Dissect

Dissect

By The Ringer

Analyzing the music and meaning of one album per season, one song per episode. Join host Cole Cuchna as he dives deep into albums by Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, and more. Let's Dissect.

Episodes

Our Favorite Music of 2023

Cole is joined by Dissect co-writer Camden Ostrander and The Ringer's Justin Sayles and Charles Holmes to share their favorite music of the year. Official companion playlist here. Purchase Dissect merch here. Current state of music and hip hop in 2023 (2:54) Favorite Song of the Year (18:30) Album that Surprised Us (31:19) Honorable Mention for AOTY (48:57) Our Favorite 3 Albums of the Year (56:22) Host/EP: Cole Cuchna Guests: Camden Ostrander, Justin Sayles, Charles Holmes Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/23·1h 44m

Radiohead Song Draft

The Ringer's Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan join Cole to draft their favorite Radiohead songs. Each of them must choose one song from every studio album, plus one wild card pick from the band's b-sides for a total of 10 songs each. Shop Dissect Season 11 Merch. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/EP: Cole Cuchna Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/23·1h 22m

Talking Radiohead w/ Dr. Brad Osborn + Listener Submissions

Acclaimed Radiohead scholar Dr. Brad Osborn joins the show to talk all things Radiohead. We discuss the infamous In Rainbows x OK Computer "Binary Theory," In Rainbows' Disk 2, share our Top 5 Radiohead albums, and a lot more. Then we hear from Dissect listeners around the world sharing their thoughts on In Rainbows. Purchase Brad's book. Listen to the Binary Theory. Listen to Thom's alternative Hail To The Thief tracklist. Host/EP: Cole Cuchna Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/23·1h 13m

S11E11 - Videotape by Radiohead (Season Finale)

We conclude our season long analysis of Radiohead's In Rainbows with its final track "Videotape." We reveal the "secret rhythm" of the piano, give a step by step explanation of the stuttering percussion, and discuss the touching lyrics written from the perspective of a man saying a final goodbye before he dies. Finally, we take a look a Goethe's Faust as a possible reference point for the song and album before sharing some key takeaways from In Rainbows as a whole. Shop Dissect Season 11 Merch. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Looking to fall down the rabbit hole of Videotape's syncopation debate? Start with these videos: The Secret Rhythm Behind Videotape - VOX The Hidden Syncopation of Videotape - WarrrenMusic Is There Really a "Rhythmic Secret" in Radiohead's "Videotape"? Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/23·1h 4m

S11E10 - Jigsaw Falling Into Place by Radiohead

We continue our dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows with its penultimate track "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" - a song about looking for romantic connection at a bar. Among the many things discussed is the song's odd guitar tuning, chiastic structure, and a potentially very ominous hidden narrative. Shop Dissect Season 11 Merch. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/23·42m 12s

S11E9 - House of Cards by Radiohead

Our season long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with an analysis of "House of Cards" - an immersive, reverb-soaked musing on the nature of desire and escape. We'll also cover the musical oddities in the track, including Jonny Greenwood's infamous "coin trick" on guitar and even the rumored dog barks in the background of the verses. Shop Dissect Season 11 Merch. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/23·34m 25s

S11E8 - Reckoner by Radiohead

Our season long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with an analysis of "Reckoner" - the song Thom Yorke described as the thematic center of the album, the point that everything leads to and then recedes from. We'll dissect just exactly what he means by that as well as the song's incredible rhythm section and deeply moving lyrics about the human experience. Shop Dissect Season 11 Merch. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/23·59m 24s

S11E7 - "In Rainbows" Title Analysis + Faust Arp

Our season long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with an analysis of its title and how its themes have appeared in every song thus far. Then we examine the album's sixth track "Faust Arp" - a unique song that features two acoustic guitars, strings, and Thom Yorke's cryptic, impressionistic lyrics. Shop Dissect Season 11 Merch. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/23·38m 6s

S11E6 - All I Need by Radiohead

Our season long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with its fifth track "All I Need" - a song that expresses the concept of limerence or the unrequited obsession passion for someone. Musically, we explore the concepts of rhythmic dissonance, terminally climactic song form, and tone clusters. Shop Dissect Season 11 Merch. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/23·33m 0s

S11E5 - Weird Fishes / Arpeggi by Radiohead

Our season long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with its fourth track "Weird Fishes / Arpeggi" - an incredibly intricate musical arrangement that's considered among the band's best. We dissect the layered, multi-pattern guitar parts that create the song's immersive, oceanic soundscape as well as the potential symbolism of Thom Yorke's lyrics about being stuck at the bottom of the sea. Support Dissect by leaving a review or sharing this episode on social media. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/23·44m 37s

S11E4 - Nude by Radiohead

Our season-long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with its third track "Nude" - a song that took the band 10 years to get right. Listen to the Key Notes episode on the Minor 4 chord here. Support Dissect by leaving a review or sharing on social media. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/23·47m 6s

S11E3 - Bodysnatchers by Radiohead

Our season-long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with its second track, Bodysnatchers - an adrenaline-fueled romp that explores the phenonemon of feeling disconnected from your own body. Support Dissect by leaving a review or sharing on social media. It really helps. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/23·38m 46s

S11E2 - 15 Step by Radiohead

Our season long analysis of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with its opening track "15 Step." We examine the song's unique asymmetrical time signature, its origins as a "rhythm experiment," the history of the number 15 in Radiohead songs, and much more. Support Dissect by leaving a review or sharing this episode on social media. It really helps. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/23·48m 43s

S11E1 - Radiohead: In Rainbows

Our season long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows begins with a sweeping biography of the band, from their origins in Oxford, England to their historic run of landmark albums like The Bends, OK Computer, and Kid A. Support Dissect by leaving a review or sharing this episode on social media. It really helps. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/23·50m 24s

Crowning Frank Ocean's Best Song Ever | LAST SONG STANDING (E5)

After Cole and Charles's enlightening, contentious, and entertaining odyssey through Frank Ocean's entire discography, the LSS Boyz are now forced to agree on the greatest Frank Ocean song of all time. They also announce the winner of the "Super Quiz Kids" trivia contest as well as debate what artists should be considered for next season's Last Song Standing. Listen to Cole's Party Playlist here. Executive Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Special Thanks: Intern Olivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/23·1h 39m

Blonde | LAST SONG STANDING (E4)

Cole and Charles continue their journey to crown Frank Ocean's greatest song of all time with his landmark album, Blonde. The LSS Boyz take us back to the album's surprise release, quiz each other with album facts, and then debate what songs from Blonde should be in the running for Frank's best ever. Official LSS S2 Playlist here. Fan vote for the finale episode @dissectpodcast on Instagram or Twitter. Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/23·2h 1m

Endless + Frank's Singles & Features | LAST SONG STANDING (E3)

Cole and Charles continue their journey to crown Frank Ocean's greatest song of all time with a special double episode tackling the staircase to nowhere, Endless, plus debate Frank's singles, loosies, and features. Official LSS S2 Playlist here. Let us know what your Last Song Standing is from Channel Orange @dissectpodcast and @charlesxholmes. Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/23·1h 44m

Nostalgia, Ultra | LAST SONG STANDING (E2)

Cole and Charles continue their journey to crown Frank Ocean's greatest song of all time with Nostalgia, ULTRA - the project that put him on the map. The LSS Boyz travel back to 2011 with some mixtape background, quiz each other on fun facts, and debate what songs should be in contention for Frank's best ever. Official LSS S2 Playlist here. Let us know what your Last Song Standing is from Channel Orange @dissectpodcast and @charlesxholmes. Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/23·1h 40m

Channel Orange | LAST SONG STANDING (E1)

