Author Jennifer Otter Bickerdike on “Being Britney”

Welcome Jennifer:

We’re joined on the Starline by a rock & roll cultural historian, commentator, podcaster and author. Her latest project is “Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon”. We welcome Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike.

Get Jennifer’s book “Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon” here.

Thank you so much. Jennifer, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You’ve been called a Britneyologist. She has changed from Mickey Mouse Britney to Slave 4 U Britney to shave her head Britney. How has Britney changed in your view which is different to everyone else?

Who is Britney if you boiled her down to three words?

So, how has your childhood compared to Britney?

The story has been in the news and covered by everyone. Why is Britney a story that still isn’t completely told yet? Or will we not hear the entire story until sadly something happens to her again?

You’ve tackled Nico, Brittney, why Vinyl matters. What is the difference between a good and a great story?

The Rockin’ 8:

“Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon” is her book, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is the author. It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Who is the rock and roller you idolized growing up?

2. First album you ever purchased?

3. One fact about you that would surprise people?

4. Best thing about your husband?

5. Favorite place to vacation?

6. If you could have your dream job, what is it?

7. If you could have one moment to live over again what is it?

8. Elementary to High School, which grade was the toughest for you?

The Back Half:

“Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon” is the book Author Jennifer Otter Bickerdike joins us for the Back half Beyond the Mic. Your life was changed by the death of your friend Hunter. Tell us about your life before you met him?

What is your favorite memory of Hunter McPherson after high school?

Tell me what happened to Hunter and how did he change you as a person?

You left the music industry, sold everything and left the country. Why?

Have you finally coped with his loss or are you still hiding & hurting?

One Big Question:

What is good and bad with the music industry today?

If you could be the head of your own record label, what would you do differently?

I don’t consider myself an interviewer but an archivist of stories. And now your story is archived.

The Wrap:

Cyndi Lauper opened her eyes to music & cries while watching movies. Her book is “Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon” we thank author JOB for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Check out Jennifer’s website here.

The Full Bickerdike on display podcast style.

Other Jennifer Otter Bickerdike links here.

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike book "Being Britney"
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Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with other authors here.

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