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Bay Curious

By KQED

Bay Curious is a podcast about the unexplored San Francisco Bay Area. Each week we take a deep dive into the mysteries that make this area quirky, delightful and, at times, dysfunctional. It’s a show about questions — and the adventures you stumble upon when you go looking for answers. Now here’s the twist: You ask the questions. You decide what we work on. You help us find the answer. Join host Olivia Allen-Price to explore the Bay one bite-sized episode at a time. The show is produced at KQED in San Francisco. Learn more at BayCurious.org.

  1. 1.
    How Charlie Chaplin and Silent Films Flourished in the East Bay12/5/2019
    12:23
  2. 2.
    A Look Back at the Occupation of Alcatraz, 50 Years Later11/28/2019
    10:48
  3. 3.
    Why Is There A Texas Flag Outside S.F. City Hall? What is S.F.’s First Square?11/21/2019
    10:07
  4. 4.
    Think the Bay Used to Be Bluer? You're Not Imagining It11/14/2019
    13:19
  5. 5.
    It's Our Birthday! Come Behind the Scenes11/7/2019
    11:51
  6. 6.
    Secret Tunnels Under San Francisco?10/31/2019
    14:02
  7. 7.
    Why Can't You Swim in Most of the Bay Area Lakes?10/24/2019
    8:03
  8. 8.
    How Rocky Road Ice Cream Got Its Start in Oakland10/17/2019
    10:05
  1. 9.
    You Gotta Check Out These Offbeat Museums10/10/2019
    11:56
  2. 10.
    Do Preserved Bodies Dwell in Lake Tahoe's Depths?! The Truth Behind Tahoe's Myths10/3/2019
    8:03
  3. 11.
    Sutro Tower’s Journey From Eyesore to Icon9/26/2019
    8:43
  4. 12.
    The State Capitol Almost Moved to Berkeley and All It Got Was This Sweet Bear Fountain9/19/2019
    10:22
  5. 13.
    Oh, SFO: Why So Delayed? (And What’s With the “O”?)9/12/2019
    9:25
  6. 14.
    How the Bay Area Came to be a Hub for Casual Style9/5/2019
    14:29
  7. 15.
    Why Are There So Many Palm Trees in the Bay Area?8/29/2019
    10:25
  8. 16.
    Think Bay Area Nightlife Ends Early? That Could Be About to Change8/22/2019
    8:42
  9. 17.
    The Minister of Loneliness, Aristotle And How To Make That Awesome Person Your Friend8/15/2019
    13:29
  10. 18.
    How To Find New Friends8/8/2019
    13:07
  11. 19.
    Why Isn’t Local Seafood a Bigger Deal in the Bay Area?7/19/2019
    12:37
  12. 20.
    Is Dutch Crunch Bread From the Bay Area?7/18/2019
    7:34
  13. 21.
    What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Your Old Clothes?7/11/2019
    12:57
  14. 22.
    Yes, Your ‘Tropical’ Mai Tai Was Invented Here in Oakland7/4/2019
    9:27
  15. 23.
    Lightning Round: Dead Whales, Expensive Gas and ‘Earthquake Weather’6/22/2019
    13:51
  16. 24.
    California Sounds: What’s It Like to Navigate the Bay Area While Blind?6/20/2019
    14:07
  17. 25.
    Marin Was Once Armed With Nuclear Missiles, Luckily They Were Never Deployed6/13/2019
    9:05
  18. 26.
    Why Are There So Many Crows in the Bay Area?6/6/2019
    12:40
  19. 27.
    Why Wild Turkeys Love the Bay Area’s Suburbs5/23/2019
    8:49
  20. 28.
    The Not-So-Crystal Clean History of San Francisco’s Drinking Water5/16/2019
    9:56
  21. 29.
    How Old Oakland’s Historic Buildings Survived Decay (and Demolition)5/9/2019
    9:46
  22. 30.
    Meet Charley Parkhurst: The Gold Rush’s Fearless, Gender Non-Conforming Stagecoach Driver4/25/2019
    10:43
  23. 31.
    From Arks to Anchor-Outs: The History of Waterfront Living on Richardson Bay4/18/2019
    10:56
  24. 32.
    The Flying Aircraft Carrier That Once Called Moffett Field Home4/11/2019
    8:59
  25. 33.
    Why is Piedmont a Separate City From Oakland?4/4/2019
    11:28
  26. 34.
    Lightning Round: Where Kids Live, Palo Alto’s Two Downtowns and S.F.’s Weeping Women3/28/2019
    14:55
  27. 35.
    Yabba Dabba Don’t? A Trip Inside the (Now) Controversial Flintstone House3/21/2019
    8:16
  28. 36.
    How Bill Graham’s Nazi Escape Might Explain His Fillmore Apples3/14/2019
    6:36
  29. 37.
    Know, Know, Know Your Boats, Drifting Through the Bay3/7/2019
    8:53
  30. 38.
    This Pricey San Francisco Cocktail Was a Gold Rush Knockout2/28/2019
    9:31
  31. 39.
    Are There Dinosaur Bones in UC Berkeley’s Campanile?2/21/2019
    9:38
  32. 40.
    Is There a San Francisco Accent?1/24/2019
    13:00
  33. 41.
    Mile Rocks: A Bay Area Lighthouse Unlike Any Other1/18/2019
    7:12
  34. 42.
    From Aviators to Apps: The Evolution of Traffic Data1/17/2019
    10:30
  35. 43.
    When Recycling Pays the Bills … and When It Doesn’t1/10/2019
    8:58
  36. 44.
    Lightning Round: Brisbane’s Stars, Millbrae’s Sweet Smells and Red Rock Island12/21/2018
    11:30
  37. 45.
    Stew on This: Cioppino Comes From San Francisco, Not Italy12/20/2018
    6:59
  38. 46.
    How SantaCon Got Its Start in San Francisco Counterculture12/6/2018
    8:45
  39. 47.
    Bike Theft: How It Works, and What Police Are Doing in San Francisco11/29/2018
    11:20
  40. 48.
    Why Are San Francisco Houses So Close Together?11/22/2018
    8:43
  41. 49.
    ‘Frisco’: It’s Not Just for Tourists11/15/2018
    10:18
  42. 50.
    There Were Once More Than 425 Shellmounds in the Bay Area. Where Did They Go?11/8/2018
    11:47

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