Podcast no.1  Author Richard Balls talks with Stuart Hobday and Guy Martin about Shane MacGowan and the Pogues, Ian Dury, and Stiff Records.

Richard Balls is the author of Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Life Of Ian Dury, Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story and A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan (due to be published in autumn 2021). He was a journalist for 20 years, including nine working for national newspapers in Ireland, and in 2007 he moved into communications. He lives in Norwich with his wife and two daughters.   

Richard’s Spotify Playlist

For our first Music on My Mind podcast, author Richard Balls put together this brilliantly eclectic playlist for our enjoyment.