Welcome to Another Kind of Mind: A Different Kind of Beatles Podcast. We’re a collective of artists, musicians, and professionals who challenge established narratives about the band with irreverent commentary, educated criticism, and original, thought-provoking analysis.

Was Jealous Guy written for Paul McCartney? Listen to our essay and decide for yourself.

John Lennon Interview w/ David Sheff for Playboy. (September, 1980) 
Interview with John Lennon & Yoko Ono, (May 28th, 1971)
“The Beatles” by Hunter Davies (1968)
“The Beatles and the Historians” Erin Torkelson (2016)
Neil McCormick for Telegraph UK (1998)
“John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me: The Real Beatles Story” by Tony Barrow (2005)
The Best of the Beatles Book (ed. Johnny Dean). (2005)
JL Interview w/ Peter McCabe and Robert Schonfeld at St. Regis Hotel (September, 1971)
“What’s It All About” Cilla Black (2003)
“Q: Paul McCartney: An Innocent Man?” By Chris Salewicz (October, 1986)
Robert Rosen interview w/ Maria Spain (2010)
Lunchtime dialogue, Twickenham Film Studios, London (January 13th, 1969)
Paul McCartney, interview w/ Ray Connolly, Evening Standard: Paul on 'why the Beatles broke up' (April 21st, 1970)
“Meet Paul Saltzman, the Canadian who hung out with The Beatles at the Rishikesh Ashram” Nikhila Natarajan for FirstPost (December 14, 2015)
Paul McCartney, interview w/ Diane de Dubovay for Playgirl (February, 1985)
“Later with Bob Costas” (1991)
Derek Taylor, interview w/ Peter Doggett for Record Collector. (August, 1988)
“With the Beatles: A Stunning Insight by The Man who was with the Band Every Step of the Way” Alistair Taylor (2011)

Jealous Guy by John Lennon (1971)
Cayenne by the Beatles (1960)
Besame Mucho by the Beatles (1962)
It’s For You Cilla Black (1965)
Let it Be by the Beatles (1969)
All Together Now by the Beatles (1967)
Child of Nature (Esher Demo) by the Beatles (1968)
Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson (1983)
Jealous Guy by YouTube user pablohoneymp3 (2016)

In this episode of our series Thru the AKOM Lens, Phoebe and Thalia discuss and unpack the documentary Going Underground: Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and the UK Counter-Culture. This fascinating and thought-provoking film covers an extremely important yet often uncelebrated period of not only McCartney and the Beatles, but also pop culture history!  

When you're done listening, be sure to listen to the Spotify playlist we've curated as a companion to this episode: Check It Out Here

In this episode of our new series examining the Beatles on film, Phoebe and Kristen discuss fantasy, reality and the creation of the Beatles myth with two landmark films from the start of Beatlemania: A Hard Day’s Night and The Beatles First US Visit

Hello dear listeners!  If you are looking for the Breakup Series, it has moved to our sister podcast, One Sweet Dream!  

Now you have double the amazing Beatles podcasts to subscribe to - Another Kind of Mind, and One Sweet Dream. 

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In this episode, Diana and Thalia have a conversation with Chris O’Dell, the author of the book Miss O’Dell: My Hard Days And Long Nights With The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton And The Women They Loved. Chris O'Dell has led an extraordinary life as a close friend of the Beatles, Pattie Boyd and Maureen Starkey.  

She was an early Apple employee, worked for Peter Asher and was among the world’s first female tour managers.  She worked on many legendary tours, including the iconic 70's tours of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  She was the subject of George Harrison’s song "Miss O’Dell" as well as Leon Russell’s songs "Pisces Apple Lady" and "Hummingbird." 

We dig into hot topics like Apple in the early days, the day John quit the Beatles, the Maureen/Ringo/George triangle; Paul in 1968, Paul and Linda as a couple. John Lennon during the "lost weekend," the day Paul quit the Beatles and George's reaction. the Beatles vs. the Stones, and much more.

An interesting artist in popular music and a controversial figure in Beatledom, Yoko Ono has played an outsized role in crafting many of the tropes and narratives that still predominate Beatles history. Phoebe and Thalia discuss Yoko's music, art and mastery of publicity and media.

This episode is dedicated entirely to the one and only Ringo Starr! His musicianship, his chemistry with the other Beatles, and how interesting he is as a human being are often overshadowed in the fandom, but Paul continues into present day to refer to Ringo as "the best drummer in the world," and Dave Grohl calls him, "the king of feel." Like Paul, Dave, and most of the music world, we feel Ringo deserves more accolades!  Join us as we celebrate his uniqueness, creativity, and innovation as a musician, as well as his interesting life story.

In Part 2 of our deep dive into "How Do You Sleep?", we attempt to dissect George's role in the creation of the song, his perspective on Lennon-McCartney as a unit, and the impact his participation may have had on George's relationships with both John and Paul.

John Lennon alternately referred to the song as “nasty,” “not that serious” and his response to “withdrawing from Paul and the Beatles and the relationship with Paul.” One would be hard-pressed to find a Beatles/Lennon song that has caused more long-term professional and emotional damage than 1971’s How Do You Sleep.


Lennon certainly dishes out the jibes in this rancorous diatribe, but can the song withstand some lampooning in return? In this episode, AKOM takes a harsh look at HDYS. At times analytic, at times sympathetic and at times adopting the same mocking tone as the song itself. 


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Welcome to our introductory episode, where we will walk you through who we are, why we wanted to do a podcast, and how we will approach the topics we plan to tackle in the future. Thanks for joining us! "We hope you will enjoy the show!"

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