In the August edition of the Politics of Sound, Iain Carnegie welcomes comedian and star of BBC Radio 4's Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum, Tom Mayhew to the Politics of Sound virtual Record Shop.
In a fascinating, revealing interview, he discusses the challenges of creating a career in comedy from a background beset with financial struggles, his experience of the benefit system, his love for his family, Christianity, his first stand-up gig, Radio 4, the pandemic and much more.
Tom emerges from the Politics of Sound Record Shop with an eclectic selection of three albums by Spook School, Minnie Birch and Plan B and the Politics of Sound House Band are on hand to provide their own reworking of tracks from her chosen albums.
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