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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.
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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

The Forgotten Men of the Point Reyes Life Saving Service

6/14/2018
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A tiny hidden cemetery reveals the brutal realities of saving shipwrecked sailors in the 19th century.

Duration:00:11:45

The Serpent Statue in San Jose That People Think Is Something Else

6/7/2018
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Is the Quetzalcoatl sculpture in San Jose the best tribute to the city's Mexican heritage? It's a matter of debate.

Duration:00:11:20

Are There Really More Dogs Than Children in S.F.?

5/24/2018
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PLUS: How many of those dogs could fit on a Muni train ... and other pressing canine questions.

Duration:00:10:01

Spinning Rims, Spinning Cars: the History of the Oakland Sideshow

5/17/2018
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Sideshows have a bad reputation, but they are also a long-standing tradition in Oakland with deep ties to the hyphy movement.

Duration:00:10:33

This S.F. Fortress is Full of Money That Will Never Be Spent

5/10/2018
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The prettiest pennies are made in San Francisco. Take a trip inside the S.F. Mint.

Duration:00:10:49

Why Hasn’t the Tenderloin Gentrified Like the Rest of San Francisco?

5/3/2018
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Tenderloin neighborhood residents wanted to preserve its affordability. But will they be forced out as improvements come to the neighborhood?

Duration:00:10:56

Does Anyone Play Polo at the Golden Gate Park Polo Field Anymore?

4/26/2018
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We go back in time to the days when polo was king at Golden Gate Park. Reported by Ryan Levi. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Paul Lancour, Ryan Levi, Suzie Racho, Erika Kelly, Amanda Font and Julia McEvoy. Holly Kernan is Vice President for News. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration:00:06:53

420 Started in the Bay Area. Meet the Guys Who Invented It

4/19/2018
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It all began with a treasure map to secret weed plants abandoned somewhere in Point Reyes.

Duration:00:08:35

Have Ride-Hailing Apps Made Traffic Worse?

4/12/2018
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Traffic is worse in the Bay Area. Are Lyft and Uber making it worse? Or could they be our salvation? Reported by Eli Wirtschafter. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Paul Lancour, Ryan Levi, Suzie Racho, Erika Kelly, and Julia McEvoy. Holly Kernan is Vice President for News. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration:00:06:30

Oil Beneath San Mateo County? You Betcha

4/5/2018
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Bay Curious travels down the Peninsula and back in time to discover the history of oil drilling in San Mateo County.

Duration:00:07:37

How Worried Should You Be About Shark Attacks on the California Coast?

3/29/2018
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Learn why our coastline is called the Red Triangle and how you can minimize the risk of an encounter with a great white shark. Reported by Jessica Placzek. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Paul Lancour, Suzie Racho, Erika Kelly, Amanda Font, and Julia McEvoy. Holly Kernan is Vice President for News. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration:00:06:03

Name That Team! How the Sharks and the Golden State Warriors Got Their Names

3/22/2018
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Why are the Warriors the only team with a state nickname in their name? And how did we end up with the San Jose Sharks?

Duration:00:07:14

How Oakland Became a Gnome-Man’s Land

3/15/2018
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There are thousands of gnomes nailed into the base of Oakland utility poles. Meet the man who painted them and learn why he did it. Reported by Jessica Placzek. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Paul Lancour, Suzie Racho, Erika Kelly, Amanda Font, and Julia McEvoy. Holly Kernan is Vice President for News. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration:00:07:44

Why Are People Convinced This California Ghost Town Is Cursed?

3/8/2018
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Countless people who have stolen items from this deserted town have come to regret it. Reported by Carly Severn. Edited by Victoria Mauleon. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Paul Lancour, Suzie Racho, Erika Kelly, and Julia McEvoy. Holly Kernan is Vice President for News. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration:00:08:27

America’s Emperor, San Francisco’s Treasure: Who Was Emperor Norton?

3/1/2018
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Almost 140 years after his death, the beloved eccentric is still celebrated and revered in San Francisco. So who was he?

Duration:00:12:19

The Sculpture Wonderland That Once Delighted I-80 Drivers

2/22/2018
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Anonymous artists once created sculptures made from driftwood and trash at the Emeryville Mudflats.

Duration:00:09:57

Car Break-Ins Are Up in San Francisco. What’s Being Done?

2/15/2018
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The city saw more than 30,000 car break-ins last year -- nearly three times that of 2010.

Duration:00:11:58

San Francisco Was Once Aglow With Neon

2/8/2018
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The city was right up there with places like New York, Los Angeles and even Las Vegas. Market Street alone had hundreds of signs lighting up the night.

Duration:00:07:00

Eucalyptus: How California’s Most Hated Tree Took Root

2/1/2018
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Depending on whom you ask, eucalyptus trees are either an icon in California or a fire-prone scourge.

Duration:00:13:38

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bay Bridge That Never Was

1/24/2018
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Frank Lloyd Wright loved the Bay Area. But you wouldn’t know it, because there aren’t a lot of his buildings around here.

Duration:00:07:43