Talking Headways Podcast: Urban Journalism with Nate Berg

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This week, we’re joined by freelance urban issue writer Nate Berg, who talks to us about his love of writing about highways, his piece for Curbed on the history of the Bauhaus, our collaborative piece on urban transportation data, writing about housing in Japan, and his process for writing articles.

 

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