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Distraction Pieces

By Scroobius Pip

  • Hardback
  • £16.99

An illustrated collection of the best of the Distraction Pieces podcast by Scroobius Pip.

A curated collection of the best of the Distraction Pieces podcast by Scroobius Pip, featuring new, exclusive material and illustrations by mr heggie.

The Times Bestseller (Non-Fiction)

Join Scroobius Pip as he gets to the bottom of what matters most in life: whether getting Russell Brand to expound on capitalism, Jon Ronson on the perils of social media, Simon Pegg on the power of satire, Killer Mike on race relations in the United States or Howard Marks on drugs and cancer, Pip elicits thought-provoking material by rummaging through the minds of some of the most interesting creatives of our time.

Distraction Pieces features both curated highlights from the iTunes-chart-topping podcast - from Akala to Howard Marks via the likes of Adam Buxton, Romesh Ranganathan and Amanda Palmer - and exclusive new content, with chapters on politics, social media, music, comedy and more. Featuring illustrations by tattoo artist mr heggie, this is a must-have for fans of the Distraction Pieces podcast, and a must-read for anyone interested in the creative mind.

Biographical Notes

Scroobius Pip is a UK spoken word and hip hop recording artist from Essex, performing with Dan le Sac most famously on top 40 hit, 'Thou Shalt Always Kill', which has had over 3.5 million views on YouTube.

His Radio X radio show, The Beatdown, won the 'Best Specialist Music Programme' at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2014, beating Zane Lowe and Mark Radcliffe. He has also performed at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Bestival, Coachella, Pukkelpop and the Fuji Rock Festival and is a regular guest on Soccer AM.

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  • ISBN: 9781844039128
  • Publication date: 11 Aug 2016
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Cassell
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