Chuck Marohn, the founder of Strong Towns and author of Confessions of a Recovering Engineer, discusses streets, roads, “stroads,” and the perils of the American traffic system. A trained engineer himself, Marohn once imbibed the discipline’s dominant dogmas. Today, he advocates for cities and towns where slower moving cars can get us where we want to go faster.

Host: John Murdock

Guest: Charles “Chuck” Marohn


 1:15      A boy from Brainerd

3:45       Strong Towns explained

6:30       What’s an engineer good for?

8:45       Breaking through with talking bears

13:15    A need for speed

16:45    So, what’s a “STROAD”?

17:45    The futon of transportation

20:30    Walking to die in the land of Dr. Seuss

27:00    Philando Castile and traffic trolling cops

36:30    I-49, $700M, and the saints of Shreveport

45:30    Lightning Round with Elon Musk, destroyed stop lights, and more

50:00    Wrapping it up, early in the morning


Strong Towns website

Chuck’s late-night video that goes viral

Steve Martin the barber is here to help

Allendale Strong fights I-49

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