historic podcasts

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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HiFi #22: 3D Printing the Past

Today we’re discussing a real-life version of the replicator from Star Trek that allows us to revive any artifact or...

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218: Parkside Theater

The history of a neighborhood theater, home of Tom Mix, Led Zeppelin, and a lot of toddlers.

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219: Midtown Terrace

The mid-century development nestled in San Francisco's Twin Peaks.

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220: Legion of Honor

The history of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor?art, an organ, and a view.

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221: Japanese Tea Garden

Gardener and historian Steven Pitsenbarger gives the story of Golden Gate Park's crown jewel.

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222: Fires of 1906

Fire, not earthquake, destroyed most of San Francisco in 1906.

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223: Department of Public Works Images

Why did a San Francisco city agency take so many photographs and why are they important?

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224: Kezar Stadium Re-do

Don't listen to podcast episode #1! This is a better look at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park.

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225: Columbus Alice Fong Yu School

The story of a landmark language immersion school in the Sunset District.

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226: Golden Gate Bridge at 80

San Francisco’s best known landmark has a birthday.

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227: Grove of Memory

Golden Gate Park's redwood grove, with Doughboy statue, commemorating Native Sons who died in 20th Century wars.

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228: Trad'r Sam

The Outer Richmond District's venerable South Seas bar.

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229: Christofferson Brothers

Tim McIntosh tells of early aircraft building and flying brothers who had a flight school at Ocean Beach.

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230: Sutro Forest

The story of the San Francisco tree plantation that once stretched from the Inner Sunset to the Ingleside District.

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231: Roosevelt Middle School

A Richmond District junior high with unusual architecture and at least one famous alum.

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232: Sea Lions of Lake Merced

An 1890s idea to catch invasive carp backfires.

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233: Anglers Lodge and Casting Pools

An alpine cabin and concrete ponds hidden in a Golden Gate Park grove.

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234: Golden Gate Heights

The story of the neighborhood perched between (and above) the Sunset District and Forest Hill.

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235: Zoo Trains

We remember all the trains in the San Francisco Zoo, from the Little Puffer to the playground locomotive to the...

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