History | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 20 May 2011

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Londonist Out Loud, a show about London and everything in it. You can listen in-browser, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS.

Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf. In the studio with him this week...

Caroline Derry, author of the wonderful Caroline's Miscellany
Sean Preston, Open Pen magazine, a literature mag looking for reader contributions.
Beth Torr, news writer with Londonist and blogger at Oxo Cube Editorial

...and a special guest appearance from a belligerent alien race.

The guests tackle the week's news and oddities, including the politics of Tube strikes, Tube peculiarities, a new tool for discovering bus routes,  ghost signs and old memorials, the future of Leyton Orient FC, parking problems, favourite architecture, and the proposed kilometre walkway along the Thames.

Historian Russ Willey reveals the mysterious past of London Stone, an ancient rock on Cannon Street, as well as singing the praises of a few outer London museums and attractions.

Nigel of Bermondsey sings the Sad Lady of Tanner Street, a moving folk song based on an incident from Bermondsey history.

3-Minute History
Lucy Inglis completes her potted history of London Bridge.

Upcoming Events and Openings
NQW rounds up some recommended events and shows around London.

This week's podcast is kindly sponsored by adidas and Stella McCartney, who have combined their talents to produce a range of sports and leisure clothing inspired by Team GB. Find out more here.