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Isn't That Spatial

Amanda King

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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.
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25:51 | Jan 24th

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 al...Show More

14:14 | Jun 13th

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. On this episode, we discuss the subtle and not-so-subtle features in our environment tha...Show More

28:23 | May 9th

Tactical Urbanism refers to projects done without permission – it is DIY, low cost, and temporary. 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 inte...Show More

19:39 | Apr 18th

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 p...Show More

14:41 | Apr 4th

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 an...Show More

14:15 | Mar 21st

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 webs...Show More

14:06 | Mar 7th

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....Show More

18:01 | Feb 21st

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. Fi...Show More

16:29 | Feb 7th

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 ep...Show More

22:25 | Jan 10th

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 ...Show More

27:28 | May 3rd, 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...Show More

25:59 | Apr 12th, 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, ...Show More

12:31 | Mar 22nd, 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 explori...Show More

17:40 | Mar 8th, 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 ...Show More

14:00 | Feb 22nd, 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...Show More

24:06 | Feb 9th, 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...Show More

19:35 | Jan 25th, 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 pe...Show More

14:29 | Jan 11th, 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 Sh...Show More

09:25 | Dec 14th, 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 ...Show More

28:04 | Nov 30th, 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...Show More

18:51 | Nov 16th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On Episode 14, we tell the story of how America got electrified, from Edison to Tesla to a new little thing called "nightlife" and much more. Yo...Show More

27:33 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we're taking a look at the wide world of breweries in the US, then and now. You can view the Show Notes and related content on ...Show More

21:31 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we're exploring the spatial component of the oldest profession in the world - sex work!   You can view the show notes and related co...Show More

14:22 | May 31st, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. On this episode, we're looking at some of the great toxic oddities turned achievements in environmental justice.   You can view the Show Notes for th...Show More

11:49 | May 18th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. This episode is part of the series Spatial Topics In Music, and this time, we're talking about songs with themes relating to urban renewal projects. ...Show More

14:50 | May 4th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. This episode explores the geography of cemeteries and how they reflect the history and values of the local area. View our show notes at IsntThatSpati...Show More

15:24 | Apr 20th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. This episode explores urban memory and the creative ways urbanists are preserving underappreciated elements of the built environment in our communiti...Show More

17:40 | Apr 6th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. This explores the immigrant communities in urban areas, new and old. We are quite familiar with the historical immigrant communities of older America...Show More

15:46 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. In this episode, we explore the geography of the coffee shop. You can view the Show Notes and related content at IsntThatSpatial.net

13:30 | Mar 9th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. This episode highlights popular songs written about the suburbs. View the show notes and songs referenced in this episode at IsntThatSpatial.net.

17:48 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. This episode explores the geography of political representation, including redistricting and the multiple ways lines are drawn to empower or disenfra...Show More

15:21 | Feb 8th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. 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-b...Show More

10:36 | Jan 26th, 2017

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. This episode examines the modern bicycle's role in dramatically increasing women's democratic participation at the turn of the 20th century. See our ...Show More

10:33 | Jan 9th, 2017

Show Notes + Links Dive Bar History: Library of Congress More dive-y-ness from the Library of Congress New York journal and advertiser, March 9, 1899 LOC and the Excise Tax University of Houston - Prohibition Dive Bars Now: Mapping Bars vs. Grocery ...Show More