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May 3, 2021 90 min

Mike tells Sarah about an impending conflict, a dissident singer and America's first internet-enabled cancellation. Digressions include "Freedom Fries" and 1990s record company shenanigans. The co-hosts harmonize for the first time; Mike struggles not to call the Chicks by their former name.

Content note: This episode includes misogynistic, racist and fatphobic language.

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  • The Chicks' "Ready to Run" video
  • Karen Pittelman's "Another Country"
  • James Dickerson’s “Dixie Chicks: Down-Home and Backstage”
  • Elites, Masses, and Media 
  • Too Famous to Protest: Far-Right Online Community Bonding Over Collective Desecration of Colin Kaepernick, Fame, and Celebrity Activism
  • Blacklists: The Dixie Chicks Controversy 
  • Chicks in the Wilderness
  • Chicks In the Line of Fire
  • The Dixie Chicks Were Cancelled For Criticizing The President. Now, They’re Heroes.
  • We’re Changing The Way We Do Business: A Critical Analysis Of The Dixie Chicks And The Country Music Industry
  • The Country Connection: Country Music, 9/11, and the War on Terrorism
  • Free Expression After September 11th: An Online Index
  • Freedom Under Fire: Dissent in Post-9/11 America
  • Exploring Iraq War News Coverage and a New Form of Censorship
  • The LSE's analysis of the Freedom Fries controversy
  • Destroying The Dixie Chicks – Ten Years After
  • AOC’s Anti-Fans
  • Racial Profiling And The War On Terror: Changing Trends And Perspectives
  • Man Eats Dogs: The Hot Dog Stands of Chicago 
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