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Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. Topics cover urban planning, the geography of dive bars, urban oddities, and other good stuff.

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. Topics cover urban planning, the geography of dive bars, urban oddities, and other good stuff.

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United States

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Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. Topics cover urban planning, the geography of dive bars, urban oddities, and other good stuff.

Language:

English


Episodes

ITS034: Geography of Belonging

6/13/2019
Perhaps the biggest goal of urban planning and community development is creating a sense of place - a sense of belonging. But defining “belonging” can be tricky, and sometimes we’re better at defining what we avoid. On this episode, we discuss the subtle and not-so-subtle features in our environment that signal us to avoid. And then maybe we can start to get down to what makes us feel like we belong. Spoiler alert: What is a welcoming signal to one person can be a red flag to stay away to...

Duration:00:18:48

Tactical Urbanism, Interview with Roger Cummings

5/9/2019
Tactical Urbanism refers to projects done without permission from the local government or with any formal planning – it is DIY, low cost, and temporary. Tactical Urbanism is a tool anyone can use to get the public to pay attention to something the community needs, like more parks or bike lines, or even just to add some fun to the built environment. On this episode, we explore all kinds of Tactical Urbanism projects and find out who it’s for, its possibilities, and its limitations. Then, I...

Duration:00:36:53

ITS032: Local Control

4/18/2019
We often think of our cities and towns as their own entities in control of what they do, and for a good part history they have been. On this episode, we're going to look at how emerging tensions with states and the erosion of Local Control has been playing out in our communities and impacting spatial issues including the environment, economic development, and social issues. You can view the Show Notes of this episode and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:24:26

ITS031: Secret Tunnels

4/4/2019
There are countless miles of hidden tunnels under our feet that we don't really think about. In this episode of Isn't That Spatial, we're going underground to discover the tunnels - from the little-known to the downright mysterious - in our cities and towns. Who knows what's hiding down there! You can view our Show Notes + related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:21:10

Vacant Lots

3/21/2019
This episode is all about vacant lots - where did they come from and what are we doing with them? We'll explore uses of vacant lots from the perfectly pragmatic to the more... creative. You can view the Show Notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:18:17

ITS029: Tales of Two Places

3/7/2019
This is the final episode in our series, Spatial Topics In Film, and we're discussing Tales of Two Places - movies that depict two geographic settings as a major part of the story. Films we look at include 80s "wrong side of the track" gems, city vs. suburb "urban fantasia" films, and movies that contrast two cities. Films discussed on this episode: West Side Story The Outsiders Pretty In Pink Desperately Seeking Susan Juno Good Bye, Lenin! Frances Ha Only Lovers Left Alive Foreign...

Duration:00:14:29

ITS028: Simulacra - Spatial Topics In Film

2/21/2019
This episode is the second in our three-episode series, Spatial Topics In Film. In this episode, we discuss movies featuring simulacra - or simulated realities within the film, from sci-fi dystopia to alternate versions of our present-day reality. Films discussed include The Matrix, Blade Runner, Her, Black Panther, and The Truman Show. You can view the Show Notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:20:17

ITS027: Hometown Movies

2/7/2019
This episode is the first in our three-episode series, Spatial Topics In Film. In this episode, we discuss movies that depict the filmmakers' hometown and the unique insight into those geographies the filmmaker provides. Films discussed on this episode include Dazed and Confused, Lady Bird, Moonlight, It Follows, and Hairspray. You can view the Show Notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:16:56

ITS026: On Gentrification

1/24/2019
On this episode, we'll try to define the slippery term "gentrification" that refers to neighborhood change, for better or worse. What does gentrification look like, how does it happen, what are the markers, and what can anyone do about it? Find all the answers here! (Sort of.) You can view the Show Notes on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:29:06

ITS025: Geography of Reproduction

1/10/2019
ITS025 is all about babies and birth control - the geography of reproduction! We explore the spatial component of births, birth control, abortion access, and even baby name trends. You can view the Show Notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:25:06

ITS024: Geography of Music Scenes

5/3/2018
Isn't That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we're looking at the geography of music scenes - the major scenes in popular music, what set those cities apart stylistically, and the spatial factors for how it all came together in that time and place. You can view the Show Notes, this episode's playlist, and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net! * * * At some point during this episode, I say "Slowdown...

Duration:00:36:55

ITS023: Coal Country

4/11/2018
Isn't That Spatial is the podcast dedication 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. You can view the Show Notes and related content at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:26:18

ITS022: Women in the City

3/22/2018
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. OK - we're exploring the LACK of those memorials to women. You can view our Show Notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:14:11

ITS021: Urban Renewal's Rise + Fall

3/8/2018
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. You can view our Show Notes on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:22:33

ITS020: Spatial Topics In Music - Songs of Skid Row

2/22/2018
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. You can view the Show Notes on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:14:10

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

2/8/2018
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. You can view the show notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:29:58

ITS018: The Wild World of Logistics

1/25/2018
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 actual Amazon. We're taking a peek behind these "hidden" infrastructures and seeing how they impact our urban areas. You can view the Show Notes and related content on our website at isntthatspatial.net!

Duration:00:28:33

ITS017: Martin Luther King Streets

1/11/2018
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. View the Show Notes on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:18:37

ITS016: Bibelot-graphy #1 | Me Love Rambo

12/14/2017
Isn't That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. 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. You can view the show notes for this episode on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:11:39

ITS015: Geography of Activism

11/30/2017
Isn't That Spatial is the podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. 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. You can view the show notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

Duration:00:36:26