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Bay Curious

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Rank #4 in Places & Travel category

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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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424 Ratings
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Excellent

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

424 Ratings
Average Ratings
387
23
8
3
3

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 1 month ago

Rank #4 in Places & Travel category

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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: 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
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Rank #2: The Not-So-Crystal Clean History of San Francisco’s Drinking Water

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Tens of thousands of people flooded into San Francisco in the 1850s looking for gold, but there wasn’t nearly enough drinking water to quench the thirst of the boomtown. So speculators looked south of the city to San Mateo County in hopes of delivering clean water to San Francisco and big money to their own pockets. And they weren’t going to let anything get in their way. On this episode of Bay Curious, how a few men changed the law and got rich by creating San Mateo County’s Crystal Springs reservoirs.

Who lives in the homes on Upper Crystal Springs Reservoirs? And why isn’t more of the watershed open to the public? Find those answers and more here.

Want to learn more about how San Francisco’s present-day drinking water gets all the way from Yosemite to your tap? Check out our earlier story: Hetch Hetchy Water’s Epic Journey, From Mountains to Tap.

This story was reported by Rachael Myrow. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Katie McMurran, Suzie Racho, Paul Lancour and Ryan Levi. Additional support from Julie Caine, Vinnee Tong, Ethan Lindsey, Carly Severn, Patricia Yollin, Holly Kernan and David Weir.

Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller.

Ask us a question or sign up for our newsletter at BayCurious.org. We’d also love your questions about Lake Tahoe at baycurious.org/tahoe.

Follow Olivia Allen-Price on Twitter @oallenprice.

May 16 2019
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Rank #3: How Old Oakland’s Historic Buildings Survived Decay (and Demolition)

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Many of the classic buildings were condemned and padlocked in the 1970s before an architect undertook a massive project to restore them.
May 09 2019
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Rank #4: There’s a Secret Message to Decode in San Jose

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There is a mysterious code being displayed at the top of Adobe's corporate headquarters in San Jose.
Dec 28 2016
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Rank #5: Did the Emptying of Mental Hospitals Contribute to Homelessness?

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After patients were released from mental hospitals, there wasn't always a place for them to go.
Dec 08 2016
9 mins
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Rank #6: Where Did the Wild Parrots of San Francisco Come From?

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San Francisco is an unlikely place for wild parrots. And yet, here they are. How'd they get here?
Nov 24 2016
8 mins
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Rank #7: Why So Windy? Why So Foggy? And What’s With Karl?

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We take a closer look at what causes the wind and fog to descend upon parts of our region each summer.
Jul 26 2018
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Rank #8: 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
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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: Why is Marin County So White?

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A look at the pivotal moments in Marin history that contributed to its demographics today.
Feb 16 2017
10 mins
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Rank #14: From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data

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Watch the video: Meet Joe McConnell and Julie Deppish Read online: From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data Reported by Olivia Allen-Price. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Ryan Levi, Paul Lancour and Katie McMurran. Additional support from Julie Caine, Suzie Racho, Ethan Lindsey and David Weir. Theme music by … Continue reading From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data →
Jan 17 2019
10 mins
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Rank #15: 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 #16: Is the Castro Getting Less Gay?

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How economics and cultural acceptance are changing queer communities across the Bay Area.
Dec 06 2017
10 mins
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Rank #17: 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 #18: When Recycling Pays the Bills … and When It Doesn’t

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In California over 18 billion beverage containers were recycled in 2017. Meet some of the people who recycled them and what their scraps are worth.
Jan 10 2019
9 mins
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Rank #19: Bay Curious Lightning Round: Inspiration for AT-ATs, the ‘Tenderloin’ and Popeye’s Voice

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'Were the AT-ATs in 'Star Wars' inspired by the cranes at the Port of Oakland?' and more questions answered!
Nov 09 2017
15 mins
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Rank #20: Unwrapping the Bay Area Origins of the Fortune Cookie

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There are Bay Area and Japanese connections to the fortune cookie going back more than a century.
May 02 2019
8 mins
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