BRO viewer post by sin|ill:
This week’s episode of the KunstlerCast podcast (click here) features James Howard Kunstler and his faithful sidekick, Duncan, on a road trip from the Capital District to WNY. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Kunstler’s work, he is a New Urbanist author and prognosticator, probably most well-known for his arguments against suburban sprawl (as he stated in his TED presentation, “The greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world”), and for his positions on peak oil, technology, and Cheez Doodles. Often labeled a doomsayer, JHK never fails to mention the positive changes in returning to more walkable and less energy intensive communities. He and Duncan have a weekly back and forth available for download on the KunstlerCast website.
While on the NYS Thruway, they muse on the current state of New York, its history, and the challenges in getting a decent meal on the I-90. Although their journey ends in Rochester, the history and predicaments JHK lists for that metro area are very similar to Buffalo’s.
The website has the full archive of shows from the past 2 years, and are very addictive once you begin listening.