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S3E1, Part 2: Cassandra Dallett’s High School Friends and Her Poetry
Jan 16 • 31 min
In this podcast, she tells the story of enrolling in school and making some unlikely friends, a few relationships she had back in the late-’80s, and some friends from back east who she bumped into here in San Francisco. She closes the show out talking…
S3E1, Part 1: Cassandra Dallett’s Journey to and through San Francisco
Jan 9 • 25 min
When Cassandra Dallett moved to San Francisco in the mid-1980s, she hit the ground running … In this podcast, Cassandra talks about her early life in New England and what drew here to San Francisco as a teenager. She takes through adventures in a flat at…
S2E49, Part 2: Chloe Jackman on Returning Home to San Francisco
Nov 7, 2019 • 25 min
In this podcast, Chloe talks about office and service jobs she had before being inspired and able to pursue photography full-time. She touches on being a working artist in the city, especially when it comes to renting. We’ll be taking a few weeks…
S2E49, Part 1: Chloe Jackman on Her San Francisco Childhood
Nov 5, 2019 • 24 min
Chloe Jackman grew up all over San Francisco. In this podcast, she takes us on a journey through several different neighborhoods she lived in and schools she went to. After high school, she lived in Santa Barbara long enough to graduate and realized how…
S2E48, Part 2: Brian Goggin on Defenestration and Caruso’s Dream
Oct 31, 2019 • 29 min
The idea for Defenestration originated when Brian Goggin was working with an artist in Paris. It came to life in 1995 at Sixth and Howard Streets. In this podcast, Brian shares the story of how the piece came to be. He also talks about his large-scale…
S2E48, Part 1: Brian Goggin on Becoming an Artist
Oct 29, 2019 • 22 min
Brian Goggin moved to San Francisco from Davis, California, in 1988. His first visits to the city came as a kid when his parents enrolled him in a class at the SFMoMA where he studied animation and sculpture. In this episode, Brian reflects on his…
S2E47, Part 2: Dara Kosberg on Finding Her Callings
Oct 24, 2019 • 29 min
In this podcast, Dara charts her path from educational work to going back to grad school for non-profit program management. That led her to helping start The Dinner Party, a non-profit with the goal of bringing people who are experiencing loss together…
S2E47, Part 1: Dara Kosberg on Her Journey to San Francisco
Oct 22, 2019 • 27 min
These days, Dara Kosberg is the program director for the non-profit Reimagine: End of Life, a 10-day gathering with more than 250 events all over SF and the Bay Area that explore topics around death, dying, grief, and living life to the fullest. But her…
S2E46, Part 2: Chris Macias on His Photography and His Work
Oct 17, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, Chris talks about “making” photographs with Polaroid cameras. He explains his method of shooting pictures then leaving his photos to marinate, as it were, in various mixtures of bleach, whiskey, and whatever other liquids he can think of.…
S2E46, Part 1: Chris Macias on His Love of the Tenderloin
Oct 15, 2019 • 16 min
Photographer Chris Macias grew up in the Los Angeles area. He came to San Francisco to go to art school, and his school happened to be in the Tenderloin. In this podcast, Chris talks about arriving in the city and coming to learn San Francisco on the…
S2E45, Part 2: Street Sheet Editors TJ Johnston and Quiver Watts
Oct 10, 2019 • 17 min
In this podcast, recorded as part of an SF Cultural History Museum pop-up over the summer, TJ and Quiver talk more about the work they do with Street Sheet and the Coalition on Homelessness.
S2E45, Part 1: Street Sheet Editors Quiver Watts and TJ Johnston
Oct 8, 2019 • 15 min
In this podcast, Street Sheet editors Quiver and TJ talk about their early lives and moving to the Bay Area. They go into how they each got started in thinking about, writing, and other ways of working on social justice issues. The article TJ references,…
Is San Francisco Dying?
