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How to be a Music Critic With The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh

Bryan and David also break down the recent NFL/NBA Insider controversy and touch on recent news involving Adam Schefter

The 2021 New Yorker Festival - Dave Grohl Talks With Kelefa Sanneh & Performs Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for The New Yorker


Bryan and David break down the recent NFL/NBA Insider controversy and touch on recent news involving Adam Schefter sharing an unpublished story with a source (0:40). Later, Bryan is joined by music critic Kelefa Sanneh to discuss how he got his start, what it’s like discovering and writing music criticism for a new genre, and what we can learn from subgenres in his new book, Major Labels (19:06).

Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
Guest: Kelefa Sanneh
Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes

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