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Muni Diaries

By Muni Diaries

The Muni Diaries podcast is where you'll hear true stories that happened on public transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area, presented by the editors of MuniDiaries.com. Since our launch in 2008, we've gathered stories from over 4000 transit riders. Riding the bus with a black crow on your shoulder? Eating a pint of ice cream with the butt end of a lighter on the N-Judah? Exchanging the fine points of making a perfect lumpia with your bus driver’s mom? These are just a few of the everyday delights/weirdnesses that actually happen on Muni. To submit your own story, read more bus tales, or submit one of your own, visit MuniDiaries.com.

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    Ep. 79: Comedian Sureni Weerasekera talk about one hot topic on BART04/16/2019
    12:24
  2. 2.
    Ep. 78: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan's surprising reunion at the Castro Safeway04/01/2019
    11:34
  3. 3.
    Ep. 77: Two SF Chronicle reporters on how they fell in love with San Francisco again03/28/2019
    21:44
  4. 4.
    Ep. 76: The Elbo Room's Matt Shapiro finds Satan's leather jacket03/19/2019
    13:40
  5. 5.
    Ep. 75: Gwen Carmen on saying good by to Aretha Franklin03/04/2019
    15:48
  6. 6.
    Ep. 74: Meaghan Mitchell on finding a life lesson from a Muni driver02/21/2019
    13:14
  7. 7.
    Ep. 73: Pete Mulvihill of Green Apple Books02/07/2019
    15:38
  8. 8.
    Ep. 72: Nuala Sawyer on the worst year in San Francisco01/29/2019
    13:20
  1. 9.
    Ep. 71: Irene McCalphin on taking up space on public transit01/10/2019
    10:29
  2. 10.
    Ep. 70: Baruch Porras-Hernandez on giving San Francisco a second chance11/13/2018
    19:26
  3. 11.
    Ep. 69: Borderlands Bookstore's secret voodo basement10/29/2018
    13:36
  4. 12.
    Ep. 68: San Francisco Diaries: How BFF.fm's Rollover Easy crew made Herb Caen come alive on Market Street10/16/2018
    21:04
  5. 13.
    Ep. 67: Muni Haiku Battle: Alexandria Love vs. Jessica Cohen10/03/2018
    12:04
  6. 14.
    Ep 66: San Francisco Diaries: Louis Evans and the most unexpected day in a underground parking lot09/20/2018
    20:00
  7. 15.
    Ep. 65: How Thea Selby makes sure there's always 'Love in the Lower Haight'08/28/2018
    15:02
  8. 16.
    Ep. 64: Judson True on interviewing Joan Didion after 9/1108/15/2018
    11:12
  9. 17.
    Ep. 63: Molly Martin explores international relations on the 14-Mission08/01/2018
    12:54
  10. 18.
    Ep. 62: Gwen Carmen pursues citizen justice on Muni07/17/2018
    15:58
  11. 19.
    Ep. 61: Jeremy Fish's seriously San Francisco story about a Silly Pink Bunny06/26/2018
    19:04
  12. 20.
    Ep. 60: Nato Green on being raised on Pride in San Francisco06/11/2018
    17:30
  13. 21.
    Ep. 59: Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight: 2 reporters, 1 transit system, 60 Muni lines...in 1 day05/30/2018
    16:00
  14. 22.
    Ep. 58: Reporter Vivian Ho on the ONE thing you shouldn't do on BART05/15/2018
    12:42
  15. 23.
    Ep. 57: Senait Hailemariam on being 21 on Muni05/01/2018
    12:16
  16. 24.
    Ep. 56: SF Chief Attorney Matt Gonzalez on keeping one eye open on Muni04/17/2018
    14:22
  17. 25.
    Ep 55: San Francisco Diaries: The Polk Street Pizza Lady04/09/2018
    17:38
  18. 26.
    Ep. 54: Comedian Dominique Gelin on the best pickup lines on public transit04/03/2018
    17:22
  19. 27.
    Ep. 53 San Francisco Diaries: Bob Collins on the transformation of a super tiny SF apartment03/20/2018
    17:38
  20. 28.
    Ep. 52: Alexandria Love's not-quite love story with a bonus transit twist03/08/2018
    11:06
  21. 29.
    Ep. 51: San Francisco Diaries: Anna Pulley on taking a date to a fertility party02/20/2018
    13:10
  22. 30.
    Ep. 50: San Francisco Diaries: Vivian Ho and her pigeon housemates02/05/2018
    17:00
  23. 31.
    Ep. 49: Steve Pepple advocates for the BMW experience in San Francisco01/22/2018
    18:46
  24. 32.
    Ep. 48: Comedian Tirumari Jothi finds his way on Muni01/08/2018
    19:22
  25. 33.
    Ep. 47: Broke-Ass Stuart learns his SF ABC's12/20/2017
    10:56
  26. 34.
    Ep. 46: The Shard, The Tissue, an Affair: from writer Andrew Lam12/13/2017
