Episode 19 Cities

Sewers offer a portal to knowledge about a city's hidden side. (Photo: David Goehring/flickr)

Join us in one of America’s oldest urban centers for a show about cities, including ruins, sewage and ghost towns. Our panelists are:

Ed Glaeser, Harvard economist and author of Triumph of the City, who doesn’t know when to quit.

Amy Glasmeier, professor of economic geography and regional planning at MIT and creator of the Living Wage Calculator, who loves to run as a write-in candidate.

Eugene Mirman, comedian and the voice of Gene on Bob’s Burgers, who is kind of a big deal in Boston.

Our real-time fact-checker is Mike Maughan, head of global insights at Qualtrics.

  • Dan Bregman

    I love the format and content. I really enjoy when people come on to discuss hobbies, areas of interest that lead to interesting bits of knowledge much more than some professor rambling about his/her research project.

    In listening to cities, I am becoming concerned that too many of the contestants are self serving. I heard the phrases “my research…” and “my company” way too much. It takes some of the fun out of the presentation.