Inbound Raleigh is a podcast about transportation and transit in Raleigh, N.C. whether you’re a #TransitGeek, #TransitCurious, or stuck in traffic while driving.

People often ask how I got started with this. Really, it just came to me that Raleigh needs podcasts, and I thought it would be a cool way to learn about both podcasting and transit/transportation issues in our growing city. So here we are. Our goal is to foster discussion. I hope to reach people who may be 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, bicycling, greenways, parking, trains, 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 bad 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 a 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 Host

Jennifer Suarez
Jennifer is a partner at a marketing agency. (Hire us!) As a former journalist and TV news producer, she has an avid interest in storytelling and discussions about the community. She graduated from Raleigh Neighborhood College in 2015 (highly recommend!). 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.



Past Co-Host

James Borden was co-host of Inbound Raleigh until April 2018, when he moved to Cincinnati for a new job. JBheadshot
James is a journalist who has covered development in Raleigh for the now defunct Raleigh Public Record. He also worked full-time covering the construction industry for a trade paper and served 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.


Past guest hosts: Amy G. Howard and Imran Aukhil.