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Bay Curious

By KQED

Bay Curious is a show about your questions – and the adventures you find when you go looking for the answers. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore all aspects of the San Francisco Bay Area – from the debate over "Frisco", to the dinosaurs that once roamed California, to the causes of homelessness. Whether you lived here your whole life, or just arrived, Bay Curious will deepen your understanding of this place you call home.

  1. 1.
    Olivia's Having a Baby! 01/21/2021
    11:58
  2. 2.
    Calling For Time: Whatever Happened to POP-CORN?01/14/2021
    12:06
  3. 3.
    Why Doesn't PG&E Bury the Power Lines to Prevent Wildfires?12/17/2020
    16:15
  4. 4.
    What's the Best San Francisco Movie? A (Sorta) Heated Debate12/10/2020
    28:08
  5. 5.
    Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s Life in San Francisco12/03/2020
    20:42
  6. 6.
    What's Special About San Francisco’s Sourdough?11/26/2020
    11:32
  7. 7.
    How a Berkeley Police Chief Gave Rise to the Modern Force11/19/2020
    15:53
  8. 8.
    What's Next For Incarcerated Firefighters In California?11/12/2020
    12:38
  1. 9.
    How Ballots Get Counted in California11/05/2020
    9:27
  2. 10.
    Part II: The Aftermath and Legacy of the Donner Party Saga10/29/2020
    23:24
  3. 11.
    Part I: The Donner Party Story You Haven’t Heard Before10/29/2020
    29:48
  4. 12.
    How The Official California Voter Guide Gets Made10/22/2020
    9:59
  5. 13.
    Proposition 25: Cash Bail10/16/2020
    13:14
  6. 14.
    Proposition 24: Consumer Privacy10/15/2020
    13:13
  7. 15.
    Proposition 23: Dialysis Physicians10/14/2020
    14:00
  8. 16.
    Proposition 22: App-Based Drivers10/13/2020
    10:58
  9. 17.
    Proposition 21: Rent Control10/12/2020
    12:34
  10. 18.
    Proposition 20: Criminal Sentencing and Parole10/09/2020
    14:02
  11. 19.
    Proposition 19: Property Tax Transfers10/08/2020
    13:23
  12. 20.
    Proposition 18: Youth Voting10/07/2020
    8:13
  13. 21.
    Proposition 17: Voting While on Parole10/06/2020
    8:22
  14. 22.
    Proposition 16: Affirmative Action10/05/2020
    11:56
  15. 23.
    Proposition 15: Commercial Property Tax10/02/2020
    12:41
  16. 24.
    Proposition 14: Stem Cell Research Bond10/01/2020
    9:56
  17. 25.
    What Was the Bay Area Like During the Last Ice Age?09/24/2020
    13:16
  18. 26.
    How the North Bay Became 'Wine Country'09/17/2020
    11:58
  19. 27.
    Does the Golden Gate Bridge Howl?09/10/2020
    6:11
  20. 28.
    Evacuation 101 And Why Wildfire Can't Defeat Those Redwoods09/03/2020
    13:23
  21. 29.
    The Secret Lives of The Palace of Fine Arts Swans08/27/2020
    8:02
  22. 30.
    When And Why Did the Bay Area Become So Liberal?08/20/2020
    14:35
  23. 31.
    The Unassuming East Bay Beach Strewn With Ceramic Treasures08/13/2020
    9:33
  24. 32.
    Getting Naked in San Francisco: A History08/06/2020
    11:48
  25. 33.
    Ethnic Studies: Born in the Bay from History's Biggest Student Strike 07/30/2020
    19:27
  26. 34.
    Vegan Food is Big in S.F. — But Will the Scene Survive COVID-19?07/23/2020
    15:20
  27. 35.
    How Love Inspired the Murphy Bed07/16/2020
    11:09
  28. 36.
    Why Does The Bay Area Have So Many Microclimates?07/09/2020
    10:57
  29. 37.
    A Long and Winding Journey For Some Drinking Water07/02/2020
    10:26
  30. 38.
    Why San Francisco's Fillmore District Is No Longer the 'Harlem of the West'06/25/2020
    13:52
  31. 39.
    The Bay Area’s Long Tradition of Celebrating Juneteenth06/18/2020
    16:08
  32. 40.
    What History Teaches Us About How Protests Spark Change06/11/2020
    11:50
  33. 41.
    Truth Be Told: Protesting For The Soul of America06/04/2020
    36:32
  34. 42.
