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Two Wheels Good with Jody Rosen

The War on Cars

Release Date: 05/31/2022

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Buy Two Wheels Good and books by other podcast guests at Bookshop.org.

Follow Jody Rosen on Twitter.

Read Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli, which contiains the essay Manifesto a Velo Jody mentions in the episode.

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This episode was recorded by Walter Nordquist at the Brooklyn Podcasting Studio. It was edited by Doug Gordon. Our theme music is by Nathaniel Goodyear. Our logo was designed by Dani Finkel of Crucial D Designs.

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