Episode 5: The Fixer is In: A conversation with Bradley Tusk

Political strategist Bradley Tusk joins the podcast to discuss his philosophy of the city, why he’s opening a bookstore and funding the Gotham Book Prize, why he backed Andrew Yang for mayor, what makes for good and bad business regulations, and what he thinks...

Episode 4: Michael Menser and the Changing Logic of the City

Michael Menser (Brooklyn College, CUNY) joins the podcast to discuss how the logic of the city’s model of development, use of space, circulation of goods and people, and over-burdened ecology are changing what it means to live in New York and how a more...

Episode 3: Me Too, Scott Stringer, and the Race for Mayor

Linda Martín Alcoff joins the podcast to talk to me about the importance of taking seriously Jean Kim’s allegations of sexual assault, of not rushing to condemn Scott Stringer, and how the normative tension between the two are of particular concern to the...

Episode 2: Food, Hunger, and Justice

In this episode I speak with the philosopher Samantha Noll about the difference between food security, food sovereignty, and food justice while getting also getting a history lesson about food justice issues in New York City. In the second part of the episode I hear...

Elections, Engagement, and Democracy

In this episode I speak with the philosopher Alexander Guerrero about elections, the lottocratic alternative, and how to ensure a more responsive democratic system of government. I then speak with Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause/New York, about the...