To say the Big Dig has a bad reputation would be an understatement. Inside and outside of Massachusetts, the massive public-works project is best known for taking an incredibly long time to complete and costing a whole lot more than it was supposed to. (Read a story about the project online and the term "boondoggle" will almost certainly be used.)

But in a new podcast for GBH News, producer Ian Coss argues that the benefits of the Big Dig were substantial — and that the lessons it offers are immensely valuable. He joins Adam Reilly to discuss.

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