Best San Francisco podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
 
Members of OA in San Francisco share what it was like, what happened, and what life is like now.
 
KPIX 5 San Francisco Bay Area for Connected Home Devices
 
Storied: San Francisco is a collection of stories about life in San Francisco and the Bay Area. The goal is to further enrich the experience of living here by learning about the many and varied people who've come before us, and who continue to add to the feeling that this place is special. This place, San Francisco, is special, and these stories illustrate that. I hope that you'll be inspired to share your own stories. After all, we're all in this together.
 
While describing his dining experiences throughout “Bohemian San Francisco,” Clarence Edwords paints an historic panorama of California cuisine with all its cosmopolitan influences. Best of all, he offers tantalizing recipes culled from conversations with the master chefs of 1914 in “The City by the Bay.”
 
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The Big Event
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A Bay Area-centric pop culture podcast featuring celebrity guests, non-celebrity guests, lots of personalities from the San Francisco Chronicle and spirited discussion about local nostalgia, movies, television, music, food and sports. Hosted by pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub in the historic Chronicle basement photo archive. A Chronicle paperboy from 1983 to 1985, Hartlaub started writing for the publication in 2000. Hartlaub reviews film, writes entertainment stories, shoots video and dig ...
 
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KNBR Podcast
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KNBR is the THE Sports Leader and official radio home of the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers!
 
Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. Wall Street Journal reporters join Tanya Bustos to cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in.
 
Weekend messages from Sozo Church in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit sozo.co or follow along on social media at @sozochurchsf.
 
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Giants Double Play
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Giants Double Play is The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants, hosted by beat reporter Henry Schulman. The show features in-depth analysis.
 
Focused on trends in style, food, wine/spirits, design and travel, the San Francisco Chronicle publishes fresh storytelling and service journalism that resonates with our unique Northern Californian culture. Our coverage ranges from rich entertainment and insight, along with access to the region’s influential and creative people and institutions. It’s high-end fashion, society events, Michael Bauer’s restaurant reviews, wine recommendations, and great trend reporting on food and drink. A Spo ...
 
San Francisco Ballet's Demi-Pointe Podcast is a bite-sized taste of our upcoming programs, hosted by Associate Director of Audience Engagement, Jennie Scholick, PhD. Get a quick overview of what you're about to see and learn what to look for, what's important, and what you most need to know.
 
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Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Money airs every week on radio stations across America, including top-10 markets Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston and Washington, DC. The show features a team of Motley Fool analysts discussing the week's top business and investing stories, interviews, and an inside look at the stocks on our radar.
 
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talk iran
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This is an independent, non-partisan podcast for discussing Iran-related topics, hosted by Saman Askari, an Iranian-American professional from the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
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Against the Stream
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Dharma talks by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, and other teachers at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere.
 
Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.
 
Bryan Murphy & Doug Bruzzone bring the McCovey Chronicles' comments section to life discussing the latest news in San Francisco Giants Baseball.
 
Former KNBR and Cleveland Browns sports analyst Kevin Jones brings you unique perspective, national guests and fun tidbits on the San Francisco 49ers
 
Do you love HBO's Silicon Valley? Do you like reading about the latest technology trends? Then you'll love this show. Think of us as the real world/explain-it-how-it-is podcast for anyone with a Silicon Valley fetish. The Bay Area, San Francisco, and California in general are undergoing massive political and social change. We tackle issues like homelessness, the housing crisis, dating in the age of technology, startups, and other things you care about. How will it affect your life? It doesn' ...
 
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Sermons
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Sermons preached at City Church
 
San Francisco Ballet's Pointes of View Lectures feature a variety of SF Ballet dancers, guest artists, choreographers, musicians, designers, and visiting scholars who share key insights and a deeper understanding of that evening's performance. These lectures are free and open to the public. Visit https://www.sfballet.org/explore/programs/pov for more information.The information, views and opinions expressed in podcasts are strictly those of the participants and do not represent directly or i ...
 
