“MetA” (from the Greek μετά-, meta-, meaning “after” or “beyond”): a prefix meaning more comprehensive or transcending.
“Telegraph Ave.” features a meta “song-within-a-song” structure and scores The Boy driving to Oakland. As “Oakland” by LLoydtranscends the car radio into the screenplay, we watch The Boy, now in the driver’s seat, symbolically taking agency over his life.
Season 5 dissects Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize winning album, DAMN.
A direct continuation of To Pimp a Butterfly, DAMN. tells the story of conflicted prophet Kung Fu Kenny who rejects God’s call to prophesy in order to pursue sex, money, and murder. We follow Kenny as he attempts to reverse his curses into blessings.
The New York Times recently included Dissect at the top of its Five Great Podcasts of 2018 article. We are extremely humbled to be recognized by such a respected publication. Here’s to doing it again in 2019!
The S3 commemorative shirt image is inspired by the line “There’s a bull and a matador dueling in the sky” from the song “Solo” by Frank Ocean. The coloring is inspired by children’s rainbow “scratch art”, tying into the nostalgic childhood themes of Blonde. Finally, the two stargazing figures are young adults who may or may not be under the influence, reflecting the teenage experiences shared throughout Blonde (“We laid out on this wet floor/Away turf, no Astro/Mesmerized how the strobes glow”).
We also have standard Dissect logos tees available.
If you’re listened to past seasons of Dissect, you’ll know that on our finale episodes, we feature a montage of Dissect listeners who share their thoughts on that season’s album and artist. Want to be featured on the Season 3 finale episode? Follow these instructions:
Think about your biggest takeaway from Blonde and/or our season on Frank Ocean.
Consolidate your thoughts to 30 seconds. I suggest writing it down. You can say a lot in 30 seconds, you just have to be organized.
Use your phone and record your thoughts. Include your first name and where you’re from. Please, no shout outs or self-promotion.
When you’re done recording, double check it’s around 30 seconds. Submissions longer than 45 seconds will not be used.