Oct 5, 2019 • 108 min
S2E44, Part 2: Ava Lynch on Her Bands — Preschool and The Gonks
Oct 3, 2019 • 17 min
In this podcast, Ava starts off with more memories of Chinatown and the story of her mom growing up there. She talks about the two bands she’s in at the moment—Preschool and The Gonks (w/Sonny of Sonny and the Sunsets). And she ends the episode sharing…
S2E44, Part 1: Ava Lynch on Growing Up in San Francisco
Oct 1, 2019 • 15 min
Ava Lynch just started college. In this podcast, Ava (the daughter of S1E47 storyteller Mike Lynch) talks about growing up in Visitacion Valley, going to preschool and her grandma’s house in Chinatown, feeling free to express herself at SF Waldorf School,…
S2E43, Part 2: Bowen Dwelle on Life After High School
Sep 26, 2019 • 19 min
Bowen Dwelle lives in his van. In this podcast, Bowen talks about leaving his hometown of San Francisco after high school, what it was that brought him back, some jobs and businesses he’s had, his love of the outdoors, and his latest venture: Second Sight…
S2E43, Part 1: Bowen Dwelle on His Youth in San Francisco
Sep 24, 2019 • 22 min
Bowen Dwelle is a San Francisco native writer, athlete, and life coach in-training. In this podcast, Bowen talks about his paper route near the house he grew up in on Liberty Hill, being a young entrepreneur, the open-air “drug market” that was his high…
S2E42, Part 2: Taler Nicols on Her Tattooing Career
Sep 19, 2019 • 19 min
Taler Nicols wanted to paint. In this podcast, Taler begins by rattling off bars and restaurants in San Francisco that she used to frequent. She then talks of leaving a job she’d been at for a decade to help open Let It Bleed Tattoo in the Tenderloin in…
S2E42, Part 1: Taler Nicols on Growing up in North Beach
Sep 17, 2019 • 20 min
Taler Nicols is a fifth-generation San Franciscan. Her family here dates back to Potrero Hill when it was called Goat Hill. In this podcast, Taler, who is a tattooer now, talks about growing up in bars and restaurants in North Beach, thanks to her…
S2E41, Part 2: Sherri Franklin on Founding Muttville
Sep 12, 2019 • 22 min
Sherri Franklin loves animals. This episode, she starts off with Heidi—an eight-year-old Bassett hound who inspired Sherri to do something about senior dog care. And so, she founded Muttvile Senior Dog Rescue in 2007. Today, Muttville has found forever…
S2E41, Part 1: Sherri Franklin on Finding Her Calling
Sep 10, 2019 • 19 min
How do you go from being a successful hair stylist who uprooted herself to move to the Bay Area to founding a senior dog rescue non-profit? That’s the story of Muttville Founder and CEO Sherri Franklin. In this podcast, Sherri takes us on a journey from…
S2E40, Part 2: Danny Macchiarini on His Jewelry and Sculpture
Sep 5, 2019 • 23 min
This podcast picks up right where Part 1 left off: With Danny Mac telling us about Emperor Norton’s dogs, Bummer and Lazarus, as well as Norton’s currency system. Danny goes on to talk about growing up in the Excelsior in the 1950s and ’60s, the Vietnam…
S2E40, Part 1: Danny Macchiarini on His Dad: Peter Macchiarini
Sep 3, 2019 • 23 min
Macchiarini Creative Designs has been in North Beach since 1948. Today, it enjoys legacy business status. ​In this podcast, the studio’s owner, Danny Mac as he’s known to his friends and loved ones, talks about his father’s involvement in the Bohemians…
S2E39, Part 2: Susan Goldstein and the San Francisco Archives
Aug 29, 2019 • 21 min
In this podcast, Susan talks in-depth about her work and our city’s official archive. If you’re half the history nerd that we are, get ready. And be sure to listen through to hear how you can experience the collection first-hand.
S2E39, Part 1: Susan Goldstein’s Evolution as an Archivist
Aug 27, 2019 • 17 min
San Francisco city archivist Susan Goldstein was drawn to history from a young age. She left her childhood home in California to go to college out east. After school, she went to Austin and worked in photo archiving at UT. In 1984, she came to the Bay…
S2E38, Part 2: Uncle Damien on Finding Inspiration
Aug 22, 2019 • 28 min
Uncle Damien is doing his part to make a positive difference in the world. In this podcast, Uncle Damien (Damien Posey) talks about Uncle Damien Speaks, his motivational speaking work. He found inspiration through a stint in federal prison, Rudy Corpuz…
S2E38, Part 1: Uncle Damien’ Storied Youth
Aug 20, 2019 • 24 min
Motivational speaker Uncle Damien went through a lot to get here. In this podcast, Damien Posey, who was born and raised in San Francisco, talks about the journey that got him to where he is today. It’s a story of a young man who had no positive male role…
Bonus Episode: Patrick O’Malley’s Songs
Aug 17, 2019 • 12 min
Patrick played some songs for us when we recorded. Three of those songs are featured here (the fourth appears at the end of Part 2). Patrick’s album Welcome to the End of the Empire, is available from Bottom Feeder Records. Enjoy!
