Welcome to the first episode of Here There Be Dragons, a podcast exploring safety and identity in cities. I spoke to seven New York natives from all over the city about their stories and experiences. The episodes that follow will be released weekly on CoLab Radio over the next 2 months. The theme of this inaugural episode is violence in the city.
Each person I interviewed for this podcast also drew a map of their childhood and adulthood in the city (see below). If you’ve visited or lived in New York and you want to share your experiences with me, download the base map, use the maps in the gallery as your guide and draw your own experiences of safety and danger in the city. I’ll post them in the gallery. Send those to Jess Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also record a comment or question about the episode by calling into 1 888 821-7563 ext. 58258. Some of those might be a part of the final episode in the series.
Post and podcast by Jessica Myers.