The stakes are literally life and death, but can humor be an effective weapon in the war on cars? In this episode we talk to Charlie Todd, the founder of Improv Everywhere, about how using the city as a stage for elaborate comedy scenes can help people see public space in a new light. What’s the connection between turning parking spots into parks and unleashing hordes of pants-free people on the subway? Plus, how does a father of two become radicalized against automobiles?
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Charlie Todd on Twitter: @charlietodd
Improv Everywhere turns a pair of payphones into a coworking space.
A brief history of Park(ing) Day. (CityLab)
Jonathan Fertig’s “Flower Lanes.” (Boston Globe)
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