Welcome to the Mari in San Francisco podcast, where amazing things happen. This is my experience living in San Francisco where I moved 6 months ago. Cuba -> Uruguay -> San Francisco.
 
Historical retrospective collection! Rare tapes of the 70's radio show that recorded the world's punk bands as they crashed into San Francisco ... hosted by Ruth Schwartz of Mordam Records and Tim Yohannan of Maximum Rock'n'Roll. With new intros by Dirk Dirksen, the pope of punk!
 
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Toxic
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A billion-dollar cleanup of a former Navy base in San Francisco has been rocked by fraud. San Francisco Chronicle reporters Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes explore the history of that shipyard and other Navy installations that handled toxic materials, and what’s being done to make sure the land is safe enough for new housing and other development.
 
Join Zaki Hasan of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and comic book writer Brian Hall as they engage in hilarious and insightful conversations on all the latest out of Hollywood, including news, reviews, and interviews with some of the biggest names in movies!
 
The semiautobiographical travel memoir records Twain’s, more or less, personal journey across the Wild West in search of adventure while exploring variable locations. Accompanying his brother on what becomes a trip of a lifetime, the young Samuel Clemens finds himself in many different vocational roles as he explores and observes the magnificence of the American West. Not refraining from the usual social commentary, Twain directs criticism on various social and moral issues which he approach ...
 
The Peter Attia Drive will feature guests and experts that will offer advice and insight to help you optimize performance, health, longevity, critical thinking, and life. It’s hosted by Stanford M.D., TED speaker, and longevity expert Dr. Peter Attia, founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City.
 
Its publication soon after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake got readers instantly hooked on the story in which Dorothy and her friends sink into the bowels of the earth, following a devastating earthquake in California. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz is the fourth in the series of books written by American children's author L. Frank Baum. In this novel, Dorothy visits her Uncle Henry in his California ranch. She, her friends, her cousins and a few pets are traveling in a buggy when the earth ...
 
RESPECTABILITY, n. The offspring of a liaison between a bald head and a bank account. BEAUTY, n. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. LITIGANT, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones. If these caustic definitions catch your fancy, you'd enjoy The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. He was a columnist with the San Francisco News Letter, a weekly paper which was a business publication aimed at the corporate sector. However, it ...
 
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Niners Radio
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We love our San Francisco 49ers and are you sick of the same old stats 49ers radio show ? Bryan & Deena bring you it a more entertaining way . We bring you the past players and current players to the fans . We are the official 49ers radio show of The Niners Empire . Come have some fun with us and you will not be disappointed !
 
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Startups of the Week
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Learn about new Bay Area companies you likely haven’t heard of yet. They could become the next Airbnb or Uber — or they could die before they hit the mainstream. We'll tell you why they matter either way. Hosted by San Francisco Chronicle business editor Owen Thomas and reporter Sophia Kunthara, and Crunchbase News editor-in-chief Alex Wilhelm.
 
San Francisco-based DJ ANDREW GIBBONS has become a dance floor favorite from Australia to across North America with his energizing sets, melding EDM, tribal, progressive, and tech house beats with big room diva vocals. Andrew has performed in many bars and clubs in San Francisco, Sydney, Honolulu, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, and Sacramento.
 
Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It’s 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons. Through his narrative, we learn how the plague spread throughout the world and ...
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
Jules Verne is the master of classic adventure tales. Around the World in Eighty Days is just more proof that his excellent writing skills put the readers right in the book with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Because of a bet by his friends, Phileas sets out to get all the way around the world in eighty days. Phileas is a rich man, but also very precise about his life. He wants everything done the way he likes and will get rid of anyone who does not do that. The wager starts when he is at a ...
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
Radical Advice with Lily Sloane on BFF.fm. Listen to show archives, or tune in live Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm. BFF.fm is a San Francisco-based community radio station. Our mission is to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world.
 
Sounds In The Dark with Eric Pietras on BFF.fm. Listen to show archives, or tune in live Tuesday 12:00 – 2:00am. BFF.fm is a San Francisco-based community radio station. Our mission is to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world.
 
