The next episode in our Lennon/McCartney breakup series is coming tomorrow!
50 years ago today, the Let It Be album was released!
Listen to “If I Ran Away From You,” our series on the Beatles’ breakup, to hear our analysis of the songs, as well as the interpersonal dynamics of Lennon/McCartney during the recording of the “Get Back” project!
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Also, be on the lookout for a new episode coming this week!
A crossection of John and Paul shots from 1969, as referenced in Part 6 of “If I Ran Away from You,” our podcast series on The Beatles breakup.
In this episode, Diana and Phoebe dissect the different ways John and Paul both grappled with being replaced by each others’ wives. They explore the push and pull of Holding On versus Letting Go, skewering the myths of the breakup, and shining a light on Linda, an often overlooked but vital piece of the puzzle.
Hi, I’m a huge fan of the pod, almost to the point where it makes other Beatles podcasts irritating because I miss the deeper more accurate understanding you have of Lennon/McCartney that you bring. Maybe you plan to stick to history type topics but I’d love to also hear some episodes where you just talk about your favorite songs, listen through a particular album, or other personal, fannish stuff like that. Either way thanks again for the great contentOur Tumblr Asks
The Break-up is a complicated topic (which is why each episode takes so much work and time to produce), but we are proud of what we’re doing and strive to get it right. Having said that, when we complete the series we’ll be delighted to switch over to some lighter, more fannish topics! We love discussing music and film, so for sure we will have many of those episodes in the near future.
In the meantime, we’re very excited for part 6 of the Break-up Series, which should be out soon!
And the upcoming episode 7 is all about the Abbey Road album, so stay tuned for that as well! 🙂
From part 5 of, “If I Ran Away from You,” our in-depth series on #thebeatles breakup – we give this issue the time and attention it deserves.
In this episode, Diana and Phoebe explore the Battle for Northern Songs, which raged throughout the Spring and Summer of 1969. They go deep into this topic, providing detail and context as they investigate Paul’s infamous extra shares and explore the psychological impact of the loss of their publishing rights.
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Just want to say thanks for the great podcast. Has completely changed my view on Paul and the Beatles. Like, once you realize that Paul was disengaging possibly more than any of them, so many things start to click and make sense that didn’t before. It’s amazing how pervasive the narrative that he was desperately clinging to the band seems to be.Our Tumblr asks
We’re always thrilled when people have this kind of reaction to our show, so thank you for writing to us!
This narrative is so persistent and pervasive, isn’t it? When we really examine the actual behavior of John and Paul at that time, and put it under a microscope, this narrative simply makes no sense.
Stay with us – we have a lot of interesting topics coming up!
– Thalia and the AKOM crew
From If I Ran Away from You: Episode 4, which focuses on the impact of Allen Klein on The Beatles and on the Lennon/McCartney relationship.
From Episode 1A of “If I Ran Away from You,” our series on the Beatles breakup.
From episode 3.A of If I Ran Away from You, our series on #thebeatles breakup. Beatles authors often place John at the center of the Beatles story, and we think this is the story of all of them, and most especially John and Paul!
The dynamic of Paul and Jane’s relationship was markedly different from that of John and Cynthia’s. We see that while Cynthia was resigned to John prioritizing his relationship with Paul and The Beatles over theirs, Jane wasn’t willing to acquiesce to being second fiddle.
Who was “the leader” of the Beatles? Paul and John were the co-leaders of the band in addition to being co-writers!
Paul was creatively on fire in 1968!