The life of the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was nothing if not complex and frustratingly complicated. From his controversial business decisions to his erratic and sometimes dangerous personal relationships, most fans are united in one believe: the Beatles wouldn't have made it without Brian's passion, tenacity, foresight, and panache. Join us as we dig into Brian's life, along with the latest Beatles news, our first giveaway(!), and an announcement about #BeatlesBookClub.
Paul McCartney's new album, ‘Egypt Station,’ is finally here! We recap the highs, the lows, the weirds, and the wonderfuls in our reaction episode.
04. The Beatles’ Fandom: Bigger Than Jesus? Featuring Sociologist and ‘Beatleness’ Author Candy Leonard
This week, Allison and Erika talk with Candy Leonard, author of the book Beatleness, a sociological look at the Beatles fan culture. We go over the differences and similarities between fans throughout the decades and discuss why Beatlemania is growing oddly close to becoming a religion.
We recap the Fest for Beatles Fans, which co-host Allison attended—and actually got her hair cut by Beatles hairdresser Leslie Cavendish! Also, we deconstruct Paul McCartney's new single and the online craziness surrounding it—is this a "fuh yeah!" or "oh, fuh no!" moment?? Plus, the latest Beatles news and this week in Beatles history, featuring a debate about Ringo's contribution to the band on the anniversary of his addition to the Fab Four.
Take a trip to Pepperland with us as we go through the long, weird history of Yellow Submarine—a film that one of our hosts just saw for the first time ever (crazy, right?!??!). Also, latest news, history, and some of our favorite current Beatles obsessions.
Our first episode, and Paul made us do it!
Puzzling social media, Carpool Karaoke, curious connections to obscure paintings... Paul McCartney drove Beatles fans crazy in anticipation of his new album, Egypt Station. Allison and Erika unpack the frenzy of the past month.
We then look back at Paul's history of crazy, weird marketing, and talk about the craziest ploy of them all: the creation and extraordinary adventures of Percy "Thrills" Thrillington.