#ACFM Trip 13: Crowds

Nadia Idle, Keir Milburn and Jeremy Gilbert return to #ACFM to talk about the power and potential of crowds – from mobs and marches to mesmeric leaders and terrace anthems, with music from the Joubert Singers, Sham 69 and more.

Music: The Polyphonic Spree – Light and Day / The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word / Pink Floyd – Fearless / Sham 69 – The Kids are United / The Proclaimers – Sunshine on Leith (as sung by Hibernian F.C. fans)

Books: Jeremy Gilbert – Common Ground / Nadia Idle & Alex Nunns – Tweets from Tahrir / Elias Canetti – Crowds and Power / JS McClelland – The Crowd and the Mob / Gustav Le Bon – The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind / Freud – Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego / Sartre – Critique of Dialectical Reason / Dan Hancox – The Power of Crowds (article)

Listen to the accompanying Microdose interview with Turkish journalist and author Ece Temelkuran, who talks to Nadia Idle about the joy inherent in a protest and why raves are more infantilising than inspiring.

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Produced and edited by Matt Huxley and Chal Ravens. PRS Licence Number: LE-0016481

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