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Isn't That Spatial?

a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever

ITS023: Coal Country

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Isn’t That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we’re exploring the deep dark regions of coal country – what and where is it exactly, how it developed and how it was exploited, and where it belongs in today’s world.

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ITS022: Women in the City

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Isn’t That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we’re exploring the representation of women in the city – monuments, streets, schools, and other odes to women. Okay, we’re exploring the LACK of those memorials to women.

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Mapbox’s Male and Female-named streets

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ITS021: Urban Renewal’s Rise + Fall

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In a follow up to ITS010 on popular music’s odes to urban renewal, this episode covers what “urban renewal” actually was – and how it led to so much displacement and the destruction of so much good stuff in our cities.

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ITS020: Spatial Topics In Music – Songs of Skid Row

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Isn’t That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. In this episode of our Spatial Topics In Music feature, we’re listening to the songs of skid row and life on the wrong side of wherever.

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ITS019: OK, Let’s Talk About This Amazon HQ2 Thing…

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Isn’t That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, let’s dive into the hype of the Amazon HQ2 selection process that is driving hundreds of cities (and many of us) into a frenzy. We’ll take a look at likely selection criteria, incentives cities are doling out, and what all this is worth anyway.

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ITS018: The Wild World of Logistics!

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Isn’t That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we’re exploring the wild world of logistics – from the original Amazon (the US Postal Service) to the, well, actual Amazon. We’re taking a peek behind these “hidden” infrastructures and seeing how they impact our urban areas.

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ITS017: Martin Luther King Streets

 

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Isn’t That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we’re exploring the geography of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr. and their legacy since the designation.

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The New MLK Drive, a photo by Sean Davis on Flickr.

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ITS016: Bibelot-graphy #1 | Me Love Rambo

 

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This episode is the podcast equivalent of a little holiday cocktail chatter. It’s the first installment of our new series Bibelot-graphy, where we explore an odd urban curio.

Bibelot-graphy #1 documents the infamous “Me Love Rambo” billboard graffiti in Brooklyn, NY. This is one of my favorite unlikely urban landmarks and, whether you know it well or it’s new to you, I’m sure you’ll love this little weirdo as much as I do.

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ITS015: The Geography of Activism

 

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On this episode, we’re taking it to the streets and exploring the geography of activism – where its hotbeds are, how the built environment helps or hampers activism, and how geography influences who participates.

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