Old Town Road launched Atlanta artist Lil Nas X to the top of the charts for thirteen weeks making it the potential 2019 "Song of the Summer." It started on the “Hot Country” chart and was pulled by Billboard when executives decided it wasn’t country. Georgia Tech professor and music journalist Joycelyn Wilson gives her take on what makes it the arguable “song of the summer.”
Explore the science of the ear worm and the business of launching a hit in this look at summer music. Alan Light, the host of SiriusXM’s Debatable and Floyd Hall, an Atlanta based writer, documentarian and producer of “Bottom of the Map” podcast about southern hip-hop joined On Second Thought to see if a song like “Old Town Road” fits the bill.
For a mid-morning nap Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry and community dubbed “Nap Bishop” joins On Second Thought to talk about the importance of sleep. The American Sleep Foundation reports that less than half of Americans wake up feeling well-rested and a 2015 study found that black participants were five times more likely to sleep less than five hours a night compared with white participants. Proper sleep is essential tool in maintaining your health as well as a tool that can be used for equality.
Jamaican runner Durran Dunn is better known to Atlanta Braves fans as “The Freeze.” This sprinter, who’s competed in track and field championships around the world, races fans between innings of Atlanta’s Major League Baseball games and has become a fan favorite. Meet the elite athlete in this audio postcard -- if you can catch him.
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