S2E37, Part 2: Patrick O’Malley on Housing, Public Transit, and His Music
Aug 15, 2019 • 30 min
Patrick O’Malley’s music and politics evolved side-by-side. Here, Patrick talks about San Francisco and California housing policy and some public-transit advocacy work he’s done in light of Google busses and ride share companies in the city. He ends the…
S2E37, Part 1: Patrick O’Malley on His Political Awakening in San Francisco
Aug 13, 2019 • 31 min
Patrick O’Malley started playing guitar at an early age. But it wasn’t until his time in Santa Barbara that his music took on a new meaning for him—one of political activism. In this podcast, Patrick talks about growing up in Southern California and his…
S2E36, Part 2: Penelope Houston on Archiving the SF Punk Scene
Aug 8, 2019 • 26 min
In this podcast, Avengers vocalist Penelope Houston talks about the legendary Sex Pistols show at Winterland that the Avengers opened. It’s a story that includes Sid Vicious ODing (but surviving) at the afterparty. She goes on to talk about her solo…
S2E36, Part 1: Penelope Houston’s Days in the Early SF Punk Scene
Aug 6, 2019 • 28 min
Penelope Houston’s family moved around the country a lot when she was a kid, eventually settling up in Washington state long enough for her to go to high school. She came to San Francisco to go to the Art Institute for visual arts, but quickly started…
S2E35 Ken Walton on Founding StreetFoto San Francisco
Jul 30, 2019 • 18 min
Ken Walton grew up in Sacramento always considering San Francisco a special place. He got inspired to do street photography after watching a documentary about Vivian Maier. In 2016, he founded ​StreetFoto San Francisco, an annual international street…
S2E34, Part 2: Elly Simmons on Specs 12 Adler Museum and Café
Jul 25, 2019 • 29 min
Specs is special. In a city with a history of providing safe harbor (literally and figuratively) to so many over the years, the bar encompasses the spirit of San Francisco perfectly. In this podcast, Elly Simmons, whose parents Specs and Sonia opened the…
S2E34, Part 1: Specs Co-Owner Elly Simmons on How Her Parents Met
Jul 23, 2019 • 29 min
North Beach is still alive. And one of its best and longest-lasting watering holes, Specs, is still a San Francisco treasure. In this podcast, the current co-owner of the bar, Elly Simmons, tells the story of how her parents got together. Elly’s dad,…
S2E33, Part 2: William Rhodes on Juke City and Threaded Memories
Jul 18, 2019 • 9 min
In this podcast, artist William Rhodes talks about the 3.9 Art Collective and how it influenced his latest show, Threaded Memories. The exhibition, up at the African-American Art and Culture Complex now through Aug. 2, celebrates the community that lived…
S2E33, Part 1: William Rhodes on Art in the Mission District
Jul 16, 2019 • 13 min
In this podcast, artist William Rhodes talks about growing up in Baltimore, some similarities between there and San Francisco, moving to the city, the art of the Mission, and establishing his own art experience here. Williams’s show, Threaded Memories, is…
S2E32, Part 2: Joy Ng on Using Hip-Hop for Social Justice
Jul 11, 2019 • 11 min
At SF State, Joy Ng’s senior thesis covered the history of hip-hop as resistance and using the art form to make something out of nothing. Since graduating, she has run a website of critical essays with the tagline, “Hip Hop x Asian America.” In this…
S2E32, Part 1: Joy Ng on the Documentary that Changed Her Life
Jul 9, 2019 • 13 min
Joy Ng is a born-and-raised San Franciscan. In this episode, Joy talks about her childhood, in Chinatown, North Beach, and a couple other neighborhoods. She ends with her time at SF State, where she changed her major and got involved in community…
S2E31, Part 2: Joe Bagale’s Musical Journey in San Francisco
Jul 5, 2019 • 54 min
In this podcast, Joe Bagale takes us through his journey after arriving in San Francisco back in 2003. It involves several living situations with in-house studios, his first visit to the Boom Boom Room, a serendipitous date, playing and touring with…
S2E31, Part 1: Joe Bagale on His Musical Upbringing
Jul 2, 2019 • 37 min
