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What, Like It's Hard?


What, Like It’s Hard? is the digital initiative and podcast that celebrates and explores the academic study of popular music. Conferences can be expensive to attend, especially for students, so this platform allows for a digital space to be created for students to discuss and share their research topics and interests while building a digital network of like-minded people. The podcast opens with a keynote series from professors in different faculties, from different universities around the world. The podcast is available for streaming over Spotify, ApplePodcasts, Anchor, or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

Recent Episodes

Christina Rossetti’s “In the Bleak Midwinter” in Pop Culture.December 13, 2020 Episode artwork I've Got A Babe, but Shall I Keep Him: Rhiannon Giddens and Modernist Nightmares of History.November 29, 2020 Episode artwork Get Up and Go: DC Music, Youth Culture, and Community Formation, 1980-1983.November 15, 2020 Episode artwork Después de mis Nueve Noches: Bullerengue Song as Historical Evidence of the 1940s Maroon Caribbean in Colombia.November 01, 2020 Episode artwork This One Tape Had All These Memories: Pop Music, Mixtapes and Young-Adult Fiction.October 18, 2020 Episode artwork Same Old Thing: The Streets and The Importance of the EverydayOctober 04, 2020 Episode artwork Hits for HIIT!September 20, 2020 Episode artwork Thoughts on Traditional Music, Performance and Arrangement in Rural Communities.September 06, 2020 Episode artwork A Soundscape Theory of Donkey Kong — A Musical Framework of Beeps.August 09, 2020 Episode artwork The Search For The BluesJuly 26, 2020 Episode artwork Why “Political”?: Blackness and Queer Urban Geographies in Toronto and San Diego.July 12, 2020 Episode artwork Electro Swing's Place in Today's Popular Music Landscape. June 28, 2020 Episode artwork The Irish Folk Music Revival - Culture, History and Perspective.June 07, 2020 Episode artwork ORKNEY SUMMER SESSIONS: Part One. May 28, 2020 Episode artwork “We Gon’ Be Alright": Racial Politics and Kendrick Lamar.May 24, 2020 Episode artwork Come Together, Right Now. May 10, 2020 Episode artwork Between the Buried and Me. April 26, 2020 Episode artwork Sounds of Quarantine.April 12, 2020 Episode artwork Good Old Bad Boys. December 02, 2019 Episode artwork Walk It Like Donna Talks It. November 25, 2019 Episode artwork Growing Old In The Promised Land. November 18, 2019 Episode artwork Blacked Out in Brantford. November 11, 2019 Episode artwork The Adapt or Die Episode. November 03, 2019 Episode artwork The Boats That Rocked: Return of the Pirates of the Airwaves. October 27, 2019 Episode artwork This Is Etta Moten, Saying, Stay Well. October 21, 2019 Episode artwork