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.