It’s kinda fitting that this is the 80th episode overall for this podcast. Through all but two episodes so far, the intro and outro music has been by the subject of this episode. Joe Bagale moved to San Francisco from New York State in 2003. In this…
S2E30, Part 2: Project Open Hand Volunteers on What It Means to Them
Jun 27, 2019 • 15 min
In Part 1 of this podcast, Project Open Hand volunteer Dana Dawson took us through the history of the non-profit and told us all about what it does for the sick and dying of San Francisco and the Bay Area today. In this episode, Dana is joined by four of…
S2E30, Part 1: Dana Dawson on the History of Project Open Hand
Jun 25, 2019 • 10 min
Project Open Hand, which today feeds more than 2,500 sick and dying people, started in 1985 when Ruth Brinker made meals for her friends and neighbors who were “wasting” from AIDS. In this podcast, POH volunteer Dana Dawson takes us through that history,…
S2E29, Part 2: Margaret Casey on Making Mission Creek Her Home (Part of Our San Francisco Houseboats Series)
Jun 20, 2019 • 28 min
Since deciding to stay in San Francisco (see Part 1), Margaret Casey has done a lot—been a poet, worked for various event spaces and event production companies, and moved into a houseboat on Mission Creek. In this podcast, Margaret fills us in on her life…
S2E29, Part 1: Margaret Casey and the Panhandle Saxophone (Part of Our San Francisco Houseboats Series)
Jun 18, 2019 • 17 min
​The theft of a Picasso in Australia. Getting framed by an old teacher. Cocaine shipments from South America. San Francisco cults in the 1970s. And someone playing the saxophone in the Panhandle in the early 1990s … All are involved in why Mission Creek…
S2E28, Part 2: Ron Turner on Founding Last Gasp Publishing
Jun 13, 2019 • 32 min
Originally known as “Last Gasp Eco-Funnies,” the publishing company that Ron Turner and others founded celebrates 50 years next April. In this podcast, Ron talks about starting Last Gasp with Slow Death, an underground comic that featured art by Greg…
S2E28, Part 1: Ron Turner on Growing Up in the Central Valley
Jun 11, 2019 • 27 min
Ron Turner spent his youth in the San Joaquin Valley of California. In this podcast, he talks about various experiences he had around the valley, including time at Fresno State working on an underground newspaper where he exposed corruption at the Peace…
S2E27, Part 2: Rosie Ortiz on Her Journey with La Cocina (Part of Our La Cocina Series)
Jun 6, 2019 • 10 min
La Cocina serves women of color and lower-income women who want to start a food business. Rosie Ortiz sure could cook, but she needed to learn business and other kitchen skills she didn’t already have in order to get Mission Boricua off the ground. In…
S2E27, Part 1: Rosie Ortiz on Growing Up in the Mission and Teaching Herself to Cook (Part of Our La Cocina Series)
Jun 4, 2019 • 12 min
Born and raised in the Mission District, Rosie Ortiz learned to cook by watching her mother. In this podcast, Rosie, the owner of Mission Boricua, talks about San Francisco back in the day. She says that, over the years, her love of cooking evolved to the…
S2E26, Part 2: Ginny Stearns and Bob Isaacson on the Future of Mission Creek Living (Part of Our San Francisco Houseboats Series)
May 30, 2019 • 18 min
Ginny Stearns and Bob Isaacson talk about their efforts to secure their homes on the water, the only such homes in San Francisco. Bob talks about a couple of books he’s been a part of publishing that cover the history of Mission Bay and MIssion Creek as…
S2E26, Part 1: Bob Isaacson and Ginny Stearns on Protecting Mission Creek (Part of our San Francisco Houseboats Series)
May 28, 2019 • 18 min
In this podcast, Mission Creek houseboat residents Ginny Stearns and Bob Isaacson talk about founding many of the preservation groups that have worked with the government and developers to protect their little corner of the city. Bob and Ginny talk about…
S2E25, Part 2: Bernadine Sewell on Running a Restaurant
May 23, 2019 • 12 min
​Bernadine Sewell (aka Pinky Winchester) opened Pinky and Red’s last summer in the UC Berkeley Student Union building. It was the culmination of a long journey—she and her daughter took courses with La Cocina, the San Francisco non-profit that cultivates…
S2E25, Part 1: Bernadine Sewell on Going Through the La Cocina Program (Part of Our La Cocina Series)
