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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.

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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.

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By Kp4 ghost - May 21 2019
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Always looking forward to listening to this podcast- keep up the good work!

So good

By Rotor152 - Jan 31 2019
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Exceptionally satisfying satiation for rampant curiosity

iTunes Ratings

473 Ratings
Average Ratings
430
27
9
3
4

Excellent

By Kp4 ghost - May 21 2019
Read more
Always looking forward to listening to this podcast- keep up the good work!

So good

By Rotor152 - Jan 31 2019
Read more
Exceptionally satisfying satiation for rampant curiosity
Cover image of Bay Curious

Bay Curious

Updated about 8 hours ago

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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.

Rank #1: How Do You Define the ‘Bay Area’?

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Where the boundaries of this region are will vary according to who you ask and what you're looking to define.
Sep 06 2018
8 mins
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Rank #2: The True History of Irish Coffee and Its San Francisco Origins

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Legend has it the Irish coffee was brought to the U.S. by the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco.
Nov 16 2017
9 mins
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Rank #3: Could Creating One Bay Area City Solve the Housing Crisis?

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What if we looked at a regional approach to housing? Could we save millennials, seniors, locals and future locals like we saved the bay?
Sep 13 2018
9 mins
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Rank #4: Why Is Lane Splitting Only Legal in California? And Is it Safe?

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People have a lot of feelings about lane splitting, but they don’t always have all the information.
Jul 19 2018
9 mins
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Rank #5: The Buried Ships of San Francisco

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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.
Nov 23 2017
6 mins
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Rank #6: Is There a San Francisco Accent?

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When you think about America’s biggest cities, many have a recognizable accent. Does San Francisco have one? And no, saying 'hella' doesn't count.
Jan 24 2019
13 mins
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Rank #7: Wildfires: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

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What does containment mean? How are wildfires named? What happens after your house burns?
Oct 19 2017
14 mins
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Rank #8: Hetch Hetchy Water’s Epic Journey, From Mountains to Tap

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Take a journey with the Bay Area's drinking water -- from mountain to tap.
Jul 12 2018
9 mins
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Rank #9: 420 Started in the Bay Area. Meet the Guys Who Invented It

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It all began with a treasure map to secret weed plants abandoned somewhere in Point Reyes.
Apr 19 2018
8 mins
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Rank #10: Should Californians Allow Rent Control to Expand? Proposition 10, Explained

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Proposition 10 aims to overturn the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing act, which limits rent control throughout the state.
Oct 12 2018
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Rank #11: Why Hasn’t the Tenderloin Gentrified Like the Rest of San Francisco?

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Tenderloin neighborhood residents wanted to preserve its affordability. But will they be forced out as improvements come to the neighborhood?
May 03 2018
10 mins
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Rank #12: Why Are There Rainbows on the Tunnel Between S.F. and Marin? (Plus Bonus Anniversary Questions)

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It started as a quest to make Bay Area highways more beautiful.
Nov 09 2017
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Rank #13: Palms, Prophecy … and Permits? How Fortunetelling Works in the Bay

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How the state Supreme Court cleared the way for psychics in California, and how regulation works.
Aug 09 2018
12 mins
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Rank #14: Is Rent Control Working and Should We Have More or Less of It?

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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 could get rid of those limits, but should it?
Jun 28 2018
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Rank #15: Eucalyptus: How California’s Most Hated Tree Took Root

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Depending on whom you ask, eucalyptus trees are either an icon in California or a fire-prone scourge.
Feb 01 2018
13 mins
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Rank #16: S.F. School Lottery: Time For It To Go?

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Three San Francisco school board members are calling for an end to the current student assignment system.
Sep 27 2018
11 mins
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Rank #17: Does Anyone Play Polo at the Golden Gate Park Polo Field Anymore?

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We go back in time to the days when polo was king at Golden Gate Park.
Apr 26 2018
6 mins
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Rank #18: The Origins of Bay Area Place Names

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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.
Jun 21 2018
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Rank #19: How Joseph Eichler Introduced Stylish Housing for the Masses

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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.

Reported by Rachael Myrow. Produced and edited by Olivia Allen-Price, Paul Lancour, Suzie Racho, Erika Kelly and Julia McEvoy. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Ask us a question at BayCurious.org. Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.
Jan 04 2018
7 mins
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Rank #20: How San Francisco’s Drag Royalty Does Good, While Looking Fierce

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How an S.F. drag artist founded one of the biggest and most bejeweled charities dedicated to LGBTQ causes.
Oct 05 2017
12 mins
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