In this episode, we discuss the violent incident at Paul’s 21st Birthday and John and Brian’s trip to Barcelona.
We use this as a springboard for broader topics, including: how John tends to be unfairly singled out as the only Beatle with a problematic history, the reluctance to look critically at Brian Epstein’s behavior as it pertains to the band, how homophobia curtails discussion of the fallout from the Barcelona trip and the absence of McCartney’s perspective in the reporting of this incident.
Phoebe and Thalia explore these issues, followed by a panel discussion with newest AKOM host, Iris.
TW: domestic abuse, substance abuse, sexual assault, homophobia, violence. Also, please be prepared to hear negative info about John, Paul, George, Ringo and Brian.