May 21, 2019 • 13 min
Bernadine Sewell has an alter ego: Pinky Winchester. When you meet this incredibly colorful woman, you know why. She and her daughter went through the La Cocina program and opened their restaurant, Pinky and Red’s, in the Berkeley Student Union building…
S2E24 Darnay McPherson on Growing Up in the Fillmore in the ’60s
May 14, 2019 • 18 min
Darnay McPherson says that, when he was a kid growing up in the Fillmore District in the ’60s, “no one locked their doors and police officers walked the beat.” It was even more than that for the generation before Darnay—a vibrant area full of black-owned…
S2E23, Part 2: Stephanie Smith on Being a Woman Tattooer
May 9, 2019 • 19 min
Stephanie Smith is a tattoo artist. It’s an industry that, even in the Bay Area, is fairly male-dominated. In this podcast, Stephanie talks about a life and a career with its share of misogynistic experiences. Through them, she says, her sense of feminism…
S2E23, Part 1: Stephanie Smith on Becoming a Tattoo Collector and Artist
May 7, 2019 • 35 min
Stephanie Smith grew up on the East Coast, but never felt like she fit in with the general mindset out there. When it came time for her to (reluctantly) go to college, she picked the University of San Francisco in large part because of where it is. In…
BONUS! John Law on Sarah Davis’s First Acid Trip
May 4, 2019 • 7 min
When we sat down to record with this week’s podcast guest, John Law, he launched right into the research he did to get to know us better before meeting us. For the next seven minutes, we were delighted to hear John’s telling of Ep. 15 storyteller and…
S2E22, Part 2: John Law on the Legacy of the Suicide Club and Urban Exploration
May 2, 2019 • 22 min
John Law grew up quite the mischievous kid. That naturally led him to the Suicide Club, which he talked about in Part 1. In this podcast, John catches us up on what he’s doing these days, which includes a lot of “urban exploration.” The mindset he adopted…
S2E22, Part 1: John Law on Growing Up, Getting Into Trouble, and Hitchhiking to the Bay Area
Apr 30, 2019 • 30 min
John Law’s dad was a college professor, and so the family moved around in his youth. He hung out with the “fun kids,” breaking into houses, stealing cars. He ran away back to Michigan, then set out for the Bay Area. In this episode, John (who, among other…
S2E21, Part 2: Liz Beeson-Evans on Starting Caring Cowgirl
Apr 25, 2019 • 14 min
As we learned in Part 1, Liz Beeson-Evans grew up around horses. After splitting her childhood between Northern California and Jalisco, Mexico, Liz moved around a bit before returning to San Francisco with her now-husband. Spending time with her cousin in…
S2E21, Part 1: Liz Beeson Evans on Growing Up with Horses
Apr 23, 2019 • 15 min
Liz Beeson-Evans grew up between NorCal and Mexico. She first came to SF in the late-2000s. A modeling career took her to Brooklyn and then LA. Her fiancé-now-husband got a job and they came back in 2014 to a changed city. In this episode, Liz talks about…
S2E20, Part 2: Sister Anni Coque l’Doo on the Future of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (Part of Our Sisters at 40 Series)
Apr 18, 2019 • 16 min
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will celebrate 40 years this weekend, which speaks to the charity, creativity, and sense of community that the group brings to San Francisco. In this podcast, Sister Anni Coque l’Doo continues the story of her work with…
S2E20, Part 1: Sister Anni Coque l’Doo on Becoming an Activist Drag Nun (Part of Our Sisters at 40 Series)
Apr 16, 2019 • 15 min
Born and raised in San Mateo, the young man who is Sister Anni Coque l’Doo went to the March on Washington in 1993 and came back inspired to become an activist. In this podcast, the third and final in our Sisters at 40 series (go back and listen to Sister…
S2E19, Part 2: Dino Medardo Rosso on Bridging Cultural Gaps Through Language
Apr 11, 2019 • 23 min
​When Dino Medardo Rosso was approached to help restaurant workers better communicate with, and thus better understand, one another, he was onto something. In this podcast, Dino talks about expanding the work he does with Lingo, his language-instruction…
S2E19, Part 1: Dino Medardo Rosso on Starting the Language Program Lingo
