Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation

Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation

is a monthly academic podcast which focuses on the life, art and creative work of Michael Jackson.

Presented by Karin Merx, editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, it is the world’s first academic podcast which solely discusses the art of Michael Jackson as well as the broader contexts in which his music, performance and short films were created and received.

Each podcast is filled to the brim with academic insights, a plethora of references from a range of academic disciplines, humour and a great deal of discussion, taking Michael Jackson’s work and the study of its reception to new heights.

Recently, featured on the iTunes ‘New and Noteworthy’ lists, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation is the world’s foremost podcast on Michael Jackson in academic studies. It is available via iTunes, Android, EmailRSS, and Stitcher


Latest Episode


Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation SEASON 1 (2015-2016)


Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation SEASON 2 (2016)


Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation SEASON 3 (2016-2017)


Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation SEASON 4 (2017)


Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation SEASON 5 (2017)


7 Reasons to Love This Podcast.

We are impartial and are not affiliated with any institution.
We are made by fans and academics, for fans and academics.
We publish enriching podcasts, columns and interviews for free.
MJ Studies is a wonderful way to learn about all of culture, music and art.
We offer our supporters and members exclusive content, gifts, collectors’ items and discounts.
We are the only academic hub for MJ Studies in the world.
We are supported by many wonderful academics and fans already.


What Happy Listeners are Saying About The Dream Lives On

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Meet the Presenters

The public profiles of editors and co-founders of the journal can be read below:
Karin Merx, BMus, MA is the cover artist and illustrator of the first comprehensive academic book on Michael Jackson,  ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Merx is founder and editor of the world’s first peer-reviewed academic journal on Michael Jackson’s art, life and work, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and she is co-presenter of the acclaimed podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation, mentioned in iTunes as ‘New and Noteworthy’. Merx is an artist and academic. She studied at the Academy of Music in Amsterdam, and is alumna of Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Open University, Netherlands and holds qualifications in Art History. For The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, she wrote the well-received article: ‘From Throne to Wilderness. Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw‘ and a book review on Dangerous by Susan Fast. This review is also translated in German and Italian. Find out more at karinmerx.co.uk/ .

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