we dive deep into how Miley reached the rockstar heights she's reached today. Starting from her 2008 Vanity Fair cover "scandal" to the VMAs spectacle with Robin Thicke to appropriating hip-hop culture to finally finding her niche with rock music this year. Come for the scandal and stay for the growth we always love to see hear about. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million ***************************************** Miley Knows Best (Vanity Fair 2008) Miley Cyrus: Can't Be Tamed (Guardian Review - 2010) One year after the VMA performance (Rolling Stone) Too Much Twerk? Miley Cyrus’ Vogue Cover Canceled (Refinery29 2013) Miley Cyrus on Her Jump to Sexy Twerker (NY Times 2013) Miley Cyrus Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Hip-Hop (Teen Vogue 2017) Miley Cyrus Breaks Silence on Rootsy New Music, Fiance Liam Hemsworth & America: 'Unity Is What We Need' (Billboard 2017) Rosen on Bangerz: Miley Cyrus Can’t Stop Reminding Us She’s Not a Kid Anymore (Vulture 2013) Miley Cyrus' Summer of Love (Harper’s Bazaar 2017) Miley Cyrus Has Finally Found Herself (Elle 2019) MORE OVER AT NAME3SONGS.COM
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December 13, 2020
Stories From The 1975's Early Days with Pause It Play It Podcast
This week we're revisiting our favorite foursome, The 1975, but with a bit of a twist. We've invited the brilliant Josh and Matt from Pause It Play It, The 1975 Podcast to discuss what it's been like being male fans of this band that the media claims is mainly for girls. The pair have been long time fans, with Matt even seeing them play in Manchester before they really knew what they were doing. We talk about the differences between the UK and US music scene, and what it's like loving a band even when you feel you may have outgrown them. The discussion gets deep and it gets hilarious and it's really an incredible ride.  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Follow Matt & Josh as well as Pause It Play It at the below links: Matt: @jewkneeor Josh: @jshwllm Pause It Play It: Twiter Instagram and Listen
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December 6, 2020
Music Meltdown: Our Most Streamed Artists is the Same (AKA Spotify Wrapped 2020)
It's that time of year again, Spotify has released "Spotify Wrapped" and we wish we could say we were shocked with the outcome. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they laugh their way through their most played songs of 2020. Even with our vastly different listening habits, our lovely hosts still managed to share 3/5 most played artists! Tune in to find out just how many minutes worth of Machine Gun Kelly we listened to, and what Louis Tomlinson song places higher than Miss You, Sara's most listened to song of both 2018 & 2019. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million
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December 3, 2020
The Importance of Groupies to Rock n Roll with Erica Campbell
This week we delve into the world of groupies with music journalist and all around amazing gal Erica Campbell. We cover everything from the heyday of groupies in the late 60s to 70s focusing heavily on the queen of groupies herself Pamela Des Barres to what it means to be a groupie in the modern world. Are all women who are involved in music really groupies? We unpack that sentiment. From the dolls of the 70s to Alexa Chung coining leaning into the term "professional groupie" to the girls on MySpace letting their Warped Tour hero boytoys lead them to the power and fame they so rightfully deserve, groupies come in all shapes and sizes. Join us for an incredible discussion into what it really means to be a groupie.  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million You can follow up with Erica on Twitter & Instagram and read more of her work at campbellerica.com ************************************************ This episode would be nothing without Muses Podcast and Pamela Des Barres' book I'm With The Band Alexa Chung For Harper’s Bazaar UK October 2011 Alexa Chung Explains How to Date a Rock Star -- The Cut 2013 Alexa Chung: There are many modern versions of Pamela Des Barres' Sixties groupie -- The Independent 2009 THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED -- Vanity Fair 2007 The World’s Most Famous Groupie on Rock & Roll after #MeToo - Playboy 2018 The three waves of feminism The Tragic Love Life of Ryan Ross: Part 2 Hanna Beth Invented the Influencer - Paper Mag 2019
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November 29, 2020
Confessions of a Fangirl: Tales from Hannah Ewens’ Fangirls
This week we dive back into the world of Fangirldom by discussing topics from Hannah Ewens' incredible book Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they go deeper into the world of fangirls and discuss all things from why we're made to feel guilty about crushing on band members, to what it's like fangirling over an artist the world doesn't see as fangirl friendly. Were boybands created to make girls feel the need to cater to men? Is fangirling as an adult something to be ashamed of? We answer these questions and so many more in this week's episode in hopes of validating our listeners and their unabashed love of music. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million