Apr 9, 2019 • 22 min
Dino Medardo Rosso studied 16 languages and he speaks five or six, depending on the day. He moved to San Francisco about a decade ago, and got work as a bicycle tour guide and then, a high school teacher. In this podcast, Dino tells the story of how a…
S2E18, Part 2: Michael McConnell on the Loss of Artists in San Francisco
Apr 4, 2019 • 12 min
Michael McConnell owns a café and video store, but he’s also an artist—one of a seemingly dying breed in San Francisco. In this podcast, he laments the loss of artists in the city over the last decade or so, adding that with their leaving, San Francisco…
S2E18, Part 1: Michael McConnell on Owning a Coffee Shop and Video Store
Apr 2, 2019 • 18 min
It’s one thing to be an artist and work in a café as a barista. It’s another to be part owner of that café, and for it to double as one of the last video stores in San Francisco. In this podcast, Fayes Coffee owner Michael McConnell talks about moving to…
S2E17, Part 2: Sister Mary Media on the History of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (Part of Our Sisters at 40 Series)
Mar 28, 2019 • 20 min
One of the least interesting things about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is their name, but it’s a damn good name. In this podcast, Sister Mary Media tells the story of how a few young gay men decided to form a group based around performance,…
S2E17, Part 1: Sister Mary Media on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Origin Story (Part of Our Sisters at 40 Series)
Mar 26, 2019 • 24 min
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, like any good spiritual group, have an origin story. There are some minor quibbles, but Sister Mary Media was there. In this podcast, Mary Media describes the political and social climate from which the Sisters came to…
S2E16, Part 2: Sister Roma on Becoming a Drag Nun (Part of Our Sisters at 40 Series)
Mar 21, 2019 • 18 min
On April 21 at Dolores Park, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will celebrate its 40th anniversary, bringing its Hunky Jesus contest back where it originated many years ago. There to emcee the event, as always, will be Sister Roma. In this podcast,…
S2E14 Fernay McPherson on Growing Up and Cooking in the Fillmore (Part of Our La Cocina Series)
Mar 5, 2019 • 17 min
Fernay McPherson grew up in the Fillmore of the ’80s and ’90s, learning to cook from and being inspired by her San Francisco family who had various Texas and Southern roots. In this podcast, Fernay, who owns and operates Millie Bell’s Soul Movement in…
S2E13, Part 2: Heather Jacks’s Book About the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Feb 28, 2019 • 19 min
Heather J​acks’s introduction to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was serendipitous and took place over a couple of decades. A few years ago, she learned of the amazing charity work that the drag nun group does, and was hooked. In this podcast, Heather…
S2E13, Part 1: Heather Jacks on Her Nomadic Youth
Feb 26, 2019 • 13 min
In April, Heather Jacks’s art book about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who turn 40 this year, will hit the shelves. In this podcast, we get to know Heather before she got involved with the Sisters. You’ll hear how she grew up on Indian land in…
S2E12, Part 2: Pete Spanier on the Warriors’ Move (Back) to San Francisco
Feb 21, 2019 • 12 min
Pete likes sports. In this podcast, he talks about the Warriors’ 2019 move to San Francisco. He thinks Oakland has been great for the team, but their recent run of championships (three of the last four seasons) is pricing fans out. In this podcast, Pete…
S2E12, Part 1: Pete Spanier on San Francisco of the 1990s vs. Now
Feb 19, 2019 • 24 min
Pete was born in the Upper Haight, but his family moved to SoCal soon after that. Around 21, Pete moved back to the area and started to drink here before eventually moving back to the city. In this podcast, Pete, who bartends these days at Zeitgeist and…
S2E11, Part 2: Sonia Mansfield and David Tracy Talk About Cancer, Getting Married, and Having a Kid
Feb 14, 2019 • 19 min
​Sonia and David moved in with each other in the Dogpatch about a year into dating. Shortly after that, Sonia was diagnosed with cancer. Given their young relationship, she feared the worst. But David proposed and helped with whatever his fiancée needed.…
