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Trump in London (& out of It)

Reflections on American president Donald Trump’s visit to the UK and how he was based in London but spent less time there than his blow-up effigy!  Along the way you’ll encounter everything from A to Zen: airborne food mixers, buddleia, parts of London inspired (or owned) by the monarch, lots of things in north west London or north west of London and a Zen Buddhist anecdote.

Another in Adrian’s occasional monologue strand, Letter from London, written by him.

Produced and presented by Adrian Lacey ©2018

Graphic of Donald Trump
Graphic (at Londonpodcast.net) Stars, stripes… and The Donald (Pixabay)

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Rational Anthems? A Song for London

What makes a good national anthem? Are they more head or heart? And what would make a great song for London? Alex Marshall, London journalist and author of Republic or Death! Travels in Search of National Anthems, joins Adrian, as well as visiting his roots in the ‘burbs. The people of London get their say, too!

The show is linked from the oldest theatre site in the UK capital to still be in theatrical use, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This links to two national anthems with the same tune – those of the UK and Lichtenstein.

Writer and journalist Alex Marshall
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net) Alex Marshall anthem singing in Nashville