On the inaugural episode: Pokemon GO, Transit ridership mysteries & taxing foreign home buyers
Join your hosts Vass Bednar, Luke Simcoe and Matt Elliott as they welcome you to the first-ever episode of Metropolis, Metro’s podcast about urban affairs in Canada.
To kick things off, Luke takes a hard look at the youth of the nation and their seemingly unshakable addiction to video game Pokémon Go. Will chasing Pikachus and Jigglypuffs around our cities inspire a whole generation of urbanists, or are these damn punk kids just taking up space in our parks?
In segment two, your hosts make like Nancy Drew and attempt to solve the mystery of declining transit ridership in cities across Canada. Caution is thrown to the wind as the gang wildly speculates about potential causes and accuses various scapegoats.
In our final segment, Vass tells us about Vancouver’s new tax on foreign home buyers, prompting a discussion about housing affordability that leads to Matt brazenly making predictions that will probably come back to haunt him.
This post was originally published at http://www.metronews.ca/features/metropolis/2016/10/13/metro-podcast-metropolis-matt-eliott-luke-simcoe-episode-1.html on 2016-10-13T00:00:00.000Z