021 Ludlow 2020
Podcast episode 021 LINK features historical events from 30th August and from the history of Ludlow.
Recorded as a live videocast as part of the Ludlow Fringe Festival.
With guest panellists Sanjay Brown, Erin Tilley, Elizabeth Vantaa-Black and Simon Bolton.
The panellists performed self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 30th August in history before talking about Ludlow.
Topics covered include:
- Peter of Castile
- Anne, daughter of George II, and variolation
- the founding of Melbourne, and what it could have been called
- the Moscow-Washington hotline and the 'red telephone'
- a 12th century ban on crossbows
- the Burgess shale fossil bed, and some dodgy deaths
- Ludlow castle and Ludlow ghosts
- the Sweating sickness
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and other quotes