121. Live from New York with Bernie Wagenblast

By March 5, 2024 Uncategorized

In January, we held our third annual live show at Caveat on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. We were so thrilled to be in the same room as so many listeners and friends of the podcast. We were also happy to welcome Bernie Wagenblast, the voice of the New York City subway system, to The War on Cars. Bernie’s voice is instantly recognizable to millions of people — even if they don’t necessarily know who she is. Bernie’s personal story and the way she’s using her platform are also inspiring legions of New Yorkers and people around the world, and we were so glad she could join us on stage for some conversation and fun. Plus, don’t miss a pro-car comedian interrupting our show and Bernie reading our Letterman-inspired Top 10 list of transportation announcements we’d like to hear.

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The Voice of the Subway Speaks for Herself, at Last. (New York Times)

Bernie Wagenblast, the voice of the NYC subway, finding her true voice after sharing her transition. (CBS News)

Charlie Dektar on “How to Make New York City More Car-Friendly” (The New Yorker)

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This episode was recorded live at Caveat in Manhattan on January 31st, 2024. It was edited by Ali Lemer. Our theme music is by Nathaniel Goodyear.



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