BBC Studios has produced a new podcast documentary, Stay Free: The Story of The Clash, which will launch on Spotify on February 28. Narrated by Public Enemy's Chuck D, the series takes a deep-dive into the rise, the reign and the explosive self-destruction of London punk rock legends, The Clash. Chuck D said: “It’s an honour heading up this new podcast. I was and am a big fan of their music. We were always tackling very similar social and political issues.”
The multi award-winning BBC Studios Digital team creates original content for new platforms, breaks new talent, and develops innovative forms of storytelling for young audiences. Recent commissions include short-form formats such as Big Narstie’s Let’s Settle This for BBC Three, and BBC Earth: Life in VR for Google Daydream, plus new formats for millennial African and Indian audiences across mobile and TV for the BBC.
Georgia Moseley, Creative Director, BBC Studios Digital and Executive Producer for Stay Free: The Story of The Clash said “Delivering our first Spotify commission has been an amazing creative experience – using rare archive material and interviews it brings the story of The Clash to life for a whole new generation”. BBC Studios also produces a wide range of music content including David Bowie: Finding Fame, Later With… Jools Holland and much-loved coverage of the five-day Glastonbury festival.
The eight episodes range from 30-45 minutes in length. They will be available on Spotify on February 28.