    The Little Known History of Japanese Internment on Angel Island05/28/2020
    15:36
  35. 43.
    Where Everyone Gets a Slice of the Pie05/21/2020
    13:26
  36. 44.
    How Rice-A-Roni Became The San Francisco Treat05/14/2020
    8:41
  37. 45.
    No Prom. No Yearbook Signing. No Graduation Ceremony. It's High School in 2020.05/07/2020
    14:16
  38. 46.
    What Help Is There for California’s Undocumented Immigrants?05/05/2020
    14:29
  39. 47.
    For Love and Hair04/30/2020
    13:34
  40. 48.
    Cleaner Air and Weirder Dreams — Such Is Life in April 202004/23/2020
    14:53
  41. 49.
    Did We Put the 'Bay' In Bay Windows?04/16/2020
    8:56
  42. 50.
    Coronavirus: A Guide to Grocery Shopping04/09/2020
    14:44
  43. 51.
    Just Don't Call Them Buffalo: Meet the Bison of Golden Gate Park04/02/2020
    9:42
  44. 52.
    Does Mount Diablo Have the Biggest View in the World?03/26/2020
    11:04
  45. 53.
    A Coronavirus Care Package: Care For Yourself, Others and Still Have Fun03/19/2020
    14:59
  46. 54.
    Coronavirus in the Bay Area: Your Questions Answered03/12/2020
    18:37
  47. 55.
    Why Highway 280 Has So Few Billboards03/05/2020
    8:09
  48. 56.
    In A Changing City, How Does The Tenderloin Stay The Same?02/27/2020
    12:47
  49. 57.
    Coyotes, They're Back and They're Thriving02/20/2020
    10:44
  50. 58.
    Bay Area, I Love You02/13/2020
    13:02
  51. 59.
    We Built This City on ... Water and Marsh?02/06/2020
    11:47
  52. 60.
    You're Really, Really Curious About BART01/30/2020
    14:34
  53. 61.
    Jerry Brown’s Impact on Oakland May Surprise You01/23/2020
    16:58
  54. 62.
    What's The Real History of El Camino Real? 01/16/2020
    8:25
  55. 63.
    Why Do S.F.'s Crosswalks Play a Machine Gun Sound? 01/09/2020
    10:36
  56. 64.
    What Are Those Grids of Glass in the Sidewalk — And Why Are They Purple?01/02/2020
    9:13
  57. 65.
    Rising Seas and Sinking Land: The Precarious Future of Treasure Island12/19/2019
    11:17
  58. 66.
    Between Romance and War: the Making of Treasure Island12/12/2019
    9:09
  59. 67.
    How Charlie Chaplin and Silent Films Flourished in the East Bay12/05/2019
    12:35
  60. 68.
    A Look Back at the Occupation of Alcatraz, 50 Years Later11/28/2019
    10:47
  61. 69.
    Why Is There A Texas Flag Outside S.F. City Hall? What is S.F.’s First Square?11/21/2019
    10:02
  62. 70.
    Think the Bay Used to Be Bluer? You're Not Imagining It11/14/2019
    13:20
  63. 71.
    It's Our Birthday! Come Behind the Scenes11/07/2019
    11:49
  64. 72.
    Secret Tunnels Under San Francisco?10/31/2019
    14:00
  65. 73.
    Why Can't You Swim in Most of the Bay Area Lakes?10/24/2019
    8:02
  66. 74.
    How Rocky Road Ice Cream Got Its Start in Oakland10/17/2019
    10:01
  67. 75.
    You Gotta Check Out These Offbeat Museums10/10/2019
    11:56
  68. 76.
    Do Preserved Bodies Dwell in Lake Tahoe's Depths?! The Truth Behind Tahoe's Myths10/03/2019
    11:33
  69. 77.
    Sutro Tower’s Journey From Eyesore to Icon09/26/2019
    8:43
  70. 78.
    The State Capitol Almost Moved to Berkeley and All It Got Was This Sweet Bear Fountain09/19/2019
    10:21
  71. 79.
    Oh, SFO: Why So Delayed? (And What’s With the “O”?)09/12/2019
    9:25
  72. 80.
    How the Bay Area Came to be a Hub for Casual Style09/05/2019
    14:28
  73. 81.
    Why Are There So Many Palm Trees in the Bay Area?08/29/2019
    10:23
  74. 82.
    Think Bay Area Nightlife Ends Early? That Could Be About to Change08/22/2019
    8:42
  75. 83.
