Mike tells Sarah how the myth of meddling wives serves to exonerate terrible husbands. Digressions include “50 Shades of Grey,” Marie Antoinette and the end of the 1960s. This episode, we’re sorry to say, contains descriptions of domestic abuse.
- Tim Riley’s “Lennon”
- Philip Norman’s “John Lennon: The Life”
- Jonathan Gould’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” (good on The Beatles, terrible on Yoko)
- Cynthia Lennon’s “John”
- “Feminism and 1960-1970s Popular Music”
- “Why The Beatles Broke Up”
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