17 episodes

What’s Next ATL is the podcast about the big issues facing all of us in metro Atlanta (and around the country), and stories of the people taking them on. Powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 40 Ratings

What’s Next ATL is the podcast about the big issues facing all of us in metro Atlanta (and around the country), and stories of the people taking them on. Powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

    Comfort Food: Feeding Older Refugees During COVID-19

    Comfort Food: Feeding Older Refugees During COVID-19

    The story of how staff at the Center for Pan-Asian Community Services came together in a matter of weeks, to change everything about what they did in order to continue to offer sustenance and care to older refugees and immigrants during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.

    • 11 min
    How to Telework While Social Distancing

    How to Telework While Social Distancing

    So, you’re working at home. And maybe you have everything you need to do it right. Or maybe you’re like many of us and find yourself a little stressed by how teleworking is turning out during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s a conversation with Georgia Commute Options’ Roz Tucker. We talked about just how to do this telecommuting thing under less-than-ideal conditions. What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.

    • 11 min
    Living Small Goes Big

    Living Small Goes Big

    In this episode, we talk with Will Johnston of Microlife Institute about why he’s on a mission to get people to dream small. And, we pay a visit a Tiny House Festival, because…um…why not?!

    What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.

    • 24 min
    Will a Robot Take My Job??

    Will a Robot Take My Job??

    This episode, we’ll hear about how artificial intelligence and other kinds of automation are already deeply enmeshed in our lives — as well as both the challenges and very real opportunities they pose.

    What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.

    • 20 min
    How a Community Transforms, Part 2

    How a Community Transforms, Part 2

    Whether you call it new urbanism, live-work-play or something else, a certain type of development is sweeping the country right now — and making a big splash right here in the ATL.

    What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at whatsnextatl.org/podcast.

    • 21 min
    Bonus: Archive Atlanta

    Bonus: Archive Atlanta

    Today, we bring you Archive Atlanta. You know how What’s Next ATL looks to what our future might hold? Well, in her podcast, Victoria Lemos brings listeners stories from Atlanta’s past—and they’re great. This week, we bring you an episode called “Ward System,” explaining how and why the city became broken up into wards—you know, like the Fourth Ward. We’ll be back with a new episode of What’s Next ATL the usual time—next Wednesday morning. See ya then.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Jennie Lynn ,

Highlights the real opportunities, issues, and conversations Atlanta is experiencing as a region

What’s Next ATL brings the conversations that are happening right now in our Atlanta Metro straight to residents who wish they had more time to spend on regional stories, planning, design, and growth...but don’t know where to start. Kate Sweeney will guide you! I’ve recommended this podcast to at least a dozen friends. I think everyone who lives in/near or is interested in Atlanta should tune in.

AppLib ,

Great big-picture perspective!!

Thanks for putting together this series that helps me feel less silo-ed in this big city I live in!

AlisonLHarney ,

Terrific

Wonderful! Kate Sweeney is at it again!

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