For our first episode, we take on a question that's close to many a metropolitan liberal's heart: why does everyone seem to hate us? To be more specific, what is it about world cities like London that seems to inspire as much loathing as admiration?
To help us answer this question, we talk to writer, consultant and professional Yorkshireman Tom Forth, to get a northern view on how London is screwing up the rest of the country.
We also talk to Elizabeth Minkel to get a US perspective on both London and New York.
All that, and we talk about a map, too.
Skylines is the podcast from CityMetric, the New Statesman cities site. It's presented by Jonn Elledge and Barbara Speed, and is a Roifield Brown production.