Deep Dive: An AllMusicBooks Podcast

Episode 37: “Music Is Power: Popular Songs, Social Justice, and The Will to Change” with Brad Schreiber

September 29, 2020

Author Brad Schreiber takes us on a guided tour through the past 100 years of politically-conscious music, from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan to the Bob Marley, the Dead Kennedys and NWA.

Covering a wide variety of genres, including reggae, country, psychedelia, rap, punk, folk and soul, Schreiber tells fascinating stories about the origins and the impact of dozens of world-changing songs, while revealing political context and the personal challenges of these legendary artists.

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