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Jan 27, 2021


This week we're watching one of the most powerful and moving films we've seen in recent memory: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Also discussed: blues music, the plays of August Wilson, and Chani Nicholson's book, You Were Born For This

Show notes:
You're Wrong About Podcast - Quarantine Deep Dive: Jessica Simpson's "Open Book
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Liberating Power of Music (Atlantic)


Andrea W.: You Were Born For This by Chani Nicholson (book or audiobook)

Andrea G.: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought To Screen (Netflix documentary)

Lisa:  Wine Girl by Victoria James (book)

Music credits:

"Flutterbee" by Podington Bear
From Free Music Archive 
CC BY 3.0
Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod

Intro bed: "OLPC" by Marco Raaphorst
Courtesy of Free Music Archive


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Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist.

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