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Tom Sutcliffe with Russell Brand on revolution, David Babbs on campaigning, philosopher Susan Neiman on redefining maturity and Juliet Barker on the Great Revolt of 1381.

Russell Brand's calling for revolution now, to overthrow the system that he says supports extreme inequality. David Babbs, executive director of 38 Degrees, wants popular campaigns to bring about change and strengthen democracy. Juliet Barker re-examines the Great Revolt of 1381 and finds not a peasants' revolt but one by a new middle class in the shires, dissatisfied with a London elite. Philosopher Susan Neiman looks at how we are expected to abandon the adventures of youth if we are to grow up and asks, is there a new way to imagine what it means to be mature?

Producer: Simon Tillotson.

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Mon 27 Oct 2014 21:30

Juliet Barker

Juliet Barker is a historian and author.

England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 is published by Little, Brown.

Juliet Barker

Susan Neiman

Susan Neiman is a philosopher and Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany.

Why Grow Up? is published by Penguin.

Susan Neiman

Russell Brand

Russell Brand is an actor, comedian and activist.

Revolution is published by Century.

Russell Brand

David Babbs

David Babbs is Executive Director of online action group 38 Degrees.

David Babbs


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Russell Brand
Interviewed Guest Susan Neiman
Interviewed Guest Julie Barker
Interviewed Guest David Babbs
Producer Simon Tillotson