Cole and Charles begin their journey to crown Frank Ocean's greatest song of all time by covering the album that made him a star: Channel Orange. The LSS Boyz take us back to 2012 with some album background, quiz each other on Channel Orange facts, and debate what songs should be in contention for Frank's best ever. Official LSS S2 Playlist here. Let us know what your Last Song Standing is from Channel Orange @dissectpodcast and @charlesxholmes. Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/23·1h 40m

MX1E9 - "Walking" by Denzel Curry

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape series concludes with a line-by-line dissection of "Walkin" by Denzel Curry from Melt My Eyez, See Your Future. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/23·52m 45s

MX1E8 - "Figaro" by MF Doom

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape series continues with a line-by-line dissection of "Figaro" by MF DOOM & Madlib from their 2004 album Madvillainy. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/23·39m 56s

MX1E7 - "Mural" by Lupe Fiasco (PART 2)

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape series continues with a line by line dissection of "Mural" by Lupe Fiasco from his 2015 album Tetsuo & Youth. Part 2 of 2. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/23·1h 15m

MX1E6 - "Mural" by Lupe Fiasco (PART 1)

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape series continues with a line by line dissection of "Mural" by Lupe Fiasco from his 2015 album Tetsuo & Youth. Part 1 of 2. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/23·59m 6s

MX1E5 - "Introvert" by Little Simz

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape series continues with a line by line dissection of "Introvert" by Little Simz from her 2021 album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/23·41m 36s

MX1E4 - "The Story of OJ" by JAY-Z

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape continues with a line-by-line analysis of JAY-Z's 2017 track "The Story of OJ" from 4:44. For clues on what artist and song we're dissecting next week, follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram. Host: Cole Cuchna Writer: Femi Olutade Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/23·1h 3m

MX1E3 - "6 Foot 7 Foot" by Lil Wayne

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape continues with a line-by-line dissection of Lil Wayne's first song released after his stint in prison - 2010's "6 foot 7 Foot." Follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/23·40m 3s

MX1E2 - "Nosetalgia" by Pusha T & Kendrick Lamar

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape continues with a line-by-line analysis of Pusha T's 2013 track "Nosetalgia" featuring Kendrick Lamar. For clues on what artist and song we're dissecting next week, follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram. Host, writer: Cole Cuchna Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/23·59m 16s

MX1E1 - "The Climb Back" by J Cole

Our "Lyrical Masters" mixtape kicks off with a line-by-line analysis of J Cole's 2020 track "The Climb Back." For clues on what artist and song we're dissecting next week, follow @dissectpodcast on Instagram. Host, writer: Cole Cuchna Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/23·54m 0s

Tyler, The Creator Song Draft (BONUS)

Cole and Cam wrap Season 10 with a draft of their favorite Tyler, The Creator songs across his entire catalog (3:26). Then we hear from Dissect listeners across the world sharing their biggest takeaways from IGOR (1:12:35). Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Join Dissect Discord here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/23·1h 43m

S10E12 - Season Finale: IGOR by Tyler, The Creator

We conclude our season-long analysis of IGOR by exploring the implications of the album's musical and thematic loop. We also dissect IGOR's cover art and influences before hearing from Dissect listeners around the world sharing their biggest takeaways from the album and season. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Join Dissect Discord here. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/23·49m 52s

S10E11 - ARE WE STILL FRIENDS? by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of IGOR continues with ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?, the album's final track in which Tyler expresses his desire to remain friends his with former crush, and in the process, puts himself at risk of becoming entrapped in a endless loop of falling in and out of love. IGOR then ends with an ominous final note that contains a number of thematic and narrative implications. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/23·42m 19s

S10E10 - I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of IGOR continues with I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE, a musical respite after the emotional gauntlet of the album's previous track GONE GONE / THANK YOU. As the IGOR's penultimate track, it buttons up many of the albums motifs while setting the stage for its grand finale: ARE WE STILL FRIENDS? Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/23·25m 18s

S10E9 - GONE GONE / THANK YOU by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of IGOR continues with GONE GONE / THANK YOU, a gorgeous double song in which Tyler memorializes the time shared with his beloved before finally becoming at peace with moving on. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/22·45m 55s

S10E8 - WHAT'S GOOD by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of IGOR continues with WHAT'S GOOD, where Tyler uses the brash, masculine IGOR alter-ego to regain his autonomy after losing himself on the previous song PUPPET. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/22·47m 5s

S10E7 - PUPPET by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of IGOR continues with the album's emotional rock bottom, PUPPET. Tyler realizes he's lost himself in his desperate pursuit of pleasing his crush, and looks to a symbolic patriarch, played by Kanye West, to help find his way. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/22·41m 37s

S10E6 - A BOY IS A GUN* by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of IGOR continues with A BOY IS A GUN*. In the most sample heavy song on the album, Tyler uses a dichotomous gun symbol to express how his crush makes him feel: safe and in danger all at once. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/22·42m 0s

S10E5 - NEW MAGIC WAND by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of Tyler, The Creator's IGOR continues with "NEW MAGIC WAND" - a song Tyler described as his favorite song he's ever made. We unpack everything from its unlikely sample source to the historical associations of its main musical interval. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/22·44m 51s

S10E4 - BOYFRIEND / RUNNING OUT OF TIME by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of Tyler, The Creator's IGOR continues with "BOYFRIEND" - a song released as the fourth track only on the physical versions of IGOR - before breaking down the beautiful ballad "RUNNING OUT OF TIME." Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/22·46m 46s

S10E3 - I THINK by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of Tyler, The Creator's IGOR continues with its third track I THINK. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/22·43m 20s

S10E2 - EARFQUAKE by Tyler, The Creator

Our season-long analysis of Tyler, The Creator's IGOR continues with his biggest song to date, EARFQUAKE. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/22·46m 59s

S10E1 - Tyler, The Creator: IGOR

Welcome to our season long examination of Tyler, The Creator's 2019 album IGOR, where we dissect the music, lyrics, and meaning of one song per episode. We begin with the album's first track "IGOR'S THEME," a mostly instrumental composition full of musical surprises, showcasing Tyler's skills as composer, producer, and arranger. And while subtle, the song's minimal lyrics actually foreshadow the album's narrative. Shop Season 10 merchandise here. Host, EP, Writer: Cole Cuchna Writer: Camden Ostrander Original Score: So Wiley Audio Editor: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Birocratic Recreations: Andrew Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/22·57m 45s

Crowning Kendrick Lamar's Best Song Ever | LAST SONG STANDING (E7)

Season finale! The moment is here. The LSS Boyz have been debating Kendrick Lamar's discography for six contentious episodes. Now it's time Cole and Charles are forced to crown the last song standing: the greatest Kendrick Lamar song of all time. First, Cole and Charles will be forced to whittle down their list of songs from 8 to 3. These 3 songs advance to the royal rumble, where they will attempt to knock songs off each other's list until there is just one remaining. LAST SONG STANDING is a new show from Dissect and The Ringer. Each season focuses on one artist in attempt to determine their greatest song of all time by debating through their ENTIRE catalog. Hosts: Cole Cuchna & Charles Holmes Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/22·1h 41m

To Pimp A Butterfly | LAST SONG STANDING (E6)

These takes ain't freeeeee! In the penultimate episode of Last Song Standing Season 1, the LSS Boyz finally take on what some consider to be Kendrick Lamar's magnum opus, To Pimp A Butterfly. While this is Cole's favorite album of all time, Charles is...not as impressed. Cast your vote in the poll below and follow the LSS playlist, updated weekly. You can also cast your vote for the listener's song pick to make it into the royal rumble season finale. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter or Instagram for instructions. LAST SONG STANDING is a new show from Dissect and The Ringer. Each season focuses on one artist in attempt to determine their greatest song of all time by debating through their ENTIRE catalog. Hosts: Cole Cuchna & Charles Holmes Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/22·1h 42m

Kendrick's Mixtapes, Loosies, & Features | LAST SONG STANDING (E5)

