Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London, as recommended by The Telegraph. You can listen in-browser, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS. We’re also available on Stitcher.
Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf.
This week's guest is Joe Kerr, who is a historian and tutor at London at the Royal College of Art. NQW talks to him about why arts education should be viewed on an equal footing as other, more traditional subjects. Joe is also a bus driver, and tells NQW which London bus routes he most enjoys driving and why London is bucking the trend of bus travel becoming less popular. He also offers an interesting bus driver's take of cycling in London.
Plus, listen to find out why the RCA building and the neighbouring Royal Albert Hall are not the same colour, despite the RCA being built to blend in with the striking local architecture.
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Show notes by Laura Reynolds