    The Minister of Loneliness, Aristotle And How To Make That Awesome Person Your Friend08/15/2019
    13:30
  76. 84.
    How To Find New Friends08/08/2019
    13:05
  77. 85.
    Why Isn’t Local Seafood a Bigger Deal in the Bay Area?07/19/2019
    12:36
  78. 86.
    Is Dutch Crunch Bread From the Bay Area?07/18/2019
    7:33
  79. 87.
    What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Your Old Clothes?07/11/2019
    12:56
  80. 88.
    Yes, Your ‘Tropical’ Mai Tai Was Invented Here in Oakland07/04/2019
    9:26
  81. 89.
    Lightning Round: Dead Whales, Expensive Gas and ‘Earthquake Weather’06/22/2019
    13:46
  82. 90.
    California Sounds: What’s It Like to Navigate the Bay Area While Blind?06/20/2019
    14:06
  83. 91.
    Marin Was Once Armed With Nuclear Missiles, Luckily They Were Never Deployed06/13/2019
    9:04
  84. 92.
    Why Are There So Many Crows in the Bay Area?06/06/2019
    12:35
  85. 93.
    Why Wild Turkeys Love the Bay Area’s Suburbs05/23/2019
    8:44
  86. 94.
    The Not-So-Crystal Clean History of San Francisco’s Drinking Water05/16/2019
    9:56
  87. 95.
    How Old Oakland’s Historic Buildings Survived Decay (and Demolition)05/09/2019
    9:46
  88. 96.
    Meet Charley Parkhurst: The Gold Rush’s Fearless, Gender Non-Conforming Stagecoach Driver04/25/2019
    10:39
  89. 97.
    From Arks to Anchor-Outs: The History of Waterfront Living on Richardson Bay04/18/2019
    10:51
  90. 98.
    The Flying Aircraft Carrier That Once Called Moffett Field Home04/11/2019
    8:58
  91. 99.
    Why is Piedmont a Separate City From Oakland?04/04/2019
    11:26
  92. 100.
    Lightning Round: Where Kids Live, Palo Alto’s Two Downtowns and S.F.’s Weeping Women03/28/2019
    14:54
  93. 101.
    Yabba Dabba Don’t? A Trip Inside the (Now) Controversial Flintstone House03/21/2019
    8:17
  94. 102.
    How Bill Graham’s Nazi Escape Might Explain His Fillmore Apples03/14/2019
    6:37
  95. 103.
    Know, Know, Know Your Boats, Drifting Through the Bay03/07/2019
    8:52
  96. 104.
    This Pricey San Francisco Cocktail Was a Gold Rush Knockout02/28/2019
    9:32
  97. 105.
    Are There Dinosaur Bones in UC Berkeley’s Campanile?02/21/2019
    9:33
  98. 106.
    Is There a San Francisco Accent?01/24/2019
    13:00
  99. 107.
    Mile Rocks: A Bay Area Lighthouse Unlike Any Other01/18/2019
    7:11
  100. 108.
    From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data01/17/2019
    10:25
  101. 109.
    When Recycling Pays the Bills … and When It Doesn’t01/10/2019
    8:57
  102. 110.
    Lightning Round: Brisbane’s Stars, Millbrae’s Sweet Smells and Red Rock Island12/21/2018
    11:31
  103. 111.
    Stew on This: Cioppino Comes From San Francisco, Not Italy12/20/2018
    6:58
  104. 112.
    How SantaCon Got Its Start in San Francisco Counterculture12/06/2018
    8:44
  105. 113.
    Bike Theft: How It Works, and What Police Are Doing in San Francisco11/29/2018
    11:19
  106. 114.
    Why Are San Francisco Houses So Close Together?11/22/2018
    8:38
  107. 115.
    ‘Frisco’: It’s Not Just for Tourists11/15/2018
    10:18
  108. 116.
    There Were Once More Than 425 Shellmounds in the Bay Area. Where Did They Go?11/08/2018
    11:42
  109. 117.
    Who Invented the Martini? A Bay Area Story, With a Twist11/03/2018
    8:33
  110. 118.
    Why Is Part of Alameda Island in San Francisco?11/01/2018
    11:41
  111. 119.
    Ghost of a Legend: How a San Francisco Civil Rights Icon Was Made a Monster10/25/2018
    10:54
  112. 120.
    The San Francisco Origins of Green Goddess Dressing10/18/2018
    8:45
  113. 121.
    Black Power, the 1968 Olympics and the San Jose State Students Who Shook the World10/18/2018
    11:31
  114. 122.