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November 22, 2020
Justin Bieber's Redemption Arc with Miriana Rexrode
Has Justin Bieber always been an enigma to you? Did his antics as an angsty teen in the Hollywood spotlight turn you off from giving his music a chance? We're joined this week by LA based publicist, Miriana Rexrode, to talk all things Justin Bieber from his lowest lows to his highest highs. Miriana isn't just a publicist though, she also has spent most of her formative years running fan accounts dedicated to Justin Bieber, so she knows him like the back of her hand. We get her insight on what it's like running a fan account during an era where all the media does is bring down the star you care so deeply about as well as how to mitigate the feelings of betrayal when your favorite singer is hiding their sadness from the world at large. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million You can find Miriana at the below links: Instagram: @thisismiriana // @bieberbodyguards2 ********************************************* Miriana's Celeb Mix article It's Time To Start Taking Justin Bieber Seriously (Vice 2015) Justin and Hailey Bieber Open Up About Their Passionate, Not-Always-Easy but Absolutely All-In Romance (Vogue cover story Feb 2019) Watch Justin Bieber Get Booed at Billboard Awards (E! May 2013) Zane Lowe Interview (Feb 2020) Justin Bieber: Seasons (2019-2020) Justin Bieber: Next Chapter (Oct 2020) BAND OF THE WEEK: Suzi Wu - Instagram
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November 15, 2020
Music Industry Satire or Truth Bomb? Josie & The Pussycats (2001)
In this week's episode, join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they discuss the most important film in Sara's life, the 2001 cult classic Josie and the Pussycats. This satirical black comedy take on the girl group from the iconic Archie Comics universe is an eye opening journey into the world of the music industry. Originally a box office flop, the film has become a cult classic and its original soundtrack even went gold. We dissect the film, bringing to light how this tongue in cheek classic shines a light on many of the dark patches of the music industry. From body image to the constant pressure labels put on artists to do well right out of the gate. We discuss everything from boy bands to girl groups to K-Pop idol training camps. While watching Josie isn't necessary to enjoy this episode, it will heighten the experience and should be a necessary watch for all females in music.  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million
50:58
November 8, 2020
Young & Female in the Music Industry with Sophia Ragomo
Ever wondered what it takes to break into the music industry? This week our hosts Sara Feigin and Jenna Million are joined by concert photographer, Sophia Ragomo, to discuss all things being young and female in the world of concert photography. We all share our journies into getting involved in the world of live music photography and share the many similarities and vast differences on how the music scene has changed since we all first got our start!  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million You can follow Sophia on any of the below social media platforms: Instagram: @sophiaragomo Twitter: @sophiaragomo Portfolio: sophiaragomo.com
55:45
November 1, 2020
Music Meltdown: Why We Avoided The Bandwagon
In this month's rendition of Music Meltdown we take a trip down the darker side of memory lane as Sara Feigin and Jenna Million open up about the musicians they chose not to listen to for fully insane reasons, only to later on in life realise their wrong doings and thus ran after the bandwagon screaming to be let on. We cover everything from Paramore to Taylor Swift to Bring Me The Horizon in this wild ride filled with lots of internalised misogyny and a bit of fandom fear.  Head over to Name3Songs.com to see some hilarious photos of young emo Sara, young scene kid Post Malone and so much more! If you had a band you used to hate for no reason and want to share in the trauma with us, come chat over on Twitter @Name3Songs or if you want to relate on a more personal level chat with us one on one @sara_feigin & @jenna_million
51:06
October 28, 2020
Fans vs Stan Culture: From Catfish & the Bottlemen to Taylor Swift
To continue the toxicity within fandom discussion we brought on three fans, Cassi, Taylor,  and Jesus, who have all experienced stan culture first hand to talk in-depth about what it's like being a super fan in the days of social media. Both Taylor and Jesus are big fans of Taylor Swift and other mostly mainstream pop artists, whereas Cassi is a huge fan of British rockers, Catfish and the Bottlemen. Topics we discuss this week include fandoms going after other fandoms on social media, fans hating on their favorites on Twitter, what it's like stanning an artist who isn't active on socials (or worse, not making music in general) and so much more. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com If you'd like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million Follow our guests at the below links! Cassi: Instagram.com/xcassimariex Taylor: Instagram.com/the.camera.lady Jesus: Instagram.com/jesusacostx or Twitter.com/jesusacostx
51:50
October 25, 2020
The 1975 Fantake: Not Just a Band For Girls
Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they chat with The 1975 superfans Joe and Brittany to find out everything about The 1975 from the fan perspective. They explain why Drive Like I Do is so important to fans, and go into detail on why the Twitter sanction of fandom is continuously canceling Matty Healy. Joe has been a fan since the early days whereas Brittany didn't dive into fandom life until 2018, hearing both their takes on this band they hold near and dear to their hearts was a wonderful treat. In last week's episode, we discussed at great length frontman Matty Healy's feelings on grandeur and this week we discuss this even more with the people who know him best, his fans.    !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com  If you'd like to continue the conversation on The 1975, please joining us on Twitter @Name3Songs or chat with us personally @sara_feigin and @jenna_million You can follow Joe at @JoeAinsley1 and Brittany at @britjohnson21
47:29
October 18, 2020
Why Are The 1975 So Polarizing?
(TW: addiction/sexual assault) -- As the title of this episode so aptly states, The 1975 have been a pretty polarising band throughout their career. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they discuss the media's ever changing opinion on The 1975, from them winning NME's worst band of the year award in 2014, to becoming the belle of the ball for NME starting just two years later. We discussing Matty Healy's acceptance of his narcissism and how the singer's self-aware God Complex is both compelling and exhausting. Of course, no conversation about Matty Healy is complete without discussing his hot-takes and actions in regards to his political and cultural beliefs, we touch on times he went too far, when he didn't go far enough and when he got things just right.   !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based, while we do in-depth research and include all sources in our show notes, we are humans with opinions. Nothing stated in this episode or any episode is meant to invalidate any listener's personal views or feelings. Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website, Name3Songs.com To continue the conversation on social media you can find us on Twitter at @Name3Songs or personally @sara_feigin & @jenna_million ********************************** Coupe De Main Magazine: Interview “It’s About Being in a Gang” (2016, Shahlin Graves) The Tab: It’s Time to Admit The 1975 are the Lamest Band in the World Right Now (2018 opinion piece by Jonny Long) Vice: The Curious Case of The 1975, the Most Hated and Loved Band in the World (2016, Larry Fitzmaurice) The 1975’s Matt Healy: ‘I am pretentious. And I’m not apologising’ (2016, Simon Hattenstone) The 1975 singer Matt Healy kisses fan in Dubai, defying anti-LGBT laws (CNN 2019) The 1975’s Matty Healy Slams Abortion Ban at Alabama’s Hangout Fest (Rolling Stone 2019) The Curious Case of The 1975, the Most Hated and Loved Band in the World (Vice UK - 2016) The 1975 reveal they never received NME 'Worst Band' award (2014) The 1975: From Worst Band to Album Of The Year for NME (2016) More on name3songs.com
50:04
October 11, 2020
When Fans Turn Toxic
In this weeks episode we do a deep dive into the world of toxic fandoms. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million and they discuss fans who turn on each other, turn on the media and even turn on their favorite artists. Our hosts cover all topics from Nicki Minaj fans doxxing a journalist to fans of female indie musicians who feel like their favorite artists owe them their time in return for buying a ticket to their show. Did you know that one time a man chased Phoebe Bridgers from her venue to her tour bus all while shouting "I promise I'm not chasing you"? Sometimes, unfortunately, even the artist takes part in the toxic behavior, like Louis Tomlinson of One Direction going after an Australian radio host after his fans attacked her for an on-air misunderstanding. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based, while we do in-depth research and include all sources in our show notes, we are humans with opinions. Nothing stated in this episode or any episode is meant to invalidate any listener's personal views or feelings. Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website, Name3Songs.com To continue the conversation on social media you can find us on Twitter at @Name3Songs or personally @sara_feigin & @jenna_million **************************************************************************** Toxic fandom: Online bullying in the name of your favourite stars - BBC (2018) Taylor Swift fans hit out at Greg James after BBC host tells her to take a shower after Biggest Weekend set - Evening Standard (2018) Charlie Puth Implores BTS Fans to End ‘Toxic Internet Screaming Match’ - Variety (2020) The 10 Most Difficult-to-Defend Online Fandoms, from Barbz to Pewdiepie's Bro Army - Wired (2018) Stop Celebrating Stan Culture. It's Toxic. - Junkee (2020) Louis Tomlinson, Ash London And The Nature Of Toxic Fandoms - Junkee (2017) Notice Me!: How Fandom Endangers Female Musicians - Nylon (2019) When Stans Turn Toxic—and Harass Their Music Idols - The Daily Beast (2019)
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October 4, 2020
Music Meltdown: Is Machine Gun Kelly Pop-Punk's Savior?
