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Published on October 17th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Geeks and Beats podcast, episode 204: Courage (for Gord Downie)

Michael insists this is our 200th episode, but as you can see from the above headline he can’t count. However you want to number this podcast, it arrives on the one year anniversary of the death of Gord Downie. Hip historian and author Michael Barclay joined us mid-book tour to talk about the last year of Downie’s life, the band’s place in music history, and why they ran the business like no other in the music business. Plus, Michael finds Alan the perfect Trekker t-shirt, and the entire newsroom gets a pink slip.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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