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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December 9, 2019
What AVs can learn from the automation of medicine
Trust is the currency that makes the world work. There is no number, no metric that will ever make me trust someone or something if my gut says no. So how do people learn to trust new and unfamiliar technologies meant to improve our lives? On this episode of No Parking,
December 2, 2019
How one film designer blends science fiction with fact
“The future cannot be predicted,” goes one of my favorite quotes, “but futures can be invented.” Few films have bridged the gap between prediction and invention as well as 2002’s “
November 25, 2019
Overcoming urban mobility’s 10-foot hurdle
If we want to solve things like traffic, bike safety and transit deserts, we need a new type of city planner—someone who understands how people move. On this episode of No Parking, Bryan and I sit down with one of the most popular and respected people in the mobility space, Jessica Robinson, wh...
November 18, 2019
What it takes to send autonomous vehicles into the final frontier
Some people think superheroes don’t exist in real life, but when there’s a disaster and lives are on the line, you call Red Whittaker. From nuclear meltdowns to chemical plant leaks, mine collapses and sunken submarines, Whittaker has been answering the Batphone for more than 40 years and sho...
November 11, 2019
How Hollywood imagines the next phase of self-driving cars
Whenever I tell my co-host Bryan Salesky that we should pivot to science fiction film reviews, he says he’s interested in science fact, not fiction. He likes true stories, especially about people overcoming incredible odds. So when I heard that Pet...
November 3, 2019
Power, personality and proselytizers in the self-driving space
Are you bored of armchair experts? I am. I like people who get their hands dirty before they start talking. On this episode of the No Parking Podcast, screenwriter and Epic Media founder Josh Davis joined Bryan Salesky and me to talk about playing Russian roulette with John McAfee, hanging out wi...
November 3, 2019
Why self-driving isn’t a race and cars aren’t going anywhere
One of the most fun things about my old life as a journalist was sniffing out the truth behind the headlines, especially around autonomous vehicles. On this episode of the No Parking Podcast, Navigant Research analyst Sam Abuelsamid joined A...