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SFDPS
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Welcome to SFDPS (San Francisco Disco Preservation Society) We are dedicated to preserving anything related to the 70s' San Francisco disco scene, and into the early 80's HI-NRG scene (which we consider disco under another name) The S.F. DJs, music producers, record labels, and clubs that set the standard! We have a ton of disco DJ reel to reels that we will be digitizing and sharing with the world! Join us on our Facebook page! (click the fackbook logo below) Also, be sure to follow our oth ...
 
John Dickinson On Demand
 
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.
 
Performers Joe Canose and close friend Scotty get together once a week to discuss the finer points of nothing in particular. Inspired by their daily lives in San Francisco, this podcast covers everything from the inane to the completely inappropriate. Listening to Joe and Scotty is like that one time you got stuck in an elevator with all the interns on their first day, and there was that one with the weird thing on her face, but, like… surprisingly nice legs. But, you couldn’t even pay atten ...
 
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Chucklepedia
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Jim Cotter is a Lawyer and writer born and raised in San Francisco. Drew Harmon is a comedian and former TV Weatherman originally raised in a log cabin in Michigan who migrated west almost a decade ago. Together they use each episode of Chucklepedia to discuss some historical figure, event or oddity, as well as chat about what's happening in their personal lives and careers and their home city of San Francisco.
 
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ninetiesDJarchives
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Welcome to ninetiesDJarchives! We are a division of The SFDPS (San Francisco Disco Preservation Society). We are dedicated to preserving DJ cassette mixtapes from the 90's. This Hearthis page has been set up for mixtapes of 90's house. Please visit our other mixtape archive pages (SFDPS) to listen to DJ mixtapes from the 70's/early 80's disco + Hi-NRG era. hearthis.at/sfdps and our eightiesDJarchives that focuses on mixtapes of 80s funk, soul, R&B, New Wave and Pop hearthis.at/eightiesdarchives
 
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The Adventure Zone
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Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad for a campaign of high adventure. Join The McElroys every other Thursday as they kill a nauseating number of gerblins in ... The Adventure Zone!
 
Hosted by actor/comedian Jason Deline it's like a book club with comedy albums. First Thursday of every month we listen to an agreed upon/curated comedy album, then we get together and talk about it! Fun, right?
 
A weekly podcast about YOUR San Francisco 49ers. JD, 49er Tone, and JP bring insight, analysis, and humor while discussing the latest and greatest as it pertains to the Red & Gold.
 
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Criminology
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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.
 
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KQED’s Forum
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KQED’s live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.
 
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The #Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr talked about what makes Klay Thompson so special and explains why he thinks the talk of Tom Izzo yelling at his player is completely overblown
 
Friday 4pm news headlines from KPIX 5
 
#SFGiants scout Brian Johnson joined the guys and talked about the team as we are a week away from Opening Day
 
NCAA College Basketball Analyst Casey Jacobsen discusses everything he's seen in the NCAA Tournament so far along with giving a team he really likes to win it all that is not a 1 or 2 seed
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
Friday 3pm news headlines from KPIX 5
 
NBA national columnist from The Sporting News, Sean Deveney joins Fitz & Brooks to preview the NBA Playoffs & discuss which team could give the Warriors the biggest trouble on their way to their 4th championship in 5 years!
 
In May 2017, the special counsel's office took over an FBI probe into Russian election interference that already had been underway for nearly a near. The report about that work is now ready.
 
Friday 1pm news headlines from KPIX 5
 
Former Santa Clara University Men's Basketball Head Coach Kerry Keating talks to Gary & Larry about whether or not Tom Izzo crossed the line in regards to his coaching incident yesterday, whether Zion Williamson vs. Ja Morant is a legitimate debate for #1 pick in the NBA Draft as well as why he's a fan of the Warriors bringing back Andrew Bogut.…
 
Andy Baggarly of The Athletic tells Gary & Larry what fans can expect from the Giants' newest acquisition, who he thinks will make the Opening Day roster as well as some teams the Giants might make a deal with before the new season starts.
 
