Protest Anthems Podcast

All Things Music, Social Justice, and Protest

“The Story of O.J.” Lineage

“The Story of O.J.” has a music lineage rooting back to songs throughout history about oppression, racism, and wealth in America. Jay-Z creates music that reflects his beliefs and opinions, and this song reflects the state of the racial wealth… Continue Reading →

You Don’t Own Me – Lineage & Timeline

1963 Lesley Gore’s You Don’t Own Me –> 1978 X-Ray Spex’s Oh Bondage Up Yours –> 1995 No Doubt’s Just a Girl –> 2003 Kelly Clarkson’s Miss Independent –> 2014 Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here –> 2016 Grace’s You Don’t… Continue Reading →

Mystery of Iniquity Lineage

“Mystery of Iniquity” by Lauryn Hill explores the topic of the United States legal system, and the injustices the  people have faced by it. In all honesty, there are not many songs specifically about this subject matter. After digging further… Continue Reading →

“Don’t Touch My Hair” – Third Listen

Don’t Shoot Podcast

:/ Hello. Welcome back to Protest Anthems, the podcast about all things music, social justice, and protest. This week, Maggie Rawlins delves into the song “Don’t Shoot,” released in 2014 by The Game, and various featured artists.  In ”Don’t Shoot,”… Continue Reading →

Mystery of Iniquity

Bill Wolff: Today, Allie Manders talks about Lauryn Hill’s 2002 effort, “Mystery of Iniquity.” Lauryn Hill is an innovative artist who began as a member of the Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Jazz group,The Fugees. Hill brought this mixture of genres… Continue Reading →

“Zombie” final

  Intro:Bill  When we think of change, where does the conversation begin? Does change just happen overnight or is it more of a long winded process? In the case of the terrorism attacks of the Irish Republican Army, change took… Continue Reading →

“Praying” -Final

Hello and welcome back to protest anthems, the podcast about all things music, social justice, and protests. In 2017 for the first time in over four years Kesha finally broke her silence and released a new single called “Praying.” As… Continue Reading →

Not Ready to Make Nice- Transcript

Hello. Welcome back to Protest Anthems, the podcast about all things music, social justice, and protest. In this episode, Alyssa Trybus, will be discussing the Dixie Chicks’ 2006 release “Not Ready to Make Nice”. The events leading up to writing… Continue Reading →

“Same Love” and Same-Sex Marriage

Full Transcript INTRO TO “SAME LOVE” PLAYS NEWS REPORT: “A 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, total victory for the advocates of same-sex marriage.”  NEWS REPORT: “Hear the cheer in the crowd a very dramatic moment here, a 5-4… Continue Reading →

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