Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, & Engineering
About This Show
Zengineering Podcast is for anyone who loves Science & Technology and also cares deeply about Life's Big Questions. We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern Science, Technology & Engineering meet Philosophy & Spirituality. As proud wearers of lifetime nerd badges, we have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed.
Through Zengineering Podcast we discuss lots of tech, dive deeply into science and engineering, and go on lots of random tangents in a pursuit of how to build mental models of the world that inform and guide our actions in positive ways. We do our best to share this exploration.
Episodes are released every two weeks, with the occasional bonus in between.
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Most Recent Episode
038 - With Scott Bauer - On Your Secret Love Affair With Pop Music
Howdy Zengineers! Today we're talking about Music with industry expert, Scott Bauer. Not just any music, either. We're talking specifically about Pop Music. Cringe! What's that you're feeling right now? Are you upset that we're giving Katy Perry an entire episode? Are you embarrassed about your guilty pleasures playlist? Maybe you're stoked because pop music fires you up! Well, however you feel, you should know that you're not alone, and that's why we've brought our good friend Scott in to help.
Music has inspired our species since the beginning of recorded history. Every culture has had it, and most every person has had a love affair with it. In today's world, music is the "beneficiary" of digitization and globalization. As a result, music is absolutely everywhere all of the time. This has had some interesting affects on the tunage you hear in everyday life.
Why is it that one person can listen to the same song twenty five times in a row, and still dance, while another person immediately gives it a thumbs down? Why are some bands revered as earth shattering, and others, although wildly successful (by the books) are doomed to be the butt of all jokes? Why are the Beatles consistently ranked so highly in the history of rock and roll, when they started off as a boy band sensationalized by a global teen fanbase?
These and other pressing questions about Popular Music are all discussed in this episode of Zengineering Podcast. Get ready for a little music theory, a little music business, and a whole lot of Adam, Brian, and Scott's anecdotal and objective opinions about what they like and why. We hope you enjoy this trip down the pop music road. Cheers!
Rated 5 out of
Quite Mind Bending
Great podcast with quite quirky and interesting hosts. Love the paths they take to find the purpose and meaning behind modern tech.
Date published: 2016-11-14