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Glass Onion: On John Lennon

Welcome to 'Glass Onion: On John Lennon', a podcast deep dive into the music and complex psychology of an icon who lived many lifetimes within his 40 years. The show also looks a contextual look at the time in which he lived and includes discussions with people who knew him and many who have written about him.

By Antony Rotunno

Apr 30, 2020

Author Robert Rosen joins me to talk about his 2000 book on the last years of John Lennon's life, as told through the diaries that Robert transcribed in the early 80s, as well as his new book, 'Bobby In Naziland', which details his early life growing up in a neighbourhood of Brooklyn still living under the shadow of...

Apr 21, 2020

We round off a contentious series of episodes (please come back if you've left!) with a reading of my notes on MDC and the political era of John Lennon's life, and some additional insights regarding shared character traits and common problems with identity. Please don't judge me, just have a listen if you...

Apr 16, 2020

Gordon Rochford from ‘Those Conspiracy Guys’ joins me for a swapcast about the most contentious Lennon topic of all. We talk about John Lennon, his political activities and cultural influence, and we discuss alternative theories regarding the assassination and who may have actually been behind it. There is a link to...

Apr 10, 2020

Your humble host returns to the 'Tomorrow Never Knows' kingdom to riff with Bob Wilson and Warren Brown on John Lennon's best songs, Mark David Chapman, 'Murder Most Foul' and other topics and to play acoustic versions of some Beatles and Dylan classics. A link to Bob and Warren's show can be found below