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Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes. Season 1 is dedicated entirely to To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. Over nearly 20 episodes, dissect this Grammy-award winning record measure-by-measure, word-by-word, until we reach a complete understanding of this modern masterpiece.

Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes. Season 1 is dedicated entirely to To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. Over nearly 20 episodes, dissect this Grammy-award winning record measure-by-measure, word-by-word, until we reach a complete understanding of this modern masterpiece.
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Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes. Season 1 is dedicated entirely to To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar. Over nearly 20 episodes, dissect this Grammy-award winning record measure-by-measure, word-by-word, until we reach a complete understanding of this modern masterpiece.

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Episodes

MS1E8 - Finale: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

12/24/2018
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We conclude our eight episode deep dive into The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Want to know the subject of Season 4 of Dissect? Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram for clues over the break.

Duration:00:45:09

MS1E7 - Dissecting "Everything is Everything" by Lauryn Hill

12/18/2018
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Our serialized analysis of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill continues with "Nothing Even Matters" and "Everything is Everything." Having submitted herself to god, Ms. Hill displays the tranquility, acceptance, and maturity she's acquired through the life lessons she learned outside the classroom. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:00:39:02

MS1E6 - Dissecting "Forgive Them Father" (& more) by Lauryn Hill

12/11/2018
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We dissect a trio of songs in which Ms. Lauryn Hill presents a micro-narrative of heartbreak and forgiveness, a turning point in Miseducation's loose narrative. After establishing her pain on "When It Hurts So Bad", Ms. Hill turns her life over to god on "I Used to Love Him" and works toward forgiveness with the song "Forgive Them Father." Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:00:43:20

MS1E5 - Dissecting "Superstar" & "Final Hour" by Lauryn Hill

12/4/2018
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We continue our serialized analysis of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with two songs cut from the same thematic cloth. With both "Superstar" and "Final Hour," Ms. Hill calls out the superficial materialism and ego in hip-hop, frequently citing scripture as she warns her peers about their final day of judgement. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:00:43:57

MS1E4 - Dissecting "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by Lauryn Hill

11/27/2018
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Ms. Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" synthesizes hip-hop with 1950s doo wop music. We trace the parallel histories of these two musical genres before our line-by-line analysis of the cautionary message Ms. Hill presents in her chart topping single. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:00:38:03

MS1E3 - Dissecting "To Zion" by Lauryn Hill

11/20/2018
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Ms. Lauryn Hill's timeless ballad "To Zion" tells a powerful story about the birth of her first child. We dive deep into its lyrics and discover how its harmonic structure reflects the song's themes of uncertainty. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:00:43:35

MS1E2 - Dissecting "Lost Ones" and "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill

11/13/2018
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Ms. Lauryn Hill begins Miseducation with a dualistic examination of heartbreak. "Lost Ones" is a scathing, venomous assault while "Ex Factor" reveals the pain beneath Ms. Hill's harden exterior. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:00:44:05

MS1E1 - Lauryn Hill: An Education

11/6/2018
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Today we begin our 8 episode mini-series on of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. We start with Ms. Hill's upbringing in New Jersey, her rise with The Fugees, and the events leading up to the creation of Miseducation. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:00:45:41

BONUS - S3 Listener Audio Montage

9/25/2018
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We hear from Dissect listeners sharing their biggest takeaways from Frank Ocean's "Blonde" and Season 3.

Duration:01:35:32

S3E18 - Season Finale: Blonde by Frank Ocean

9/25/2018
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We conclude our season-long analysis of Blonde by Frank Ocean. Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Join the newsletter at dissectpodcast.com.

Duration:01:24:20

S3E17 - Godspeed + Futura Free by Frank Ocean

9/18/2018
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We dissect Blonde's closing tracks "Godspeed" and "Futura Free." You're gonna wanna listen to the end on this one.

Duration:00:42:47

S3E16 - Seigfried by Frank Ocean

9/11/2018
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We dissect "Seigfried" by Frank Ocean, a song expressing Frank's feelings of alienation and isolation, leading to an existential crisis. Season 3 merchandise is now available at dissectpodcast.com. Want to be featured on the Season 3 finale episode? Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter or Instagram for details.

Duration:00:39:35

S3E15 - White Ferrari by Frank Ocean

9/4/2018
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We dissect "White Ferrari" by Frank Ocean, an emotionally potent car ride through Frank's memories of a failed relationship. Season 3 merchandise is now available at dissectpodcast.com/merch Want to be featured on the Season 3 finale episode? Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter or Instagram for details.

Duration:00:27:48

S3E14 - Solo (Reprise), Pretty Sweet, Close to You by Frank Ocean

8/28/2018
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We dissect the first four tracks from Blonde's second half: "Solo (Reprise)" feat. Andre 3000, "Pretty Sweet," "Facebook Story," and "Close to You." Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week before all other platforms and exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:41:09

Coming Soon: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Mini-Series

8/24/2018
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In celebration of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’s 20th year anniversary, Dissect will be honoring this historic album with a special mini-series coming this Fall to Spotify.

Duration:00:01:00

S3E13 - Nights by Frank Ocean

8/21/2018
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We dissect "Nights" by Frank Ocean, a two-part odyssey whose iconic beat switch divides more than just the song's two halves. Listen to Dissect for free on Spotify and get episodes a week early plus exclusive access to bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:38:53

S3E12 - Skyline To + Self Control by Frank Ocean

8/14/2018
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Today's special double episode dissects "Skyline To" and "Self Control" by Frank Ocean, two songs that reflect deeply on summer romance. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week early plus access to exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:46:28

S3E11 - Solo by Frank Ocean

8/7/2018
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We dissect "Solo" by Frank Ocean, a series of narrative vignettes expounding on loneliness, freedom, and the heaven and hell within us all. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week early and access to exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:41:51

S3E10 - Pink + White by Frank Ocean

7/31/2018
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We dissect "Pink + White" by Frank Ocean, a beautiful, mosaic-like remembrance of childhood. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week before all other platforms and exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:30:55

S3E9 - Ivy by Frank Ocean

7/24/2018
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We continue our examination of Blonde by Frank Ocean with the heartbreaking song "Ivy." Listen to Dissect free on Spotify and get episodes a week early plus exclusive bonus episodes.

Duration:00:26:03