January 19, 2024

EP. 270.6 — The Power Broker: A Special Sneak Peek

If you’re not already obsessed with Robert Caro, esteemed author and noted friend of Conan, you soon will be. Robert Caro’s The Power Broker is the bible for people who think critically about cities and urban design: how cities are formed, neighborhoods are destroyed, bridges are erected, fortunes are made, lives are ruined, and power is amassed. The problem is it’s over 1100 pages long. Undeterred, Roman Mars (99% Invisible) and Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show, The Flop House) are leading a monthly audio book club dedicated to examining this modern masterpiece, one section a month, all year long. As an intro to this series, Roman and Elliott invited fellow Caro-head Conan O’Brien to chat about what makes Robert Caro so special. You can find the full Conan O’Brien episode on 99% Invisible here, and subscribe to 99% Invisible to hear our first Power Broker episode, featuring extremely special guest…Robert Caro.

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