31 episodes

Hear UR is a podcast written and produced by students at The University of Rochester. Each season tells historicals stories about Western New York.

The executive producers for Hear UR are Thomas Fleischman and Stephen Roessner.

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Hear UR is a podcast written and produced by students at The University of Rochester. Each season tells historicals stories about Western New York.

The executive producers for Hear UR are Thomas Fleischman and Stephen Roessner.

    Episode 504 - The Tyranny of Wheels

    Episode 504 - The Tyranny of Wheels

    Two words to describe our episode: CAR BAD. Sure, it’s funny to say, but the way that cars have affected our society — how we live, where we live, and how we get around — is way more significant than you may think.

    • 17 min
    Episode 506 - Biking Down the Road

    Episode 506 - Biking Down the Road

    Walk with us around Rochester and talk about what does the future of biking look like for the city.

    What are some issues when it comes to biking now and what can we do to combat these problems.

    What can we look forwards in the Rochester 2034 Plan?

    • 15 min
    Episode 503 - The 1911 Plan: A Path Not Taken

    Episode 503 - The 1911 Plan: A Path Not Taken

    “A living city cannot stand still.” This is a direct quote from Rochester’s 1911 City Plan, a plan that provides a modern vision for the city’s urban future. The plan shows the potential for a city to integrate multiple modes of transportation in harmony with the beauty of nature. What happened, and how did we end up where we are today? Listen to our episode to learn more!

    • 15 min
    Episode 505 - The Rise of Everyday Environmentalism

    Episode 505 - The Rise of Everyday Environmentalism

    Join us as we examine the complicated history and surprising overlap between the 1970s, the environmentalist movement, and biking culture in Rochester!

    • 16 min
    Episode 501 - Free Wheeling Women

    Episode 501 - Free Wheeling Women

    We are kicking off Season 5 with a conversation about women’s liberation and relationship with cycling. Many famous Rochester women such as Susan B. Anthony, Francis E. Willard and May Bragdon became earnest advocates for the bicycle. Not only did women gain newfound mobility, but they adapted their lifestyle around this new technology.

    • 15 min
    Episode 502 - The Past and Presents of Sidepaths

    Episode 502 - The Past and Presents of Sidepaths

    Bike paths. Why are they, where they are, and who decided to put them there? And why are there just so many in Rochester? Did you know they used to be called Sidepaths? What’s the difference, and why the name change? Join Logan as we blast into the past where we meet Mary Raymond daughter of Charles Raymond the father of the sidepath movement to discover the interesting history of the sidepath movement.

    • 22 min

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