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Soundtracking the Resistance - Settling Scores in Song

The Politics of the Eurovision Song Contest

May 12, 2017

In 2012 the Nobel Peace Prize went to the European Union, a reward for bringing calm to a continent with a troublesome habit of engulfing the world in large-scale destruction, not always for reasons anyone fully understands. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Alone Together

Discussing Mental Health Awareness Month and 13 Reasons Why With JR JR's Joshua Epstein

May 05, 2017

Politicking is thrust aside this week as Mental Health Awareness Month kicks off.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Taxing Problems

Music and Taxes: The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Primal Scream, Sharon Jones, The Knife, and More

Apr 21, 2017

This week we're going to build bridges, albeit of a temporary and highly specific kind. Because if there's one thing that unites people, it's the confusion, frustration, and panic brought on by the tax filing deadline.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Singing from the Barricades

Recapping Some Notable Anti-Donald Trump Songs Thus Far

Apr 14, 2017

If there's one thing we can say for President Trump, it's that he's been a boon for creativity. The mere thought of his residence in the White House sent a number of artists into spasms of rage, prompting a flurry of protest songs.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - This Is Where We Begin

Our Weekly Music and Politics Column Begins

Apr 07, 2017

Welcome one and all to Soundtracking the Resistance, our brand new shiny politics column. It's  a bumpier world out there these days, and each week we'll be here to keep you clued in, and to demonstrate how music can guide you through.