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Podcast of the Week




This is the story about the night disco music died. Brought to us by the heavyweights at Gimlet Media, this episode looks back at “Disco Demolition Night”, a summer night in 1979 in which a Chicago rock radio DJ with a vendetta against disco music invited the crowd at a baseball game to throw their disco records into the playing field for them to be destroyed. What started as a goofy stunt quickly turned into violence and a public display of racism and hate that eventually led to the sunsetting of an entire genre. This is the opener of an eight-episode season of intriguing stories you thought were about endings – that are actually about beginnings.