This City

This City

By Clara Amfo

Join Clara Amfo as she explores the streets of London through the eyes of some of the city’s most recognisable names. Along the way she’ll discover the places that made them – from the pubs and restaurants they frequent, the spots that kickstarted their careers, to their favourite hidden gems that make the great metropolis we call London so special. One thing’s for sure, it all happened in This City.

Episodes

Jodie Harsh

For the final episode of our mini series we've finally got her on the podcast - I'm joined by the queen of clubs, Jodie Harsh! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/2136m 32s

Billy Porter

I am absolutely delighted to have Billy Porter on who is best known for playing a character based in New York, but let me tell you, this man loves London! He's an incredible actor, singer and now published author, and it was just lovely to spend time talking to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/2149m 11s

Akala

We're back! For this epsiode of This City I welcome a person I admire and respect deeply. One of the best minds of the past decade, a very talented artist in all senses of the word, a gifted rapper, author and a very funny man - Welcome, Akala! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2148m 12s

Mini-series Trailer

A brand new series of This City is on it's way very soon - but we know you’re missing it - so we’re bringing you the mother of all mini-series! Three incredible episodes are on their way over the next few weeks with Akala, Jodie Harsh and Billy Porter, not to be missed. Episodes drop every Tuesday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/211m 28s

Olly Alexander

This week I'm delighted to be joined by singer and actor, Olly Alexander! Best known as the lead singer of Years and Years and most recently has been breaking our hearts in Channel 4's drama 'It's A Sin'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/2151m 35s

Nick Grimshaw

This week's guest is your friend and mine, fellow Radio 1 broadcaster Nick Grimshaw! He's quite possibly one of the funniest people I know and someone who has most defnitely made This City his playground, and has got some great stories all about it. Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/2051m 33s

MNEK

This week's guest is somebody I've known since they were a teenager, it's the incredibly talented producer, singer and artist, MNEK. They have written hits for everyone from Beyonce to Little Mix via Dua Lipa, Kylie and Madonna. It's such a pleasure to welcome South London's finest onto the podcast. Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2045m 40s

Skin

My guest this week is one of my all time heroes, Skin from iconic 90s rock bank Skunk Anansie. From working as a bouncer at the Brixton Academy to performing there, as well as presenting, DJing, producing and now a published author, she's a complete icon and I'm so delighted to have her on the show. Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2041m 58s

Reni Eddo-Lodge

This week I'm speaking with writer, journalist and podcaster Reni Eddo-Lodge. Growing up in East and North London, she became the first black British woman to be #1 in the British Book Charts for her book, 'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race', and she's written for The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and the New York Times to name but a few. To be honest I'm a bit nervous because, look, she's really clever! Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/2040m 17s

DJ Fat Tony

This week I'm talking to international, world-famous DJ and hilarious king of the memes, DJ Fat Tony. He's a born and bred Londoner who's lived all over the city, and I cannot wait to hear some of those stories. Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative.
17/11/2046m 50s

DJ Fat Tony

This week I'm talking to international, world-famous DJ and hilarious king of the memes, DJ Fat Tony. He's a born and bred Londoner who's lived all over the city, and I cannot wait to hear some of those stories. Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/2046m 50s

Munya Chawawa

Today I'm very excited to welcome my guest, Munya Chawawa; someone who has been blowing up the internet in the last year with his satirical self-produced video sketches. He's provided us with deep-belly laughs and education on socio-political issues throughout some very difficult times, and from Derby to Zimbabwe via Norwich and Birmingham, I am so glad this guy made his move to London. Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2040m 36s

Alex Scott

Welcome back to a brand new season of This City, the podcast dedicated to the stories, the places and the people of our wonderful capital city, London. I'm so very happy to welcome athlete, broadcaster and all around babe, Alex Scott to the show. She was an England footballer, has made history as a pundit, and has also graced the Strictly dancefloor... so I think that makes us sisters now?  Head over to www.chillysbottles.com/thiscity to check out Clara's specially curated selection of bottles. This City is produced by Ami Bennett and Sony Music's 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/2043m 20s

Series 2 Trailer

Well hello there and welcome back to another series of This City, the podcast dedicated to the people, places and stories of the brilliant metropolis we call London! We have some incredible guests including Reni Eddo-Lodge, DJ Fat Tony, Skin, Munya Chawawa and Alex Scott to name a few, so subscribe now to make sure you're ready for the first episode dropping on Tuesday 3rd November, celebrating love letters to London from some of its most interesting and recognisable residents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/201m 28s

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson has been responsible for literally some of the biggest tunes of our time, and look, we're not going to go through every single one of his production credits - we may touch on a few - but mostly I just wanna know what he loves about this place! If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/2027m 31s

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall has had a stratospheric rise to fame since bursting onto our screens on The X Factor in 2011. I'd say it was an X Factor sweet spot! Whilst we are used to seeing her perform massive hit alongside her three band members of Little Mix, today, we're going to be hearing all about the stories behind it all! If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/2033m 56s

