Richard Herring's Objective - The Hoodie

In this new series Richard Herring reclaims objects that we fear and hate because of what they have come to symbolise. This week it is the hoodie. How has a track suit top with a hood attached to it come to inspire fear in modern Britain and is it actually used as an excuse to demonise the young? Are the country's teenagers all out of control knife-wielding, drug-taking, promiscuous, trouble-makers or are they mainly quite pleasant, if somewhat self-obsessed, easily bored and angst-ridden individuals? And is a hood actually any scarier than a pair of mittens? Richard explores what our fear is actually all about through stand up, vox pops and interviews - this week a criminologist who has studied the moran panic about hoodies and the organisers of a hoodie festival. The show was recorded in front of an audience. Producer ..... Tilusha Ghelani.


  • 2010-10-21 18:30:00 - 2010-10-21 19:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,