Synopsis: The proprietor of BLDGBLOG and the author of A Burglar’s Guide to the City, Geoff Manaugh, discusses his new book, what he learned from riding around in a helicopter with the LAPD, how burglars see architecture differently from the rest of us and thus are able to “hack” it for their own purposes, and the double-edged sword that is our increasingly Orwellian future.
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Present: Harry C. Marks, Geoff Manaugh
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Download: Episode S2E11: Geoff Manaugh