Pop, hip hop, folk, R&B, choral and more

Thursdays @ 9 p.m., Monday @ 12 p.m.

Quintessence explores all the musical majesty that can be packed into three minutes. With a penchant for warm, bright, and lush soundscapes, host Niall takes you through the sound of pop over the last seven or so decades. Of course, just like the mysterious fifth element it’s named for, the show maintains a sense of unpredictability and draws tunes from places such as hip hop, folk, R&B, and choral music.