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Storied: San Francisco

May 30, 2019

No living situation is permanent, especially in San Francisco. The residents of the houseboats on Mission Creek, which are nestled amid one of the hottest areas of development in the city, are always are aware of this.

In this podcast, Ginny Stearns and Bob Isaacson talk about their efforts to secure their homes on the...


May 28, 2019

Before there was the ballpark where the Giants play ... before the elevated I-280 freeway ... before most of the northeastern half of what we call the Mission District ... before the Gold Rush, there was Mission Bay. It was fed by many sources, the biggest of which was Mission Creek, which flowed over waterfalls down...


May 9, 2019

Stephanie Smith is a tattoo artist. It's an industry that, even in the Bay Area, is fairly male-dominated.

In this podcast, Stephanie talks about a life and a career with its share of misogynistic experiences. Through them, she says, her sense of feminism was formed. She prides herself today on the quality of her art...


May 7, 2019

Stephanie Smith grew up on the East Coast, but never felt like she fit in with the general mindset out there. When it came time for her to (reluctantly) go to college, she picked the University of San Francisco in large part because of where it is.

In this episode, Stephanie talks about moving to San Francisco, getting...


May 4, 2019

When we sat down to record with this week's podcast guest, John Law, he launched right into the research he did to get to know us better before meeting us. For the next seven minutes, we were delighted to hear John's telling of Ep. 15 storyteller and Mission Creek houseboat resident Sarah Davis's first LSD trip. Hold...