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An informative and sometimes irreverent podcast for those interested in eminent domain, right of way land acquisition, or infrastructure development. Topics for discussion frequently include condemnation of real property for public use, just compensation, the Uniform Relocation Act, as well as your hosts‘ hot takes on popular culture.

Infrastructure Junkies! Exploring Eminent Domain, Right of Way, and Infrastructure Development (formerly The Pendulum Land Po Dave Arnold, Kristen Bennett

    • Government
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

An informative and sometimes irreverent podcast for those interested in eminent domain, right of way land acquisition, or infrastructure development. Topics for discussion frequently include condemnation of real property for public use, just compensation, the Uniform Relocation Act, as well as your hosts‘ hot takes on popular culture.

    Thanksgiving ‘21 Intermezzo: In Search of the Next Generation of Infrastructure Junkies!

    Thanksgiving ‘21 Intermezzo: In Search of the Next Generation of Infrastructure Junkies!

    Patrick McCallister joins the IJs to discuss his education outreach to recruit the next generation of Infrastructure Junkies as well as his new Eminent Domain and Right of Way Clubhouse.  "Tish" from Boots, Bibles and Scrapbookin'! Podcast breaks into the studio and takes the interview into her own hands.  Hilarity ensues.

    • 23 min
    Cemeteries, Human Remains and Property Rights: Everything You Need to Know!

    Cemeteries, Human Remains and Property Rights: Everything You Need to Know!

    Professor Tanya D. Marsh from Wake Forest University School of Law teaches the only law school course on cemetery and funeral law in the United States.  She joins the Infrastructure Junkies to educate us all on what to do if human remains lie in the path of a right of way project.  How can graves be condemned through eminent domain? Does a corpse have the right to just compensation?  And what even are "human remains" that trigger special treatment?  Find out here!


     


     


     


     

    • 46 min
    Infrastructure Marvel: The Brooklyn Bridge, Part Two

    Infrastructure Marvel: The Brooklyn Bridge, Part Two

    Professor Greg Jackson returns to finish the gripping story of how the Brooklyn Bridge was designed and constructed.  This American infrastructure marvel represented the greatest right of way feat of its time and set the standard for bridge engineering going forward.

    • 39 min
    Infrastructure Marvel: The Brooklyn Bridge!

    Infrastructure Marvel: The Brooklyn Bridge!

    Check out the wondrous story of the greatest American infrastructure achievement of the 19th Century:  the Brooklyn Bridge.  Professor Greg Jackson of the wildly popular History That Doesn't Suck podcast joins the Infrastructure Junkies! to bring the story of our nation's greatest infrastructure marvel to life.  Listen to how the brilliant John Roebling identified the pressing need to connect Brooklyn with Manhattan in the mid 1800's and then conceived the engineering technique to accomplish this vision. A road supported by string?  Not quite, but this marvel still provides safe passage to over 100,000 people every day nearly a century and a half after completion.

    • 39 min
    Public Relations for ”Hot” Infrastructure Projects!!

    Public Relations for ”Hot” Infrastructure Projects!!

    Do you have a "hot" infrastructure project with heavy media scrutiny? Has the use of eminent domain become controversial...or has the landowner utilized the media or politicians to weaponize its case?  Are some impacted property owners a hotter potato than others?  Join Infrastructure Junkies' fascinating interview of PR expert Brian Daskam, who guides your hosts through the minefield of controversial projects.  And bonus!  Get Brian's hot take on 90's music and....coffee?  Oh, and a spirited round of "Cross Examination with Dave!"

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Eminent Domain Makes GREAT Wine!!

    Eminent Domain Makes GREAT Wine!!

    Yes, you heard it right.  Almost 20 years ago, Jeff Meader suffered a very unfortunate and stressful experience involving eminent domain.  But this savvy entrepreneur took the proceeds from that painful process and turned his nightmare into a dream come true for himself and his family...and the Eminent Domaine Winery was born.  If you are interested in the human aspect of the right of way process, this episode is for you.  If you love wine or are interested in the nuances of how it is created, this episode is for you. If you just love a feel good human interest story, this episode is for you.  Join us!


     





     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Mrs. Fuss ,

Come for the Billy Squire, Stay for the Right of Way

Great stuff by really good people.

Thanks for your hard work on the episodes.

I’m hooked.

clbhappy ,

Irreverent, informative, and insightful

I have followed this podcast for over a year and laughed and cheered and then appeared as a guest. We had such a great time. And then ate oysters! Thanks for the memories y’all!

UnfortunateCardboard ,

Informative AND Entertaining

Kristen and Dave somehow take a subject like eminent domain and make it actually fun and entertaining while still keeping the educational value. You've got to have some serious talent to pull that off!

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