In today's episode, Jack Booth and Billy Dasein talk to Jason Stockwood, Club Chairman of Grimsby Town Football Club and so much more.
We set a high bar with our opening question and the conversation then ranges across kibbutzim and DisneyWorld, how work really works for people and organisations (spoiler: trust people), a brief discussion of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and the barriers of language and how Covid has prompted a radically shifting world-view towards the unjust postcode lottery of austerity and poverty. Above all, what comes out often is that it's all about relationships, compassion, love and creating places that matter - human flourishing!
When it comes to the footie, Jack nails it with his impromptu question (or statement of deep personal philosophy, perhaps): "If you don't have hope then what do you have when it comes to football?"
Memorable quotation from the episode: "I've got the Grimsby in me. I like a fight"
Register for Hilary Cottam, Jason Stockwood & Paul Collier in conversation: 'The Grimsby Alliance - community power and levelling up' 09 December 2021, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration Required: : https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/events/grimsby-alliance/
Location: Online & Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD
Intro and interval music: Mariners go for Goal, charity single from 1990 by The Merger (Grimsby home studio hopefuls - sold 1,000 copies and echoed around the hallowed ground of Blundell Park for a few matches).
Outro music: 'Jerusalem' by Paul Robeson (1939); Lyrics, William Blake (1804); Composed, Hubert Parry (1916); Contributor, Internet Archive.
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