Facebook Pixel
Tahrir Podcast - بودكاست التحرير

EP 19 - Andrew Simon: On Music Censorship, Vulgarity, and Historical Counter-narratives in Egypt

Dr. Andrew Simon is a lecturer and research associate in Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College.  

Simon's most recent publication and first book, "Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt," (Stanford University Press 2022) draws on a wide array of audio, visual, and textual sources that exist outside the Egyptian National Archives, and in so doing, provides a new entry point into understanding everyday life and culture. He investigates the social life of the cassette tape to offer a history of modern Egypt.    

In this episode of Tahrir Podcast, Simon joined me to talk about his time in Egypt, his book "Media of the Masses," music censorship, vulgarity, historical counter-narratives, and Sheikh Imam.   

Dr. Simon's book: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31649

Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1fm3H0H_S9g 

Reach out! TahrirPodcast@gmail.com    

Streaming everywhere! https://linktr.ee/TahrirPodcast    

Support us on Patreon for as low as $2 per month ($20 per year)! https://www.patreon.com/TahrirPodcast (Use VPN if in Egypt)

Tahrir Podcast - بودكاست التحرير
Not playing