Sunday, 2 August 2015

The People's Champion: Journalist Simon Read

Hair-raising: Simon Read in younger days
Simon Read is one of a kind: comfortable sipping Sidecars and talking shop or banging in the goals on a pre-season European footy tour. Known as The People's Champion, he's the fire fighter of personal finance - solving the problems of his readers in The Independent and Evening Standard.

The sunglasses-touting journalist boasts a lengthy career in national newspapers and has also appeared on a raft of radio and TV programmes as an expert guest. An ardent Chelsea supporter, Southender-turned west Londoner and, above all, a massive music fan. Sit back and enjoy his anecdotes. Download the podcast here or stream it below.