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Bay Curious

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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

Is Ultimate Frisbee the Golf of Silicon Valley?

8/16/2018
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Why does it seem like a lot of start-up execs play ultimate frisbee and use that to network with VCs?

Duration:00:09:29

Palms, Prophecy … and Permits? How Fortunetelling Works in the Bay

8/9/2018
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How the state Supreme Court cleared the way for psychics in California, and how regulation works.

Duration:00:12:00

Ode to the Foghorn: The Sound of the Sea

8/2/2018
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Take a trip around the San Francisco Bay and get to know our local foghorns -- where they are, how they work, who turns them on.

Duration:00:11:59

Why So Windy? Why So Foggy? And What’s With Karl?

7/26/2018
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We take a closer look at what causes the wind and fog to descend upon parts of our region each summer.

Duration:00:09:18

Why Is Lane Splitting Only Legal in California? And Is it Safe?

7/19/2018
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People have a lot of feelings about lane splitting, but they don’t always have all the information.

Duration:00:09:21

Hetch Hetchy Water’s Epic Journey, From Mountains to Tap

7/12/2018
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Take a journey with the Bay Area's drinking water -- from mountain to tap.

Duration:00:09:09

Cracking the Bizarre Urban Legend of Alameda’s Little People Houses

7/5/2018
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A small street inadvertently becomes ground zero for so-called "Hobbit Hunters," but is there truth in the legends?

Duration:00:09:47

Is Rent Control Working and Should We Have More or Less of It?

6/28/2018
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Rent control is in at least 15 California cities, but even in those cities there are many limits on what can be rent controlled. A proposition on the November ballot may get rid of those limits, but should it?

Duration:00:09:51

The Origins of Bay Area Place Names

6/21/2018
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California was named after a fictional island for black Amazon-like warrior women, ruled by Queen Calafia. What about Bay Area names? Reported by Jessica Placzek and Dan Brekke. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Ryan Levi, Paul Lancour, Suzie Racho, 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:00:08:24

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