29 episodes

Beatles historians, writers, and (most importantly) fans Allison Johnelle Boron and Erika White dive into the Beatles - everything about the Beatles - from a second-generation, female perspective. Featuring guests, controversial debates, and a good, ol' fashioned sense of humor, BC the Beatles (pronounced "Because the Beatles") refreshes the conversation around the Fab Four, their music, and their world.

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    • 4.7, 7 Ratings

Beatles historians, writers, and (most importantly) fans Allison Johnelle Boron and Erika White dive into the Beatles - everything about the Beatles - from a second-generation, female perspective. Featuring guests, controversial debates, and a good, ol' fashioned sense of humor, BC the Beatles (pronounced "Because the Beatles") refreshes the conversation around the Fab Four, their music, and their world.

    22. "We All Live in Corona Quarantine..."

    22. "We All Live in Corona Quarantine..."

    In this episode, we get real about our feelings about this unprecedented time, discuss what we're doing to keep ourself sane while we're quarantined, and take a lovely trip down memory lane, revisiting Allison's glorious London and Liverpool trip in February.

    • 43 min
    21. John and Yoko: A Love Story

    21. John and Yoko: A Love Story

    It's Valentine's Day, and we're celebrating by talking about one of our favorite love stories: John and Yoko. We discuss Yoko's origins, her role as a pioneer in avant-garde art, and how her path intertwined with John's at just the right time in both their personal and creative journeys. Plus, some exciting announcements about Allison's upcoming trip to the UK, and our obsessions of the week.
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    Don't Forget! BC the Beatles is the official podcast of the 2020 Abbey Road on the River festival!
    Please join us in the Louisville, KY area, May 20–25th, and use our exclusive code ABBEY to get $30 off a 3- or 5-day Ultimate Ticket to Ride package, which includes
    *VIP tent entry
    *access to over 250 music shows on 8 stages
    *complimentary passes for kids, and so much more!
    Visit AROTR.com, click on tickets, and enter code ABBEY at checkout. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    20: MACH SCHAU! The Beatles in 1960

    20: MACH SCHAU! The Beatles in 1960

    While 2020 marks a ton of significant 50th anniversaries, we go way back to celebrate another landmark: the 60th anniversary of the Beatles in 1960. This year represents incredible an incredible transition in the band, laying the groundwork for everything the band became in the coming years. 
    Plus, we read your messages and gush over some of our current favorite obsessions!
    _____________________
    Don't Forget! BC the Beatles is the official podcast of the 2020 Abbey Road on the River festival!
    Please join us in the Louisville, KY area, May 20–25th, and use our exclusive code ABBEY to get $30 off a 3- or 5-day Ultimate Ticket to Ride package, which includes
    *VIP tent entry
    *access to over 250 music shows on 8 stages
    *complimentary passes for kids, and so much more!
    Visit AROTR.com, click on tickets, and enter code ABBEY at checkout. 

    • 52 min
    19. The Rutles: Legends That Will Last a Lunchtime

    19. The Rutles: Legends That Will Last a Lunchtime

    We were so sad to hear of the passing of Neil Innes, composer, "seventh Python," and—of course, "Ron Nasty" of The Rutles, the brilliant Beatles parody group. This episode is a tribute to Neil, to the Rutles, and to their brilliant Beatles mockumentary, All You Need Is Cash. 
    We also have a huge announcement! BC the Beatles is the official podcast of the 2020 Abbey Road on the River festival!
    Please join us in the Louisville, KY area, May 20–25th, and use our exclusive code ABBEY to get $30 off a 3- or 5-day Ultimate Ticket to Ride package, which includes
    *VIP tent entry
    *access to over 250 music shows on 8 stages
    *complimentary passes for kids, and so much more!
    Visit AROTR.com, click on tickets, and enter code ABBEY at checkout. 

    • 56 min
    18. Acquiring Beatles Merch By Any Means Necessary (LIVE from Beatles At The Ridge)

    18. Acquiring Beatles Merch By Any Means Necessary (LIVE from Beatles At The Ridge)

    Inspired by the holiday shopping season, we look at all things Beatles merch, including the new Abbey Road store and the Beatles pop-up shop in NYC.
    In our feature segment, recorded live at the Beatles at the Ridge festival, we chat with Terry Crain, author of the new book NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966—about collecting from a next-gen point of view.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    17. Beatles True Crime: Where the F**K is Jimmie Nicol? With author Jim Berkenstadt

    17. Beatles True Crime: Where the F**K is Jimmie Nicol? With author Jim Berkenstadt

    We celebrate Halloween with another dive into a mysterious Beatles story: the life, whereabouts and (maybe?) death of Jimmie Nicol, the drummer who was briefly a Beatle while subbing in for Ringo on the '64 tour. Our guest is Jim Berkenstadt, aka the Rock and Roll Detective, whose book, The Beatle Who Vanished, fleshes out this fascinating story. Plus, Beatle banter about the recent Paul McCartney Colbert show appearance, and our obsessions of the week.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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An opinionated, fragrant and well-informed alternative to the slew of nerdy droning-bloke Beatles podcast. Refreshing to hear an admission of the great unspoken truth of Beatles fandom addressed, that Ringo is actually a bit rubbish.

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