Podcast: Merry Xmas Everybody

Oooh, shiny. Image: Getty.

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why – because for one week only, Stephanie Boland is coming back to the CityMetric podcast.

In Prospect magazine’s offices in Westminster (from where she does her own excellent podcast, How To Fix, which you should all check out), we have a surprisingly involved conversation about the proper, anti-imperialist name for the archipelago perched off the north-western coast of Europe which contains the UK and Ireland.

But the main attraction this week is the CityMetric Christmas quiz. Last year, Stephanie asked me a series of increasingly impossible nerdy questions – so this year I got my own back. It goes about as well as you’d expect.

Thank you for listening this year. Why not tell your friends, through the medium of a five star iTunes review? Go on, it is Christmas.

We’ll be back in January. Enjoy the holidays – and god bless us, every one.

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 also has a Facebook page now for some reason. 

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Podcast: Global Britain and local Liverpool

Liverpool. Image: Getty.

This week, two disparate segments linked by the idea of trading with the world. Well, vaguely. It’s there, but you have to squint.

First up: I make my regular visit to the Centre for Cities office for the Ask the Experts slot with head of policy Paul Swinney. This week, he teaches me why cities need businesses that export internationally to truly thrive.

After that, we’re off to Liverpool, with New Statesman politics correspondent Patrick Maguire. He tells me why the local Labour party tried to oust mayor Joe Anderson; how the city became the party’s heartlands; and how it ended up with quite so many mayors.

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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