Ben Caplan

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Canadian singer-songwriter Ben Caplan is on tour in Europe at the moment with his band and new musical Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, so he dropped by the studio to chat with Robin and Michael Legge, subbing for Josie again whilst she’s on maternity leave. They chat of Jewish refugees, squeezing philosophy lines into songs, great music biographies by hard rockers and much more. And Michael does an ad for Mercedes for which we very much didn’t get paid for.

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Reading List

Ben recommends:

The work of Martin Heidegger

The work of Immanuel Kant

Beautiful Scars by Tom Wilson

Oration on the Dignity of Man by Pico della Mirandola

The work of Friedrich Nietzsche

The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama

The work of John Ralston Saul

Robin recommends:

Nothing by Janne Teller

War by Janne Teller

Our Hidden Lives by Simon Garfield

Watchmen by Alan Moore

The work of Howard Zinn

Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan

The work of Richard Feynman

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave

Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

White Line Fever by Lemmy Kilmister

The Final Programme by Jerrt Cornelius

Michael recommends:

The Dirt by Mötley Crüe

Drunk Folk Stories by Beans on Toast

Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller

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