Cry Power Episode 5: Marcus Mumford
The Cry Power podcast is hosted by Hozier in partnership with Global Citizen, talking to inspirational artists and activists about how to change the world. In its fifth episode, Hozier talks with Marcus Mumford — frontman of Mumford & Sons — about education in conflict zones, Grenfell Tower, and why listening is one of the most compassionate human acts. But it's not all talk — you can join the Global Citizen movement and take action below to help children facing conflict and crisis stay in school.
“It guts me when Trump talks about cutting aid," Marcus Mumford tells Hozier on the fifth episode of the Cry Power podcast. "I like the global and the local — they’re not mutually exclusive.”
International aid is crucial in the fight to end extreme poverty and keep the world's most vulnerable children in school. There are 75 million kids who risk missing out on an education because of conflict, natural disasters, or other crises, but the richest countries can use their aid budgets to help. Sign the Global Citizen petition now to call on world leaders to step up.
Cry Power Episode 1: Annie Lennox
In its inaugural episode, Hozier talks with Annie Lennox about why feminism must be inclusive of men; how her personal story of activism is rooted in her family; and how music can make change happen.
Cry Power Episode 2: Bono
Hozier talks with Bono about what drove him to fight HIV/AIDS; why this podcast must be useful; and how where you live should not decide whether you live.
Cry Power Episode 3: Nick Grono
Hozier talks with Nick Grono, CEO of the Freedom Fund, about forced labour, modern slavery, and calling out big businesses to be more transparent.
Cry Power Episode 4: Mavis Staples
Hozier talks with gospel legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples about singing for Martin Luther King, the power of protest music, and which rappers inspire her in 2019.
Cry Power Episode 6: Hugh Evans
Hozier talks with Hugh Evans — CEO of Global Citizen — about the origins of the movement and how 2020 could be the most ambitious year in the history of activism.
Cry Power Episode 7: Ifrah Ahmed
Hozier talks with Ifrah Ahmed — female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor and trailblazing activist — about growing up as a refugee in Ireland, creating her own foundation to change the law on FGM, and a new movie coming out that's based on her life.
Cry Power Episode 8: Colm O'Gorman
Hozier talks with Colm O'Gorman — the Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland — about his own experiences of sexual assault, the world-changing power of individual action, and the extraordinary story of how he sued the Pope.
Cry Power Episode 9: President Michael D. Higgins
In its ninth and final episode, Hozier talks with Irish President Michael D. Higgins about a lifetime spent fighting injustice.