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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.

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. 

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!

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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. 

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. 

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.

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.

SPECIAL: Inside the New ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Remixes

From "Come Together" to "The End" and beyond, we review Giles Martin's new 50th anniversary remix of 'Abbey Road.' (Spoiler: it's stunning!)

#BeatlesBookClub #3: ‘A Cellarful of Noise’ by Brian Epstein

Join us as we discuss Brian Epstein's 1964 autobiography, A Cellarful of Noise, in which the Beatles' manager dishes on his life, his band, and the phenomenon of the Beatles, when they were at the pinnacle of worldwide superstardom. 

ADDENDUM TO SPECIAL: How to REALLY Pronounce Brian Epstein’s Last Name

After we published our Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE minisode, we found some evidence that closes this case for good and all. Listen to our new intro and hear the evidence for yourself!

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Is it Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE? Forget everything you’ve heard before - we’re pretty sure we have the right answer with the cold, hard facts to back it up. Warning: Controversial content!

SPECIAL: How to REALLY Pronounce Brian Epstein’s Last Name

Episode description: Is it Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE? Forget everything you’ve heard before - we’re pretty sure we have the right answer with the cold, hard facts to back it up. Warning: Controversial content!

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