An in-depth look at the careers and discographies of the artists that have defined popular music. Hosted by Ryan Gibbs, the music editor for


  • Episode 12: Steely Dan

    Episode 12: Steely Dan

    07/09/2017 Duração: 02h48s

    On the twelfth episode of This is Pop?, We discuss the career and legacy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted jazz rock Steely Dan, and remember its co-leader Walter Becker, who died on September 3, 2017. Hosted by Ryan Gibbs with special guest Jon Winkler.

  • Episode 11: Sia

    Episode 11: Sia

    13/08/2017 Duração: 01h03min

    We discuss the career of Sia, from her days an acid jazz and indie singer to her mainstream pop breakthrough as a songwriter for the stars and a musician in her own right.

  • Episode 10: Justin Bieber

    Episode 10: Justin Bieber

    30/07/2017 Duração: 01h10min

    We discuss the career and influence of Justin Bieber, who has gone from a teen sensation to one of the most popular musical artists of the past 10 years. Hosted by Ryan Gibbs with guest Camille Espiritu. Created for

  • Episode 9: Shania Twain

    Episode 9: Shania Twain

    23/07/2017 Duração: 01h18min

    We take a look at the career of country music superstar Shania Twain, one of the best selling artists of all time, before the release of her fifth album. Hosted by music editor Ryan Gibbs, with special guest, Katie Gill of The Young Folks and The Singles Jukebox.

  • Episode 8: Prefab Sprout

    Episode 8: Prefab Sprout

    16/07/2017 Duração: 01h16min

    In our eighth episode, we explore the career of Prefab Sprout, one of the leading lights of the 1980s sophisti-pop genre. Hosted by Ryan Gibbs with special guest David Plumer.

  • Episode 7: Beach House

    Episode 7: Beach House

    09/07/2017 Duração: 01h30min

    In our seventh installment, host and music editor Ryan Gibbs is joined by writer Drew Devine - our first off-site guest - to discuss the career of Baltimore indie duo Beach House.

  • Episode 6: Katy Perry

    Episode 6: Katy Perry

    02/07/2017 Duração: 01h09min

    On this week's episode, music editor Ryan Gibbs is joined by video game journalist Jenny Norman to discuss the career of Katy Perry, an artist they both have conflicting feelings about.

  • Episode 5: Soda Stereo

    Episode 5: Soda Stereo

    25/06/2017 Duração: 01h44min

    In this installment, we discuss the career of Soda Stereo, an alternative and new wave band from Argentina who are among the most popular and influential rock bands in Latin American history. We're joined in this episode by Leonel Manzanares, one of the most recent additions to The Young Folks' staff. Hosted by Ryan Gibbs.

  • Episode 4: Vampire Weekend

    Episode 4: Vampire Weekend

    19/06/2017 Duração: 01h19min

    On our fourth episode,, we are once again joined by TYF music writer and columnist Matt Rice, as we discuss the career and albums of Vampire Weekend. Hosted by Ryan Gibbs.

  • Episode 3: R.E.M.

    Episode 3: R.E.M.

    11/06/2017 Duração: 02h10min

    We discuss the 31 year career of alternative rock legends R.E.M. in the third installment of This is Pop?, the first with new and improved audio! TYF music editor Ryan Gibbs is joined by music and film journalist Will Ashton for this installment.

  • Episode 2: Gorillaz

    Episode 2: Gorillaz

    03/06/2017 Duração: 01h34min

    TYF music editor Ryan Gibbs and guest Jon Winkler discuss the career of everyone's favorite virtual band, Gorillaz.

  • Episode 1: Talking Heads

    Episode 1: Talking Heads

    20/05/2017 Duração: 01h15min

    In the inaugural episode of This is Pop?, music editor Ryan Gibbs and music writer Matt Rice discuss the career of Talking Heads.