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Veteran radio reporter/storyteller Peter Finch and his friends hit the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) looking for interesting stories to tell.

Veteran radio reporter/storyteller Peter Finch and his friends hit the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) looking for interesting stories to tell.
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San Francisco, CA

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Veteran radio reporter/storyteller Peter Finch and his friends hit the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) looking for interesting stories to tell.

Twitter:

@radiofinch

Language:

English


Episodes

Sam's Buck Wild Job (Episode 117)

9/11/2018
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They paid her to watch disturbing videos. (Note: while the content is not graphic, there is one obscenity, and this episode is not appropriate for children).

Duration:00:16:48

Rocky Raccoon (Episode 116)

8/28/2018
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This is a short story about a marijuana-stealin' raccoon.

Duration:00:03:38

Comedy Day '18 (Episode 115)

8/14/2018
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Four years after his death, the folks with Comedy Day keep on keeping on without their friend and benefactor Robin Williams.

Duration:00:03:59

Bye Bye Bazaar (Episode 114)

7/30/2018
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We switch back to the long-form format in this episode to pay homage to the Bazaar Cafe. Owners Les and Makiko are retiring after 20 wonderful years running this very special venue.

Duration:00:58:36

SHEBUILDS (Episode 113)

7/17/2018
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Three things you'll learn from this episode: 1. Once a year, a team of all-female volunteers fix up a home, shelter, or schools in one of San Francisco's low-income neighborhoods. 2. There are lots of opportunities these days for women who'd like to work in construction. 3. Construction dudes are cool with working with women (even if they're agnostic vegans).

Duration:00:18:26

SHEBUILDS (Episode 113)

7/17/2018
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Three things you'll learn from this episode: 1. Once a year, a team of all-female volunteers fix up a home, shelter, or schools in one of San Francisco's low-income neighborhoods. 2. There are lots of opportunities these days for women who'd like to work in construction. 3. Construction dudes are cool with working with women (even if they're agnostic vegans).

Duration:00:03:55

PianoFight! (Episode 112)

7/3/2018
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We pay a visit to a wonderful indy arts venue located in San Francisco's nitty gritty Tenderloin district.

Duration:00:27:36

Sax Guy Kai (Episode 111)

6/18/2018
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Meet Kai Hutchins. Nice guy. He and his saxophone are a fixture in Willie Mays Plaza following SF Giants home games.

Duration:00:11:48

The Pluto Underground (Episode 110)

6/5/2018
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In 1989, a small group of scientists (The Pluto Underground) decided to make it their mission to convince NASA to send a spacecraft to the 9th planet. This is their story.

Duration:00:23:24

A Bluesman's Legacy (Episode 109)

5/22/2018
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John Lee Hooker couldn't read or write, but he sure could play the blues. Hear how his family, and his former personal assistant are trying to encourage literacy while keeping the blues alive through the John Lee Hooker Foundation (johnleehookerfoundation.org).

Duration:00:19:00

Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode 108)

5/8/2018
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Peter seeks enlightenment on the popularity of Star Wars.

Duration:00:23:27

Essence & Bernie (Episode 107)

4/24/2018
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She became his voice.

Duration:00:23:02

Canine Cops (Episode 106)

4/10/2018
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These officers love their job. And their squeaky chew toys.

Duration:00:04:35

Why Play (Episode 105)

3/27/2018
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Go out and play kids.

Duration:00:14:45

Willy Vlautin (Episode 104)

3/13/2018
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Willy Vlautin reads (and sings) from his new book, "Don't Skip Out On Me."

Duration:00:45:49

Clever Mother Writers (Episode 103)

2/27/2018
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They're clever. They're mothers. They're writers. They're clever mother writers.

Duration:00:11:41

Dilly Dilly Indeed (Episode 102)

2/13/2018
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How making beer is like being in the Grateful Dead.

Duration:00:03:33

Doctor Esposito, Scorpion Woman (Episode 101)

1/30/2018
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We kick off our new short-form Finch Files by introducing you to a woman who is arguably the world's leading expert on scorpions.

Duration:00:18:27

100th Episode!

1/16/2018
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Recorded live at the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco, this episode features storytellers, musicians, and a host with a head cold.

Duration:05:26:34

California Cannabis Culture (Episode 99)

1/2/2018
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A pot-stealing raccoon, the least cool trailer for a stoner movie ever, and a thoughtful exploration of California's new law legalizing recreational marijuana use, can all be found in this episode.

Duration:00:48:36