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Jan 22, 2020

When most people think of Billy Bragg they probably think of the political firebrand who championed the miners' strike in Wales in '84/'85, and who in the mid-'80s founded Red Wedge, a coalition of musicians who aimed to engage a younger generation in politics in the hope of ousting Margaret Thatcher.

But there has always been much more to Billy than his politics, and we talk about some of the misconceptions about his reputation in this interview. We also discuss fatherhood, his work with artists like Wilco, what it was like being around for the birth of punk rock, why he sticks clear of cynics, his involvement in helping rehabilitate prisoners in the UK and so much more.