BROADScast Episode 5: Our Mamas’ Singers: Pop, Rock, and Folk Women of the ’60s and ’70s

Welcome to the fifth episode of BROADScast, Broad Recognition’s new radio show. Tune in to WYBCx Yale Radio on Mondays from 4p–5p EST throughout the spring semester for our live broadcast, and stay tuned for a podcast of the current episode to be posted right to this page. We will be bringing feminist music theory, politics, and cultural commentary into the radio world. Our show is genre-bridging, consisting of a mixture of public affairs talk and music; we will bring in guests from the magazine and other spheres of campus life to discuss pressing issues. There will be humor, biting wit, twitter beefs, and original written work.

Listen to this week’s full episode in two parts: Part 1 , Part 2

In this episode, we bring to you a sampling of some strong solo singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 70s. This week’s playlist ranges from anthems of feminist power to mushy love songs, playing artists like Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and the late Lesley Gore. Solo singer-songwriters create, inspire, and intrigue us (see: Joni Mitchell’s “Twisted”); these women were critical in creating a female presence in the music industry when the rock-n-roll scene of the 50s and 60s was wrought with testosterone. Take a listen and join the party – which is ours and we will cry if we want to!

BROADScast is managed and edited by Margaret Lee, and includes commentary from Fiona Lowenstein, Editor-in-Chief; Kathy Amiliategui, Zine Editor; Layla Treuhaft-Ali, Arts Editor; and A. Grace Steig, former Managing Editor.

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