George the Poet

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George the Poet: ‘It’s easier to change the lives of offenders in prison than it is outside’
The spoken word artist has worked with inmates for years. He tells why we need a revolution in education and training to transform their lives

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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From Jay-Z to Britain: George the Poet on the themes that inspire him
Jamaican dancehall, dream sequences and beyond – the podcasting star breaks down the big themes of the new series. Plus: how to create epic sound design

As told to Dorian Lynskey

17, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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George the Poet meets Munya Chawawa: ‘Poetry isn’t perceived as being masculine’
The podcaster talks to the online satirist about the joys of rhyming, the limits of macho culture and mocking Matt Hancock

Ellen E Jones

17, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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From Zadie Smith to Donald Glover: the best storytellers in all of culture
Rappers, actors, authors – podcaster George the Poet picks his favourite spinners of yarns

George the Poet

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Lenny Henry tells black Britons: get Covid jab to avoid being left behind
Open letter by comic and other black cultural figures encourages wider vaccine take-up

Aamna Mohdin

29, Mar, 2021 @11:01 PM

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'Hip-hop was a gateway': Johny Pitts on tuning in to books as a minority author
The new host of BBC Radio Four’s Open Book considers how best to reach neglected minorities with literature

Johny Pitts

26, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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John Boyega: I’m not sure forgetfulness was in the Star Wars script | Rebecca Nicholson
That’s the last thing studio heads wanted – the script of the film turning up on eBay

Rebecca Nicholson

30, Nov, 2019 @3:36 PM

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George the Poet: 'If I accepted an MBE, what would my descendants think?'
The poet, rapper and podcaster says he rejected an MBE as the British Empire’s actions were ‘pure evil’

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

30, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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George the Poet: I rejected MBE over 'pure evil' of British empire
Spoken word artist says UK must take steps to mitigate consequences of colonial era

Kevin Rawlinson

25, Nov, 2019 @6:42 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Have You Heard George’s Podcast?; How’s Work?
Two favourite podcasters returned last week, as relationship therapist Esther Perel tackled the workplace and George the Poet told the BBC to eff off

Miranda Sawyer

10, Nov, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Have You Heard George's Podcast? It's time to listen! – podcasts of the week
George the Poet returns with his multi-award-winning show. Plus: a millennial Alan Partridge and a fascinating look into the death of Tupac Shakur

Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier and Max Sanderson

01, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The British Podcast awards - why George the Poet swept the board
As its five gold awards testify, the spoken word artist’s eight-part podcast is a unique mix of music, drama, news and poetry

Miranda Sawyer

18, May, 2019 @9:05 PM

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