Only around 1% of Chicago residents bike regularly for transportation. Some cyclists see themselves as an embattled minority, fighting for a safe space on roads that were not designed with them in mind.
Ask Me Why is a series of recorded conversations that explore the personal experiences and stories that shape our beliefs. Each story takes a pair of people who disagree on some issue, and asks them to get at the root of why they believe what they believe.
In the years since the 2000 election normalized the concept of red and blue states, America has only become more politically and culturally polarized. We’re more likely to be friends with people who share our opinions, and listen to media outlets that reflect back to us our existing beliefs.