Today's podcast from the edge of things is a fascinating chat with Lord Maurice Glasman.
Maurice talks about his strong family background, finding himself in an unchallenging role as an academic and about breaking free of all that and discovering a joyous new skill-set as a Community Organiser allied with the Industrial Areas Foundation - and unexpectedly finding himself in the house of lords (as you do). It's quite the story.
Maurice then set up the Common Good Foundation - which ultimately led him to reach out to and stand with the people of Grimsby - and here we all are... also with Community Organiser Bryn making a timely intervention.
And what is the Genius of Grimsby? Listen in to find out.
This episode is dedicated to the independence and fighting spirit of Maurice's mum.
Intro music: JERUSALEM by Paul Robeson (1939); Lyrics, William Blake (1804); Composed, Hubert Parry (1916); Contributor, Internet Archive.
Interval music: 'Street Gang' by Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance from the album Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance (1975), written by (Lane, O'lochlainn, Steve Simpson.
Outro music: Friday by the Sea by Grimsby's own Al Hunter (find Al here: thethumpingtommys.com)
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