Episode 221: Eugene Jarecki

  His new documentary, The King, sees Elvis Presley as a symbol of the rise and fall of America. So where does that leave Col. Parker, Elvis’s manager, widely disparaged for exploiting Elvis? “We deserve what we get,” says Jarecki, referring both to democracy and rock’n’roll. But do we? I didn’t vote for Trump. A conversation about Cadillacs, capitalism, and moral responsibility. With music from Stephanie Jenkins.

  •  PERSON: Col. Tom Parker
  •  PLACE: The Pontiac Silverdome
  •  THING: Elvis’s Rolls Royce
  •  RANDY’S PLACE: Marx’s grave

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