Machine Gun Kelly is the man of the week, and he honestly deserves all the hype in the world with his 5th studio album getting over 132 million streams within its first night available to the general public. The episode takes place over the span of a month, our hosts Sara Feigin and Jenna Million first fell for Kels at the very start of the inception of Name 3 Songs when my ex's best friend dropped in late August. Since then they have been taking in as much Machine Gun Kelly content as possible. Join Sara and Jenna as they explain their newfound love for MGK and why they think he's bringing something new a different to the world of music. Also in this episode is a full debriefing and breakdown on the gift that is Tickets To My Downfall. We give you the lowdown on our favorite songs on the record and even some hot takes on what we think is wrong with the album (tbh there's not much wrong with it.) !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com If you'd like to continue the conversation on how Machine Gun Kelly is the king of pop-punk, please joining us on Twitter @Name3Songs or chat with us personally @sara_feigin and @jenna_million
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September 30, 2020
One Direction vs The Media: Fantake
The final installment on our dissection of One Direction in the media is here and we felt the best way to wrap this all up was to get some fan experts involved. We took to TikTok, the land of accepting and lovely One Direction fans and found three incredible guests for this episode in Emily, Emelly and Lindsey. Today's conversation goes over Zayn's departure from the band from a fan perspective, their memories of finding out the hiatus was happening and their personal feelings and opinions on the new personas each member took on as solo artists. We talk at length about the fan perception of Harry Styles and how the singer likes to keep his private life private and thus fans have created an idea of him out of the little tidbits of his personality he gives them access to. Liam Payne's attachment to One Direction is a topic that's hard to glaze over, and we really dive deep on why we think Liam has had the hardest time letting go of his time in the boyband. Of course we touch on Louis Tomlinson and how he always felt like the underdog, and how unproblematic Niall Horan is. Join hosts Sara Feigin and Jenna Million on this closing episode of One Direction vs The Media, it's a wild wild ride. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com If you'd like to continue the conversation on how Louis Tomlinson is the gift that keeps on giving, please joining us on Twitter @Name3Songs or chat with us personally @sara_feigin and @jenna_million You can find our guests at the below links: Emelly - Instagram.com/emellytiburcio & tiktok.com/@emellydt Emily - Instagram.com/emilyuribee & tiktok.com/@Missticketmaster & her podcast can be found on Spotify! Lindsey - Instagram.com/lindseygillespiee & tiktok.com/@lindleey
56:29
September 27, 2020
Music Meltdown: One Direction's Best & Worst Songs
Are you embarrassed to admit you have a least favorite One Direction song? Well in this week's Music Meltdown you can join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million while they breakdown for you not only their top 5 favorite One Direction songs but take it all home with admitting to their top 5 least favorite One Direction songs. And they don't stop their, our hosts explain WHY these songs are their least favorite One Direction songs. Punches are thrown, hate speech is spoken, and bonds are broken and built back up again. We explain why we think Little Things may be one of the worst pop songs ever created and also why Change Your Ticket is honestly goals when it comes to romances. You don't want to miss this rendition of Music Meltdown! Rank your own One Direction songs here!! !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com If you'd like to continue the conversation on how Louis Tomlinson is the gift that keeps on giving, please joining us on Twitter @Name3Songs or chat with us personally @sara_feigin and @jenna_million
39:60
September 23, 2020
One Direction vs The Media II: The Remaining Four
In Part two of this three-part discussion on One Direction, we dive right into the way the band has been portrayed in the media. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they discuss the way the media handled Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne as they left world of boyband-hood and entered into the world of solo artistry. This episode covers how the media spoke to and about each member of the band, and how that narrative shifted as the boys became more than just the boyband personality traits journalists were taught to treat them as at the very beginning of their careers. Along with going over interviews from some of the most internationally acclaimed media outlets, we also surveyed a few long-time fans of the band and bring up the points they brought across to us and why their opinions are the ones that matter the most. