Aug 25th, 2013
The U.S. has one of the most extensive car cultures in the world, with myriad pop culture representations of the car as the ultimate manifestation of freedom. But this obsession comes at a cost of pollution, accidents and traffic jams. Did a shadowy conspiracy purchase public transit companies only to drive them out of business so Americans would be forced to buy cars — or were broader sociological and capitalist forces to blame for the decline of the streetcar? Join Brian, Gene and Lee, plus special guest Aurora from The Weekly Dictator, as they investigate The Streetcar Conspiracy.