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Sunday, January 8, 2023 Episode 45: The Everyday Life of Memorials

Andrew Shanken is currently the Director of American Studies, Faculty Curator of the Environmental Design Archives, on the Faculty Advisory Committee ...

Sunday, December 18, 2022 Episode 44: "Olive the Seal" - Unfrozen in 2022

Dan and Greg recap the highs and lows of the first full year of Unfrozen – 33 episodes – and look ahead to 2023. Did you know? You don’t have to catch...

Saturday, November 26, 2022 Episode 43: Who is the City For?

Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic Blair Kamin has long informed and delighted readers with his illuminating commentary. Kamin’s newest collec...

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Episode 42: 1972: A Spatial Oddity

The Nakagin Capsule Tower, among the few large structures to emerge from the Japanese Metabolism movement, was barely 50 years old when it was demolis...

Monday, October 31, 2022 Episode 41: Imagine a City

Unfrozen interviews Mark Vanhoenacker, a commercial airline pilot and author of Imagine a City and Skyfaring. A regular contributor to the New York Ti...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Episode 40: Typological Drift

Cities that produce only underwear, blue jeans and extras in domestic films are among the fascinating objects of study in Typological Drift: Emerging ...

Sunday, October 2, 2022 Episode 39: Seeking the Superfruit of Urbanism

Michael Eliason is an architect and founder of Larch Lab, a studio focused on prefabricated, decarbonized, climate-adaptive, low-energy buildings and ...

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Episode 38: Towards a Non-Combustible Practice, Away from Mundane Endeavors of Indifference

Hanif Kara is a civil and structural engineer and professor in practice at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and the co-founder of AKT II...

Saturday, September 17, 2022 Episode 37: The City is Here for You to Use

Unfrozen interviews Peter Wynne Rees, Professor of Places and City Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, who was previ...

Friday, August 26, 2022 Episode 36: Big Time: Patrick MacLeamy

Patrick MacLeamy was the CEO of HOK from 2003 to 2017, capping off a 50-year career at the venerable firm responsible for the National Air and Space M...

Monday, August 15, 2022 Episode 35: Architecture of Normal

Daniel Kaven is the author of Architecture of Normal: The Colonization of the American Landscape, a book that views the built environment through the ...

Sunday, July 31, 2022 Episode 34: Chicago: Two Guides, One Cast

Chicago is a famed architecture town, but the road has not always been smooth. Hear from the editor and author, respectively, of two recently released...

About The Show

Unfrozen is a podcast about architecture and urbanism. 

Daniel Safarik is a recovering journalist and an attempted architect. He is the Director of Research and Thought Leadership at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. In previous lives he's been a financial technology reporter, rock vocalist and marketing director for architecture firms.

Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.  He is also a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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