Get the LSS Boyz on the phone! Our journey to crown Kendrick Lamar's best song ever continues with every track NOT on one of Kendrick's main releases. We're talking untitled, unmastered, Overly Dedicated, The Heart series, the K Dot mixtapes, The Black Panther soundtrack, and more. Cast your vote in the poll below and follow the LSS playlist, updated weekly. LAST SONG STANDING is a new show from Dissect and The Ringer. Each season focuses on one artist in attempt to determine their greatest song of all time by debating through their ENTIRE catalog. New episodes publish Thursdays on the Dissect feed. Hosts: Cole Cuchna & Charles Holmes Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/22·1h 39m

Section.80 | LAST SONG STANDING (E4)

Cole and Charles gather around the campfire to debate Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 and pick its best song. Will Charles continue his streak of normie picks? Will Cole once again choose a deep cut? Cast your vote in the poll below and follow the LSS playlist, updated weekly. LAST SONG STANDING is a new show from Dissect and The Ringer. Each season focuses on one artist in attempt to determine their greatest song of all time by debating through their ENTIRE catalog. New episodes publish Thursdays on the Dissect feed. Hosts: Cole Cuchna & Charles Holmes Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/22·1h 21m

DAMN. | LAST SONG STANDING (E3)

The LSS Boyz take on their biggest challenge to date as they are forced to crown the best song on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. Cast your vote in the poll below and be sure to follow the LSS Spotify playlist, updated weekly. LAST SONG STANDING is a new show from Dissect and The Ringer. Each season focuses on one artist in attempt to determine their greatest song of all time by debating through their ENTIRE catalog. New episodes publish Thursdays on the Dissect feed. Hosts: Cole Cuchna & Charles Holmes Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/22·1h 35m

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers | LAST SONG STANDING (E2)

The LSS Boyz aren't your saviors, but they are here to debate Kendrick Lamar's latest project in order to determine its best song, the last song standing. Follow the official LSS Spotify playlist, updated weekly. LAST SONG STANDING is a new show from Dissect and The Ringer. Each season focuses on one artist in attempt to determine their greatest song of all time by debating through their ENTIRE catalog. New episodes of Last Song Standing publish Thursdays on the Dissect feed. Hosts: Cole Cuchna & Charles Holmes Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/22·1h 21m

good kid, m.A.A.d. city | LAST SONG STANDING (E1)

In the premiere of LAST SONG STANDING, Cole and Charles debate Kendrick Lamar's good kid, mAAd city in order to determine the single best song on the album. LAST SONG STANDING is a new show from Dissect and The Ringer. Each season focuses on one artist in attempt to determine their greatest song of all time by debating through their ENTIRE catalog. New episodes of Last Song Standing publish Thursdays on the Dissect feed. Hosts: Cole Cuchna & Charles Holmes Producer: Justin Sayles Audio Production: Kevin Pooler Theme Music: Devon Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/22·1h 20m

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 9)

We conclude our analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE with its final song "Goodbye." We'll also discuss the rich symbolism of its final scenes as well as draw some final conclusion about the film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/22·56m 47s

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 8)

Our analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE continues with the special's climactic song "All Eyes On Me." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/22·55m 50s

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 7)

We continue our series long analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE with "That Funny Feeling." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/22·43m 35s

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 6)

Our serialized analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE continues with "Don't Wanna Know," "Shit," "All Time Low," and "Welcome to the Internet." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/22·50m 58s

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 5)

Our series long analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE continues with "Look Who's Inside Again," "Problematic," and "30" - a sequence of songs that mark the special's definitive turn inward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/22·51m 13s

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 4)

Our song by song, scene by scene analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE continues with "Unpaid Intern," "Bezos 1," and "Sexting." Follow @dissectpodcast on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/22·57m 25s

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 3)

Our song by song, scene by scene analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE continues with "How The World Works" and "White Woman's Instagram." Follow @dissectpodcast on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/22·57m 43s

Dissecting INSIDE (Part 2)

Our song by song, scene by scene analysis of Bo Burnham's INSIDE continues with "Comedy" and "FaceTime With My Mom." Follow @dissectpodcast on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/22·52m 42s

Dissecting INSIDE by Bo Burnham (Part 1)

We begin our 7 part analysis of the music, skits, and themes of Bo Burnham's INSIDE, a music comedy special that captures what it feels like to be alive in the 21st Century. Today's episode explains how INSIDE's opening scene connects directly to Bo's previous comedy special, before examining the opening song "Content." Follow @dissectpodcast on TIkTok, Instagram, & Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/22·47m 38s

BONUS - Mac Miller Song Draft, Q&A, and More

Recorded live on Greenroom, Cole and Cam end Season 9 by choosing their favorite 9 Mac Miller songs followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Then we hear the remaining listener submissions sharing their biggest takeaways from Swimming In Circles. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/22·2h 29m

S9E18 - Finale: Swimming In Circles

We conclude our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming In Circles. We examine the albums’ artwork, discuss its most prominent thematic motifs, and draw some final conclusions about Mac’s parting musical statement. Then we hear from Dissect listeners around the world sharing their biggest takeaways from the albums. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/22·48m 38s

S9E17 - Once a Day by Mac Miller

We continue our analysis of Mac Miller’s Circles with its final track “Once a Day” – one of the most intimate, honest, and heartfelt expression in Mac’s entire catalog. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/22·36m 42s

S9E16 - Surf by Mac Miller

We continue our analysis of Mac Miller’s Circles with “Surf.” Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. Purchase The Book of Mac by Donna-Claire Chesman here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/22·28m 27s

Baro Sura on Making 'Hand Me Downs' with Mac Miller (BONUS)

Australian artist Baro Sura joins the show to talk about meeting Mac Miller for the first time and making the song “Hand Me Downs” with him just 72 hours later. Follow Baro on Instagram. Listen to his music here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/22·38m 56s

S9E15 - Hand Me Downs by Mac Miller

We continue our analysis of Mac Miller’s Circles with “Hand Me Downs,” an gentle anthem dedicated to those who hold us down when we lose our grip. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/22·33m 32s

S9E14 - Woods by Mac Miller

We resume our analysis of Mac Miller’s Circles with “Woods,” a gorgeous song that finds Mac speaking intimately about love and love lost. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/22·39m 32s

S9E13 - Good News by Mac Miller

We resume our analysis of Mac Miller’s Circles with its beautiful lead single “Good News.” Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/22·43m 30s

S9E12 - Circles by Mac Miller

We resume our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming In Circles with the opening track of his posthumous album Circles. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/22·39m 36s

S9E11 - So It Goes by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with it’s final track “So It Goes.” Among the many revelations made in this episode is how “So It Goes” intentionally sets up Swimming’s companion album, Circles. Dissect will return in January 2022 to analyze Circles over 6 episodes. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/21·55m 35s

S9E10 - 2009 by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with the album’s crown jewel: 2009. Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/21·1h 3m

S9E9 - Dunno / Jet Fuel by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with two tracks united by clouds: “Dunno” and “Jet Fuel.” Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/21·59m 53s

A Conversation about Conversation Pt. 1 by Mac Miller

In this bonus episode, Cole and Cam talk through Mac Miller’s “Conversations Pt. 1.” While the song feels like one big flex, as always, there’s layers beneath Mac’s bravado, including guilt, confusion, and paranoia. Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/21·1h 6m

S9E8 - Small Worlds by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with its eighth track, “Small Worlds.” Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/21·48m 19s

S9E7 - Ladders by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with its seventh track, “Ladders.” Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/21·38m 8s

S9E6 - Wings by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with its sixth track, “Wings.” Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/21·42m 13s

S9E5 - Self Care by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with its fifth track, “Self Care.” Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/21·50m 12s

S9E4 - Perfecto by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with its fourth track, “Perfecto.” This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/21·44m 52s

