The KunstlerCast: Early Years was audio podcast series (and now a book) about “the tragic comedy of suburban sprawl” featuring: James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, the World Made By Hand novels, and other books about suburbia, cities and American culture. From 2008 through 2012, Duncan Crary, host/producer, spoke with Kunstler weekly about the failure of suburbia and the inevitable end of this living arrangement with no future. This website is a record of those conversations (2/12/08 – 8/2/12), which constitute the original series. (Note: In 2013, Kunstler resurrected the program in a different format.)
Photo by Cal Crary
I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work.
- James Howard Kunstler,
from The Geography of Nowhere
New to the KunstlerCast? Listen to these short promos:
(7 total + New Listener Orientation, play one after another)
Description: Clips from The KunstlerCast featuring James Howard Kunstler’s thoughts on the failures of modern urban design, suburban sprawl, American culture, peak oil, alternative fuel, the impoverishment of public places, and the tasks at hand to reform commerce, schooling, trade and agriculture in our civilization. (For info on the music featured in these promos, click here.)