S2E11, Part 1: Sonia Mansfield and David Tracy on Their First (and Second) Date
Feb 12, 2019 • 25 min
Sonia Mansfield is the creator and co-host of Dorking Out Podcast. She met David through mutual friends in 2008. In this special Valentine’s Day podcast, Sonia and David talk about growing up in the Bay Area. They describe their first date at The Broken…
S2E10, Part 2: Kevin Hunsanger on Starting a San Francisco Cultural History Museum
Feb 7, 2019 • 17 min
Kevin Hunsanger was part-owner of Green Apple Books for more than 20 years. This January, he stepped away to pursue his latest dream—opening a San Francisco cultural history museum. In this podcast, Kevin shares his inspiration for starting a museum from…
S2E10, Part 1: Kevin Hunsanger on Owning Green Apple Books
Feb 5, 2019 • 26 min
Green Apple Books is a San Francisco institution. Richard Savoy opened the store on Clement Street in 1967. In the early 1990s, Kevin Hunsanger moved to the city and got a job selling rare books there. A few years later, he found himself part of the…
S2E9, Part 2: Angela Tabora’s Documentary About Morehouse
Jan 31, 2019 • 21 min
Angela Tabora does a lot … podcast host, fire dancer, film maker. She got her start making documentaries while still at SF State. Her first subject was the house she was living in at the time and its inhabitants. The house was the San Francisco Morehouse,…
S2E9, Part 1: Angela Tabora on Living at the San Francisco Morehouse
Jan 29, 2019 • 17 min
Angela Tabora grew up in LA and moved to San Francisco to go to SF State not knowing a whole lot about the city. After moving around her first couple of years in college, including a stint at a party house in the Sunset, she needed a new place where she…
S2E8, Part 2: Ariel Vitale on SF Today vs. SF of the ’80s and ’90s
Jan 24, 2019 • 13 min
As a lifelong San Franciscan, Ariel Vitale has a unique perspective on the changes the city has undergone in recent years. In this podcast, the actor compares the city of today with how it was back in the 1980s, 1990s, and even the early 2000s. If you…
S2E8, Part 1: Ariel Vitale on Being Born and Raised in San Francisco
Jan 22, 2019 • 16 min
Ariel Vitale was born at Mt. Zion hospital in the 1980s. He was raised in Tenderloin and started going to SF ballet school at age 9. In this podcast, Ariel talks about growing up in San Francisco. His family was evicted when he was young, and he shares…
S2E7: Sloane Kanter on Photographing the San Francisco Drag Queen Scene
Jan 15, 2019 • 13 min
Sloane Kanter loves the drag queen scene in San Francisco. In a city in the midst of rapid and drastic changes, she sees that community as holding out strongly. In this podcast, Sloane talks about her passion for photographing drag queens. She mentions…
S2E6, Part 2: Lil Tuffy on His Career Making Show Posters
Jan 10, 2019 • 17 min
You might not know it, but somewhere in your house/apartment/flat/garage lives at least one or two posters from shows you certainly remember. They’re there with other show posters, but what makes these distinctive is the artist who created them. In this…
S2E6, Part 1: Lil Tuffy’s Bartending and World Series Stories
Jan 8, 2019 • 14 min
Poster artist Lil Tuffy moved to San Francisco in the late-1990s, as the city was about to experience its first tech bust. In this episode, Tuffy shares his story of moving to the city and immediately immersing himself in the music scene here. He goes on…
S2E5, Part 2: Bhautik Joshi and David Brooks on the Changes in Potrero Hill and San Francisco
Dec 20, 2018 • 19 min
​Bhautik Joshi (S1E3) and David Brooks live in the same neighborhood. They’re both artists, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Go back and listen to Part 1 to discover the odd way that they met. In this episode, Bhautik and David talk about their…
S2E5, Part 1: David Brooks and Bhautik Joshi on Their Chance Encounter
Dec 18, 2018 • 25 min
Back in November, at Two Storied Nights, a funny thing happened. In this podcast, David Brooks and Bhautik Joshi (whom you might remember from S1E3) talk about that night, which brought them together in a really unusual way.
