Did you miss Wednesday’s broadcast? It’s all here. Host Deborah Wang and I chat about “who (really) rides the bus” in Seattle, and so much more. As a writer for The Urbanist I try to bring a balancing element with my human-interest stories, reminding us that amidst all the housing, transit, and urban planning documents we (okay, maybe just I) love nerding out on, what really we’re talking about at the end of the day are individual human beings with stories and dreams, ordinary people who wish to survive– even thrive– in this increasingly challenging city. In response to the question of who rides our buses, Deb and I endeavor to touch on both the data side of things as well as the personal side. 

Click here for KUOW’s page with a link to the full radio hour (fascinating stuff!), as well as a direct link to my piece; scroll down for my segment. 

Huge thanks to everyone at KUOW who put this together, to you who support this site and take an interest, to Metro for letting me be me, and to the peeps out there for being exactly who they are.


For other interviews with me on NPR, various podcasts, television, and print outlets, click here. 

For more on my book (as mentioned in the broadcast), click here.

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Nathan Vass is an artist, filmmaker, photographer, and author by day, and a Metro bus driver by night, where his community-building work has been showcased on TED, NPR, The Seattle Times, KING 5 and landed him a spot on Seattle Magazine’s 2018 list of the 35 Most Influential People in Seattle. He has shown in over forty photography shows is also the director of nine films, six of which have shown at festivals, and one of which premiered at Henry Art Gallery. His book, The Lines That Make Us, is a Seattle bestseller and 2019 WA State Book Awards finalist.