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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 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

Why This S.F. Tire Shop Built ‘The City’s Biggest Fortune Cookie’

1/17/2018
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You'd expect tire shop sign to advertise deals on tires, or something car-related. But this sign waxes poetic.

Duration:00:08:28

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

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