Smash Mouth are undoubtedly best remembered by music fans for their sunny 1999 hit "All Star." What many listeners might not recall, however, is that the tune's lyrics contain a deceivingly playful message about global warming. As it turns out, the songwriter made a point of including it.
The podcast How to Save a Planet examines that lyric in an Earth Day episode on Thursday (April 22). The show's hosts, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, talk to former Smash Mouth member Greg Camp, the guitarist who wrote the song, about the hidden-in-plain-sight warning.