stuff you should be following

blogs, podcasts, twitter accounts, etc.



Gerry Canavan – Incredibly diverse, if erratic, link dumps from a brilliant professor of literature.
Clusterfuck Nation – Unfortunately the historically sharp-witted Jim Kunstler has started to sound a little grumpy old man, but I can’t ever stop loving him because Geography of Nowhere is f**king incredible.
Strong Towns - The greatest city planning org since the Congress of the New Urbanism.
Architecture Here & There – Great classical architecture blog.
ATL Urbanist – Defunct blog, but still full of tons of great material.
Peak Oil News - Great resource for those looking for Peak Oil and Climate Change news.
The Automatic Earth – Can be a bit wonky, but well-researched and interesting.
BLDGBLOG - A blog about building and ton of other stuff.
Gin & Tacos – Politics and education humor from one of the wittiest people on the planet.


KunstlerCast - Commentary on good urbanism and the modern predicament.
Strong Towns - The sometimes-philosophical musings of Strong Towns Founder Chuck Marohn.
Gaslit Nation - Fire political commentary from Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa.
Hysteria - Lead by a team of sharp, hilarious women, discusses modern issues through a female perspective.
Mass for Shut-Ins - Monthly cast from Gin and Tacos with strange stories, great guest interviews, and a drink of the month.
Lore - Surely you’ve heard of Lore.
How I Built This - Insightful interviews with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.
Stephen King Cast - One man’s journey through the entire Stephen King catalog.
Derry Public Radio - Beamed right from the basement of the Derry Civic Center, humorous discussions of Stephen King’s work.
MGoPodcast - Essential listening for University of Michigan sports fans.


The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape By James Howard Kunstler
Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution By Brian Czech
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Jeff Speck
Debt – Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years By David Graeber
On Violence By Hannah Arendt
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Infinite Jest By David Foster Wallace
The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection By Michael Singer
It by Stephen King
Everything That Rises by Lawrence Weschler
The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore by Jared Yates Sexton
The View From Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior