The Spartan Podcast

Former Newsweek rock critic and 70s child Karen Schoemer discusses her new book: Great Pretenders : My Strange Love Affair with ’50s Pop Music. It’s a book thats as much a coming of age story as it is a series of interviews with the likes of Fabian, Pat Boone, Frankie Laine, Patti Page, Tommy Sands and Connie Francis.

Karen also traces her own roots as a rock writer, her internship with Rolling Stone, her work for publications as diverse as Spin and the New York Times, and talks about how satellite radio is transforming her listening habits.

Hosted by Bill Castanier and Scott Westerman.

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