1 Aug 2018

Ways to Change the World podcast: Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey

Our guest this week is Darren McGarvey, better known as ‘Loki’. The Glaswegian rapper is this year’s Orwell Prize winner for his book ‘Poverty Safari’. He talks about his difficult childhood and alcohol problem, how he thinks poverty can be tackled, and why the left needs to reclaim the idea of personal responsibility.

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Each week, I’ll speak to one guest, at length, who will hopefully have some answers – without having to rely on a 30 second sound bite.

Our guest this week is Darren McGarvey, better known as ‘Loki’. The Glaswegian rapper is this year’s Orwell Prize winner for his book ‘Poverty Safari’. He talks to me about how he negotiated a difficult childhood and an alcohol problem, how he thinks poverty can be tackled and why the left need to reclaim the idea of personal responsibility.

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