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Bloomsbury Academic Podcast

Jan 20, 2023

If you would like to buy your own copy of Britney Spears’s Blackout, go to the Bloomsbury website and use code pod35 followed your respective country code, US, UK, CA, AU, depending on where you are located.


Natasha Lasky is a writer and filmmaker living in Chicago and author of our 33 1/3 book Britney Spears’s Blackout. In part two of this episode, we discuss Spears’ conservatorship, and the public discussion around it as well as disability rights in general. Then, we look at stan culture and the influence of (social) media on celebrity and vice versa and how social media has changed since this album was released, looking at its impact on stars like Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift, plus what Britney Spears’ Instagram looks like today. Take a listen.