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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

The Talking Headways podcast is a weekly podcast about transportation and urban design.

Jun 13, 2024

This week we’re joined by Wes Marshall, Civil Engineering Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver to talk about his book Killed by a Traffic Engineer: Shattering the Delusion that Science Underlies our Transportation System. We chat about writing process, the ideas of risk and exposure, and what he learned...

Jun 11, 2024

This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we go into depth on the past week in New York City and Governor Kathy Hochul's attempt to end a (de)congestion pricing program that was going to begin on June 30th. We're joined by Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas to go over all the details.

Links discussed on the show: Riders...

Jun 6, 2024

This week on Talking Headways we’re joined by Michael Batty, Professor of Planning at the University College London. We chat about his book The Computable City: Histories, Technologies, Stories, Predictions which includes histories of computing, smart city critiques, what the discourse on AI should really be about,...

May 29, 2024

This week we’re joined by Cleveland journalist Ken Prendergast to talk about intercity passenger rail in greater Ohio.  We chat about the competing interests of Brightline and Amtrak and the history of passenger rail planning in the region.

Check out Ken's NEO-trans Blog

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May 28, 2024

We’re Han Solo today but no fear we’re flashing back to Episode 211 of the Talking Headways podcast where we chatted with Ralph Buehler about the topic of the German transport concept of Verkehrsverbund.  With a lot of talk of regional transportation networks and planning, I thought it might be worth a listen again...