Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes.
Sir Bob Geldof describes himself this way: pop star, poet, open-plan politician, living saint, and big-mouth gob-shite. He's also truly an inspiration. A man who not only decided to change the world but actually went ahead and did it. Twenty years ago, he drew the attention of the West to Africa's disastrous famines by opening his Rolodex and rounding up everyone he could find to take part in the largest-ever televised concert. He's a man who's never taken no for an answer, who tweaks the consciences of global leaders everywhere. Away from Africa, he's survived some very public tragedies in his own backyard, and continued to do what gives him the most pleasure of all: play music.