The Hackney Podcast

The Hackney Podcast is a series of recordings about life in the London borough of Hackney.

The Hackney Podcast was set up in 2008 to record the borough's different faces: one of Britain's poorest places but culturally one of its richest; an area of London profoundly marked by its history but, as the Olympics loom, caught in a frenzied period of change. From its first days, the podcast – available free to download – has provided an eclectic mix of politics, environmental issues and scenes from local life alongside cutting-edge art, literature and music.