Podcast: Ye Olde guide


Ye Olde Guide is a podcast guide to the history of English cities

Our aim is to provide an accessible guide to the history of the towns and cities of England (and maybe later beyond…). The podcasts, and this accompanying website could be a starting point to visiting these towns, to uncover the many hidden gems across the country.

The podcast is brought to you by Daniel Gooch and Liam McGrath. Daniel is a local historian specialising in urban migration. You can read his MA dissertation on the The human capital value of migration to Reading here.

Liam is a Principal Modeller at Transport for London, and sits on the board of Leathermarket – a social housing provider. He has a blog on contemporary urban issues here.

We started this guide as old friends who regularly have days out across the country to explore towns and watch out football team Ipswich Town. With Daniel undertaking research into historic growth of cities, and Liam studying smart cities we felt it was the right time to launch a podcast.

Liam’s interest in the history of cities has grown from his work developing transport and housing today

Everything we do in planning modern urban infrastructure is entangled with centuries of heritage. Understanding the myriad of dramas that have taken place in a building or plot of land has become a passion of mine.



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