Episode 49: Crowning the 2019 Song of the Summer

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In Episode 49, we discuss the end of iTunes as we know it (RIP!) and talk about James Holzhauer’s amazing run on Jeopardy finally coming to an end (don’t worry - he’s walking away more than $2 million richer).  

In the Marquee Topic, we are crowning a song of the summer for 2019! We examine six songs and take them through a mini bracket to determine what we think will be the earworm from summer 2019 that we remember for years to come. The contenders include “Boy with Luv” by BTS ft. Halsey, “Juice” by Lizzo, “bad guy” by Billie Eilish, “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran ft. Justin Bieber, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus and “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers.

PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends a YouTube series from Wired and Maureen recommends a book by Tim Ferriss.

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  1. iTunes is going away

  2. James Holzhauer loses on Jeopardy

  3. Spotify playlist of the six contenders for the 2019 song of the summer

  4. “Almost Impossible” series by Wired

  5. The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss