22: St. Petersburg aka Санкт-Петербург


Felled by illness, the mighty Bret had to sit out this week’s episode that just happened to be on a place that Tyler had never been to and didn’t know a whole lot about. So what did we do? Lay down our sword and have them replay that episode from the time we talked about beer? NO! We forged on, inviting a friend of ours (Emily!) into the studio whose love of St. Petersburg and Mother Russia at large knows no bounds.

What made this episode so great was that for the first time, we went LIVE to the East Coast (via phone) for an expert on our subject. Ted, an urban developer with a special eye for public transit (a great thing to have a special eye for), joins us on the phone to talk about his time and his program’s (University of Maryland) work over in the original St. Pete this summer! (You can read their public final report HERE). He and Emily both really got going talking about this place…sounds like Tyler (and you, dear reader/listener) should consider spending some time there!

Een Soviet Russia, urban design work hard on you!

It’s actually the world’s northernmost city with a population of 1 Million-plus! Did you know that? Well, if you did, then there’s still plenty for you to learn. So dust off your old Soviet knock-off pilots’ hat,subscribe to our fine podcast on iTunes, and listen right here! You’ll be saying “Спасибо” (Thanks) and pounding the vodka in no time!

Produced by Tyler S. for TDC Productions
Theme Song: “The Face of the Earth” by The Dismemberment Plan
Other Music Included:
Supergrass – “St. Petersburg”
Аква́риум – “Rock’n’Roll Heroes (Young Punks)” (Герои Рок-н-ролла (молодая шпана))
Пилот – “Времена Года”