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/
CHOOSE LOVE AUCTION
CHOOSE LOVE - HELP REFUGEES ON LINE STORE
BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH'S WEBSITE
BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH - DIS POLICEMAN (KEEPS ON KICKING ME TO DEATH) (1982, YOUTUBE)
BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH (WITH THE WAILERS) - FREE SOUTH AFRICA (TUFF GONG) (1982, YOUTUBE)
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 WEBSITE
ADAM BUXTON'S RAMBLE BOOK (HARDBACK) (WATERSTONES)
ADAM BUXTON'S RAMBLE BOOK (AUDIOBOOK) (2020, AUDIBLE)
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