Ben Carson on ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

Is the controversy surrounding the holiday season classic justified?
This winter, take some time to enjoy this video of Ben Leeds Carson analyzing the lyrics, music, context, and history of the song ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ — and decide for yourselves.

This video was recorded in December 2018 in response to a current issue and as an accompaniment to the course Popular Music in the United States (MUSC 80P).

You can learn more about Professor Carson and his work here.


UCSC Online Education wishes you a lovely winter break and happy holidays. See you in January!