Dissecting Mac Miller's Faces

S9 co-writer Camden Ostrander joins Cole to discuss their approach to Swimming In Circles before dissecting Faces, Mac's 2014 mixtape that recently hit streaming services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/21·1h 33m

S9E3 - What's The Use? by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with its third track, “What’s The Use?” It’s here that Mac at once asks the fundamental existential question (“what’s the use?”) and dismisses the need to ask questions at all (“what’s the use?”). This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/21·35m 55s

S9E2 - Hurt Feelings by Mac Miller

We continue our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s Swimming with its second track, “Hurt Feelings.” Produced by J Cole, the song finds Mac establishing one of the central themes of the album: the multiplicity of emotions -- how we can feel one way one minute, and another way the next. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/21·39m 22s

S9E1 - Mac Miller: Swimming in Circles

We begin our season-long analysis of Mac Miller’s conceptual double album Swimming In Circles. This season includes discussion of substance misuse and addiction. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Shop Season 9 merchandise here. Follow Dissect on Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/21·40m 34s

S8E13 - Epilogue: The Life of Pablo

Yeezus brought Kanye to the church steps with his divine woman. But what happened after the vows were exchanged? That's the journey of The Life of Pablo. Follow Cole's new show KEY NOTES on Spotify. Premieres June 29th. Watch "How Kanye West Uses Samples to Tell Stories" Analysis Video. Shop Season 8 merch here. Follow Dissect on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/21·34m 19s

S8E12 - Finale: The YEEZUS Tour

In our Season 8 finale, we dissect the narrative and stage design of Kanye West's 2013 Yeezus Tour. In this five act show, Kanye uses songs from his entire catalog to mythologize his life Follow Cole's new show Key Notes on Spotify. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/21·1h 19m

S8E11 - Bound 2 by Kanye West

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with its final track “Bound 2,” a song that resolves the album both musically and narratively. Back in the club on a Thursday, Yeezus finally meets the one girl worth a thousand of the others he’s been sleeping with. But why is it the over-the-top player Jerome who gets the final word on the album? Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/21·57m 40s

S8E10 - Send It Up by Kanye West

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with its penultimate track “Send It Up.” After the emotional journey we’ve witnessed on the album, why is Yeezus back in the club indulging in all the things we know are problematic for him? The answer to this question is found in the song’s brilliant use of samples. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/21·35m 3s

S8E9 - Guilt Trip by Kanye West

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “Guilt Trip.” After the catharsis and breakthrough of “Blood on the Leaves, ” Yeezus seems ready to move on and leave the heartbreak behind him, a task that proves easier said than done. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/21·38m 20s

S8E8 - Blood on the Leaves by Kanye West

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with the epic “Blood on the Leaves.” Here Yeezus reveals that a woman he once loved was stolen by the limelight, leaving an open wound that he’s been unable to heal. We break down the song’s many samples, references, and interpolations in what is undoubtedly one Kanye West’s greatest musical achievements. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/21·59m 26s

S8E7 - I’m In It by Kanye West

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “I’m In It.” After being rejected by an ex-girlfriend, Yeezus uses his celebrity status and escapes into a world of sex to mend his bruised ego. He conflates his political ambitions with sexual dominance before the song’s final verse reveals that Yeezus is reaching his breaking point. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/21·54m 26s

S8E6 - Hold My Liquor by Kanye West

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “Hold My Liquor.” After failing to overthrow the powers that be, Yeezus retreats into a haze of alcohol and drugs, drunkenly visiting an ex-girlfriend who rejects him. How will his ego take this blow? Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/21·41m 53s

S8E5 - New Slaves by Kanye West

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “New Slaves.” Over menacing, pulsating dissonance, Kanye expresses his belief that our cultural addiction to material things makes us “new slaves” to the handful of white billionaires who control the majority of the country’s wealth. But the song takes a dramatic 180 near its end as a man singing in Hungarian provides one of the biggest keys to unlocking the album’s narrative. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/21·1h 9m

S8E4 - I Am A God by Kanye West

Our serialized examination of Yeezus continues with “I Am A God.” Written after being rejected entry into a Paris fashion show, “I Am A God” finds Kanye supercharging his ego and recklessly demanding a threesome, a massage, and….croissants. But why isn’t anyone taking him seriously? Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/21·45m 32s

S8E3 - Black Skinhead by Kanye West

We continue our track by track analysis of Yeezus with “Black Skinhead.” Produced by Daft Punk, “Black Skinhead” is our first indication that Yeezus has ambitions outside of his celebrity lifestyle of sex and money. He channels the spirit of Malcolm X to rally his troops to rebel against the systemic injustice he sees in society. But is anyone listening? Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/21·45m 14s

S8E2 - On Sight by Kanye West

Our song by song analysis of Yeezus begins with its opening track “On Sight.” We meet the crude Yeezus character in his natural habitat at a nightclub, living an indulgent life fueled by drugs and women. But midway through the song there’s an unexpected sample of a gospel choir that foreshadows the fact that while Yeezus may be getting everything he wants, it’s not what he needs. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/21·41m 24s

S8E1 - Kanye West: YEEZUS

Our season-long dissection of Yeezus by Kanye West begins now! After revisiting the album’s polarizing impact in 2013, we set up our song by song analysis of Yeezus with a brief discussion of how Kanye uses his albums to tell larger stories about his life. We then document the real life events that inspired the creation of Yeezus, including Kanye’s struggles breaking into the fashion industry, his new relationship with Kim Kardashian, and the many classic interviews that accompanied the Yeezus era. Limited Season 8 merchandise is available at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/21·47m 56s

BLACK IS KING by Beyonce (Part 6)

Our special mini-series on Beyonce’s BLACK IS KING concludes with an examination of “BLACK PARADE.” Released on Juneteenth 2020, “BLACK PARADE” is Beyonce’s final call to action and a prideful celebration of the African motherland. Shop our limited merch for this series at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/21·1h 28m

BLACK IS KING by Beyonce (Part 5)

Our special mini-series on Beyonce’s BLACK IS KING continues with an examination of “Otherside,” “My Power,” and “Spirit.” Simba returns to the river to be reborn, reclaims his royal identity, and reunites with his father in heaven. Assisted by powerful women, Simba defeats Scar and reclaims his throne. Simba then raises his own child into the air, just as his father before him, completing his journey and fulfilling the circle of life. Shop our limited merch for this series at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/21·1h 24m

BLACK IS KING by Beyonce (Part 4)

Our special mini-series on Beyonce’s BLACK IS KING continues with an examination of “Water,” “Brown Skin Girl,” and “Keys to the Kingdom.” This act of the film introduces the divine feminine, Nala, who heals Simba through her loving affirmation. Simba learns to give all of himself in marriage, symbolizing the ideal balance between divine masculine and feminine energy. Shop our limited merch for this series at http://shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/21·1h 29m

BLACK IS KING by Beyonce (Part 3)

Our special mini-series on Beyonce’s BLACK IS KING continues with an examination of “MOOD 4 EVA,” “Ja Ara E,” and “Already.” After fleeing the Pride Lands, Simba is rudely awakened from his fantasy of the American Dream by the nightmare of his past. His ancestral guides encourage Simba to remember his true royal identity and reclaim his throne. Shop our limited merch for this series at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/21·1h 32m

BLACK IS KING by Beyonce (Part 2)

Our special mini-series on Beyonce’s BLACK IS KING continues with an examination of “Don’t Jealous Me,” “Scar,” and “Nile.” After Mufasa is murdered by Scar’s henchmen, Simba flees his home to live in denial of his true royal identity, setting off his journey outside the Pride Lands. Shop our limited merch for this series at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/21·52m 59s

BLACK IS KING by Beyonce (Part 1)

