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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

How the San Francisco School Lottery Works, and How It Doesn’t

1/10/2018
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Sending your kid to public school in San Francisco isn’t a simple process. Is it at least giving us more diverse schools?

Duration: 00:11:33


How Joseph Eichler Introduced Stylish Housing for the Masses

1/3/2018
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Between 1949 and 1974, when the developer died, his group built roughly 11,000 homes in California, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Duration: 00:07:52


Everything You Want to Know about Legal Weed in California

12/20/2017
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Bay Curious answers your questions about legal weed in California.

Duration: 00:14:51


What Are Those Weird, Pink Ponds in San Francisco Bay?

12/14/2017
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In the South Bay's colorful salt ponds, a decades-old industry continues to crystalize.

Duration: 00:09:15


Is the Castro Getting Less Gay?

12/6/2017
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How economics and cultural acceptance are changing queer communities across the Bay Area.

Duration: 00:10:57


Can You Go To Jail For Picking California’s State Flower?

11/30/2017
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Rumor has it California's golden poppy has some special protections. Is it true?

Duration: 00:07:42


The Buried Ships of San Francisco

11/23/2017
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The hulls of several dozen ships can be found below ground in the middle of San Francisco. Reported by Jessica Placzek. Produced and edited by Olivia Allen-Price, Vinnee Tong, Paul Lancour and Julia McEvoy. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

Duration: 00:06:41


The True History of Irish Coffee and Its San Francisco Origins

11/16/2017
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Legend has it the Irish coffee was brought to the U.S. by the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco.

Duration: 00:09:36


Bay Curious Lightning Round: Inspiration for AT-ATs, the ‘Tenderloin’ and Popeye’s Voice

11/9/2017
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'Were the AT-ATs in 'Star Wars' inspired by the cranes at the Port of Oakland?' and more questions answered!

Duration: 00:15:12


El Camino Not-So-Real: The True Story of the ‘Ancient Road’

11/2/2017
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Legend has it that El Camino Real is an ancient road that connects the Spanish missions. But is it true?

Duration: 00:08:54


Why Are There So Many Dead People in Colma? And So Few in San Francisco?

10/26/2017
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Decades ago, hundreds of thousands of bodies were moved from San Francisco to Colma.

Duration: 00:08:02


Wildfires: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

10/19/2017
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What does containment mean? How are wildfires named? What happens after your house burns?

Duration: 00:14:01


What are the Mysterious Brick Circles in San Francisco Intersections?

10/12/2017
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They're a reminder of the city's early history, and still have a practical use today.

Duration: 00:09:33


How San Francisco’s Drag Royalty Does Good, While Looking Fierce

10/5/2017
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How an S.F. drag artist founded one of the biggest and most bejeweled charities dedicated to LGBTQ causes.

Duration: 00:12:54


Their Country Hated Them, But They Fought for It Anyway

9/28/2017
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Meet the Japanese-American combat unit that fought fearlessly during World War II, in spite of it all.

Duration: 00:11:48


Quake Prep: BART’s Tunnel Plan and the Muni Bus That Could Save You

9/21/2017
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After the big one: From getting people out of the Transbay Tube to shuttling injured people in a converted Muni bus.

Duration: 00:09:55


History of the Berkeley Pier: A Ferry Tale

9/14/2017
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What's the story behind this super-long pier that once nearly stretched from Berkeley to Treasure Island?

Duration: 00:06:12


Parking After the Street Sweeper Passes: Legal or Not?

8/31/2017
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There's one 'no parking' sign in San Francisco that you can bend the rules on ... if the conditions are right.

Duration: 00:06:38


The History of Nudity in San Francisco Uncovered

8/24/2017
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Whether at Baker Beach or Bay to Breakers, it’s not unusual to see public nudity in San Francisco.

Duration: 00:11:20


Rusty Navy: The Bay Area’s ‘Mothball Fleet’ Enters a New Era

8/17/2017
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Clusters of old military ships are anchored side by side in Suisun Bay. Most of them are decades old.

Duration: 00:08:54

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