August 19, 2019

How to Get Rid of an Earworm

by Every Little Thing

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An earworm expert explains how to unstick that song that’s stuck in your head, and why it got lodged there in the first place. Plus, your earwormholes — the songs that transport you through time and space.

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Guests: Elizabeth Margulis, cognitive scientist and musicologist, Princeton University. Thanks to listeners Shelby, Emily, David, Laura, Celso, Jack, Kirsten, Luke, Nicole and everyone who called in with a story. 

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