Podcast #18 – Susan Marks and a Post-Porky’s University Avenue

neon23The podcast this week is a conversation with Susan Marks, a Minneapolis based documentary filmmaker, author, and pop culture historian. We sat down a week before Christmas in her lovely Powderhorn Park home to talk about University Avenue. Susan was a key part of the recent documentary by Peter Meyers on University Avenue that debuted recently on Twin Cities Public Television. Our conversation covered a lot of ground, including the early history of University, the street’s car culture, and a lot of different aspects of the now-defunct Porky’s drive-in diner which was a long-time staple of University Avenue’s mystique.

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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.