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Newsies: Singing & Dancing on the Picket Line

What can an 1899 newsboy strike teach us about the WGA & SAG strikes today? What can be done when the corporations you’re fighting control your ability to get your message out? And what place do singing and dancing play on a good picket line? Becky Allen and I dive into these questions and more as we discuss 1992’s Newsies.

Note: We recorded this episode the day after the strike started. Since then, a number of content creators, including myself, have decided to support the strike by no longer making content about on screen media from the companies that are being struck. I considered postponing the release of this episode, but decided the fact that it is specifically about being pro-union and pro-strike made it worth it.  That being said, this will likely be the last content like this I make for a while.
Becky Allen is the author of Bound by Blood and Sand and its sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm. They grew up outside Ithaca, New York, graduated from Brandeis University, and now work in tech and live in New York with their sister and two little black cats, Jinx and Hex.

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