historic podcasts

187: Emperor Norton

Guest Joseph Amster shares the story, proclamations, and continuing legacy of San Francisco's...

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186: Lands End Station

The rise and slide of a cliffside, trackside refreshment stand that faced the Golden Gate.

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185: Abbey Stones of Golden Gate Park

The story of a medieval Spanish monastery's journey in pieces to San Francisco.

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205: Brotherhood Way

The story of a unique drive reserved for religious and fraternal organizations in the late 1950s.

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206: Geary Park and Ocean Railroad

When cable cars and steam trains ran on Geary Street to the Richmond District. Plus, a listener...

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207: The Human Be-In

Nicole Meldahl and Arnold Woods come to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Polo Fields' happening.

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208: The Bird Rescue of 1971

Susan McCarthy tells how a 1971 oil spill brought hippies and hardhats together for clean-up...

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WPC-095 - A Girl Like Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox holds a B.A. in English literature from Mundelein College, Chicago, and is the...

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HiFi #21: Halo Effect

You may have never thought about it in this way, but historic sacred places---like churches,...

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210: Ocean House

The roadhouse that catered to sports at Lake Merced from the 1850s to the 1880s.

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211: Richmond and Sunset Branch Libraries

Two classic west side branches of the San Francisco Public Library were built with a grant from...

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Episode Eleven: Living History

This week is my first live, outdoor interview! I spoke with Peggy Taylor of Loom Hall during the...

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212: Johnnie the Birdman

The story of a nineteenth century bird-act busker at Ocean Beach.

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"Label This", the UC Davis Project

The University of California at Davis has undertaken a wine label transcription project called...

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214: Richmond Heights

A 1910s micro-neighborhood with residence park aspirations and Craftsman houses.

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Episode Sixteen: Op Shop Til You Get Enough

Today we are going shopping! Op shopping! We are hitting the thrift stores around Melbourne with...

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215: Monarch the Grizzly Bear

The story of a grizzly captured, and later kept in Golden Gate Park, who was the model for the...

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216: Leonard-Poole House

The story of San Francisco landmark #213 at 90 Cedro in Ingleside Terraces.

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217: San Francisco History Days

The present and future of the city's most popular history event in the Old Mint.

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