Podcast #17 – Stuff About Stuff About Minneapolis with Paul Merrill

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Dusty’s Bar in Northeast Minneapolis

This podcast this week is a conversation with Paul Merril, a life long resident of Minneapolis and/or Robbinsdale, who writes the amazing local history and urban planning tumblr website, Stuff About Minneapolis. We met the other day at the beautiful North Loop bar, Club Jager, to go behind the scenes of Paul Merril’s website. We had an excellent conversation about Minneapolis history, Paul’s favorite building, the Mall of America, and the best things about Robbinsdale. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

(Next week’s podcast will be an interview with Susan Marks, who did the historical research for the recently released PBS documentary about University Avenue, which is airing tonight on TPT if you’re reading this today (Tuesday). Look forward to that sometime next week.)

Here’s the link to the audio. You can subscribe on iTunes here!

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.