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Songs that Cross Borders

Songs that Cross Borders

Update: 2019-10-3037
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Coming off our adventures with Square Dancing, and Jad's dive into the world of Dolly Parton, we look back at one our favorites. About a decade ago, we found out that American country music is surprising popular in places like Zimbabwe, Thailand, and South Africa. Aaron Fox, an anthropologist of music at Columbia University, tells us that quite simply, country music tells a story that a lot of us get. Then, intrepid international reporter Gregory Warner takes us along on one of his very first forays into another country, where he discovers an unexpected taste of home.


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Aaron Foxes book: Real Country: Music And Language In Working-Class Culture 


Gregory Warner's podcast Rough Translation 

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Ashley Hodgeon

wtf has happened to radiolab!?

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