Roundtable: The "Radical" Politics of Kurt Cobain

The Cobain 50

Dusty Henry, Martin Douglas, Albina Cabrera, and Larry Mizell Jr. explore four albums on Kurt's list that challenged the politics of their time through the lenses of punk and hip-hop. 

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Dusty Henry, Martin Douglas, Albina Cabrera, and Larry Mizell Jr. explore four albums on Kurt's list that challenged the politics of their time through the lenses of punk and hip-hop. 

Hosts: Dusty Henry and Martin Douglas
Audio producer: Roddy Nikpour
Podcast manager: Isabel Khalili
Editorial director: Larry Mizell Jr. 

Support the podcast: kexp.org/cobain

00:00: Intro
01:24: The impact of 1980s politics on punk
11:26: The war on drugs in America and abroad
19:20: Ska punk via Jamaica
24:46: Kurt's formative years and politics
33:36: Musical activism in the 1990s vs. the 2020s
41:08: Taylor Swift and Beyoncé name drops
43:57: Credits

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