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Storied: San Francisco

Nov 30, 2021

One side of Matt Sterling's lineage is a big, Irish Catholic family.

In this podcast, the bartender and pub quiz host delves into his family's history in San Francisco. Three generations ago, great-grandparents came here from Ireland, established their roots, and had kids. Matt's maternal grandma was one of them.


Nov 24, 2021

In this podcast, Shizue picks up where she left off in Part 1. Her paternal grandmother, Shige, had just located her husband in Stockton. Shizue goes into more depth about her grandmother's life.

Her dad, Barry, grew up in Stockton and went to UC Berkeley. He was set to graduate in June 1942. But then Pearl Harbor was...

Nov 23, 2021

This podcast is almost totally about Shizue Seigel's ancestors.

In the episode, the poet and author digs deep into her family's history, which goes back to Japan just two generations ago. Sakuichi Tsutsumi and Umematsu Yokote Tsutsumi were from Kyushu, a large island in the south of Japan. Irene Yoshiko Tsutsumi Saiki,...

Nov 18, 2021

In this episode, Andrew picks up where he left off in Part 1. He starts with the different bands and music projects he took part in during high school. He got a guitar and started writing solo songs when he was 16.

Andrew shares the story of how he got his stage name. (Surprise! Andrew St. James isn't his real name.)...

Nov 16, 2021

Andrew St. James's birth mom was a tour caterer for the Rolling Stones.

In this episode, the musician traces his lineage back to his being adopted by a young San Francisco couple. Carol moved to San Francisco in 1971. She worked at the Gap and what used to be Live 105 and KMEL. Nathan was born in Brooklyn to Holocaust...