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Earworm Exorcism!

Earworms: Categorized, Analyzed, Deconstructed, and Dispelled

Episode 59
1 hr 17 min / Published

What an excellent day for an earworm exorcism. 

An obsessive, comprehensive, and digressive deep dive into how these insidious auditory creatures worm their way into our brains, wrap around our cerebral cortex, and make us susceptible to suggestions of the catchiest kind. 

A montage-- a veritable shitload-- of the sounds that capture our consciousness (and the theory and philosophy of how and why they do this).

But be warned: your brain might not survive unscathed . . . this many earworms have NEVER been assembled in one place before.


Special Guests: Too many to count.


Three fantastic podcast episodes inspired this project.


"The Case of the Missing Hit" (Reply All)

"Whomst Amongst Us Let the Dogs out" (99% Invisible)

"Louie Louie: The Strange Journey of the Dirtiest Song Never Written" (Lost Notes)

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A podcast by Professor G. Truck
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