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Episode 331: MLK and the Music of Civil Rights

Episode 331: MLK and the Music of Civil Rights

Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died for holding the simple belief that ALL people were equal, regardless of religion, race or creed, racism still plagues the human condition. On our latest episode we’re taking time to honor his legacy, exploring the music that surrounded, shaped, and carries forward, his mission of equality for all, regardless of race or creed.

Special guest Timothy Anne Burnside (NMAAHC) joins Kevin, Eduardo, and Marcus K. Dowling in the basement for a deep journey through some of the songs of freedom, righteousness, and truth that the Civil Rights Movement was built on, and continues to fight through to this day. 

me of the songs of freedom, righteousness, and truth that the Civil Rights Movement was built on, and continues to fight through to this day. 


Episode 320: Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson [Discologist]

Episode 320: Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson [Discologist]

With Control, Janet Jackson became a household name, but it wasn't until her 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814 that she ascended to the status of music legend. 

Buttressed by pop hits and jam-packed with hooks set loose from some future utopia, Nation was a not-so-subtle exploration of racism, sexism, love, and social responsibility that sought to elevate our humanity by any means necessary. More importantly, it's an album who's messages sadly may be MORE relevant almost thirty years later.

Join Kevin, Marcus K. Dowling, and Timothy Anne Burnside (National Museum of African American History and Culture) as they consider this landmark achievement in music.


Episode 311: Wildflowers - Tom Petty [Discologist]

Episode 311: Wildflowers - Tom Petty [Discologist]

David Bowie was from Mars. Prince was from another universe. But Tom Petty? Tom Petty was one of us. And now he's gone.

Joining us in the basement to celebrate this legend's passing are our good friends Marcus K. Dowling (Decades, Capitol Wrestling), the National Museum of African American History and Culture's  Timothy Anne Burnside, and...Timothy's Mom.

It's a bittersweet episode of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast as we eulogize one of the greatest storytellers of the modern era by celebrating Wildflowers, Tom Petty's career-defining "solo" album that isn't just one of the best of his career, but one of the best LP's of all-time.


Episode 282: Sign O' The Times - Prince [Discologist]

Episode 282: Sign O' The Times - Prince [Discologist]

Thirty years has passed since Prince dropped the strangest, most complex, and possibly best album of his career. A mash-up of Prince's past, present, and future, Sign O' The Times wasn't just Prince's boldest artistic statement to date, it was a game-changer for the artist AND the multitudes of artists that would (try to) follow in his footsteps for years to come.

Join Kevin, Marcus Dowling, Sarah Godfrey, and special guest Timothy Anne Burnside from the National Museum of African American History and Culture for a deep dive into what made this album so special and why its secrets, subtleties, and lessons are still being revealed and discovered to this day.