The Muni Diaries Podcast features stories told at Muni Diaries Live, as well as stories recorded in-studio for our spinoff project, San Francisco Diaries. To subscribe, find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or use this RSS link.
Ep. 107: Painting the pandemic void, one storefront at a time
Lisa Vortman, the Co-Founder, Director of Photography, Media and Storytelling of Paint the Void, shares the story of the first mural she photographed for the project. The nonprofit has matches mural artists with over 84 shuttered storefronts.
Ep. 106: Why the SFMTA head says riding Muni is “the right thing to do”
Jeffrey Tumlin, the Director of Transportation at the SFMTA, joined us to provide his take on the upcoming Muni service expansion, and some personal insight into the more human side of our municipal transit system.
Ep 92: San Francisco Diaries: Fighting the power from WA to CA
Local activist and retired tradeswoman Molly Martin shares the story of her community, starting in her revolution-minded college years in Washington state through the middle of the AIDS crisis in 1980s San Francisco.
Ep. 88: Need a place to find yourself? Try Muni (really).
Simone Herko Felton, a senior at Lowell High School in San Francisco. Simone has lived here all her life and takes the 23-Monterey to go to school daily. She shares why this line is emblematic to being in high school in the city.
Ep 85: A “Millennial Expert” on how we define San Francisco
Smiley Poswolsky left his suit-wearing days behind in Washington, D.C. to start a new life as a writer in San Francisco. In this story, he asks: Who has the right to define a city and what it is (or should be) all about?
Ep. 82: “Camp Folsom” shares tale of their own chosen family
musician Colin Daly stopped by the studio to share a timely retelling and ode to his time at Camp Folsom: back to a time when a room in the Mission went for $300, with life lessons about community and love included.
Ep. 71: How do you take up personal space on public transit
Storyteller Irene McCalphin has often experienced the invasion of personal space on public transit, but this one time she decided enough was enough, and she was going to take up the space she deserves.
Ep. 68: BFF.FM radio hosts brought Herb Caen to Market Street
Rollover Easy hosts Luke and Chris share how their mutual love for Herb Caen led to an installation on Market Street. With little construction experience, these two San Franciscans were determined to make Herb Caen come alive to fellow pedestrians.