Music For The New Revolution is a podcast on music and social issues, co-produced and co-hosted by David Heitler-Klevans and Rodney Whittenberg.
Charlie King & Martin Swinger - Full Interview/Performance
Exclusive, full interview with singer-songwriters and activists Charlie King and Martin Swinger, including live in-studio performances of songs including "Trickle Up", "How We Can Sleep At Night" and "Break 'Em On Down".
Episode 33: LGBTQ+/Pride (Part 1)
The 33rd episode of the "Music For The New Revolution" podcast, guest hosted & produced by Valerie Kelner (our intern from Oberlin College), features music and discussion related to the LGBTQ+ issues. Musical artists include Tony Enos, Matt Fishel, Mike Roberts aka FonzaRelli, Ryan Cassata, Ants on a Log, The Alphabet Rockers, Vivek Shraya, Shea Diamond, Rae Spoon, and Rina Sawayama, plus spoken introductions from most of these artists.
1. Tony Enos: Two Spirit
2. Matt Fishel: Radio-Friendly Pop Song
3. Mike Roberts aka FonzaRelli: Aromantic
4. Ryan Cassata: Daughter
5. Ryan Cassata: Gender Binary (F**k You)
6. Ants on a Log: They're My Best Friend
7. The Alphabet Rockers: We Royal
8. Vivek Shraya: Weakness
9. Shea Diamond: I Am America
10. Rae Spoon: Do What The Heck You Want
11. Rina Sawayama: Chosen Family
John Flynn - Full Interview
Exclusive, full interview with singer-songwriter and activist John Flynn, including discussion of his work with "New Beginnings" with high-security prison inmates and his songs "Mercy" and "Two Wolves".
Episode 32: Forgiveness (Part 3)
The 32nd episode of the "Music For The New Revolution" podcast, produced by David Heitler-Klevans and Rodney Whittenberg, features more music and discussion related to the topic of forgiveness. Musical artists include David Roth, Anne Hills, Tom Paxton, Bob Gibson, Giuseppe Verdi, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Tommy Sands, Fred Small, Acoustic Blender, Justin Solonynka, Palatine, Rodney Whittenberg, and The Who, plus an interview (with music) with John Flynn. You can hear the complete interview with John Flynn here: https://soundcloud.com/mftnr/john-flynn-full-interview
1. David Roth: That Kind of Grace (by David Roth/Anne Hills)
2. Tom Paxton, Anne Hills & Bob Gibson: Let the Band Play Dixie (by Bob Gibson/Dave North)
3. "V'Ho Ingannato, Colpevole Fui" from "Rigoletto" (by Verdi)
4. Tommy Sands: There Were Roses
5. John Flynn: Two Wolves
6. Fred Small: Hills of Ayalon
7. Acoustic Blender: Even You (by Justin Solonynka)
8. Palatine: Love (by Rodney Whitttenberg)
Episode 31: Anne Feeney, Presente!
Episode 31 is a tribute to Anne Feeney, the beloved musician and activist, who died of COVID-19 on Feb. 3, 2021. We celebrate and honor her life and music with testimonials from Neil Gorfinkle, Ben Grosscup, Roy Zimmerman, Pat Lamanna, Terry Kitchen, Ed Knox, Billy Jonas, Vicki Ryder, Reggie Harris, Peter Alsop, and David Rovics.
Playlist (all songs performed by Anne Feeney, except where indicated):
1. Have You Been to Jail for Justice?
2. Shell Game
3. We're Nursing as Fast as We Can (by Joan Hill)
4. B Side (by Peggy Seeger)
5. National Health Care Now!
6. I Married a Hero
7. Me Case con un Heroe
8. We Just Come to Work Here
10. War on the Workers
11. Whatever Happened to the 8 Hour Day?
12. The Rich Man's House
13. Peter Alsop: People Like You (by Si Kahn)
14. Rebuild America - Keep Hope Alive
15. We Do the Work (by Jon Fromer)
Episode 30: Black, White & Gray: Our Personal Stories of Race
Episode 30 is "Black, White & Gray: How life, culture, time & place contributed to our personal understanding of Race." Rodney and David have an open and honest discussion of issues related to race and racism, featuring music by Rodney Whittenberg, They Might Be Giants, John McCutcheon, David Roth, The Carpenters, The Freedom Singers, Pete Seeger, Quincy Jones, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Gil Scott-Heron, Two of a Kind and Sarah Pirtle.
1. Rodney Whittenberg: Don't Fit In
2. They Might Be Giants: Your Racist Friend
3. John McCutcheon: Steals of the White Man (new recording!)
4. David Roth: Dragon to Butterfly
5. The Carpenters: We've Only Just Begun
6. The Freedom Singers: Fighting for My Rights
7. Pete Seeger: We Shall Overcome
8. The Freedom Singers: I Love Your Dog, I Love My Dog
9. Quincy Jones: "Roots" Mural Theme
10. Sweet Honey in the Rock: Chile Your Waters Run Red Through Soweto
11. Gil Scott-Heron et al: Let Me See Your I.D. (from "Sun City")
12. Two of a Kind: The Colors of Earth (by Sarah Pirtle)
Artwork: Black, White, and Gray, by Franz Kline (1959)