Episode 30: Dr. Michael Meeropol & Dr. Johnny Eric Williams


This week, Ken and Andrew speak with Dr. Micheal Meeropol, an economics and history professor with a long history of engagement in racial justice activism. His birth parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were political prisoners executed by the state, and his adoptive parents, Abel and Anne Meeropol, were progressive songwriters, with Abel authoring Billie Holiday’s classic anti-lynching ballad “Strange Fruit.” Andrew also has a brief conversation with Dr. Johnny Eric Williams about the spike of anti-racism book sales charted by the New York Times Bestseller List. And is that Unrepentant Marxist Louis Proyect making a cameo?

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