Playing tracks by
Huey Lewis & The News, The Human League, Blondie and The Buggles.
Dean Kirby is a journalist who has been covering the news in Manchester, his home city, for nearly 20 years. His search for his ancestors led him to Victorian Manchester’s Angel Meadow slum, where he made a remarkable discovery in the rubble of an archaeological dig. Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum is his first book.
I spoke to Dean about the dark history of Angel Meadow and the inspiration for the book. And, of course, Dean shared his Apocalypse Books selections in the second hour of the show.
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