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3:49 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Good Friends, Better Enemies: Stones Vs. Beatles

Street art in New York City featuring The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Fans of the groups are as rabid as the bands were, and are, prolific.
Credit Tyler Merbler / Flickr
The BPR podcast for 11/19/13.

Do you prefer "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" or "Her Satanic Majesty's Request?" Would you rather have "Sticky Fingers" or "Revolver" as your desert island album? The Beatles and the Rolling Stones have been locked in a generations-long battle for rock supremacy. Some of the animus is manufactured, but fan fervor is very real. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan talked with writer John McMillian about his new book, Beatles vs. Stones.

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  • Harvard Business School Professor of history Nancy Koehn​ discussed how to think about JFK as a leader, not as a man shrouded in shattered glamor an what-ifs
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