Episode: The Runaway Runaways, Ep. 1: I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are


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The Runaway Runaways, Ep. 1: I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are

The Runaways were the first all-female hard rock band to achieve mainstream success, but they had a famously abusive manager. How did this affect the band’s development, and where did women who refused to work with the Runaways’ manager… end up? In this first episode, we’ll start exploring these questions. You’ll also meet Kari Krome, Joan Jett, Sandy West, and Micki Steele — and get a taste for how their rock ambitions helped pave the way for Los Angeles punk.

Outro music by Death Valley.

Podcast logo by Martin Crudo.



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