Adam talks with British poet, writer and musician Benjamin Zephaniah.
PLEASE BE AWARE: During the first 10 minutes of our conversation Benjamin told me about some relatives suffering with the effects of COVID and included some details that may be upsetting to hear for people who have lost loved ones to the disease. So if you're worried, skip past those first ten minutes and you should be OK. It's not all pandemic chat though - mainly Benjamin describes fascinatingly how managed to make the transition from angry young criminal to internationally celebrated writer.
Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and to Anneka Myson for additional editing.
Podcast artwork by Helen Green https://helengreenillustration.com/
BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH ON WINDRUSH, ANARCHISM AND HIS TIME IN NORTH KOREA (C4 NEWS, 2018, YOUTUBE)
ON MODERN RACISM (2011, BBC NEWSNIGHT, YOUTUBE)
BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH RECITES HIS POEM MONEY (1991, YOUTBE)
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE PAY COMPENSATION FOR KILLING OF MIKEY POWELL (2003) (2018, BIRMINGHAM LIVE WEBSITE)
ADAM AND JOE LINKS
ADAM AND JOE - FRIENDS LIKE THESE, NME (2020, YOUTUBE)
THE ADAM AND JOE SHOW ON WOW PRESENTS PLUS (SIGN UP TO STREAM ALL 4 SERIES)
ADAM BUXTON'S RAMBLE BOOK (HARDBACK) (WATERSTONES)
ADAM BUXTON'S RAMBLE BOOK (AUDIOBOOK) (2020, AUDIBLE)
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