The host of WNYC’s Micropolis series, Arun Venugopal, interviews Eric Aleman, a barber at King of Kings Barber Shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Eric talks about how hairstyles have changed in his years as a barber and how gentrification is changing the conversation in his shop. Also, Eric discusses his role as a therapist for some clients and why they trust him with their secrets and sharp objects.
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For part 2 of our series, we go back to 2005 and talk to some pretty big personalities. Tila Tequila and Perez Hilton join us, along with BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen and the internet's foremost Tila Tequila historian Nicole Milfie. 2005 is th...
Dan Gallagher joins Miriam Gottfried and Alex Frangos to talk how leading Chinese drone maker DJI is making life difficult for rivals. Then, Paul Davies discuss how, even as Brexit looms, London has the raw material that Europe needs for its capital markets.