Tim Minchin: Accidentally Brave

Tim Minchin is one of the smartest, weirdest, silliest musicians I know. You may know him as the guy who wrote the music for the hit musical “Matilda”, but I know him as the guy who has always written deeply gorgeous, inappropriate and searingly intelligent songs. A few times in my career, people have said “You’re a female Tim Minchin”, and I’ve taken it as a high compliment. But is it more that Tim Minchin is a male Amanda Palmer? WHO KNOWS? We talk about our strange jobs, empathy, our own self-loathing, decoupling “intellectualism” from emotion, the power of The Internet to share the stories of the disenfranchised, and about the gift of being told that you are not fucking special. And America. We had a hard talk about America.