Ever since we published Protest: Stories of Resistance, the first instalment of our History-into-Fiction series, in 2017, up in Comma Towers we’ve been saying we need to compile a ‘protest playlist’, of songs and podcasts that have inspired past and will inspire future acts of defiance.

Now, with the release of our new anthology Resist: Stories of Uprising, fast approaching, we thought it was about time to compile a collection of music and podcasts for your listening pleasure, so here it is:


‘Nina Cried Power’ – Hozier ft. Mavis Staplesbillybragg

‘Reggae Fi Peach’ – Linton Kwesi Johnson

‘Between the Wars’ – Billy Bragg

‘There’s Power in the Union’ – Billy Bragg

‘Tubthumping’ – Chumbawumba

‘The Digger’s Song’ – Chumbawumba

‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ – Public Enemy

‘If I Had a Hammer’ – Pete Seeger

‘Joe Hill’ – Paul Robeson

‘Deportee (Plane Crash At Los Gatos)’ – Woody Guthrieenglishrebels



‘Cry Power’ Podcast with Hozier and Global Citizen

‘The Art of Protest’ with Tate Museums

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‘The Peasant’s Revolt’ on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time

‘Boudica’s Rebellion’ on The British History Podcast

‘A week with Extinction Rebellion’ on The Guardian

Resist: Stories of Uprising will be published by Comma Press later this month. Pre-order the limited edition hardback from all good retailers, or direct from us HERE.


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