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The War on Cars

The War on Cars brings you news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight to undo a century's worth of damage wrought by the automobile and make cities better. Hosted by Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek and produced by Curtis Fox. Music by Nathaniel Goodyear. Logo by Dani Finkel/Crucial D.

Dec 6, 2022

In the spring of 2021, War on Cars co-host Aaron Naparstek started noticing lots of big loud muscle cars rumbling around New York City emblazoned with Instagram accounts. He began following cars on social media, immersing himself in a world of burnouts, donuts, street races, and takeovers. What happens when car culture...


Nov 29, 2022

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Advice columnist and activist Dan Savage was our guest for episode 95, "Make Love Not Cars with Dan Savage." We had...


Nov 22, 2022

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Major League Soccer player Tesho Akindele, a star forward who most recently played for the Orlando...


Nov 15, 2022

Dan Savage, the writer and activist behind the long-running advice column Savage Love, does not have a driver's license. In fact, he pretty much hates cars. Dan tells us what the early days of ACT UP and the fight for marriage equality can teach other social movements, including the worldwide movement against car...


Nov 1, 2022

Jonathon Stalls doesn’t approach the streetscape as a planner or as a journalist or as a politician. He approaches it — and this is his term — as a “walking artist.” Jonathan is the Denver-based author of  a new book called Walk: Slow Down, Wake Up, and Connect at 1-3 Miles per Hour. For years, he has been...