It’s a bit DIY, all done down the phone and rough at the edges here and there. But despite my primitive grasp of the tech, the poor acoustics of my office and the background intrusions of my printer bursting noisily into life when someone else in the house hit “print”, the six interviews in the first ever On London podcast have survived in all their eloquence.
Victor Keegan, author of the glorious Lost London series, describes how coronavirus Covid-19 has obliged him to adjust his walking habits, tour guide Katie Wignall, of Look Up London fame, describes how it has stopped her walking round the city with other people, and novelist Linda Grant describes the near-impossibility of walking in Finsbury Park without getting breathed on by a jogger.
The politics and impending social pressures of the “lockdown” are discussed with the LSE’s Tony Travers. Florence Eshalomi describes what it’s like to be an MP, an AM and a home working mum all at the same. And Giles Horne, general manager of the Nambucca music venue, sings the praises of Frank Turner.
It’s not perfect, but it’s been a labour of love. Listen and enjoy HERE.
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