Here There Be Dragons Podcast: On the Series Welcome to Here There Be Dragons, a podcast about safety and identity in cities. For this show I spoke to seven New York natives from all over the city and for the past two months you’ve heard their stories and experiences. This is the final episode where I’ll talk about making the show and listener responses. The title of the project comes from the medieval mapping technique of drawing dragons and sea monsters over unexplored or dangerous territories. Although we now find these maps to be historic figments of a medieval imagination, many of us carry these same maps around in our heads, negotiating our identities through space, pre-emptively planning escapes and defenses should the city square off against us. But as the stores from each episode show us monsters can also disappear for as we unlearn fear and access new spaces. Or they don’t and we navigate them anyway. Each person I interviewed for this podcast also drew a map of their childhood and adulthood in the city, you can see those at colabradio.mit.edu. Past episodes of Here There Be Dragons are on iTunes and Stitcher, please listen, comment and rate!