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. 

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Podcast: Beyond the wall, with John Lanchester

A sea wall in Japan. Image: Getty.

This week it’s another live episode, of sorts. In early April I was lucky enough to chair an event at the Cambridge Literary Festival with the journalist and novelist John Lanchester.

John was mostly there to promote his latest novel, The Wall, a “cli-fi” book about a Britain trundling on after catastrophic climate change has wiped out much of the planet. In the past he’s also written about other vaguely CityMetric-y topics like the housing crisis and the tube - so he’s a guest I’ve been hoping to get on for a while, and was kind enough to allow us to record our chat for posterity and podcasting purposes.

Incidentally, I didn’t find a way of turning the conversation to the tube. We do lose ten minutes to talking about Game of Thrones, though.

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

Jonn Elledge is the editor of CityMetric. He is on Twitter as @jonnelledge and on Facebook as JonnElledgeWrites.

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