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Songs About

By Songs About Podcast: a musical journey through lyrics & life with Allana & Kate
Every week on the Songs About podcast, we talk songs, lyrics and life around a theme-based playlist. Learn the secrets behind songs you've heard before and find new favourites for your playlists. From songs about friends, money and home to heartbroken boys, obsessive love and masturbation, the Songs About podcast is a joyous and fun playlist journey with the music-obsessed Allana and Kate of deepest Yorkshire, UK. Available only Spotify & Anchor. Submit a theme idea or tell us what we missed at songsaboutpodcast@gmail.com, or send us a voice note via Anchor! Instagram @songsaboutpodcast
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S2 Episode 2 | Songs About Being A Teenager
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This week on the Songs About Podcast we talk songs about being a teenager. The teenage years - when you're too young to drink or vote but you're old enough to be drafted to fight in a war - have provided some brilliant inspiration.  From love to laziness and anguish to anxiety, we discuss some old and new songs that tackle the feelings of boredom, hope, love and anxiety that come with puberty, growing up and becoming a teenager.
57:42
March 26, 2021
S2 Episode 1 | Songs About Space
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This week we rocketed you right out of the atmosphere, taking you off earth for a short break with six songs about space. From humanoid aliens, oozing giant slugs and the spiders from Mars to the worlds first music video filmed in space, we take you to another dimension and a new galaxy aided by among others, David Bowie, The Prodigy and Ash. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
01:10:26
March 18, 2021
Songs About Unrequited Love
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On episode 16 of the Songs About Podcast we talked songs about the exquisite pain of unrequited love. From fantasy relationships and love at first sight to what happens to the feelings when love fades for one person in the relationship, with the help of Tegan & Sarah, Chic, Joan Jett and Coldplay we discuss what is and isn’t appropriate when it comes to one-sided love.
01:08:21
February 26, 2021
Songs About Drugs
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On episode 15 of the Songs About Podcast we talked songs about drugs. This week we said YES to what you're traditionally told to say no to - from Mary Jane to marching powder and everything in between. We talked about why there are so many songs about weed, ecstasy and meth, about prohibition and partying, and the genre-defining tracks that tell a million stories about the highs and lows of drugs.  Listen now, and tell us what we missed below ⬇️⬇️
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February 20, 2021
Songs About Other Artists
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On episode 14 of the Songs About Podcast we talked songs about other artists. We know that musicians are influenced by the people around them, the artists they admire and the people that they decide to make their muse - and that leads to some fantastic songs. This week, we explored songs about artists including Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain, Nas, Geri Halliwell and the mighty Elvis. Listen now, and tell us what we missed @songsaboutpodcast
01:02:17
February 13, 2021
Songs About Cars
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On episode 13 of the Songs About Podcast we talked songs about cars. Cars mean freedom, escape, and independence so today we’re exploring six great songs about Cadillacs, Camaros and low riders. Listen now to learn just how many times Kate had to take her driving test, why we’d rather be knocked over by a Cadillac than a Robin Reliant and the kind of things you can get up to in a Ford Fiesta.
51:43
February 5, 2021
Songs About Love Gone Bad
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On episode 12 of the Songs About Podcast, we’re talking songs about love. Bad love. Really, really, bad love. From boundary-pushing behaviour and very bad boyfriends/girlfriends to the last desperate hours of a relationship that's run its course, we've selected six perfect songs about love gone bad for your listening pleasure. We also talk the technical perfection of Britney's Toxic, the incredibly varied hobbies and interests of Dexter Holland from The Offspring and the kind of behaviour that you just shouldn't stand for when you're in love.
01:02:03
January 28, 2021
Songs About Fear
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This week we listened to #songsabout fear - from fear of love to fear of the dark, we explore six tracks that frighten in different ways. With a little dip into stoicism, imposter syndrome and the Mod haircut/sideburn look, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode.
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January 23, 2021
Songs About Masturbation
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It’s episode 10 of the #songsabout podcast - and we went there. We talk masturbation, self-love, wanking, jerking-off: whatever you call it, we know you do it. Close the door, turn down the lights and enjoy our exploration of seven highly satisfying songs about me-time. Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences for today’s episode! If we told your story, don’t worry - you got a fake name 😉
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January 14, 2021
Songs About Happiness
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Episode 9 of the Songs About Podcast is all about happiness. In the dark days of January, we wanted to hit you with some aggressively happy songs to keep the blues away. From Lana Del Ray finally finding happiness to the obvious classic by Pharrell, listen to the #songsabout podcast and forget the madness of 2021, which has so far packed in at least a month’s worth of drama into the first 8 days of the year. 
48:20
January 9, 2021
Songs About Parties
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Episode 8 of the Songs About Podcast is all about parties! We discuss the top 10 reasons house parties are better than a night out, the importance of curating a banging party playlist and gin & juice as a beginner’s drink. Listen to some party bangers with the #songsabout podcast this NYE and have a wonderful night, however small your party has to be.
55:10
December 31, 2020
Songs About Christmas (that you love)
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It’s Songs About Christmas volume 2! This week, we asked you for your favourite Christmas songs and then we played them 🙌🏻 Thank you to everyone who suggested songs. Next time, Kate won’t drink as many Bloody Mary’s before recording.
55:10
December 24, 2020
Songs About Christmas (that we love)
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This week's Songs About Podcast is a dictatorship, not a democracy, as we bring you an entirely selfish playlist of songs we love about Christmas. From Kate's Christmas Song Classification System (KCSCS), to Allana's carefully selected, genre-spanning top 3, we hope you discover or re-discover some better Songs About Christmas.
53:48
December 17, 2020
Songs About Murder
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This week on the Songs About Podcast we go dark with Songs About Murder. Is it right to dance to songs about school shootings? What if you just can't help yourself? Learn about the murderous messages in some well-loved songs in this weeks podcast.
01:08:49
December 10, 2020
Songs About Phone Calls
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Episode 4 of the Songs About Podcast is all about phone calls - from booty calls to the tyranny of voicemails, 2020 is without a doubt the year of video calls. Join us for an hour (and a bit) of good music interrupted by nonsense.
01:02:14
December 3, 2020
Songs about...weekends
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This week is an ode to the weekend, a love letter to Friday nights and a big hug to Sundays. From britpop, to 90’s hip hop join us for a musical soundtrack to the two best days of the week.
37:20
November 26, 2020
Songs about...obsessive love
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This week Kate and Allana talk shit about obsessive love; from heavy breathers down a phone line to staring through a window. Plus, find out what monologue Allana chose for her GCSE Drama exam.
36:48
November 19, 2020
Songs About Podcast: listen exclusively on Spotify
When was the last time you heard a lyric and wondered what the song was really about? Join us every week on the Songs About Podcast as Allana and Kate take a closer look at songs, lyrics and life around a theme-based playlist. From songs about teenagers to songs about masturbation, we cover it all on a joyous and stupid journey through music and make you wonder how much of us really listen to the lyrics at all. Listen exclusively for free on Spotify.
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November 17, 2020
Songs about...friendship
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This week, it’s songs about friendship. Kate and Allana shit on about good friends, school memories and Chipmunk.
58:03
November 12, 2020