Introducing: Anthems

Anthems is a collection of 31 original manifestos, stories and poems custom written and voiced by exceptional women across the UK that celebrate what is to be a woman; our beauty, our heritage, our range and our power. The series brings together women from all works and walks of life. From Booker Prize winner Bernadine Evaristo, to Vice Editor Zing Tsjeng, Syrian poet and activist Lisa Luxx, to chef Ruby Tandoh, plus 24 more powerful voices. These bite-sized podcasts are released every morning in March. The series opens with Laura Dockrill, an award-winning author, illustrator and performance poet with 13 books under her belts. This is her Anthem. Listen to Anthems here: smarturl.it/anthemspodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/209m 35s

Little Simz

It's fair to say that Little Simz is a woman of many, many talents. I love and respect this woman deeply; when she's not in the studio producing smash album after smash album or performing said work on tour... and most recently, she's been on our screens acting in Top Boy! She's steadily building her place as one of the UK's most exciting artists, and she's probably done it all from London. If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo Listen ANTHEMS here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/anthems/id1497573270 This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2041m 49s

Sugababes

They say good things come in threes. And if this week's guests are anything to go by, that is definitely true. If you grew up in the noughties, Keisha, Mutya, and Siobhan from the Sugababes would have likely been a part of your musical life and we couldn't be happier that the band are getting back together 20 years after their debut album One Touch came out! And let's just be honest. We can always use a bit more sweetness in our lives. If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2043m 35s

Sophia Webster

They do say, before you judge someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes, and if you are judging this week's guest, you'd be certified to be in a pretty fantastic pair. Whether it's her trademark butterfly heels and just general, sleek, bright and bangin' designs, Sophia Webster has been responsible for dressing the feet of some of the world's most well-known women, whether it's Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, the Spice Girls, Michelle Obama, Kylie, the list goes on! She's doing it worldwide, but I wanted to bring this woman a little bit closer to home... If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/2036m 36s

Reggie Yates

We've all met Reggie Yates in some way, shape or form, whether it was back in the day on kid's show Smile with that bum fluff and those cainrows, his acting in Grange Hill and various roles, or more recently where he's been taking us all around the world, lifting the lid on hidden parts of society. And that varied career started in London! If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2041m 57s

Joy Crookes

Joy Crookes is swiftly carving a place in the hearts and minds of so many, and she's showing no signs of stopping yet. Collecting accolades left and right, from the BRITs to NME, she speaks her truth in a way that I really respect. It’s almost impossible to listen to Joy's music without feeling some kind of way, and given that so many of her tracks are steeped in South London soul, I think it’s only fair to delve a bit deeper into her relationship with London.  If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2034m 19s

Louis Theroux

This week’s guest is right up there in the kingdom of documentary royalty. Louis Theroux's work has seen him come face to face with everyone from the so called most hated family in America to members of the survivalist movements, and he does so with his signature style which inevitably resulted in plenty of iconic & memorable moments. While he’s spent a significant amount of time all over the world, I of course, want to hear more about his relationship with this great city... If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2039m 17s

Dina Asher-Smith

It’s not often that you get to sit face to face with someone who has smashed as many records and made history as often as my guest this week has. In fact, she’s currently the proud holder of the title of fastest British woman in history - but don’t worry, we’ll be taking our time today. I'm of course talking about Dina Asher-Smith, and while she can be found sprinting all over the world, it all started in the city we call London.  Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2042m 29s

Ncuti Gatwa

It’s rare for someone to capture our hearts as quickly as this week’s guest did. After stealing the show as Eric on Netflix’s Sex Education, Ncuti Gatwa has continued to make waves both on and off the screen and stage. He’s known for his powerful performances, but I want to hear about the places that contributed to them... If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2030m 15s

Mo The Comedian

There aren’t many people who can say Drake has referenced one of their comedy sketches, but my guest this week is one of them... I am, of course, talking about Mo ‘The Comedian’ Gilligan! Between getting us all shouting at Julie to bring us a couple of cans, to gracing our screens with The Lateish Show or his Netflix specials, he’s had a huge impact on the comedy scene - and he did it all from the capital. If you happen to go to any of the places mentioned in today's episode, why not let me know by posting a picture with the hashtag #ThisCityPod, and make sure you tell them who sent you. And if you like what you heard, please rate, review and tell a friend! Shop Clara's wardrobe on Depop! https://depop.app.link/claraamfo This podcast is produced by Bea Duncan and Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2038m 24s

Series 1 Trailer

Join Clara Amfo as she goes on a journey through the streets of London to unearth stories behind some of the city’s most recognisable names. Subscribe now, and from the 21st of January, you'll be able to hear all about the stories and people that built this city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/191m 3s
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