5 Things You May Not Know About The Luddites

Luddites. Be honest. What comes to mind when you read that word? Backwards, parochial sillies from the Days of Yore who smashed up machinery because they couldn’t handle the inevitable march of progress? Or maybe you think of the modern application of the term, the sort of faux-lo-fi hippies who complain “Gosh, GPS means no-one […]

12 Nuketown #3: “What incredible folly”

A utopia in four parts, reimagining the UK’s nuclear submarine budget as a new city. Part 3: the hunt for Alfred’s cat turns complicated. Wanna hear more episodes like this? Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jackdean Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/fake-town-fables/id1114881723?mt=2 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jackdean/sets/fake-town-fables or Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jack-dean/fake-town-fables?refid=stpr Tracks Sampled: “Don’t You Want Me” by Human League “Two […]

9 Fordville: A Grandad Tale #3

“Money cannot make anything and money cannot manage anything.” The third instalment in an alternate-history epic inspired by the real Ford Motors company town of Fordlandia. A charismatic millionaire makes a daring run at the Presidency… Support the show on Patreon: www.patreon.com/jackdean iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/fake-town-fables/id1114881723?mt=2 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jackdean/sets/fake-town-fables Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jack-dean/fake-town-fables?refid=stpr Sampled tracks: “Bossa Nova” from the movie Starci Na […]