A Decade of Driving in Dubai

10 years in Dubai represents a world of change. For Mr. X from Kerala, India, the changes are a huge challenge for knowing how to get around and where to go. At 60 years of age, he’s on the “other side” of his years, as he puts it, but with a daughter attending University in New Jersey and a dream of retiring and owning a little grocery store (maybe in New Brunswick, maybe in Bombay), this veteran of the desert roads intends to keep on driving for a few more years. This is his story.

Creativity as a Way of Life: From Hamburg to Beijing and Back Again

Much can be learned from 30 years of watching the international hacker community develop, or a decade of watching China do the same. From the broadcast area of the 30th Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, this week I am joined by internet audio pioneer Tim Pritlove and the guru of all things blinking and TV turning off, Mitch Altman. Together we discuss just what is and has happened at this world famous event this year and what it all means for the big picture of work, life, and tube messaging.

What to Expect in the City of Gold

MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow URL As part of preparations for the Dubai Taxi Driver project, this week on the podcast we discuss what to expect inside and outside the car in one of the world’s most famous cities. My guest is Agnes Tandler, a Dubai based journalist who has been taking taxi’s almost everyday for […]
 

Announcing: The Dubai Taxi Driver Project

MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL This past Friday marked the launch of a campaign to fund my next multimedia project, “The Dubai Taxi Driver.” ┬áIn the tradition of the great Tony Schwartz, the master of sound who recorded so many wonderful stories from New York City in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, my journey will […]