Podcast: Limps, marriages and deaths

Ah. Image: Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr/creative commons.

I don't want to lie to you, this is one of our sillier episodes. Things we discuss, in no particular order:

  • What embarrassing thing happened that means I've been limping for the past two days, and whether this is a sign the street furniture is turning against me;
  • How bad driving in the inner city brings out my road rage;
  • Whether it's okay to propose on public transport;
  • Whether it's okay to dump someone on public transport;
  • Whether it's okay to start a singalong on public transport;
  • Whether it is ever, in fact, okay to start a conversation on public transport;
  • Funerals.

Oh, and Stephanie makes me sing the Only Fools and Horses theme tune. Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

Don't worry, next week I'm going to make her talk about the housing crisis. 

The episode itself is below. You can subscribe to the podcast on AcastiTunes, or RSS. Enjoy.


Podcast: Uber & out

Uber no more. Image: Getty.

Oh, capitalism. You had a good run. But then Transport for London decided to ask Uber to take some responsibility for the safety of its passengers, and thus did what 75 years of Soviet Communism failed to do and overthrew the entire economic system of the Western world. Thanks, Sadiq, thanks a lot.

In the unlikely event you've missed the news, the story so far: TfL has ruled that Uber is not a fit and proper company to operate cabs, and revoked its licence. Uber has three weeks to appeal before its cabs need to get off the road.

To commemorate this sad day, I've dragged Stephen Bush back into the podcasting basement, so we can don black arm bands and debate what all this means – for London, for Uber, for the future (if it has one) of capitalism.

May god have mercy on our souls.

Jonn Elledge is the editor of CityMetric. He is on Twitter as @jonnelledge and also has a Facebook page now for some reason. 

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