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All Together Now: A Beatle Podcast

All Together Now: A Beatle Podcast

By Erin Torkelson Weber and Karen Hooper
Have you ever wanted to take a graduate class in Beatle history? In this podcast, hosts Karen Hooper and historian/author Erin Weber delve into the band's historiography--- the study of how their story has been told over time -- by reviewing beatle biography in the context of its data sources, the objectives and biases of the individuals who have constructed its narratives, and the varying versions of Beatle history contained within its pages. A podcast for Beatles lovers, readers, and history lovers alike.
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Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer

All Together Now: A Beatle Podcast

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Apple To The Core, Peter McCabe and Robert D. Schonfeld, Part II
Part II. One of the more influential but under-the-radar books in Beatles historiography, Peter McCabe and Robert Schonfeld's Apple to the Core is a book whose chronological context is key, as Karen and Erin discuss in this two-part episode of "All Together Now." From the interviews given in the single most agenda-driven year in Beatles historiography, to omissions of contradictory evidence, to interpretations influenced by the era's establishment vs. countercultural split, this episode delves into the depiction of Allen Klein in the immediate aftermath of the Beatles' trial and how Apple to the Core contributed to the Lennon Remembers narrative.
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October 06, 2021
Apple To The Core, By Peter McCabe and Robert Schonfeld, Part I
Part I. One of the more influential but under-the-radar books in Beatles historiography, Peter McCabe and Robert Schonfeld's Apple to the Core is a book whose chronological context is key, as Karen and Erin discuss in this two-segment episode of "All Together Now." From the interviews given in the single most agenda-driven year in Beatles historiography, to omissions of contradictory evidence, to interpretations influenced by the era's establishment vs. countercultural split, this episode delves into the depiction of Allen Klein in the immediate aftermath of the Beatles' trial and how Apple to the Core contributed to the Lennon Remembers narrative.
32:50
October 06, 2021
When They Were Boys by Larry Kane
It's safe to say that all Beatles books contain at least a few errors. But not all errors are created equal. In the most recent edition of their "All Together Now" podcast, Karen and Erin will use Larry Kane's "When They Were Boys" to discuss the different 'tiers' of errors authors make, from lazy but inconsequential mistakes to the deliberate misrepresentation of evidence. They will also discuss how crucial an author's understanding of the current state of their subject's historiography is to providing an accurate account, and why secondary works built on memoirs can be problematic. What value does Kane's work hold? Find out in this episode of All Together Now: A Beatles Podcast.
56:49
August 22, 2021
All Together Now: A different approach to Beatle Podcasting
This brief episode is an extract from “Conversations With McCartney”, in which Erin briefly discusses our unique approach to the analysis and discussion of Beatle biography.  She explains that ATN will utilize the same approaches and methods employed in graduate school level reading seminars, methods which are applied by professors and students to examine subjects of great historical significance. Every podcast will provide analysis, by a trained historian, of a different book, examining its biases, stance on major debates, methodological flaws or strengths, and place in  Beatles historiography.
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July 26, 2021
Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer
In this episode, Erin and Karen discuss “Conversations with McCartney" by Paul Du Noyer.  “Conversations With McCartney” is a compilation of interviews Du Noyer conducted with McCartney from 1979 to 2015.  An analysis of its methodology from a historical perspective and place in Beatle historiography is discussed.
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July 25, 2021
About The Hosts
Erin Torkelson Weber teaches American History at Newman University and is the author of The Beatles And The Historians, An Analysis Of Writings About The Fab Four. Karen hold a Masters Degree in Psychology and is a retired mental health practitioner. 
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July 03, 2021