Don't Get Me Started Alex Fernie – Robert Kennedy

October 12, 2016

Alex Fernie Anthony King Will Hines

Comedian / writer / director Alex Fernie returns to the podcast to discuss ROBERT KENNEDY. We get into his strengths (committment to civil rights), he weaknesses (er, being real cool with Communist witch-hunting), his impromptu speech on the night Martin Luther King Jr. died, how he might have been a more transformative figure than JFK, and how his assassination in 1968 may have changed American politics forever.

Anthony talks about the two different musicals’ interpretations of the jazz age poem “The Wild Party,” one of which he worked on. And in case this is all too exciting, Will keeps it mundane by giving a very-quickly-researched discussion of local LA political issue Measure M (new sales tax to fund transportation upgrades).