News | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 8 April 2011

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After a trial run last month, we're delighted to officially launch the Londonist podcast: Londonist Out Loud, produced and hosted by N Quentin Woolf. You can subscribe on iTunes (see note at bottom of page) or simply press play below.

We'll be releasing a new episode every two weeks via iTunes and directly on Londonist.

In this week's show:

Host N Quentin Woolf is joined in the studio by three guests to pick over the week's news:

  • Swedish artist Maria Von K√∂hler, who has attracted hate mail thanks to her controversial statue of Michael Jackson dangling his baby out of a window.
  • East-end balladeer Ruaridh Anderson.
  • Former Metropolitan police officer and budding author Joe Carpenter.

Discussion includes the recent cuts protests, the slashing of arts funding, London's two Michael Jackson statues, when Arnie met Boris, a film about Dick Turpin, drugs and explosives on the Olympic site, and the best London April Fool's jokes.

N Quentin Woolf then visits the Freud Museum (below), where Director Carol Seigel explains why it will soon be wrapped in hair.

N Quentin Woolf rounds up some of the more intriguing events coming up over the next week, from theatre to music.

Historian Leo Hollis, author of The Stones of London, takes us on a three-minute tour of Leadenhall Market. Find out where to find a barber's shop containing part of the Roman forum.

Ruaridh Anderson sings a catchy tribute to founder of the Salvation Army William Booth, in his ongoing quest to write a weekly song about a character from the East End.

Don't do podcasts?
Give it a go. It's pretty straight-forward. If you have an iPhone or iPod, simply go to the iTunes store, search for Londonist and click 'Subscribe'. New episodes of the show will then appear in the podcasts section of your iTunes dashboard, and then on your iPhone or iPod next time you synch. Perfect for listening to while you're walking around this great city of ours.

Those who don't use iTunes can pick up an RSS feed of the podcast here, which can then be pasted into whatever software you use to move tracks from your computer to your phone or MP3 player.

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