#DamienTalks Episode 21: Joe Biel, Elly Blue and Groundswell Movies

Today #DamienTalks with Joe Biel and Elly Blue with Microcosm Publishing. The duo is producing the eight-part Groundswell Movies focused on community-based bicycle advocacy (as opposed to activist-based bike advocacy) and how it’s worked in cities throughout the country.

Elly and Joe. Image via ##http://www.bikeprovo.org/reporting-from-the-bike-brunch-tour/##Bike Provo##
Elly and Joe. Image via ##http://www.bikeprovo.org/reporting-from-the-bike-brunch-tour/##Bike Provo##

Streetsblog has helped roll out the series, although we aren’t officially part of the project. Streetsblog USA profiled Groundswell last month. Streetsblog L.A. debuted Building Stories: City Planning with James Rojas earlier today.

If you haven’t watched any of the movies yet, you’re in for a treat. I’ve found them fascinating. A League of Their Own, the first film in the series, is really must-see for anyone interested in the history of bicycle advocacy.

And, for anyone listening just because they know me, you will enjoy listening to me totally flub a question asked of me about 5 minutes into the podcast.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

Thanks for listening. You can download the episode at the Damien Talks homepage on Libsyn.