Justin Webb

Fri 22 July 2022

The Gift of a Radio: My Life and Other Trainwrecks

The Gift of a Radio: My Life and Other Trainwrecks

Justin Webb’s childhood was far from ordinary. Life at home was dysfunctional at best. But with gun-wielding school masters and sub-standard living conditions, Quaker boarding school wasn’t much better. The backdrop to this coming-of-age story is Britain in the 1970s, with Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, strikes, inflation and IRA bombings. So, was it the brutal experiences of his upbringing, or an innate ambition and drive, that shaped the urbane and successful radio presenter we know and love now?

Interviewed by Martin Latham.

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