Beyonce’s BLACK IS KING is a love letter to Africa, and we’re dissecting its story, music, and many visual symbols in a special seven part mini-series. We begin with the film’s opening two songs “Bigger” and “Find Your Way Back,” where we meet the film’s central protagonist, Simba, and his ancestral spirit guide played by Beyonce. Shop our limited merch for this series at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/21·55m 41s

S7E14 - Season Finale: Because The Internet

We conclude our season long analysis of Because The Internet with a sweeping recap of the album and script’s central narrative. We then outline and analyze the world’s main themes and symbols before hearing from Dissect listeners directly. Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/21·1h 46m

BONUS - Talking Childish Gambino with S7 co-writer Camden Ostrander

Cole and S7 co-writer Camden Ostrander have a conversation about Childish Gambino, Because The Internet, 3.15.20, Glover as an artist, and more. Then they answer a handful of questions submitted by Dissect listeners (yes, they address those mysterious alien videos). Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/21·2h 27m

S7E13 - Life: The Biggest Troll by Childish Gambino

Because The Internet concludes with a retrospective wherein Gambino and Glover look back at the world’s main narrative and provide insights with a newfound freedom and clarity. After expressing the inherent irony of life -- that we’re all dying from the day we are born -- Gambino’s plea at the end of the album expresses his ultimate call to action and leap of faith. Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/21·1h 14m

S7E12 - Earth: The Oldest Computer by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “Earth: The Oldest Computer.” Gambino and The Boy grapple with the meaning of life and our time on Earth at The Boy’s moment of death in the BTI screenplay. Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/21·58m 44s

S7E11 - Urn / Pink Toes by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “Urn” and “Pink Toes.” Gambino continues to grapple with the loss of his father and spreads his ashes in Stockholm. Then after returning home, he meets a girl and falls in love. But how long can this euphoric bliss last? Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/21·55m 34s

S7E10 - Zealots of Stockholm by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “Zealots of Stockholm.” After waking up from a drug overdose, Gambino is told that his father died. Lost and alone, he travels to Stockholm, Sweden to collect his remains, and attempts to connect with one of his online followers. Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/21·56m 5s

S7E9 - Flight of the Navigator by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “Death by Numbers” and “Flight of the Navigator.” After attempting to take his own life, Gambino’s drug overdose sends him to a dreamy, intermediate world where he flies over everything and sees the connection and unity among all life on earth. Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/21·48m 16s

S7E8 - The Party / No Exit by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “The Party” and “No Exit.” Here Gambino’s existential crisis comes to a head. After going berserk at a party at his house and kicking everyone out, he goes on a late-night drive to clear his head and gain clarity. Stuck in a loop and unable to break free, he attempts to take his own life at the end of Act 3. Shop limited Season 7 merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of Because The Internet with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1), where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/21·57m 21s

BTI’s Secret Track: 3005 (Beach Picnic Version)

In one of the more creative pieces of the Because The Internet world, Donald Glover created a secret track that fans had to assemble by connecting various pieces of the world together, including passwords, computer coding, acapella tracks, and more. We unpack this process and examine the song itself. This episode is part of our larger dissection of “3005” that includes an analysis video, web guide, and standard episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/21·19m 17s

S7E7 - 3005 by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “3005.” Commonly mistaken as a love song, “3005” is a desperate plea for connection amidst an overwhelming feeling of existential loneliness. View our 3005 music video analysis on YouTube or Instagram. Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our episodic visual guides, where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/21·51m 47s

S7E6 - Sweatpants by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “Sweatpants.” After being rejected by a past girlfriend, Gambino’s defense mechanisms kick-in, triggering an ego-fueled barrage of boasts and brags. But by the song’s end, Gambino breaks down, revealing the chinks in his armor. Shop Season 7 Merch: https://bit.ly/36ClxIV Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our episodic visual guides (https://bit.ly/30EKbF1) where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/21·46m 24s

S7E5 - Telegraph Ave. by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “Telegraph Ave.” Gambino takes a long drive from LA to Oakland to visit a past girlfriend, only to be rejected immediately upon arrival. Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our visual guides, where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/21·48m 34s

S7E4 - The Worst Guys / Shadows by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “The Worst Guys” and “Shadows.” Since witnessing the murder outside a nightclub, Gambino begins questioning everything in his life, including his friends and his past girlfriends. He’s coming to realize his life so far has been one long meaningless party. Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our visual guides, where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/21·54m 40s

S7E3 - Worldstar by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with “Worldstar” -- a song with more than a few hidden secrets and surprises. We reveal all of them. Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our visual guides, where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/21·49m 22s

S7E2 - Crawl by Childish Gambino

We continue our season-long examination of Because The Internet with the album’s opening song “Crawl.” Here we meet the album’s protagonist The Boy - a Black, rich internet troll who lives in a glass-walled mansion on top of a hill. Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our visual guides, where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/21·43m 12s

S7E1 - Childish Gambino: Because The Internet

Our season-long analysis of Because The Internet by Childish Gambino begins with a brief overview of Donald Glover’s rise to fame and his debut album Camp. Then we cover some of the main ancillary components of the transmedia world of Because The Internet before dissecting the connection between the end of Camp and the beginning of BTI. Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our visual guides, where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/21·43m 32s

S6E13 - Finale: Lemonade by Beyoncé

We conclude our season-long analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade. We begin with a sweeping summary of the album’s narrative, followed by a detailed investigation of its major themes and recurring symbols. Finally, we hear from YOU - Dissect listeners -- sharing their biggest takeaways from the album and season. Stay in touch over the break by following us on social media @dissectpodcast. Limited S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/20·1h 17m

S6E12 - Formation by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its final song and video “Formation.” The track is Beyoncé’s clarion call to the sisterhood of black women we’ve seen throughout Lemonade. She encourages them to “get in formation” -- to unite and take a stand against injustice and discrimination through unity, excellence, and harnessing Black Girl Magic. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/20·52m 10s

S6E11 - All Night by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its eleventh and final chapter “Redemption,” which features the song “All Night.” Beyoncé marks the conclusion of her personal journey and the redemption of her marriage. She has triumphed over the curse that plagued her and her family throughout the film, and she celebrates having turned lemons into lemonade. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/20·47m 26s

S6E10 - Freedom by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its tenth chapter “Hope,” which features the song “Freedom.” Beyoncé gathers her sisterhood at a former slave plantation to deliver an empowering message of hope and transcendence over oppressive forces. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/20·55m 3s

S6E9 - Forward by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its ninth chapter “Resurrection,” which features the song “Forward.” Having restored her relationship, Beyoncé turns her attention to social action and communal healing, beginning with a moving portrait of the Mothers of the Movement. Support the ongoing fight of systemic racism and equality for all by visiting these links: trayvonmartinfoundation.org, colorofchange.org, joincampaignzero.org, and 8cantwait.org. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/20·38m 48s

S6E8 - Sandcastles by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its eighth chapter “Forgiveness,” which features the song “Sandcastles.” Beyoncé finally opens herself up completely, requires her husband to do the same, and forgives. As a result, Beyoncé breaks the curse of broken male-female relationships in her family. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/20·34m 51s

S6E7 - Love Drought by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its seventh chapter “Reformation,” which features the song “Love Drought.” Beyoncé extends an olive branch to her husband, expresses the potential of the love they share, and entertains the idea of reconciliation. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/20·41m 6s

S6E6 - Daddy Lessons by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its sixth chapter “Accountability,” which features the song “Daddy Lessons.” Beyoncé looks to her past to better understand the history of broken male-female relationships in her family. She realizes that the “gun” she inherited from her father must be disarmed if she wishes to reconcile with her partner. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/20·46m 53s

S6E5 - 6 Inch by Beyoncé (feat. The Weeknd)

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its fifth chapter “Emptiness,” which features the song “6 Inch.” We find Beyoncé wielding her sexuality for profit in a powerful anthem for working girls. But is there something else beneath her external show of dominance? A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. S6 merch can be purchased at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/20·40m 4s

