This is the 18 Percent Podcast. A 2018 study revealed that only 18% of people working in the performing arts are working-class. I found this sad, but completely unsurprising; with cuts to arts funding, real wages not rising with inflation, and cuts to benefits payments, of course those who are less fortunate will struggle to make their mark in an expensive industry.

On my podcast, 100% of the guests will be working-class. The podcasts will be funny, interesting, and highlight people and stories that you don't hear anywhere near as much as you should do, despite the fact we need those voices more than ever.

You can find us on iTunes, Podbean, YouTube, Spotify or by hacking into my computer.

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