293 episodes

The Spokesmen Podcast is a roundtable discussion of all of the issues and events surrounding the world of cycling. It features cycling insiders including those from the media, marketing, manufacturing, racing, and advocacy. The show has been produced since 2006 by David Bernstein and Carlton Reid.

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The Spokesmen Podcast is a roundtable discussion of all of the issues and events surrounding the world of cycling. It features cycling insiders including those from the media, marketing, manufacturing, racing, and advocacy. The show has been produced since 2006 by David Bernstein and Carlton Reid.

    Episode #296 – Explore Your Boundaries

    Episode #296 – Explore Your Boundaries

    8th May 2022

    The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

    EPISODE 296: Explore Your Boundaries

    SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

    HOST: Carlton Reid

    GUESTS: Marcus Stitz and Mark Beaumont

    TOPICS: This show is 45 minutes with round the world cyclists Marcus Stitz and Mark Beaumont discussing their “explore your boundaries” bike-boat-ferry tour of Argyll, Scotland.

    LINKS:
    https://www.ternbicycles.com

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com

    https://twitter.com/carltonreid

    https://twitter.com/mrmarkbeaumont

    https://twitter.com/reizkultur

    • 44 min
    Episode #295 – The best electric car is a bicycle — in conversation with sustainability scientist Kim Nicholas

    Episode #295 – The best electric car is a bicycle — in conversation with sustainability scientist Kim Nicholas

    21st April 2022

    The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

    EPISODE 295: The best electric car is a bicycle — in conversation with sustainability scientist Kim Nicholas

    SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

    HOST: Carlton Reid

    GUEST: Professor Kim Nicholas

    TOPICS: This show is a little under an hour with Professor Kim Nicholas, an American sustainability scientist based in Lund, Sweden. She’s co-author of a new study which ranks the 12 best ways to reduce car dependence in cities.

    LINKS:
    https://www.ternbicycles.com/uk

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com

    https://twitter.com/carltonreid

    https://twitter.com/KA_Nicholas

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213624X22000281

    https://wecanfixit.substack.com

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/16/12-most-effective-ways-cars-cities-europe

    https://theconversation.com/12-best-ways-to-get-cars-out-of-cities-ranked-by-new-research-180642

    • 55 min
    Episode #294 – Building a Better World — an Activist Planner’s Network Analysis of Bike Lanes in Paris

    Episode #294 – Building a Better World — an Activist Planner’s Network Analysis of Bike Lanes in Paris

    27th March 2022

    The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

    EPISODE 294: Building a Better World — an Activist Planner’s Network Analysis of Bike Lanes in Paris

    SPONSOR: Jenson USA

    HOST: Carlton Reid

    GUEST: Marcel Moran

    TOPICS: This is a show about network analysis, specifically of the coranapistes of Paris but also how the University of Californina Berkeley has a strong history of what’s known as “activist planning” where there is an acknowledgement that scholars will want to build a better world. With Marcel Moran, a PhD Candidate at the Department of City & Regional Planning University of California, Berkeley

    LINKS:
    https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com

    https://twitter.com/carltonreid

    https://twitter.com/marcelemoran

    https://sites.google.com/berkeley.edu/marcelmoran/home

    https://findingspress.org/article/33765-treating-covid-with-bike-lanes-design-spatial-and-network-analysis-of-pop-up-bike-lanes-in-paris

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GvdJ5eEAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

    • 58 min
    Episode #293 – Beacons with Kevin Mayne

    Episode #293 – Beacons with Kevin Mayne

    28th February 2022

    The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

    EPISODE 293: Beacons with Kevin Mayne

    SPONSOR: Jenson USA

    HOST: Carlton Reid

    GUEST: Kevin Mayne, Chief Executive, Cycling Industries Europe

    TOPICS: 40 minutes or so with Brussels-based Kevin Mayne the Chief Executive of Cycling Industries Europe, the bike industry advocacy group. We talked beacons. You know, the detection or connection tech I’ve been banging on about since 2018, and which potentially has ethical and safety ramifications for all forms of cycling, and just getting about as a pedestrian for that matter. Kevin puts my mind at rest, at least from an advisory groups point of view. I’m still not too sure the bike industry is fully cognisant of the concerns myself and others have got but hopefully the industry’s enthusiasm for the latest tech will be the tempered by those who have the interests of ALL cyclists at heart, not just those who can afford to sport detection tech.

    LINKS:

    https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com

    https://twitter.com/carltonreid

    https://twitter.com/MayneKevin

    Previous episodes on beacons:


    2018: Historian Peter Norton – author of “Fighting Traffic” – discusses the historical, ethical and mobility-centre issues that such a call raises.

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com/episode-184-will-beaconising-the-world-further-promote-driving-and-kill-off-cycling/


    2018: Roger Geffen of Cycling UK
    Chris Star of Australia’s 3CR community radio station
    Technology writer Max Glaskin
    Lloyd Alter of Treehugger.com
    Caspar Hughes of Stop Killing Cyclists.

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com/episode-185-part-2-will-beaconising-the-world-further-promote-driving-and-kill-off-cycling/


    2020: Cyclist Detection Tech With Tome Software CEO Jake Sigal And History of Road Equity With Historian Peter Norton

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com/detectionnotconnection/

    • 42 min
    Episode #292 – What Would Jesus Ride? An Audience with the Pedaling Pastor

    Episode #292 – What Would Jesus Ride? An Audience with the Pedaling Pastor

    5th February 2022

    The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

    EPISODE 292: What Would Jesus Ride? An Audience with the Pedaling Pastor

    SPONSOR: Jenson USA

    HOST: Carlton Reid

    GUEST: G. Travis Norvell

    TOPICS: Travis Norvell is the pastor of Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. On twitter he’s the @pedalingpastor. We talk about cars, parking lots, what Jesus would ride and Church on the Move, Travis’ new book

    LINKS:
    https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com

    https://twitter.com/carltonreid

    https://twitter.com/pedalingpastor

    Print book: https://www.judsonpress.com/Products/J300/church-on-the-move.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2OahFHRz-RuJHy-h4ukgfBgTeCB0nbSEY_LkLVUG7c0bq4dlrSV4gGePA

    Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Church-Move-Practical-Ministry-Community/dp/0817018328/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KXLROFRMLWE5&keywords=travis+norvell&qid=1643816289&sprefix=travis+norvell%2Caps%2C73&sr=8-1

    • 37 min
    Episode #291 – Bike bubble has popped, says industry analyst Rick Vosper

    Episode #291 – Bike bubble has popped, says industry analyst Rick Vosper

    16th January 2022

    The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

    EPISODE 291: Bike bubble has popped says industry analyst Rick Vosper

    SPONSOR: Jenson USA

    HOST: Carlton Reid

    GUEST: Industry veteran Rick Vosper

    TOPICS: Any bursting of the bike boom bubble will reverberate widely and could destabilise global bicycle advocacy efforts. This is therefore of potential concern to cyclists in general, argues bike industry veteran Rick Vosper.

    LINKS:
    https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

    https://www.the-spokesmen.com

    https://twitter.com/carltonreid

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2022/01/09/vosper-sound-one-bubble-popping#.YeQM3ljP1qs

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/rick-vosper

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2021/11/15/vosper-hidden-big-picture-pon-dorel-story#.YeQND1jP1qs

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2021/10/13/vosper-perfect-competition-part-one-why-bike-business-has-it-and-what%E2%80%99s#.YeQNHVjP1qs

    https://rvms.com

    https://twitter.com/rick_vosper

    • 1 hr 1 min

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