Daily: “The Police couldn’t get arrested!” – MILES COPELAND’s maverick life in music

What if you discovered that your Dad was living a double life, and really worked in the CIA? Does managing The Police prepare you for advising the Pentagon? From his chateau in France, maverick music manager Miles Copeland chats to Dorian Lynskey about his memoirs Two Steps Forward, One Step Back, moving from the Middle East and London, and how his record label IRS launched the careers of The Go-Gos, The Bangles, and R.E.M.

  • “I already knew my Dad was in the CIA when I was fourteen years old.”
  • “If you don't LIKE the music, how can you really sell it?”
  • “When I heard Roxanne, I knew it was a song that would change our lives.”
  • “Most bands think once they've made it, then they’ve made it. But what goes up must come down.”
  • “There are many Iraqi women who preferred life under Saddam Hussein.”

Presented by Dorian Lynskey. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production

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