Songs To Live By is a podcast celebrating different generations of Black culture through the shared love of music. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests, who grew up at different times, to share the songs that shaped their lives. Each guest brings two songs and each episode is a journey into their lives, our history and some great music - new and old. In this episode Vick is joined by stand-up comedian, writer and presenter Dane Baptiste, and poet performer Sophia Thakur. Dane made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut stand up show Citizen Dane. Sophia Thakur has been performing since the age of 16 and has a wide reach across social media. She has presented two TEDxTalks and her debut collection of poems 'Somebody Give This Heart A Pen' was published in 2019.