FIGHT THEM WITH LOVE (with Reni Eddo-Lodge and Nikesh Shukla)

George Floyd’s brutal murder at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis has ignited a global conversation about structural racism in America. But how does Britain compare today? And how far have we really come in reconciling our dark colonial past?

Blaine sits down with author Nikesh Shukla, named by Time Magazine as ‘’one of the twelve leaders shaping the next generation of artists’’ to find out how ‘The Good Immigrant’ has helped change the face of publishing in the UK, and receives a surprise visit from a familiar face.

This week’s opening thought features journalist and author Reni Eddo-Lodge reading from her No.1 bestseller ‘Why I’m no longer talking to white people about Race’, recorded especially for TWFF.

At the end of this episode you will hear ‘Screwdriver’ from Mystery Jets’ critically-acclaimed new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’. You can buy and stream the album here.

This episode of ‘Things Worth Fighting For’ was brought to you by Acast and produced by Matthew Twaites. 

Thanks to Courtney Aiesha Mortimer at UROK for production assistance and coordination. 


Read ‘Why I’m no longer talking to White people about Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge (Blackwells)

Listen to Reni Eddo-Lodge’s award-winning podcast ‘About Race’ (Acast)

Reni Eddo-Lodge interviewed by Emma Watson (Youtube)

Read ‘The Good Immigrant’ and Nikesh’s other books (Amazon)

Nikesh Shukla on Mystery Jets’ Speakers’ Corner (Youtube)

Nikesh Shukla TEDx Talk (Youtube)

Nikesh Shukla on The Guilty Feminist podcast (Acast)

Nikesh Shukla: How the Buddha of Suburbia let me into a much wider world (Guardian)

Read Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia (Waterstones)

Toni Morrison interviewed in 1998 (Youtube)

Akala reads his book ‘Natives’ (Audible)

Racial Equity Tools: Anti-Racist Glossary

Black Lives Matter Global resources

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