Joe Hill's Last Will (1915)

NOV 19, 202325 MIN
This Day in Esoteric Political History

Joe Hill's Last Will (1915)

NOV 19, 202325 MIN


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It’s November 19th. This day in 1915, IWW activist and songwriter Joe Hill is executed by the state of Utah.

Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss why Hill’s songs were so powerful, how they posed a threat to big business at the time — and Jody finally gets to talk about his undergraduate thesis!

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