    20:50
  27. 35.
    Ep. 45: Meet Irene Tu, Muni celebrity11/28/2017
    12:14
  28. 36.
    Ep. 44: Sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour on the magic of the telepersonals11/14/2017
    14:58
  29. 37.
    Ep 43. Baruch Porras-Hernandez on taking a friend on her first Muni ride11/01/2017
    22:10
  30. 38.
    Ep. 42 Comedian Ronn Vigh on practicing zen on Muni10/24/2017
    11:52
  31. 39.
    Ep. 41: San Francisco Diaries: Designer Steve Pepple finds a secret door10/10/2017
    8:54
  32. 40.
    Ep. 40: Na’amen Gobert Tilahun on the magic of the late night metro ride10/03/2017
    16:42
  33. 41.
    Ep. 39: San Francisco Diaries: writer Hiya Swanhuyser on the secret past of the Montgomery Block09/20/2017
    11:48
  34. 42.
    Ep 38: Sal Castaneda’s ‘Bad-Ass’ Muni Moment09/12/2017
    7:30
  35. 43.
    Ep. 37: Kirk Read practices radical empathy on the 14-Mission08/29/2017
    14:22
  36. 44.
    Ep 36: San Francisco Diaries: my first job at the Nob Hill Theater08/14/2017
    12:52
  37. 45.
    Ep 35: Jesse James and the litter bug on Muni08/01/2017
    15:14
  38. 46.
    Ep 34: The humans behind Muni's official Twitter account07/18/2017
    32:16
  39. 47.
    Ep. 33: H.P. Mendoza on cinema, Muni, and SF life07/05/2017
    13:30
  40. 48.
    Ep. 32: the ultimate Pride party at a Muni stop, from Jerry Lee Abram06/20/2017
    9:52
  41. 49.
    Ep 31: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and her dad, on Muni weirdos06/13/2017
    16:04
  42. 50.
    Ep 30: Writer Annalee Newitz on Muni vs. obnoxious driver06/06/2017
    12:02
  43. 51.
    Ep 29: Glynn Washington confronts a Muni mugging05/31/2017
    10:12
  44. 52.
    Ep 28: From writer Mat Honan: What does the Forest Hill station smell like?05/22/2017
    10:26
  45. 53.
    Ep 27: Bay to Breakers on Muni -- from Elbo Room sound man Gabe Armstrong05/16/2017
    11:00
  46. 54.
    Ep 26: J. W. Friedman witnesses an unlikely hero on Muni05/09/2017
    14:32
  47. 55.
    Ep. 25: BART operator Kelly Beardsley on intercom drama05/02/2017
    15:40
  48. 56.
    Ep 24: Yayne Abeba on growing up on Muni04/25/2017
    11:45
  49. 57.
    Ep. 23: Cynthia and Jeremy Pollock on how to set a street bird free04/11/2017
    15:28
  50. 58.
    Ep 22: Jesse James and the rules of Muni04/04/2017
    15:06
  51. 59.
    Ep 21: Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez on behind the scenes story of being a transit reporter03/28/2017
    11:36
  52. 60.
    Ep 20: Driver Doug on the zen of being a Muni operator03/21/2017
    15:28
  53. 61.
    Ep 19: Isaac Fitzgerald's college antics on the Metro03/14/2017
    13:14
  54. 62.
    Ep. 18: Gina Gold and one unforgettable night on BART03/07/2017
    13:52
  55. 63.
    Ep 17: H.P. Mendoza's Ode to Bay Area Public Transit02/28/2017
    8:20
  56. 64.
    Ep 16: Courtney Riddle daydreams of becoming a Muni driver02/21/2017
    11:52
  57. 65.
    Ep 15: Ariel Dovas on getting his first kiss...on Muni02/14/2017
    10:40
  58. 66.
    Ep 14. Comedian Caitlin Gill on making out on public transit02/07/2017
    10:30
  59. 67.
    Ep 13: Peter Hartlaub Remembers the 'Muni Booze Cruise'01/31/2017
    17:44
  60. 68.
    Ep 12: Justina Wu and the street stray that captured the entire bus01/24/2017
    13:02
  61. 69.
    Ep 11: Aussie transplant Sarah Hunt becomes an SF local01/17/2017
    16:16
  62. 70.
    Ep 10: Cara Tramontano meets SF's most enthusiastic Muni driver01/10/2017
    8:28
  63. 71.
    Ep 9 Klee Wiggins Owes Her Life to Muni01/03/2017
    13:38
  64. 72.
    Ep 8: Kristee Ono on finding her own Muni community12/27/2016
    9:24
  65. 73.
    Ep 7: Tarin Towers and her tale of riding Muni during the first dot-com wave12/20/2016
    12:48
  66. 74.
    Ep 6 Beth Spotswood Learns to Ride Muni12/13/2016
    8:38
  67. 75.
    Ep 5: BART operator Kelly Beardsley's story on scatology12/06/2016
    12:18
  68. 76.
    Ep 4: Wonder Dave on Muni Texting Etiquette11/29/2016
    14:12
  69. 77.
    Ep 3: Jesse James' First Ever Muni Ride11/22/2016
    15:22
  70. 78.
    Ep 2: Mandy Hu, the Most Efficient BART Rider11/15/2016
    13:22
  71. 79.
    Ep. 1: Chris O. and His Record Collection10/30/2016
    13:56

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