Taylor Swift vs. Mansplainers, Taking Back Snobbery, and the Downfall of American Apparel

30 min

Why do critics only care about Taylor Swift's album when a man sings it? Can the word "snob" be rebranded as a good thing? And what's behind American Apparel's downfall?

This week, we're wondering why music critics only care about Taylor Swift's album when a man sings it:

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We're also discussing one New York Times writer's attempt to rebrand the word "snob" and whether that's possible:

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We're trying to figure out what's behind American Apparel's downfall:

I Am the Only Person Left Who Shops at American Apparel. This Is My Story.

And we ride out to our jam of the week, Erykah Badu's cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling:"


Until next week!

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