Episode 44 – Earth Song

In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth revisit Earth Song and they discuss its relevance today. The messages Michael Jackson always had in his songs, the power of this particular song and how we should take his messages very seriously and start action upon it.


Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 43 – Past – Present – Future Book 4 ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 3 (2021). Published electronically 14/01/21. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/past-prsent-future-book-4/

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Episode 44: Earth Song by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx

Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.

Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife.

References and where to find them

  1. Joseph Vogel, Earth Song: Michael Jackson And The Art Of Compassion (Blakevision Books, 2017)
  2. Isabelle Petitjean, Dangerous – from Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson PETITJEAN Isabelle (Delatour France (August 5, 2016)
  3. David Attenborough, Extinction The Facts, documentary
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood, documentary