Hey, have you heard about this Uber thing? On this episode, I’m looking at ride-hailing services – so-called public taxis versus newer, private app-based services such as Uber and Lyft (among many other players in the market). How do these services fit in to the urban transportation picture? Are the new private services the key to the gaps in our transportation system? Do they complement or harm the public taxi system, or the public transportation system for that matter?
We urbanists know and have heard much laud for the humble bicycle as a key piece of the multimodal transportation puzzle. But who knew the bicycle was such a feminist?! In this episode, we explore the modern bicycle’s role in enabling the increase of women’s participation in democracy and local advocacy.
Note: I originally researched, wrote, and recorded this as episode 1 for release on November 9, 2016. And then…. Something unexpected happened and I scrapped the whole thing.
But hey, building off the momentum of the Women’s March this last weekend, this topic is still as relevant as ever and perhaps even more so than… back then.
So, I’ve re-recorded this episode – this time with a little less innocence and I think a bit more, mmm, presence.
Another Note!: This episode frequently references Susan B. Anthony, the well-known women’s suffragist, who also happened to be on the record lauding the bicycle during the period of time I discuss in this episode. Let’s keep in mind here that she certainly wasn’t the only major actor in the women’s suffrage movement and Ms. Anthony must also bear some controversy with her name. I just wanted to make that clear. Onward!
“Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” by Harry Dacre – This song was considered rather progressive at the time as it helped to normalize the image of a woman on a bicycle (with a male counterpart, of course).
Welcome to Isn’t That Spatial! This is a podcast dedicated to casual (so casual) topics in geography and the spatial component of… whatever.
This first episode (!) discusses the geography of the classic dive bar – its history, its urban and rural iterations, and how it currently fits (or doesn’t) into our contemporary urban fabric. But it’s very casual. Very breezy.
I’ll always post my show notes here on this website, including links to sources and relevant articles.
If you have a topic you think would be very Isn’t That Spatial to explore, please let me know in the comments!
P.S. We’re coming soon to iTunes and other stuff – for now, SoundCloud and LibSyn are our primary media.