For our first conversation we speak to Dr Martin Farr, Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University specialising in British History (any my old lecturer!). We touch on a few subjects including class, the Geordie psyche, the north east post-Thatcher, the Labour Party and a few other bits. Please enjoy, and do mind the rough editing. It was a Zoom call and Martin was in the sunshine so its very wind-permitting. However, the discussion does counter-act the sound quality!
You can follow Martin on Twitter at @martinjohnfarr. He also has a book on the way which might interest you all, entitled 'Margaret Thatcher's World' due for release in 2021. He also runs the Insight Public Lectures at Newcastle University.
We have a few more of these conversations coming up, so please keep your eyes peeled!