Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 137: Trump Tied

In case you’ve been living in the Encke Gap in the rings of Saturn, you’ll know that Michael Hainsworth and I have rebooted our insanely popular and beautiful amazing Geeks and Beats podcast. We are on a mission to make podcasting GREAT AGAIN!

Okay, so that’s a little overboard. But can you blame me? This week’s episode is quite Trumpish as we speak with the Photoshop genius behind Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies), a fun meme that pokes at The Donald’s penchant for tying his ties too long. Plus:

  • The music of politics: why the 1960s isn’t the decade of the protest song you think it is.
  • The collision of technology and politics: from the Nixon-Kennedy debates to net neutrality, our Amber Healy updates us on the millions of signatures protesting the Trump administration’s plan for a two speed Internet.
  • And how social media has killed the 21st century Bob Dylan.

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Alan Cross

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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