The Big Dig


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There is a cynicism that hangs over the topic of American infrastructure – whether it’s high-speed rail or off-shore wind – it feels like this country can’t build big things anymore. No one project embodies that cynicism quite like what Bostonians call ‘The Big Dig.’ Infamous for its ever-increasing price tag, this massive highway tunneling effort was once ridiculed as the Big Mess, the Big Hole, the Big Pig, the Big Lie. But now, decades later the story looks more complicated. So how did the narrative around this project go so horribly wrong? And what lessons can it offer for the ambitious projects of today?

The nine episode series is produced by GBH News.



Host and scriptwriter: Ian Coss

Executive Producer: Devin Maverick Robins

Producers: Isabel Hibbard and Ian Coss

Editor: Lacy Roberts

Editorial Advisor: Stephanie Leydon

Fact Checker: Lisa Wardle

Scoring and Music Supervision: Ian Coss

Project Manager: Meiqian He

Episode Date
Introducing: "What Is Owed?"
Feb 29, 2024
Introducing: Detours from Antiques Roadshow
Jan 29, 2024
Introducing: The Frontline Dispatch
Jan 03, 2024
Part 9: Hearts and Minds
Nov 15, 2023
Part 8: I Want Justice for What Happened
Nov 08, 2023
Part 7: The Turnpike Revolt
Nov 01, 2023
Part 6: The Up Down Charts
Oct 25, 2023
Part 5: Hatchet Man vs. the 800 Pound Gorilla
Oct 18, 2023
Part 4: The Double Cross
Oct 11, 2023
Part 3: All Politics is Local
Oct 04, 2023
Part 2: Unholy Alliance
Sep 27, 2023
Part 1: We Were Wrong
Sep 27, 2023
Introducing The Big Dig
Sep 13, 2023