About The So Strangely Podcast

Music Science is an active and wide ranging research area. Academics from many different fields are performing excellent research. However, it’s hard to keep track or even understand each other across disciplinary lines.

So Strangely features recent research projects recommended by music science academics, explored and explained from two perspectives: inside and outside of this specific research field. In every episode, the recommending academic joins Finn as a co host to explain what the research is about and interview the lead author(s) on how it went and what the results mean for Music and for Science. We dig deep into research methods and speculate on implications, like the conversations that follow conference presentations, but with a disciplinary outside helping translate for the rest of the Music Science community.

The specific topics covered come out of the research community: we can only cover what people want to recommend! If there is a new research article in YOUR area of research (published in the last 2 years) that you want the broader Music Science community to hear about, please considering being a recommending co-host yourself. Go to Contact Us to fill out the form, or email Finn directly with your rec: finn (at) sostrangely.com

We try to vary to content from episode to episode, to cover a wide variety of topics, so we might not get to your specific rec right away.

And the name, So Strangely, comes from the famous Speech to Song Illusion, demonstrated by Diana Deutsch with the phrase “Sometimes behaves so strangely”. More in this post.

About the Host

This podcast is produced and hosted by Finn Upham, a Montrealer and McGill alum who has just finishing their PhD in Music Technology at NYU. They have been following music science research from many angles over the last decade, but have mostly been involved in Music Cognition research. Feel free to broaden their horizons with new topics of interest.

And as this may come up from time to time, Finn identifies as non-binary and prefers to be referred to with they/them pronouns. Thanks for your cooperation.