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based, while we do in-depth research and include all sources in our show notes, we are humans with opinions. Nothing stated in this episode or any episode is meant to invalidate any listener's personal views or feelings. Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website, Name3Songs.com To continue the conversation on social media you can find us on Twitter at @Name3Songs or personally @sara_feigin & @jenna_million ************************************* One Year After One Direction's Hiatus Announcement: A Timeline (Billboard - 2016) A list of Everything One Direction has said About Each Other Since the Break-Up (Insider-2020) Harry Styles’ New Direction (Rolling Stone - 2017 - first solo interview) Niall Horan GQ 2020 interview Niall Horan- The Independent 2020 Niall Horan 2017 Esquire Liam Payne - Attitude - Oct 2015 Liam Payne - The Guardian 2019 Liam Payne - Billboard LP1 - 2019 -- More links to be found on our website!
50:14
September 20, 2020
Music Meltdown: Louis Tomlinson Deserves More
Louis Tomlinson has too long been the "forgotten" member of One Direction, and we need to make a stand against this heinous behavior. In this week's episode of Music Meltdown, join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they discuss Sara's undying love for Doncaster's most beloved football fan, and ex-One Direction member, Louis Tomlinson. We discuss everything from his perfect single Miss You, Sara's most listened to song of both 2018 and 2019, to his perfect Brit-Pop adjacent record, Walls and how we think he a collaboration with Oasis should most definitely be in his future. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we've picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com If you'd like to continue the conversation on how Louis Tomlinson is the gift that keeps on giving, please joining us on Twitter @Name3Songs or chat with us personally @sara_feigin and @jenna_million
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September 16, 2020
One Direction vs. The Media I: The Zayn of it All
In Part one of this three-part discussion on One Direction, we dive right into the way the band has been portrayed in the media. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they discuss the infamous 2013 GQ cover story on the boys that highlights them as not much more than a bunch of pretty faces. The misogyny ran rampant throughout the 2k+ word feature. We continue our discussion with  Zayn and how the media tried to give him a leg up as a solo artist, seemingly respecting the Bradford “bad boy” more for quitting while the group was at its height. Tune back in next Sunday for a continuation on One Direction vs. The Media  where we discuss the way that Louis, Harry, Niall and Liam were handled by the media post One Direction. !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based, while we do in-depth research and include all sources in our show notes, we are humans with opinions. Nothing stated in this episode or any episode is meant to invalidate any listener's personal views or feelings. Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website, Name3Songs.com To continue the conversation on social media you can find us on Twitter at @Name3Songs or personally @sara_feigin & @jenna_million ************************************* Everything That Happened Since Zayn Left One Direction: A Timeline (2020) One Direction GQ interview (2013) Zayn GQ interview (2016) Zayn Malik's Next Direction [The Fader] (2015) Zane Lowe Beats 1 Interview [Part 1] [Part 2] (2015) Infamous Zayn Tweet (2015) Twitter fight between Zayn and Louis (2015)  Zayn: The Vogue Interview (2018) People Are Freaking Out Over Zayn Leaving One Direction: See All the Reactions Here [Glamour] (2015) One Direction Hiatus Announcement (2015) Zayn leaveing One Direction Statement (2015)
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September 13, 2020
Music Meltdown: Australian Artists You Need to Know
In this week's episode of Music Meltdown Jenna takes the reigns as we travel down under to find out all about the music that's making waves in Australia.  While living in Melbourne for a few months in 2018 Jenna discovered some of her all-time favourite artists. Contrary to what most American's might think, Tame Impala isn't the only incredible music coming out of Australia at the moment. Jenna teaches us about sad boys Tiny Little Houses, indie rockers Spacey Jane, pop songstress Jack River, soulful singer Didirri, punk rockers A Swayze & The Ghosts, jazzy First Beige, and more surf rockers that dominate the scene. To check out any of the artists mentioned in this episode and to hear an extended list of incredible musicians coming from Australia you can check out Jenna's playlist on Spotify!  As always our episodes are based on research and personal opinions made from being music fans and industry professionals for over a decade. You can read more about what we're doing at Name3songs.com To chat all things music with us follow us on Twitter @Name3Songs or personally @Sara_Feigin & @Jenna_Million
