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A collection of the greatest music stories never told. Music journalist and author Jessica Hopper takes the reins for season two.

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A collection of the greatest music stories never told. Music journalist and author Jessica Hopper takes the reins for season two.

    BONUS: Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse

    BONUS: Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse

    Our second of two Lost Notes bonus episodes for this summer. This one is about The Student Teachers.  In 1977, a group of music obsessed friends got together and decided to form a band. Most of them were still in high school and almost none of...

    • 38 min
    BONUS: Power to the People

    BONUS: Power to the People

    The new season of Lost Notes will be here in September. Meantime, this summer, we’re sharing a couple of bonus episodes.  Fifty years ago, an unlikely musical group evolved out of the Oakland chapter of the Black Panther Party. They were called...

    • 35 min
    Song of a Gun

    Song of a Gun

    As long as there have been guns, there have been songs about guns. But American culture's relationship with guns is changing. Does popular music reflect that? We take a look at the history of music's relationships with guns, and gun control...

    • 28 min
    Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

    Beyond Disco: Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh

    In the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in. This is the story behind their lost masterpiece.

    • 33 min
    Imagining Billy Tipton

    Imagining Billy Tipton

    Jazz pianist Billy Tipton has been celebrated by some as a trans pioneer – but his story resists an easy telling.

    • 27 min
    More on John Fahey and Legacy

    More on John Fahey and Legacy

    As a supplement to our episode on John Fahey, we share a conversation between Jessica Hopper and Carla Green about artist legacies in the era of cancel culture and #MeToo.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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484 Ratings

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Power to the People

There have been lots of great episodes, but Power To The People was absolutely fantastic.

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