Jeff Wood (The Overhead Wire) is creating a Weekly Podcast
92

patrons

$344
per month
Cities are amazing! 

But not as amazing as the people that make them home.  I love cities, but more than that, I love sharing information about what people in those cities are doing with anyone that will listen. 

News, research, cool ideas, and more. Each day we scan through at least 1,500 news pieces, research, and blogs on transportation, urban design, housing, urban issues, policy change, the urban environment, public health and more.  We take the most interesting news and share with folks on twitter as well as my 10 year old daily email now called "The Overhead Wire Daily" (formerly The Other Side of the Tracks and The Direct Transfer) archived for the last year at The OverheadWire . com . We also put out a weekly podcast called Talking Headways housed at Streetsblog USA, in which we chat with experts and interested parties each week about transportation and urban planning.

As many of you know, my former employer and most excellent organization Reconnecting America disappeared on January 1st, 2014.  Since then I've started my own consulting firm The Overhead Wire and have been working with a lot of my old colleagues on transportation issues around the country. 

The Overhead Wire Daily and the Talking Headways Podcast were somewhat outside of the sphere of that work but what I really enjoy doing more than anything.  It's been a mostly unfunded labor of love for almost a decade but hopefully with your help we can change that and perhaps set a new course for the writers and dreamers of our urban sphere.  If this can take off, I'm hoping more of you will follow suit.

Part of my mission with The Overhead Wire is to share information to make cities better places.   The podcast will still come out each week and the articles will stream daily in tweets and emails that come at 7am ET/4am PT.  But there could be a way to keep the lights on and continue the work of collecting information and sharing it without having to always do it as a side project. All we need is your help.

Those of you who have mentioned at conferences and work assignments around the country how much the daily email means to you have really kept me going and I really appreciate your support. Especially those of you who wrote emails in the dark days of 2014 wondering where we had disappeared to and willed us to come back.

So What Are We Trying to Do Here?
Continuing The Talking Headways Podcast weekly.  I love putting it together and I appreciate the support you give. With your help I'll be able to keep creating the podcast and doing bigger and better things like the Oakland podcast series.  We're hoping to continue telling the stories that matter that keep you informed.

Thanks for supporting us through and lets continue this into the future! 

PS: This Patreon was originally for The Podcast and the Newsletter.  I've set up a new separate service for newsletter subscriptions but the podcast support is still here.  Folks that signed up to get the newsletter will continue to get it, but any new Patrons will be supporting the Talking Headways podcast alone.  Thanks so much.


Tiers
The Bentonville
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
The Bentonville - You wanted to go to an Urban Target, but You Settled for a Greenfield Walmart
This is equivalent to 25 cents per podcast.

Our everlasting thanks for supporting the Talking Headways Podcast.
The Twin Cities
$2 or more per month 38 patrons
The Twin Cities - Share your Tax Base Increment
50 cents per podcast

Same as above but we'll toss in an Overhead Wire sticker featuring our lovable logo
The Paris
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
The Paris - Your Buildings Only Go So High
$1.25 per podcast

Weekly podcast and a sticker featuring our lovable logo
The Dallas
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
The Dallas - You Fight Freeways With Employment Data
$2.50 per podcast

Same as above and a tweet from @theoverheadwire to your website or link of your choice  (We have over 200K followers!)
The Ne
$50 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
The Ne - A Small Village in Italy that Has Strong Family Ties

Guest Host the Talking Headways Podcast with Jeff for an episode or a month long sponsorship slot on The Direct Transfer Daily (Only 3 total slots displayed per email)
Goals
$344 of $1,500 per month
Getting to $1,500 a month will allow us to hire someone to help us edit more podcasts and complete our Oakland series.
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Cities are amazing! 

But not as amazing as the people that make them home.  I love cities, but more than that, I love sharing information about what people in those cities are doing with anyone that will listen. 

News, research, cool ideas, and more. Each day we scan through at least 1,500 news pieces, research, and blogs on transportation, urban design, housing, urban issues, policy change, the urban environment, public health and more.  We take the most interesting news and share with folks on twitter as well as my 10 year old daily email now called "The Overhead Wire Daily" (formerly The Other Side of the Tracks and The Direct Transfer) archived for the last year at The OverheadWire . com . We also put out a weekly podcast called Talking Headways housed at Streetsblog USA, in which we chat with experts and interested parties each week about transportation and urban planning.

As many of you know, my former employer and most excellent organization Reconnecting America disappeared on January 1st, 2014.  Since then I've started my own consulting firm The Overhead Wire and have been working with a lot of my old colleagues on transportation issues around the country. 

The Overhead Wire Daily and the Talking Headways Podcast were somewhat outside of the sphere of that work but what I really enjoy doing more than anything.  It's been a mostly unfunded labor of love for almost a decade but hopefully with your help we can change that and perhaps set a new course for the writers and dreamers of our urban sphere.  If this can take off, I'm hoping more of you will follow suit.

Part of my mission with The Overhead Wire is to share information to make cities better places.   The podcast will still come out each week and the articles will stream daily in tweets and emails that come at 7am ET/4am PT.  But there could be a way to keep the lights on and continue the work of collecting information and sharing it without having to always do it as a side project. All we need is your help.

Those of you who have mentioned at conferences and work assignments around the country how much the daily email means to you have really kept me going and I really appreciate your support. Especially those of you who wrote emails in the dark days of 2014 wondering where we had disappeared to and willed us to come back.

So What Are We Trying to Do Here?
Continuing The Talking Headways Podcast weekly.  I love putting it together and I appreciate the support you give. With your help I'll be able to keep creating the podcast and doing bigger and better things like the Oakland podcast series.  We're hoping to continue telling the stories that matter that keep you informed.

Thanks for supporting us through and lets continue this into the future! 

PS: This Patreon was originally for The Podcast and the Newsletter.  I've set up a new separate service for newsletter subscriptions but the podcast support is still here.  Folks that signed up to get the newsletter will continue to get it, but any new Patrons will be supporting the Talking Headways podcast alone.  Thanks so much.


Recent posts by Jeff Wood (The Overhead Wire)

Tiers
The Bentonville
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
The Bentonville - You wanted to go to an Urban Target, but You Settled for a Greenfield Walmart
This is equivalent to 25 cents per podcast.

Our everlasting thanks for supporting the Talking Headways Podcast.
The Twin Cities
$2 or more per month 38 patrons
The Twin Cities - Share your Tax Base Increment
50 cents per podcast

Same as above but we'll toss in an Overhead Wire sticker featuring our lovable logo
The Paris
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
The Paris - Your Buildings Only Go So High
$1.25 per podcast

Weekly podcast and a sticker featuring our lovable logo
The Dallas
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
The Dallas - You Fight Freeways With Employment Data
$2.50 per podcast

Same as above and a tweet from @theoverheadwire to your website or link of your choice  (We have over 200K followers!)
The Ne
$50 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
The Ne - A Small Village in Italy that Has Strong Family Ties

Guest Host the Talking Headways Podcast with Jeff for an episode or a month long sponsorship slot on The Direct Transfer Daily (Only 3 total slots displayed per email)