I found Kunstlercast some time ago while looking for urban planning podcasts, had already read Geography of Nowhere which I enjoyed, but after listening to him for the last 1 1/2 years the luster has faded for me. He's thoughtful, but a generalizer, and spends a good amount of his time justifying his thorough pessimism to his doting young host, discounting every rare positive development (that can actually be called positive) with some qualifying caveat that will lead us all back to the Kunstler model of self-inflicted, slow, blind, societal decline. As an observer of urban planning the man is a genius, but his rhetoric about our future, serious vapors and visions of an urban armageddon we're destined to, lives a little too much in the tin-foil hat category. This is the same guy who believe Y2K was going to destroy us all. Is it that bad, Jim? For him, yes. The myriad problems all of us live with in this world can only begin to be dealt with if we, just occasionally, believe we're capable of solutions. In the meantime, enjoy listening, but have your own caveat regarding the content here.