S6E4 - Sorry by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its fourth chapter “Apathy,” which features the song “Sorry.” The inside of the Madewood Plantation big house in Louisiana becomes the backdrop for Beyoncé’s apathetic dismissal of her partner. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/20·42m 32s

S6E3 - Don’t Hurt Yourself by Beyoncé (feat. Jack White)

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting its third chapter “Anger,” which features the song “Don’t Hurt Yourself.” Beyoncé flips stereotypical gender roles to command the respect of her partner and reclaim her agency. But how long can her anger sustain? A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/20·48m 22s

Titi & Cole visit the Louisiana Plantations in Lemonade

Hear S6 co-host Titi and Cole in conversation about their experience traveling together to the Louisiana sugar plantations seen throughout the visuals of Lemonade. We’ll also learn more about Titi, her educational background, and both Cole and Titi’s history with Beyoncé’s music. Listen to Titi’s podcast Dope Labs: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pCF6hcNsAHKlKAillCOuZ?si=DZ-hYwjPQ0OS5oW39bjODQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/20·54m 2s

S6E2 - Hold Up by Beyoncé

We continue our serialized analysis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade by dissecting it’s second chapter “Denial,” which features the song “Hold Up.” After unsuccessfully attempting to change for her husband’s sake, Beyoncé channels the Yoruba water goddess Oshun to deliver a spiteful message. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Follow us on social media @dissectpodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/20·42m 18s

S6E1 - Beyoncé: LEMONADE

Surprise! Season 6 is dedicated to Beyoncé’s masterwork Lemonade. Through in-depth, highly researched analysis, we follow Beyoncé on her transcendent journey from subjugation to freedom. Today we unpack the visual album’s opening chapter “Intuition,” which features the song “Pray You Catch Me.” We’ll come to understand the curse that looms over Beyoncé and how she must take a leap of faith to overcome this curse for the sake of her family. We also welcome our very first co-host Titi Shodiya. Listen to her podcast Dope Labs: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pCF6hcNsAHKlKAillCOuZ?si=d0UliQ9VTVOCcleDdEoTVQ. A visual guide for this episode can be found at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/20·46m 44s

S5E20 - Season Finale: DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

We conclude our season on DAMN. by recapping the album’s narrative in standard track order before speculating on an alternative narrative when listening in reverse track order. Finally, we present a new theory about the album’s track listing (did someone say “chiasm”?). Stay connected over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Megaphone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/20·1h 12m

S5E19 - DUCKWORTH. by Kendrick Lamar

DUCKWORTH. tells the remarkable true story of the chance encounter between Kendrick’s father Kenny Duckworth and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Kendrick uses this story to illustrate the album’s central message: the (unpredictable) blessings that come from choosing weakness. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/20·54m 41s

S5E18 - GOD. by Kendrick Lamar

After receiving guidance from Cousin Carl on FEAR., Kung Fu Kenny expresses the joyous feeling of being filled with the spirit of GOD. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/20·1h 3m

S5E17 - FEAR. (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

In part two of our analysis of FEAR., we come to understand how fear has been the primary motivating factor in Kung Fu Kenny’s life. Kenny consolidates the album’s major themes into one extremely dense final verse, which unlocks many of the album’s mysteries. Finally, we dissect Cousin Carl’s voicemail that explains the reasons behind Kenny’s tumultuous emotional journey over the course of DAMN. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/20·1h 4m

S5E16 - FEAR. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

FEAR. is the pivotal track in the narrative of DAMN. We begin our two part analysis by dissecting the song’s virtuosic use of samples before digging into the appearance of Kendrick Lamar’s two real life cousins: Carl and Charles. Finally, we unpack the song’s first verse, which is rapped from the perspective of Kendrick’s mother. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/19·58m 8s

S5E15 - XXX. (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

In part two of our analysis of XXX., we discover the dramatic twist in the narrative of DAMN. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/19·58m 22s

S5E14 - XXX. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

XXX. is a multipart suite that begins to reveal the deep-rooted themes of DAMN. We find Kung Fu Kenny seemingly under demonic influence as he portrays himself as a heartless, bloodthirsty killer. By the song’s second half, we discover the event that triggered such ruthlessness. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/19·40m 25s

S5E13 - LOVE. by Kendrick Lamar

Coming off the heels of LUST., LOVE. presents the flipside of the coin as Kung Fu Kenny explores the youthful, romantic love he felt as a teenager. As we’ll discover, this isn’t the first time Kendrick has explored the love/lust dichotomy in his music: it was actually the basis for his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/19·40m 8s

S5E12 - LUST. by Kendrick Lamar

When DAMN. released just months after Donald Trump was elected president, many were anticipating the moment Kendrick Lamar -- the greatest rapper of our generation -- addressed the election on the album. LUST. presents that moment, but not in a way many people were expecting… Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/19·54m 40s

S5E11 - HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our season-long analysis of DAMN. with the album’s hit single HUMBLE. Coming off the heels of PRIDE. in which Kung Fu Kenny admitted his imperfections, we are puzzled to find Kenny egotistically lifting himself up by putting down others. But as we’ll hear, this mentality embodies the central biblical theme that powerful rulers and nations often become corrupted by pride. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/19·44m 50s

S5E10 - PRIDE. by Kendrick Lamar

Kung Fu Kenny takes a big step forward by admitting his imperfections and humbling himself. As track 7 of 14, we hypothesize about PRIDE. being a micro-resolution to DAMN’s first half. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/19·45m 46s

S5E9 - LOYALTY. by Kendrick Lamar & Rihanna

Kung Fu Kenny teams with Bad Girl RiRi for a meditation on the concept of LOYALTY. What begins as a self-serving demand for absolute devotion eventually unfolds into a recognition that one’s highest degree of loyalty should be shown to God. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/19·43m 46s

S5E8 - FEEL. by Kendrick Lamar

Kung Fu Kenny’s pursuit of sex, money, and murder comes to a head in FEEL. In a violent storm of emotions, Kenny reveals the underlying isolation and suffering caused by his self-centered way of life. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/19·41m 14s

S5E7 - ELEMENT. by Kendrick Lamar

ELEMENT. is a brutal meditation on Kung Fu Kenny’s intuition toward preemptive violence. But upon analysis we realize that beneath Kenny’s aggression is an underlying fear of his family going back to a life of poverty. In this way, the track exemplifies how self-preservational pride tilts toward death and destruction. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/19·1h

S5E6 - YAH. by Kendrick Lamar

YAH. formally introduces DAMN’s protagonist: Kung Fu Kenny, a prophet who rejects God’s call. Kenny chooses instead to follow his intuition toward sex, money, and murder -- the very traits named on the album’s previous track DNA. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/19·42m 18s

S5E5 - DNA. (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

In Part 2 of our DNA. analysis, we dissect the song’s dramatic second half. Triggered by the disparaging comments by FOX News, Kendrick goes ballistic in a now icon extended verse. While we may have originally thought DNA. was about Kendrick Lamar, the song ends with the diagnosis that sex, money, and murder are traits shared in each and every human being. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/19·33m 30s

S5E4 - DNA. (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

DNA. lays the philosophical groundwork for the album DAMN. In the song’s first half, Kendrick defines his genetic makeup as a mixture of biological (family), environmental (Compton), and cultural (hip-hop) inheritances. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/19·41m 34s

S5E3 - BLOOD. by Kendrick Lamar

We begin our season-long analysis of DAMN. with the opening track BLOOD. We unpack the many layers of the wickedness/weakness dichotomy presented as well as the cryptic parable in which Kendrick is shot by a blind lady -- or shall we call her Lady Justice? Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/19·46m 15s

S5E2 - TPAB as Preface to DAMN.

