Boris Johnson

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boris Johnson chats with Freakanomics about The Churchill Factor, cheese boxes, and the best investment he's ever made

"Boris Johnson drops by to chat about being: Mayor of London; a writer; a great admirer of — and now biographer of — Prime Minister Winston Churchill; a potential future prime minister himself; and, most singularly, he chats about just being Boris Johnson.

JOHNSON: I love… I love… old wooden tennis rackets.

There are other old things he loves.

JOHNSON: I collect… old cheese boxes.

At one point in the conversation, the need arose to remove his shoes:

JOHNSON: No, yeah, hang on… I’m going to take them off… I’m just going to see if I can see what’s in the…. these are so worn…. that you can’t… hang on… uh… oh God."

Listen to the full interview here.




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Monday, July 30, 2012

An excerpt from Boris Johnson's Johnson's Life of London in The Daily Beast

In honor of the Olympics, click here to read an excerpt from the London mayor's new book about how the Brits were the real inventors of soccer.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson on the Late Show with David Letterman

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A conversation with Boris Johnson, mayor of London and author of Johnson's Life of London, featured on NPR

Click here to read the article and listen to the conversation.

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