Ben R. Atkinson

Working 9 to 5 – Week One: Podcast 2 – The 1960s, Patsy Cline

Working 9 to 5 – Week One: Podcast 2 – The 1960s, Patsy Cline

In week one we will be engaging in a flipped learning activity. This second podcast introduces the first artist we will look at, 1960s icon Patsy Cline. The podcast gives a brief overview of her life and career with reference to the themes we will be exploring throughout this module.

Please listen to the podcast further down this page and make some notes related to the three key questions below:

  • To what extent do you feel that gender has played a role in the success of this particular artist, what makes you think that? Would the path to success be easier/harder in the artist were of the opposite gender?
  • To what extent does this artist use gender to their advantage? How do they do this? Why do they do it?
  • To what extent do you agree with the idea that most female artists in country music have to maintain other business and creative interests alongside their musical careers in order to remain successful/relevant.

Provide a brief outline and explanation of your answers to the above questions (minimum 150 words). Post this as a comment below the video.

You should then move on to listen to the third podcast, covering an artist from the 1980s.

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About The Author

Ben R. Atkinson is a writer, musician, and presenter who can be heard broadcasting on radio stations around the world, is known for his novels, radio dramas, and who writes and performs his own music in the country/folk genre. Ben is currently studying for his PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Lincoln in the UK.