We revisit To Pimp a Butterfly with a special focus on how its ending connects directly with the opening of DAMN. Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/19·36m 36s

S5E1 - Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

Season 5 is dedicated entirely to Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer-Prize winning album DAMN. Today’s episode dives into Lamar’s upbringing in Compton and the developing spiritual beliefs encoded in his early discography. As we’ll come to find out, these beliefs become the basis of the underlying question DAMN. serves to answer: Is it wickedness or weakness? Say hi @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Purchase Dissect merch at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/. Listen to original Dissect themes on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k8BsZM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/19·44m 58s

S4E14 - Epilogue: IGOR by Tyler the Creator

Today’s special episode dissects Tyler, The Creator’s 2019 album IGOR. After a thorough dissection of the album’s narrative, we hypothesize about thematic and narrative connections between IGOR and Flower Boy. Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/19·46m 40s

S4E13 - Season Finale: Flower Boy

After a thorough recap of the album’s narrative, we draw some final conclusions about the themes of Flower Boy and dissect the album’s cover art and title. We then hear from you, the Dissect audience, sharing their biggest takeaways from the album. Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com. Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/19·1h 23m

S4E12 - Glitter by Tyler, The Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Glitter”. It’s that Tyler’s album long journey culminates with him expressing how he feels to the love interest he’s been chasing throughout Flower Boy. But as we’ll discover, this beautiful moment comes with a twist ending. Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/19·34m 44s

S4E11 - November by Tyler, the Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “November.” In terms of the album’s narrative, “November” represents rock bottom, an emotional low point. But after a near death experience, Tyler is inspired to pull over his sports car and seize his moment. Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/19·35m 48s

S4E10 - "911 / Mr Lonely" by Tyler, the Creator

Limited Season 4 merchandise available at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/store. Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “911/Mr Lonely”. Despite its upbeat tempo and danceability, “911/Mr Lonely” is in Tyler’s own words “the saddest song I’ve ever written.” Find out why through our line-by-line analysis. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/19·39m 48s

S4E9 - “I Ain’t Got Time” by Tyler, the Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “I Ain’t Got Time.” The isolation expressed on the previous song “Boredom” is too much for Tyler to handle. He regresses and gets back into his sports car, using ego and testosterone to mask the loneliness he feels within.  New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/19·32m 36s

S4E8 - “Boredom” by Tyler, the Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Boredom.” Still in the isolation of his garden shed, Tyler’s boredom reveals an underlying loneliness and aimlessness that triggers his unhealthy defense mechanisms.  New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Visit spotify.com/promo/Dissect for 60 free days of Spotify Premium. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/19·37m 0s

S4E7 - Garden Shed by Tyler, The Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the album’s centerpiece “Garden Shed.” In one of the greatest songs of our generation, Tyler acknowledges his attraction to men in the privacy of his garden shed. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/19·51m 33s

S4E6 - Pothole by Tyler, The Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Pothole.” Tyler takes his mother’s advice to heart and examines the various “potholes” in his life that hinder his personal growth. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/19·39m 30s

Dissecting IGOR with Anthony Fantano

In this special BONUS episode, Cole talks to Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) about Tyler, The Creator's IGOR and where the album fits into Tyler's legacy. Then co-host of Watching The Throne Chris Lambert joins Cole for a song by song dissection of IGOR's narrative and the meaning behind the album's title. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. New episodes release every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/19·2h 1m

S4E5 - “Who Dat Boy” by Tyler, the Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Who Dat Boy.” Tyler combats his vulnerability through egotism, machismo, and materialism. While still searching for his dream partner revealed in “See You Again”, Tyler seems to be looking in all the wrong places. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/19·28m 39s

S4E4 - See You Again by Tyler, The Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with "See You Again." Tyler describes an idealized partner he only sees in his dreams. But as we'll discover, this fantasy lover is a manifestation of the chronic loneliness Tyler feels in the waking world. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week early and exclusive bonus episodes. Visit spotify.com/promo/dissect for 60 free days of Spotify Premium. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/19·36m 50s

S4E3 - Where This Flower Blooms by Tyler, The Creator

Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Where This Flower Blooms.” Tyler contrasts his childhood roots in poverty with the initial feeling of “making it” as a successful musician. But the song ends with a cliffhanger -- what exactly is Tyler hiding? New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/19·40m 48s

S4E2 - Foreword by Tyler, The Creator

We begin our season long analysis of Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator with the album’s opening track “Foreword.” We find Tyler laying out the themes that will be explored throughout Flower Boy as he questions his success, his chronic loneliness, and the nature of life itself. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/19·35m 38s

S4E1 - Tyler the Creator: Flower Boy

Our season long examination of Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator begins with a biographical episode on Tyler’s upbringing in Los Angeles, the genesis of Odd Future, and Tyler’s discography leading up to the release of Flower Boy. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and enjoy episodes a week early + exclusive bonus content. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/19·46m 57s

MS1E8 - Finale: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

We conclude our eight episode deep dive into The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Want to know the subject of Season 4 of Dissect? Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram for clues over the break. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/18·47m 3s

MS1E7 - "Everything is Everything" by Lauryn Hill

Our serialized analysis of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill continues with "Nothing Even Matters" and "Everything is Everything." Having submitted herself to god, Ms. Hill displays the tranquility, acceptance, and maturity she's acquired through the life lessons she learned outside the classroom. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/18·41m 4s

MS1E6 - "Forgive Them Father" (& more) by Lauryn Hill

We dissect a trio of songs in which Ms. Lauryn Hill presents a micro-narrative of heartbreak and forgiveness, a turning point in Miseducation's loose narrative. After establishing her pain on "When It Hurts So Bad", Ms. Hill turns her life over to god on "I Used to Love Him" and works toward forgiveness with the song "Forgive Them Father." Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/18·45m 27s

MS1E5 - "Superstar" & "Final Hour" by Lauryn Hill

We continue our serialized analysis of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with two songs cut from the same thematic cloth. With both "Superstar" and "Final Hour," Ms. Hill calls out the superficial materialism and ego in hip-hop, frequently citing scripture as she warns her peers about their final day of judgement. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/18·46m 2s

MS1E4 - "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" synthesizes hip-hop with 1950s doo wop music. We trace the parallel histories of these two musical genres before our line-by-line analysis of the cautionary message Ms. Hill presents in her chart topping single. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/18·40m 20s

MS1E3 - "To Zion" by Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill's timeless ballad "To Zion" tells a powerful story about the birth of her first child. We dive deep into its lyrics and discover how its harmonic structure reflects the song's themes of uncertainty. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/18·45m 14s

MS1E2 - "Lost Ones" and "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill begins Miseducation with a dualistic examination of heartbreak. "Lost Ones" is a scathing, venomous assault while "Ex Factor" reveals the pain beneath Ms. Hill's harden exterior. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/18·46m 15s

MS1E1 - Lauryn Hill: An Education

Today we begin our 8 episode mini-series on of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. We start with Ms. Hill's upbringing in New Jersey, her rise with The Fugees, and the events leading up to the creation of Miseducation. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/18·47m 24s

BONUS - S3 Listener Audio Montage

We hear from Dissect listeners sharing their biggest takeaways from Frank Ocean's "Blonde" and Season 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/18·1h 37m

S3E18 - Season Finale: Blonde by Frank Ocean

We conclude our season-long analysis of Blonde by Frank Ocean. Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join the newsletter at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/18·1h 25m

S3E17 - Godspeed + Futura Free by Frank Ocean

We dissect Blonde's closing tracks "Godspeed" and "Futura Free." You're gonna wanna listen to the end on this one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/18·44m 57s

S3E16 - Seigfried by Frank Ocean

We dissect "Seigfried" by Frank Ocean, a song expressing Frank's feelings of alienation and isolation, leading to an existential crisis. Season 3 merchandise is now available at dissectpodcast.com. Want to be featured on the Season 3 finale episode? Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter or Instagram for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/18·41m 1s

