James O'Brien!
42 min
A bit of a departure this week as James is interviewed by journalist Marie Le Conte about the release of his new book.  Did you know James had a new book out?
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/ RELATED LINKS SAMARITANS NORWICH CHOOSE LOVE AUCTION CHOOSE LOVE - HELP REFUGEES ON LINE STORE BENJAMIN LINKS 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)   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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The Bunker
The Bunker
Daily: FUTURE IRELANDS – Northern Ireland special edition
Will Brexit really lead to Ireland reunifying and leaving the Union, in a final irony for English nationalism? In a special edition on the future of the island of Ireland we talk to Neale Richmond (Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown), Ulster Unionist Party MLA and former leader Mike Nesbitt, and Claire Hanna (SDLP MP for Belfast South). Is the rancour finally leaching out of Northern Irish politics? Will a European identity trump a British one?Is a border poll really coming? And what do people in the Irish Republic really think of Boris Johnson?  “Sinn Fein are the greatest force against a united Ireland.” – Neale Richmond * “I am an Ulsterman, but I’m also Irish, British, and European…if you were to deny me any part of that mixture, you will diminish who I am.” – Mike Nesbitt * “It’s not the territory that’s divided, it’s the people.” – Claire Hanna * “The UK leaving the EU means the greatest vehicle for co-operation on the island of Ireland is ending.” – Neale Richmond * “The government in Westminster wants to possess Northern Ireland like a toddler wants to possess a toy.” – Claire Hanna * “Sinn Fein are the greatest force against a united Ireland.” – Neale Richmond * “We need to get away from the idea that we're pure Brit or pure Gael, because very few of us are.” – Mike Nesbitt  Presented by Naomi Smith. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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