S3, Ep. 6. A Numismatic Conversation with Billy Bragg

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Photo: Detail of the cover of Billy Bragg’s 2022 record, The Million Things that Never Happened.

Singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg joins the Planchet for a wide-ranging conversation about his interest in collecting Iron Age coinage from the United Kingdom (and coins generally), early regional and tribal history from where he grew up, the personal connection to that history through holding archaeological artifacts, and bonds shared between fathers and sons. We end the conversation by talking about “roadside America” and the search for interesting and historical out-of-the-way places while on tour. Billy is touring the US from September 27–October 16, 2022 in support of his new album, The Million Things that Never Happened.

Total Time: 50 minutes
Music: “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” as sung by West Ham United fans

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