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Episode 2: The Whistling Mouse Pt. 1: Steamboat Willie’s Uncomfortable Heritage

Isaiah Campbell June 23, 2020 259


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When Mickey Mouse whistled on screen in Steamboat Willie, it changed EVERYTHING. But what created the world of music and entertainment from which that moment was born? Isaiah takes you through the uncomfortable American heritage of slavery, blackface entertainment, and the emergence of a distinctly American culture as we examine how it was that a mouse learned how to whistle.

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