24. Pop Music and British Cities, with Karl Whitney

Does a city have a sound? It’s the question that set writer Karl Whitney on a unique musical pilgrimage around the cities of Britain.

The result is his book, just out:

Hit Factories: A Journey Through the Industrial Cities of British Pop.

When Karl was back in his native Dublin recently, we talked about the book, the journey he took, and the experience of being a writer of non-fiction. We also talked about Ireland and Britain, Britain and Ireland, colonialism and (inevitably) Brexit (which officially happens tomorrow).

Book cover, Hit Factories

Find out more here about Karl and his writing.