If you’d be interested in the sound of my voice, ruminating broadly about transit and cities in the serenity of my own livingroom, there’s now quite a good podcast by Colin Marshall in the Notebook on Cities and Culture series. You can download an mp3 from Colin’s site here, or get it from iTunes here.
Colin’s a brilliant interviewer, asking great and often surprising questions. He draws me out on my own living arrangements, my complex relationships with Portland and with Los Angeles, some notes on my global transit travels, and finally onto really substantive topics about what transit is and how it relates to the larger question of what cities are. It’s all feels very public-radio …
Colin’s whole series of downloadable podcasts looks like it’s worth a look, as he’s put me in some impressive company …
Colin Marshall does great work, and seems to be getting better all the time. One of my favorite podcasts.
I didn’t know you had another blog (or that you liked falling over in a forest). I like that blog better than this one, if only for the photos.
“If you’ve ever been in an airport and had a spare moment, and stared up at the departure board, and to just think ‘Wow, people are departing to all these places right now,’ it’s the same feeling.”
That sums up why I’m interested in transit networks, why I read your blog, and why I tolerate an extremely low-level part time job with an international airline.
Wow! Nice story. Am jealous of Portland. I can’t think of an urban freeway that I like. Funnily enough, it’s easy to drive into Portland.
“No Such Thing as Free Parking with Donald Shoup” is also worth listening to.