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Friday, September 16, 2016

Ep. 28 - John Seabrook

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Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 28th episode, our guest is John Seabrook.
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John Seabrook is the author “The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory,” published in hardback by Norton in October 2015. The paperback edition comes out Oct. 18. He is also the author of “Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing — The Marketing of Culture,” which was published in 2000, and “Deeper: My Two-Year Odyssey in Cyberspace,” which was published in 1997, and “Flash of Genius, and Other True Stories of Invention,” published in 2008. He has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1989 and became a staff writer in 1993. He explores the intersection between creativity and commerce in the fields of technology, design, and music. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children and a dog and a cat.
And now, on to the show.

Here is the article on the concept of the "Millennial Whoop" discussed in today's episode.

And here is the Max Martin song compilation discussed in today's episode:

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