Richard Walker has played a crucial role in shaping our understanding of the Bay Area. He has helped us see how the capitalist system has remade the region in its interest but also how ordinary people have mobilized to fight back. His latest book is Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I ask Walker about his evolution, major convictions, and thoughts about the future. If you are curious about what makes him tick, this podcast is for you!