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September 9, 2020
The Fangirl Stigma II: When Artists Hate Their Fans
For part two of our discussion on fangirls we wanted to discuss bands who have said some controversial things about having a predominantly female fan base. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they uncover double standards in the pop-punk world, where bands are judged by outsiders for attracting female fans while those in the scene don't seem to bat an eye over it. We then take a trip to Australia and discuss some questionable interviews with pop-rock princes 5 Seconds of Summer, a band that's polarizing in the world of music for being catapulted into fame for touring with the biggest boyband of the 21st century, One Direction.  !!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based, while we do in-depth research and include all sources in our show notes, we are humans with opinions. Nothing stated in this episode or any episode is meant to invalidate any listener's personal views or feelings. Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website, Name3Songs.com ************************************* 5 Seconds of Summer: Inside the Wild Life of the World’s Hottest Band (2015) The worst video interview ever starring 5 Seconds of Summer (2014) 5 Seconds of Summer Want You Back: 'Our Purpose Is Very Different Than Other Bands' (2018) The Guardian: Bands who bemoan their 'teenage girl' fans are missing the point of music (2016) Band of the week in 30 seconds - 1990nowhere
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September 6, 2020
Music Meltdown: Our Music Obsessions
On Wednesdays for a special treat we're going to be uploading sidequest episodes where we discuss personal fangirl moments, our hot takes on hot topics and general music musings to let our lovely listeners feel more like our buddies and less like acquaintances. In our first rendition of Music Meltdowns we're going through our most listened to music on Spotify using an awesome website called Obscurify. This website is kind of like your Spotify Wrapped at the end of the year, but you can use it at any time. We take you guys on a wild ride down our most recently most played tracks and artists and well as our most played artists and tracks of all time. We learn what music genres mean using the incredible site Every Noise.  Interested in hearing any of the tunes we gushed about in this episode? Well we have you cover and we made you a very beautiful Spotify Playlist with all our favorite jams on it! Want to chat with us about your Obscurify finds? Tweet us at @Name3Songs or personally at @sara_feigin and @jenna_million
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September 2, 2020
What’s Name 3 Songs All About?
Sara Feigin & Jenna Million give you an inside look into what you’ll be getting yourself into once you join the Name 3 Songs community.
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August 31, 2020
The Fangirl Stigma I: Why Does the Music Industry Hate Teen Girls?
In this episode, we start to pick apart the stigma behind fangirls.  Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as we discuss the first time fangirls appear in history, at a classical piano concert in Germany in 1841, at the time it was thought of as hysteria and was dubbed Lisztomania. We touch on how fangirls are made to feel that their opinions are not valid by not only the media but also those closest to them. And the kicker of it all is how they're made to feel guilty about loving music that a lot of the time is created with their interest specifically in mind.  Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website, Name3Songs.com *************************************** The Romantic Power of Music [2014] Pitchfork: In defense of Fan Girls (2015) Why Teenagers Obsess Over Pop Stars (2011) Documentary: I used to be Normal (2018) The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019) Band of the week Sea Girls
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August 30, 2020
The 3 Song Man
Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million in the first episode of Name 3 Songs.  In episode 1 we discuss our namesake, the infamous 3 song man and all those who have come before and after him. We deep dive into the psyche of why men feel the need to question women for rocking a shirt of a band they may or may not listen to. We deep dive into what wearing a band shirt means and when our own personal thoughts and feelings on gatekeeping band shirts.  Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website, Name3Songs.com  ******************************** 5 Reasons You Should Stop Wearing Shirts for Artists You Don’t Listen to (2017) [Op-Ed] Wearing Band Tees Without Listening to the Band: Fashion Choice or Problematic (2019) Reddit: Wearing band tees when you don’t know who they are (2017) Don’t Wear a Band Tee Unless You Actually Know the Band (2019) [Op-Ed]
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August 17, 2020