Tag Archives: counterculture

Supercontext: The Prisoner

This 1967 British TV show is revered as a cult classic that was radical and countercultural, while symbolizing philosophical arguments about individualism vs. collectivism. We take a deeper look at star Patrick McGoohan and the commercial interests behind the show to ask if it’s ultimately more conservative than pop culture likes to remember.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 389: The Great Speckled Bird

Guests: Traci Drummond of Georgia State University, Andrew Reisinger of Georgia State University, and Steve Wise of The Great Speckled Bird.

First broadcast June 29 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/06/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-june-29th-the-great-speckled-bird-episode-389/

“It’s a really horrible way to do a really great thing.”

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Supercontext: Refused – The Shape of Punk To Come: A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts

We discuss the history of this influential record in light of the band’s breakup and subsequent reformation. We also examine their rhetoric of anti-capitalism in relation to the production and distribution of this album.

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