Episode 50 – Exclusive


In this exclusive, Elizabeth and Karin talk about ten songs that they really like and why. A non-academic birthday conversation about the music of Michael Jackson.


Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 50 – Exclusive The 10 songs of Karin & Elizabeth – MJAS Exclusive” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 8, no. 1 (2021). Published electronically 29/07/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode50-exclusive

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Episode 50 – Exclusive The Ten Songs of Karin & Elizabeth

By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu

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. Find out more about Elizabeth here.


  1. Joseph Vogel, Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Sterling; 1st edition (1 Oct. 2011)).
  2. Susan Fast, Dangerous (‎ Bloombury (5 Dec. 2014)).
  3. Songs discussed: Ben, Jam, Black Or White, Stranger In Moscow, Little Susie, Remember the Time, She’s out of my life, Price of Fame, Slave to the rhythm, The Love You Save
  4. Karin Merx, “From Throne to Wilderness: Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw“, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 4 (2015).