History | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: Pepys Show

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Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London.

Of all London's children Samuel Pepys must be one of the best-known and loved. His diaries recorded the city at a time of incredible change — not least the most devastating fire in its history. This week we are given a tour of the National Maritime Museum's blockbuster exhibition dedicated to the great man. Accompanied by curators Robert Blyth and Kris Martin, we learn more about the diary and Pepys's extraordinary life.

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution is at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 20 November 2015–28 March 2016. Tickets £12 adult/£6 child.

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Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf.

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Since I am in Seattle, this podcast is the closest I will get to the Pepys exhibition. Many thanks!


Lovely episode. Looking forward to actually being at the exhibition. One thing that's bugging me about all coverage of this: EVERYONE is presenting Pepys as being a fun-lover "despite" being a quality bureaucrat. Since when were the two incompatible?