October 20, 2020
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face
My dad never graduated college, but he was full of wisdom. Imagine the worst case scenario,
October 15, 2020
Alex Roy shares he — and his mom’s! — favorite episodes from No Parking Season 1
Now that the new season of No Parking is upon us, a lot of people have been asking me what episodes of Season 1 they should check out so they know what to expect. He...
February 24, 2020
Could price leveling ease traffic in some major cities?
A lot of people think traffic is like bad weather: a storm we can avoid if we leave at a different time. But traffic isn’t a force of nature. You are never in traffic, you are the traffic. Traffi...
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February 10, 2020
Meet the Miami restaurateur serving up neighborhood revitalization
If you build it, they will come has been a popular refrain among entrepreneurs ever since the hero in Universal Pictures’ 1989 film, “Field of Dreams” built a baseball diamond in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. But in the real world of business, customers only show up at the intersection o...
February 3, 2020
Why humanoid robots won’t take over the world
I love “The Matrix” and the first two “Terminator” films as much as any science fiction fan, but I’ve always wondered why there are so few great movies about good robots. T2 doesn’t count, because the T101 is only there to fight the T1000. The “Star Wars” movies don’t cou...
January 27, 2020
From Coachella to your commute, self-driving opens new possibilities for music
Everyone loves listening to music in cars, and ever since self-driving cars moved from fantasy to reality, there’s been speculation about how that musical experience might get even better. Some have suggested turning autonomous vehicle interiors into living rooms or movie t...
January 20, 2020
Why we can’t seem to solve road safety
As a driving enthusiast, people often ask me why I support the idea of autonomous vehicles. I’d like to say it’s because I hate traffic and parking is expensive, but both of those pale before the obvious one, which is safety. Even if traffic weren’t a factor and parking was ubiquitous and f...
January 13, 2020
This afterschool program teaches 10 year olds how to code
Many public schools lack basic computer science classes, which means a lot of talented kids never get a chance to pick up the tools they need—and America’s tech sector suffers. My co-host, Bryan Salesky, went to one of those schools and had to teach himself technology the hard way. Luc...
January 6, 2020
Meet a DIY racing enthusiast who wants to change the world
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When Chris Anderson set out to build his first drone from a Lego Mindstorms kit at home with his kids, he never imagined it would lead to the creation of 3DRobotics, one of North America’s most prominent drone companies. On this episode of No Parking, the former WIRED Magazine editor-in-...
December 30, 2019
Why a mechanic left professional racing for a self-driving startup
One of the biggest misconceptions about autonomous vehicles is that the people building them hate driving. But if you want to deploy vehicles for maximum reliability in all conditions, you need people who know how to build and maintain them. No one knows more than the mechanics behind the cars ru...
December 23, 2019
Defining safety and its slow-moving road to the future
The only thing that drives me crazier than traffic are “experts” trying to sell me a fantastical solution. If you really want to know how to keep cities moving and people happy, you need to talk to someone who’s led transportation departments for not one but two of America’s largest citie...
December 16, 2019
Why Wakandans didn’t need cars but most of us probably do
When Black Panther came out in 2018 to rave reviews, city planners in the audience noticed something else: the most fascinating depiction of a municipal transportation system since “Minority Report.” Unlike th...