    Should Californians Allow Rent Control to Expand? Proposition 10, Explained10/12/2018
    10:36
  115. 123.
    Voting on EMT Breaks, Children’s Hospitals and Dialysis Profits. Propositions 4, 8 and 11 Explained10/11/2018
    13:21
  116. 124.
    Should California Expand Tax Breaks for Older Homeowners? Propositions 5, 1 and 2, Explained10/10/2018
    12:49
  117. 125.
    Voting on Daylight Saving Time, Animal Confinement and Water. Propositions 3, 7 and 12, Explained10/09/2018
    10:48
  118. 126.
    What If Californians Repealed the Gas Tax? Proposition 6, Explained10/08/2018
    10:21
  119. 127.
    This Is Only a Test: San Francisco’s Tuesday Noon Siren10/04/2018
    9:31
  120. 128.
    S.F. School Lottery: Time For It To Go?09/27/2018
    11:15
  121. 129.
    How the San Francisco School Lottery Works, And How It Doesn’t09/27/2018
    11:30
  122. 130.
    The Story Behind Belmont’s Painted Fire Hydrants09/20/2018
    6:06
  123. 131.
    Could Creating One Bay Area City Solve the Housing Crisis?09/13/2018
    9:22
  124. 132.
    How Do You Define the ‘Bay Area’?09/06/2018
    8:21
  125. 133.
    The Mystery of the ‘East Bay Walls’08/30/2018
    10:25
  126. 134.
    Who’s Behind the Knitted Animals in San Francisco’s Civic Center?08/23/2018
    7:56
  127. 135.
    Palms, Prophecy … and Permits? How Fortunetelling Works in the Bay08/22/2018
    11:56
  128. 136.
    Is Ultimate Frisbee the Golf of Silicon Valley?08/16/2018
    9:21
  129. 137.
    Why So Windy? Why So Foggy? And What’s With Karl?07/26/2018
    9:00
  130. 138.
    Why Is Lane Splitting Only Legal in California? And Is it Safe?07/19/2018
    9:03
  131. 139.
    Hetch Hetchy Water’s Epic Journey, From Mountains to Tap07/12/2018
    8:51
  132. 140.
    Cracking the Bizarre Urban Legend of Alameda’s Little People Houses07/05/2018
    9:29
  133. 141.
    Is Rent Control Working and Should We Have More or Less of It?06/28/2018
    9:47
  134. 142.
    The Origins of Bay Area Place Names06/21/2018
    8:20
  135. 143.
    The Forgotten Men of the Point Reyes Life Saving Service06/14/2018
    11:41
  136. 144.
    The Serpent Statue in San Jose That People Think Is Something Else06/07/2018
    11:16
  137. 145.
    Are There Really More Dogs Than Children in S.F.?05/24/2018
    9:57
  138. 146.
    Spinning Rims, Spinning Cars: the History of the Oakland Sideshow05/17/2018
    10:29
  139. 147.
    This S.F. Fortress Is Full of Money That Will Never Be Spent05/10/2018
    10:46
  140. 148.
    Why Hasn’t the Tenderloin Gentrified Like the Rest of San Francisco?05/03/2018
    10:53
  141. 149.
    Does Anyone Play Polo at the Golden Gate Park Polo Field Anymore?04/26/2018
    6:52
  142. 150.
    420 Started in the Bay Area. Meet the Guys Who Invented It04/19/2018
    8:34
  143. 151.
    Have Ride-Hailing Apps Made Traffic Worse?04/12/2018
    6:28
  144. 152.
    Oil Beneath San Mateo County? You Betcha04/05/2018
    7:35
  145. 153.
    How Worried Should You Be About Shark Attacks on the California Coast?03/29/2018
    6:01
  146. 154.
    Name That Team! How the Sharks and the Golden State Warriors Got Their Names03/22/2018
    7:13
  147. 155.
    How Oakland Became a Gnome-Man’s Land03/15/2018
    7:42
  148. 156.
    Why Are People Convinced This California Ghost Town Is Cursed?03/08/2018
    8:25
  149. 157.
    America’s Emperor, San Francisco’s Treasure: Who Was Emperor Norton?03/01/2018
    12:17
  150. 158.
    The Sculpture Wonderland That Once Delighted I-80 Drivers02/22/2018
    9:39
  151. 159.
    Car Break-Ins Are Up in San Francisco. What’s Being Done?02/15/2018
    11:40
  152. 160.
    San Francisco Was Once Aglow With Neon02/08/2018
    6:43
  153. 161.
