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‘Framing Britney Spears’ and the Cost of #FreeBritney

Plus, Morgan Wallen and racism in country music

#FreeBritney Orlando Rally Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images


This week, Charles Holmes and Grace Spelman dig deep into 2021’s most wild week in music yet. Charles and Grace tackle FX on Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears (0:00). They take a critical look at the #FreeBritney movement (7:00) and parts of the documentary that fell short (16:00) and offer their wishes for Britney (23:50). Then, Charles recruits Rhodes College professor Dr. Charles Hughes and historian Amanda Marie Martinez to discuss Morgan Wallen’s use of a racial slur, the genre’s racist roots, and the forces that allow Wallen to thrive despite his reckless behavior (26:30).

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