This was on BBC4 the other night. I thought it was garbage. In fact it was such utter garbage that there was no chance of me ever getting round to writing it all down. So, I recorded a podcast instead.
“It’s not much of a quid pro quo for having lived through the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward...”
The other night Michael Jennings, Brian Micklethwait and myself sat down with the intention of recording a podcast about South East Asian Metros, Michael being pretty clued up on the subject.
We started well. We managed to keep to the subject for a good five minutes before veering off onto topics as far apart as colonial architecture and the evils of communism1 the Metropolitan Railway’s Club carriages, the importance of passenger information, maps and timetables (or lack of them), international fare system convergence and commuter escalators.
And our tendency for all talking at once continues unabated. Oh well.
1. As evidenced by Michael’s quote at the top.
Update 11/01/08 Michael tells me that that “South” bit in the title is inaccurate.