Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 173: WARNING! Earworms Ahead

Listener discretion is advised for anyone susceptible to getting a song stuck in their heads. Which is, like, everyone since 98% of us get earworms. On what is likely going to be the least-listened-to episode of the season (good planning, huh?) we’ll tell you the five reasons why our brains get stuck on a song and the things we can do to shake the earworm loose. Plus, Alan’s “Harry Met Sally” trip to Thailand and Michael learns that Curling is anOlympicc sport.

For the complete list of The Top 26 Earworms of All Time (According to Us), click here.

And for the science behind the earworm, go here.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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