About

Inbound Raleigh is a podcast about transportation and transit in Raleigh, N.C.

Starting a podcast is a terrible idea. But I’ve always wanted to create one, and I like talking about transit/transportation and Raleigh. So here we are. Our goal is to foster discussion. We hope to reach people who maybe curious but uncertain about transit options other than cars and connect them with transit and transportation experts. We’ll cover a range of topics, including sidewalks, cars (of course), bicycling, greenways, parking, rail, buses, and more. Some of those conversations will be broad while others will dig deeper. Some will be lighthearted and there may be copious amounts of sarcasm and a few jokes. Many of our podcast episodes will feature interviews with transit and transportation officials and people who work in transportation, plus regular people who get around on foot, on bike, by bus, by car.

Here on the blog, we’ll share occasional news from Raleigh and other places, along with show notes from our podcast episodes.

About the Hosts

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Jennifer works as a freelance content marketer for small business owners and marketing agencies. (Hire me!) As a former journalist and TV news producer, she has an avid interest in storytelling and discussions about the community. She took part in Raleigh Neighborhood College in 2015. She lives and works in downtown Raleigh. Jennifer loves to travel to new places (especially cities with transit) and enjoys bicycling both for fun and transport (except in August). Her education is a B.S. in journalism from Southern Illinois University and an M.A. in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

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James is a journalist who has covered development in Raleigh for the Raleigh Public Record for the past few years. He also has a full-time job covering the construction industry for a trade paper and serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit organization WomenNC. A Pennsylvania native, James graduated with a BA in English with a journalism concentration and a minor in political science from the University of Delaware in 2004. He moved to North Carolina in 2008 and has lived in Raleigh since 2010.

Guest hosts: Amy G. Howard and Imran Aukhil.