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Storied: San Francisco

Feb 27, 2020

Some people's trash is other people's art ... or, in George Rocha's case, their business.

In this episode, George tells the story of his cross-country move to San Francisco. He found his own place in the Outer Sunset, a rental where he eventually built a backyard pool to skate in. A few years later, he started taking...

Feb 25, 2020

Skating and building ramps consumed much of George Rocha's childhood.

In this podcast, George, who today owns and operates Iris Skateboards, recounts various tales from his childhood on four wheels. He took a roadtrip to Portland right out of high school, his first taste of the West Coast and a world he had been reading...

Feb 20, 2020

P. Segal wants San Francisco to be a city full of culture again.

In this episode, P. charts her return to the city after college and a trip to Europe. She ran in art and intellectual circles in North Beach until her eviction from a place she lived there. She found an enormous house in the Western Addition and soon...

Feb 18, 2020

When she was a teenager, P. Segal was held by her father under what she calls "house arrest."

In this podcast, P. talks about her Sicilian roots, her many warm memories of growing up in San Francisco, leaving for college in Los Angeles, and her eventual return to the city.

We recorded this podcast at P.'s home in the...

Feb 13, 2020

In his book, San Francisco: Year Zero, Lincoln Mitchell ties together threads of the Giants, punk rock, and the political upheaval that hit the city in November 1978.

In this podcast, Lincoln talks at some length about those three topics: baseball, counterculture, and the assassinations and their aftermath of Harvey...