Bay Curious-logo

Bay Curious

KQED

Bay Curious is a podcast about the unexplored San Francisco Bay Area. Each week we take a deep dive into the mysteries that make this area quirky, delightful and, at times, dysfunctional. It’s a show about questions — and the adventures you stumble upon when you go looking for answers. Now here’s the twist: You ask the questions. You decide what we work on. You help us find the answer. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore the Bay one bite-sized episode at a time. The show is produced at KQED in San Francisco. Learn more at BayCurious.org.

Bay Curious is a podcast about the unexplored San Francisco Bay Area. Each week we take a deep dive into the mysteries that make this area quirky, delightful and, at times, dysfunctional. It’s a show about questions — and the adventures you stumble upon when you go looking for answers. Now here’s the twist: You ask the questions. You decide what we work on. You help us find the answer. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore the Bay one bite-sized episode at a time. The show is produced at KQED in San Francisco. Learn more at BayCurious.org.
More Information

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Networks:

KQED

Description:

Bay Curious is a podcast about the unexplored San Francisco Bay Area. Each week we take a deep dive into the mysteries that make this area quirky, delightful and, at times, dysfunctional. It’s a show about questions — and the adventures you stumble upon when you go looking for answers. Now here’s the twist: You ask the questions. You decide what we work on. You help us find the answer. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore the Bay one bite-sized episode at a time. The show is produced at KQED in San Francisco. Learn more at BayCurious.org.

Language:

English

Contact:

(415) 864-2000


Episodes

Black Power, the 1968 Olympics and the San Jose State Students Who Shook the World

12/13/2018
More
As John Carlos and Tommie Smith stood on the medal stand, raising their fists in a black power salute, the San Jose State students were praying they didn't get shot.

Duration:00:11:34

How SantaCon Got Its Start in San Francisco Counterculture

12/6/2018
More
The event's roots go back to 1994, when a counterculture group called the Cacophony Society hosted "Cheap Suit Santas."

Duration:00:08:51

Bike Theft: How It Works, and What Police Are Doing in San Francisco

11/29/2018
More
Thousands of bikes are stolen in San Francisco every year. What are police doing about it? And how does this crime operation work?

Duration:00:11:33

Why Are San Francisco Houses So Close Together?

11/22/2018
More
Early on, housing lots in San Francisco were subdivided into plots as little as 25 feet wide, just enough room for a parlor and a staircase.

Duration:00:08:53

‘Frisco’: It’s Not Just for Tourists

11/15/2018
More
Frisco is the nickname we love to hate. How did this once widely-used name fall out of favor?

Duration:00:10:31

There Were Once More Than 425 Shellmounds in the Bay Area. Where Did They Go?

11/8/2018
More
These mounds were used by Ohlone as burial sites for their ancestors, to help navigate bay waters and as a gathering place.

Duration:00:11:57

Why Is Part of Alameda Island in San Francisco?

11/1/2018
More
The answer stretches back to 1820, when California was still a part of Spain.

Duration:00:11:56

Ghost of a Legend: How a San Francisco Civil Rights Icon Was Made a Monster

10/25/2018
More
One of San Francisco's purported 'ghosts' has a remarkable real-life story often left out of San Francisco's history books.

Duration:00:11:14

The San Francisco Origins of Green Goddess Dressing

10/18/2018
More
California's iconic Green Goddess Dressing may be herbal and delicious — but its name has a not-so-savory history.

Duration:00:09:04

Should Californians Allow Rent Control to Expand? Proposition 10, Explained

10/12/2018
More
Proposition 10 aims to overturn the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing act, which limits rent control throughout the state.

Duration:00:10:54

Voting on EMT Breaks, Children’s Hospitals and Dialysis Profits. Propositions 4, 8 and 11 Explained

10/11/2018
More
Wonky and easy to overlook, these health-related propositions could have a big impact on Californians and the rest of the country.

Duration:00:13:39

Should California Expand Tax Breaks for Older Homeowners? Propositions 5, 1 and 2, Explained

10/10/2018
More
Propositions 5 would expand the ability of older Californians to take advantage of property tax breaks put into place 40 years ago by Proposition 13.

Duration:00:13:07

Voting on Daylight Saving Time, Animal Confinement and Water. Propositions 3, 7 and 12, Explained

10/9/2018
More
Should California go full-time daylight saving time? Take animals out of cages? Pass a water bond? For Bay Curious Prop Week, we explore the three science-related propositions.

Duration:00:11:06

What If Californians Repealed the Gas Tax? Proposition 6, Explained

10/8/2018
More
Bay Curious Prop Week: If Proposition 6 is approved, it would repeal SB 1, the gas tax and vehicle fee increase passed by state lawmakers last year.

Duration:00:10:39

This Is Only a Test: San Francisco’s Tuesday Noon Siren

10/4/2018
More
This weekly siren test even has its own Yelp page. Average rating: 4 stars.

Duration:00:09:33

S.F. School Lottery: Time For It To Go?

9/27/2018
More
Three San Francisco school board members are calling for an end to the current student assignment system.

Duration:00:11:25

The Story Behind Belmont’s Painted Fire Hydrants

9/20/2018
More
Fire hydrants in this town have one-of-a-kind paint jobs that date back to the early 1970s.

Duration:00:06:16

Could Creating One Bay Area City Solve the Housing Crisis?

9/13/2018
More
What if we looked at a regional approach to housing? Could we save millennials, seniors, locals and future locals like we saved the bay?

Duration:00:09:39

How Do You Define the ‘Bay Area’?

9/6/2018
More
Where the boundaries of this region are will vary according to who you ask and what you're looking to define.

Duration:00:08:31

The Mystery of the ‘East Bay Walls’

8/30/2018
More
For more than a century, the stone walls scattered through the East Bay hills have proven a puzzle. Reported by Dan Brekke. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Paul Lancour, Ryan Levi and Suzie Racho. Additional support from Ethan Lindsey, Katie McMurran and Pat Yollin. Holly Kernan is Vice President for News. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question or sign up for our newsletter at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration:00:10:31