S2E4, Part 2: K.R. Morrison on Writing and Teaching Kids to Write
Dec 13, 2018 • 21 min
In this podcast, K.R. shares what being a high school creative writing teacher means to her. She talks about the changes she’s seeing in San Francisco reflected in the students in her classes. Lastly, she describes how teaching kids to write gives them…
S2E4, Part 1: K.R. Morrison on Moving to San Francisco and Learning to Play Drums
Dec 11, 2018 • 19 min
K.R. Morrison moved to San Francisco in 1997. In this podcast, she talks about the differences between people like her who came here in the late-’90s and those who’ve come over the past several years. She also describes what it was that drew her here and…
S2E3, Part 2: Madeleine Tonzi and the Art World in 2018
Dec 6, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, Maddy and I talk about various aspects of art, including Instagram “treasure hunts,” putting on DIY art shows, and how artists are or are not surviving in today’s economy.
S2E3, Part 1: Madeleine Tonzi and the Underground Music Scene in San Francisco
Dec 4, 2018 • 16 min
Painter Madeleine Tonzi moved to the Bay Area from Santa Barbara in 2007 to go to art school. She quickly fell in love with the drum n bass scene in San Francisco and the parties that featured underground musicians. In this podcast, Maddy shares her story…
S2E2: Joe Aguirre and San Francisco Nostalgia
Nov 27, 2018 • 18 min
Joe Aguirre got started taking photos thanks to his mother’s being a packrat and his grandmother’s love of photo albums. In this podcast, Joe shares what he loves about photography and how that led to his involvement with the Burn My Eye Photo Collective.…
S2E1, Part 2: Melinda Uno and the Motorcycle Ride Across Mexico
Nov 21, 2018 • 16 min
Melinda Uno knows some bad-ass women. In 2015, they hatched a plan to ride motorcycles across Mexico, with Melinda joining in to document the adventure. This podcast is the story of that ride. Melinda reflects on some of the lessons she learned on that…
S2E1, Part 1: Melinda Uno and the Tenderloin Museum
Nov 19, 2018 • 13 min
​Like many of us, Melinda Uno moved to San Francisco. She moved to the Tenderloin. And she loves it. In this episode, she talks about moving to San Francisco and eventually being part of the effort behind opening the Tenderloin Museum and the ways in…
Special Episode: Michelle and Jeff Talk Season 1, Season 2, and Two Storied Nights
Oct 23, 2018 • 15 min
It’s been a minute. Michelle and Jeff take a break from their break to reflect on Season 1 and how Michelle got involved to begin with. We talk about getting ready for Season 2 and everything we’re doing to set up our two-day event, , on Nov. 9…
Ep. 49, Part 2: Gary Weinstein’s Colorful Muni and Tattoo Stories
Oct 4, 2018 • 15 min
As we learned in Part 1, Gary Weinstein moved to San Francisco in 1971 and started driving Muni buses right away. In this podcast, Gary shares some of the juicier stories from behind the wheel. He ends the episode talking about what prompted him to cover…
Ep. 49, Part 1: Gary Weinstein’s Job With Muni
Oct 2, 2018 • 25 min
Gary Weinstein grew up in Buffalo, New York. He chose not to go to nursing school and decided instead, in 1971, to move to San Francisco. After a couple of short-lived gigs, he got a job driving Muni buses. In this podcast, Gary talks about his time with…
Ep. 48, Part 2: Bertha Fajardo’s Job With the San Francisco Giants (Part of Our SF Giants at 60 Series)
Sep 26, 2018 • 14 min
Bertha Fajardo has been with the Giants since 1997. In this podcast, she talks in more detail about the work she does with the Giants, which involves both current and former players, their families, and groups in the city and around the Bay Area.
Ep. 48, Part 1: Bertha Fajardo’s Life as a Baseball Fan (Part of Our SF Giants at 60 Series)
Sep 25, 2018 • 17 min
Bertha Fajardo grew up going to games at Candlestick Park and the Oakland Coliseum. Her dad and uncles got her started and her love of the game survived her teenage years. In 1997, she got a job with the Giants. As manager of Community and Family…