    Eucalyptus: How California’s Most Hated Tree Took Root02/01/2018
    13:20
  154. 162.
    The Beautiful Bay Bridge Frank Lloyd Wright Never Got to Build01/25/2018
    7:32
  155. 163.
    Unwrapping the Bay Area Origins of the Fortune Cookie01/18/2018
    8:38
  156. 164.
    Why a Tire Shop Built ‘The City’s Biggest Fortune Cookie’01/18/2018
    8:25
  157. 165.
    How Joseph Eichler Introduced Stylish Housing for the Masses01/03/2018
    7:49
  158. 166.
    Everything You Want to Know About Legal Weed in California12/21/2017
    14:30
  159. 167.
    What Are Those Weird, Pink Ponds in San Francisco Bay?12/14/2017
    8:59
  160. 168.
    Is the Castro Getting Less Gay?12/06/2017
    10:55
  161. 169.
    Can You Go To Jail For Picking California’s State Flower?11/30/2017
    7:33
  162. 170.
    The Buried Ships of San Francisco11/23/2017
    6:33
  163. 171.
    The True History of Irish Coffee and Its San Francisco Origins11/16/2017
    9:23
  164. 172.
    Why Are There Rainbows on the Tunnel Between S.F. and Marin? (Plus Bonus Anniversary Questions)11/09/2017
    14:59
  165. 173.
    Bay Curious Lightning Round: Inspiration for AT-ATs, the ‘Tenderloin’ and Popeye’s Voice11/09/2017
    14:59
  166. 174.
    El Camino Not-So-Real: The True Story of the ‘Ancient Road’11/02/2017
    8:36
  167. 175.
    Why Are There So Many Dead People in Colma? And So Few in San Francisco?10/26/2017
    7:39
  168. 176.
    Wildfires: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers10/20/2017
    13:38
  169. 177.
    What are the Mysterious Brick Circles in San Francisco Intersections?10/12/2017
    9:10
  170. 178.
    How San Francisco’s Drag Royalty Does Good, While Looking Fierce10/05/2017
    12:31
  171. 179.
    Their Country Hated Them, But They Fought for It Anyway09/28/2017
    11:46
  172. 180.
    Quake Prep: BART’s Tunnel Plan and the Muni Bus That Could Save You09/21/2017
    9:53
  173. 181.
    History of the Berkeley Pier: A Ferry Tale09/14/2017
    6:10
  174. 182.
    Parking After the Street Sweeper Passes: Legal or Not?08/31/2017
    6:36
  175. 183.
    The History of Nudity in San Francisco Uncovered08/24/2017
    11:19
  176. 184.
    Rusty Navy: The Bay Area’s ‘Mothball Fleet’ Enters a New Era08/17/2017
    8:53
  177. 185.
    What Gets Shipped Through the Port of Oakland?08/10/2017
    5:17
  178. 186.
    Mountain Lions: Real Threat to Bay Area Hikers?08/03/2017
    8:57
  179. 187.
    The Mesmerizing Machine That Makes Your Golden Gate Bridge Drive Less Terrifying07/27/2017
    6:39
  180. 188.
    The Island Ghost Town in the Middle of San Francisco Bay07/20/2017
    10:17
  181. 189.
    What Is the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Why Is It in San Jose?07/13/2017
    10:30
  182. 190.
    Why the ‘O’ in San Francisco’s Airport Code, SFO?06/29/2017
    4:07
  183. 191.
    Living Without a Home in San Francisco: 3 stories and 4 questions06/22/2017
    15:18
  184. 192.
    Homelessness: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers06/22/2017
    16:31
  185. 193.
    What Would Really Happen if a Tsunami Hit the Bay Area?06/15/2017
    8:39
  186. 194.
    What’s With the Bison in Golden Gate Park?06/08/2017
    7:37
  187. 195.
    What Dinosaurs Roamed the Bay Area?06/01/2017
    9:58
  188. 196.
    You Live in S.F. and Your Home Was Built in 1906: True or False?05/25/2017
    6:18
  189. 197.
    Are Plastic Bag Bans Actually Helping the Environment?05/18/2017
    9:06
  190. 198.
    Can’t Get That Camping Spot? It Could Be Bots05/11/2017
    11:14
  191. 199.
    It’s-It! The San Francisco Treat That Sparked a Cult Following05/04/2017
    6:03
  192. 200.
    Who’s Behind the Colorful Lights at San Francisco City Hall?04/27/2017
    8:54

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