Podcast pick: Hidden Track

Podcast pick: Hidden Track

· The Pulse
By Andy Trussler

Mamma Mia! Everyone's favourite Swedish disco band is back, and so is CKUA's music podcast Hidden Track. To commemorate the November launch of Voyage, ABBA's first studio album in 40 years, the podcast dedicated its first episode of Season 3 to "the much-misunderstood story of an iconic band that re-wrote the rules of pop music." The new episode also features Carl Magnus Palm — a historian, esteemed ABBA researcher, and author of Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of ABBA — to guide us through ABBA's star-studded and complicated history.

Hidden Track brings listeners the stories behind the music. Previous seasons have unpacked the works of k.d. lang, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Beethoven, Feist, The Pixies, and many more internationally beloved artists. For the newest season, host Grant Stovel promises to "connect with more musicians, journalists, and producers to deliver great untold music stories."

CKUA is currently hosting its fall fundraiser, where you can directly support Hidden Tracks and other projects by the station. You can find Hidden Tracks on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

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