S3E15 - White Ferrari by Frank Ocean

We dissect "White Ferrari" by Frank Ocean, an emotionally potent car ride through Frank's memories of a failed relationship. Season 3 merchandise is now available at dissectpodcast.com/merch Want to be featured on the Season 3 finale episode? Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter or Instagram for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/18·29m 15s

S3E14 - Solo (Reprise), Pretty Sweet, Close to You by Frank Ocean

We dissect the first four tracks from Blonde's second half: "Solo (Reprise)" feat. Andre 3000, "Pretty Sweet," "Facebook Story," and "Close to You." Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week before all other platforms and exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/18·42m 20s

S3E13 - Nights by Frank Ocean

We dissect "Nights" by Frank Ocean, a two-part odyssey whose iconic beat switch divides more than just the song's two halves. Listen to Dissect for free on Spotify and get episodes a week early plus exclusive access to bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/18·41m 17s

S3E12 - Skyline To + Self Control by Frank Ocean

Today's special double episode dissects "Skyline To" and "Self Control" by Frank Ocean, two songs that reflect deeply on summer romance. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week early plus access to exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/18·48m 33s

S3E11 - Solo by Frank Ocean

We dissect "Solo" by Frank Ocean, a series of narrative vignettes expounding on loneliness, freedom, and the heaven and hell within us all. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week early and access to exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/18·44m 22s

S3E10 - Pink + White by Frank Ocean

We dissect "Pink + White" by Frank Ocean, a beautiful, mosaic-like remembrance of childhood. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week before all other platforms and exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/18·33m 26s

S3E9 - Ivy by Frank Ocean

We continue our examination of Blonde by Frank Ocean with the heartbreaking song "Ivy." Listen to Dissect free on Spotify and get episodes a week early plus exclusive bonus episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/18·28m 35s

S3E8 - Nikes by Frank Ocean

Our season long examination of Blonde by Frank Ocean begins with its iconic opening track "Nikes." Listen to Dissect free on Spotify and receive episodes a week early plus exclusive bonus episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/18·33m 58s

S3E7 - Channel Orange Recap + 4 Years Gone

We dissect the last three tracks from Frank Ocean's Channel Orange before drawing some overall conclusions about the album as a whole. Then we take a look at the events during the 4 years between Channel Orange and Frank's next albums Endless and Blonde. Listen to Dissect on Spotify for early access to episodes and exclusive bonus episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/18·41m 53s

S3E6 – Bad Religion by Frank Ocean

We dissect "Bad Religion" by Frank Ocean, a harrowing ballad expressing the torment of unrequited love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/18·34m 32s

S3E5 – Pyramids (Part 2) by Frank Ocean

We conclude our two part analysis of Frank Ocean’s contemporary masterwork "Pyramids." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/18·24m 57s

S3E4 – Pyramids (Part 1) by Frank Ocean

We dissect Frank Ocean’s 10-minute masterwork “Pyramids” from Channel Orange. Part 1 of 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/18·34m 57s

S3E3 – Super Rich Kids by Frank Ocean

Our serialized examination of Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE continues with “Super Rich Kids”, a tragic rumination on the effects of wealth disguised as a party anthem. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/18·37m 46s

S3E2 – Thinking About You by Frank Ocean

Our serialized examination of the music of Frank Ocean continues with a look at the cultural impact of Frank’s open letter that revealed his sexuality days before the release of Channel Orange. Then we dissect Ocean’s biggest hit to date “Thinking About You.” Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/18·36m 16s

S3E1 – Frank Ocean: A Man of Art and Mystery

Season 3 of Dissect is dedicated entirely to the music of Frank Ocean. Today we begin with Ocean’s upbringing in New Orleans and his move to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina. We’ll then break down his landmark 2011 mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. Dissect is a Spotify Original Podcast. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/18·42m 28s

S2E16 – Season Finale: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Our season long examination of Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy concludes with our final thoughts on the album. Then we'll hear directly from Dissect listeners who share their thoughts on the season. Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/17·1h 30m

S2E15 – Lost in the World by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Lost In The World." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/17·43m 16s

S2E14 – Blame Game by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Blame Game." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/17·33m 33s

S2E13 – Hell of a Life by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Hell Of A Life." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/17·37m 2s

S2E12 – Runaway by Kanye West (Part 2)

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Runaway." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/17·38m 6s

S2E11 – Runaway by Kanye West (Part 1)

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Runaway." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/17·37m 20s

S2E10 – Devil in a New Dress by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Devil In A New Dress." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/17·42m 38s

S2E9 – So Appalled by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "So Appalled." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/17·36m 42s

S2E8 – Monster by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Monster." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/17·35m 10s

Kanye’s Cry for Help

Cole talks about his experience at Kanye West's infamous Sacramento concert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/17·16m 40s

S2E7 – All of the Lights by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "All Of The Lights." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/17·34m 12s

S2E6 – Power by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "POWER." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/17·44m 7s

S2E5 – Gorgeous by Kanye West

We continue our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by dissecting "Gorgeous." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/17·38m 40s

S2E4 – Dark Fantasy by Kanye West

We begin our serialized analysis of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with the album’s opening track "Dark Fantasy." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/17·35m 5s

S2E3 – The Old Kanye

We dissect Kanye West's first four albums and pivotal life events that lead to the creation of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/17·44m 28s

S2E2 – Through the Wire by Kanye West

We dissect Kanye West‘s Through the Wire to get a better understanding of his sample-based musical style. Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/17·31m 30s

S2E1 – Kanye West: The Elephant in the Room

We begin our season-long examination of Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a brief look into Kanye's childhood and his rise to stardom. Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/17·36m 49s

S1E22 – S1 Finale: To Pimp a Butterfly

Our season long examination of To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar concludes with our final thoughts on the album. Then we'll hear directly from Dissect listeners who share their thoughts on the season. Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/17·1h 11m

S1E21 – Mortal Man (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Mortal Man." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/17·48m 21s

S1E20 – Mortal Man (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Mortal Man." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/17·31m 14s

S1E19 – i (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "i." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/17·39m 30s

S1E18 – i (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "i." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/17·30m 26s

S1E17 – You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/17·24m 50s

S1E16 – The Blacker the Berry (Part 2) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "The Blacker the Berry." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/16·29m 39s

S1E15 – The Blacker the Berry (Part 1) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "The Blacker the Berry." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/16·32m 52s

S1E14 – Complexion (A Zulu Love) by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Complexion (A Zulu Love)." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/16·32m 48s

S1E13 – How Much a Dollar Cost? by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "How Much a Dollar Cost?" Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/16·33m 33s

S1E12 – Hood Politics by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Hood Politics." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/16·31m 59s

S1E11 – Momma by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Momma." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/16·31m 24s

S1E10 – For Sale? by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "For Sale?" Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/16·27m 0s

S1E9 – Alright by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Alright." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/16·35m 34s

S1E8 – u by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "u." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/16·29m 10s

S1E7 – These Walls by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "These Walls." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/16·23m 35s

S1E6 – Institutionalized by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Institutionalized." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/16·31m 21s

S1E5 – King Kunta by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "King Kunta" Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/16·26m 46s

S1E4 – For Free? by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "For Free?" Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/16·22m 11s

S1E3 – Wesley’s Theory by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting "Wesley’s Theory." Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/16·29m 35s

S1E2 – good kid, m.A.A.d. city by Kendrick Lamar

We continue our serialized analysis of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly by dissecting its predecessor, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Follow Dissect on social media @dissectpodcast. Purchase Dissect merch at dissectpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/16·35m 59s

S1E1 – Compton, K Dot, and Kendrick Lamar

We begin our season-long examination of Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly with the history of Compton, California and Kendrick’s transformation from K Dot, a young mixtape rapper, to Kendrick Lamar, a true artist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/16·22m 10s
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