Can America still build big things? It's the central question of The Big Dig, a new podcast from GBH News and PRX, examining American infrastructure through the lens of the most expensive highway project in the nation's history.
Meet producer and host Ian Coss and engage in a conversation about the project with three guests featured in the podcast: former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Fred Salvucci, the mastermind of the Big Dig; Peter Zuk, its longest serving Project Director; and Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Assistant Professor of Urban History, Public Policy & Planning at MIT and the author of People Before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making. GBH News’ Stephanie Leydon, who served as the editorial supervisor on the podcast, will moderate.
Stay after the discussion for a reception with Ian and his guests — and, as we consider the legacy of the Big Dig, meet with some of today's ambitious thinkers who will showcase their efforts to solve for today’s infrastructure challenges.
Ian Coss is an acclaimed podcast creator, whose original series Forever is a Long Time was named one of the best podcasts of 2021 by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Apple Podcasts. He was previously the producer for Radiotopia’s Over the Road, Ways of Hearing, and Blind Guy Travels as well as GBH’s “Detours,” which was nominated for Podcast of the Year by the Podcast Academy.
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