Well looky here then. We've got a brand new podcast, and we're incredibly excited to share it with you.
It's called Rabbit and Pork, and although it's meaty, this isn't a cooking show. Instead we took that name from London's Cockney rhyming slang, rabbit and pork = talk. It's where we get the phrase 'to rabbit on'.
So what are we rabbiting on about in our debut episode? Delays. Primarily the Crossrail delay — we chat with train-fanatic Geoff Marshall to find out what went wrong. Then we discuss the one part of London that very much was not delayed: Stratford.
To steal the tagline from the recently relaunched Doctor Who, it's about time.
Here are a few links to topics we talked about in the episode:
- 8 Questions We Have About The Crossrail Delay
- Crossrail: A Hole New World
- Stuff That The Crossrail Delay Has Totally Ruined
- E20: What To Do In London's Newest Postcode
- Did Stratford Need The Olympics?
- V&A Unveils Plans For New Museum In Stratford
- Secret Weapon
If you've got any feedback on the new show, let us know in the comments on this page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Also if you could give us a rating or review on whatever service you use, that'd be really helpful too.
Rabbit and Pork is sponsored by Audible. We've partnered with them to offer you three months half price membership. You'll be able to choose one audiobook each month from their extensive selection. Whatever book you choose, it's yours to keep for life, regardless of whether you cancel. If you're not happy with a book, you can exchange it for another one, no questions asked. Sign up here.
We'll be back at roughly the same time next month, as we dive down into subterranean London.
And below is the answer to trivia question we asked on the show:
Answer: the machines were named Jessica and Ellie, after Jessica Ennis-Hill and Ellie Simmonds. The names were submitted by students of Marion Richardson Primary School in Stepney Green.
Featured image: EastLondoner