Disney completes the Fox deal. Levi’s makes a successful return to the public markets. Biogen suffers a big setback. And Nike slips on earnings. Analysts Emily Flippen, Jim Mueller, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into news from CVS Health and Papa John’s. Plus, Lakehouse Capital Chief Investment Officer Joe Magyer talks about Goo ...…
 
Friday 11 am news headlines from KPIX 5
 
Rep. Adam Schiff previews what happens next for President Trump depending on what the Mueller report says -- and what the likelihood is of impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
PIX Now Friday 10 am news headlines update
 
SF Chronicle Giants beat reporter Henry Schulman talks Giants latest moves and approaching Opening Day.
 
As the number of Democratic presidential hopefuls grows, so does an ongoing debate within the party: What is the key to defeating the Republicans in 2020? Should the party seize the energy of its progressive wing and embrace policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All? Or should Democrats move to the center in hopes of picking up disa ...…
 
SF Chronicle Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau recaps the Warriors win over the Pacers and the team gearing up for the playoffs.
 
The Boeing jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia both lacked safety features that Boeing charged an extra fee to install. That’s according to a New York Times report that says the optional features could have helped pilots detect the problem that led to the crashes. Forum discusses the latest updates on the Boeing 737 Max crashes and whet ...…
 
At least 1,000 people are feared dead and thousands await rescue amid flooding caused by Cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi last week. Over 1,800 acres of land are underwater, and food, medical supplies and fresh drinking water are increasingly scarce. We’ll talk about relief efforts underway and discuss the impact of th ...…
 
PIX Now Friday 8 am news headlines update
 
Pat Boylan and Drew Hoffar recap the Warriors big time win over the Pacers behind a big game from Boogie Cousins and a balanced team effort.
 
Apple announced a new version of its AirPods wireless earbuds that can activate the virtual assistant Siri by voice, a feature aimed at extending the momentum of a fast-selling device as phone sales cool. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Jr's Jots! KNBR Tonight host Mark Willard explores the mind of producer F.P. Santangelo Jr. and dives into his weekly jots!
 
MYSTERY GUEST THURSDAY! Hint: This Giant pitcher use to throw smoke on the water
 
Founder of the Big Lead Jason McIntyre joins host Mark Willard to discuss everything March Madness, the best bang for your buck bets, and more!
 
Legendary broadcaster Brent Musberger talked about the first day in the NCAA Tournament which is the craziest betting few days of the year
 
Amin Elhassan of #ESPN #NBA coverage talked about what to expect in the league heading towards the playoffs
 
#SFGiants Shortstop Brandon Crawford joined the guys from Scottsdale at Spring Training and talked about how important it has been that they are going to be heading into the season healthy
 
Newest #Raiders Offensive Lineman Trent Brown joined Marcus and John and talked about his deal in free agency to come play O-Line for the Raiders under Jon Gruden
 
Thursday 4pm news headlines from KPIX 5
 
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Paulie, Creative Tony and Shannon Koehler of The Stone Foxes are excited about Metallica and the SF Symphony opening Chase Center, about the Dubs nearing the playoffs, about the tourney, and about a visit from producer Medium Impact Brian.
 
Paulie, Creative Tony and Shannon Koehler of The Stone Foxes are excited about Metallica and the SF Symphony opening Chase Center, about the Dubs nearing the playoffs, about the tourney, and about a visit from producer Medium Impact Brian.
 
Thursday 3pm news headlines from KPIX 5
 
National NBA Writer for the Washington Post Ben Golliver joins Fitz & Brooks to discuss Kevin Durant, the Warriors and all of the latest NBA News!
 
Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is investigating alleged violations of federal records laws. Jared Kushner's lawyer disputes some of Cummings' assertions about what he told the committee.
 
The Athletic senior columnist Marcus Thompson talks to Gary & Larry about who has the best chance at dethroning the Warriors in the playoffs this season, who is truly the most unstoppable player in the NBA & much more.
 
Former USF men's basketball head coach Dan Belluomini talks to Gary & Larry about all things March Madness and explains who he has in his Final Four and why.
 
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