An Irishman Abroad

Sir Bob Geldof: Episode 200

July 13, 2017

Sir Bob Geldof might be the most influential Irish emigrant of all time. In this momentous episode, Bob speaks openly to Jarlath about handling world leaders alongside Bono (54:00), the massive anxiety that comes with topping the charts (35:00) and how he got married to let some light into his family after the death of his daughter (1:05:00).

Bob explains how his passion to affect change came at a young age during his self-described ‘crap existence’ (5:00) and his initial reaction to the 'No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish' signs in London upon leaving the cultural claustrophobia of Ireland (19:00). From describing Margaret Thatcher as Johnny Rotten in drag (46:00) to the reaction to Band Aid that hurt him (52:00), why politics hasn’t caught up with the 21st century (49:00) and much, much more, this 200th episode is a true highlight of the series to date.

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