Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

Tyler Mahan Coe

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Want to hear a story? Country music is full of them, always with a killer soundtrack, sometimes a soundtrack made by a killer - like Spade Cooley, the only convicted murderer to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Or there’s the time Loretta L...Show More
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52:08 | Oct 31st, 2017

This episode of Cocaine & Rhinestones briefly examines the history of contraceptive laws in America (Trigger Warning: abortion is discussed) before moving on to uncover the staggering inequality of mo...Show More

sknextst recommended:

This is a great analysis of sexist standards in country music and worth it just to hear clips of other banned and not-banned songs. Recommen...Show More

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1:44:36 | Nov 14th, 2017

In 1967, Bobbie Gentry's recording of a song she wrote, called "Ode to Billie Joe," directly influenced the future of every major musical genre in America. In the early '80s, she disappeared. What hap...Show More

sknextst recommended:

Great discussion of a great song. I love this show.

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48:57 | Oct 24th, 2017

Everyone loves Ernest Tubb. So when he straps on a gun belt one night to head across town and snuff out a character named Jim Denny, well, you might guess that ol' Jim had it coming. Maybe he didn't, ...Show More

sknextst recommended:

ET is one of my favorites since childhood, but I did not know all these stories. Excellent first podcast episode.

1:22:28 | Feb 6th, 2018

You might think, "How could anyone finish a season of a podcast like Cocaine & Rhinestones and have questions? That guy saturates every episode with details like he's getting paid by the fact." There'...Show More

1:25:36 | Jan 23rd, 2018

The legendary pedal steel guitarist, Ralph Mooney, deserves the reputation he earned on his instrument. However, he deserves a lot more than that. This episode of the podcast backtracks to Bakersfield...Show More
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