Unfortunately, we live in an era where the ignorant dickhead is celebrated. The greater the ignorance or the more appalling the behaviour the more oxygen they are given. This is a sad consequence of the inevitable dumbing down of society at large and the rubbish fed to us by a media that is full of people whose sole academic training consists of doing a degree in media studies and spending all day on Facebook.
It is therefore wonderfully refreshing and uplifting to listen to someone who after a shocking start in life not only did something with their life but also dramatically changed the course of the lives of others. To my great embarrassment I had never heard of Dame Stephanie Shirley until she popped up automatically on my podcast playlist . What was a ten minute drive home became a 30 minute meander around the block whilst I listened to her 81 year old razor sharp mind and her remarkable story.
Click on the image below for the podcast.