Skylines, the CityMetric podcast
About This Show
Skylines is the podcast from the New Statesman's urbanism site. Every two weeks, Jonn Elledge, Stephanie Boland & guests discuss the politics & workings of cities and test their contention that maps are a great topic for radio. (A Roifield Brown Production.)
Most Recent Episode
36. Keep calm and carry on
2 days ago
Here we go again. Not for the first time in its history, London has been the victim of a terrorist attack. This time there was no bomb - but there was car, driving into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, followed by a knife attack at the gates of Parliament.
That story is still developing - and frankly we don't feel qualified to talk about matters of terrorism, crime and security, anyway.
So instead we talk about London's history as a target for political violence; the city's stoicism, real and imagined, and the way, in times of trouble, people the world over do just tend to get up and go to work; and whether Manchester really was revived by an IRA bomb.
Skylines is the podcast from the New Statesman's cities
site, CityMetric. It's hosted by Jonn Elledge and Stephanie Boland.