History | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: Who Were The Levellers?

Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London, as recommended by The Telegraph.

We are now using Acast, meaning you can play the podcast from this page by clicking the player above. The Acast player has a neat function allowing you to see photos of N Quentin Woolf's adventures, plus links to the things he's talking about. You can also download the app on iTunes or the Android Store and listen to us on the go. Londonist Out Loud is still available on iTunes. You can also download the podcast as an MP3.

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


This week, N Quentin Woolf meets political activist and Levellers expert John Rees, to discuss the rise and fall of this 17th century political movement, and what their legacy is in London and the rest of the UK.

One of the most famous Levellers was John Lilburne, and to celebrate the 400th anniversary of his birth, Bishopsgate Institute is hosting a conference in his honour today (14 March). Speakers include Martine Brant and Peter Flannery (writers of Channel 4's The Devil’s Whore), Katherine Clements (author of The Crimson Ribbon), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tariq Ali (writer and broadcaster) and John Rees himself.


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Javier

It happens the link "You can also download the podcast as an MP3" actually takes you to the previous podcast (the one about "harbour porpoises in the tidal Thames"). I use to download your so delightfully informative shows every week. I thoroughly enjoy them. Many thanks and congratulations!