Yes, ballast from the UK built Manhattan. Or some of it. This was one of the enticing tidbits that got us very interested in ballast here at Hakai Magazine and we decided to delve in. A podcast on ballast? Sure, why not! Join host Elin Kelsey as she finds ballast in the roads we travel on, the plants we eat, and the pests we fight. Ballast: it’s not what you think.