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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