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Music and Wartime Podcast Series

  • Cocaine and the Cold War

    Podcast #5 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class
    Podcast by Jon Campf and David Gleyzer   This podcast is about David Bowie's song "Heroes." Written while Bowie was in Berlin, "Heroes" became an unofficial anthem of resistance on both sides...
    Posted: October 22, 2017 2:34 PM
  • The Music of the Supremes During the Vietnam War

    Podcast #4 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class
    Podcast by Jonathan Cogdell This podcast discusses the role of African-Americans in the Vietnam War and connects the unpopularity of the war itself with war-related, yet still somewhat...
    Posted: April 22, 2017 5:40 PM
  • Protest Music in the Black Lives Matter Movement

    Podcast #3 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class
    Podcast by Kamikazi Gahima and Dakota Jones This podcast looks at the importance of music to the Black Lives Matter Movement, examining how works by Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, and Macklemore...
    Posted: February 28, 2017 4:02 PM
  • Spanish-American War: Musical Propaganda and Soldier Song

    Podcast #2 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class
    Podcast by Lydia Clemens and Howard Ablat. Music was crucial during the brief Spanish-American War as a means of wartime propaganda and promotion, and of soldier recruitment. It also helped...
    Posted: February 15, 2017 8:45 AM
  • Military Cadence Calls

    Podcast #1 from Dr. Johnson's Music and Wartime Class
    Podcast by David Pan and Dan Zdobinsky.  This podcast explores the function, form, purpose, and history of military cadence calls, and reflects on the varied musical influences behind them. 
    Posted: February 3, 2017 3:01 PM