Hot takes, deep dives, and alternative views on San Francisco news.
Gavin Newsom's 'Bad Mistake' + Cannalesbians
Governor Gavin Newsom is getting sous vide-d over his decision to attend an inside dinner at The French Laundry. Not a good look, but we can relate... especially if your friend is buying. You are, buying right?
Kevin and Nick talk about the power of perfect hair, the hope of a vaccine, and the sweet relief cooler weather brings to those of us who sleep hot.
Also on this week's podcast, Veronica Irwin chats with Amber Senter about the great work queer women are doing in the legal cannabis industry.
Jackie Fielder: Better Than The Gap
Jackie Fielder has that big progressive energy. The local political activist, who challenged California State Senator Scott Wiener in the November election, was defeated, but she generated quite a a buzz.
So, what's next for Fielder? We'll ask her that and more on this week's edition of the SF Weekly Podcast.
Plus: we celebrate our local Veep-to-be, Kamal Harris, and learn a lesson on sliding into the comfortable, conservative life is a lot like shopping at The Gap.
Flipping Out Over the Election
Joe Biden looks to be flipping Arizona, Pennsylvania, and maybe even Georgia — at least that was the case at the time we recorded this week's podcast. Nick and Kevin breathe a sigh of relief and Benjamin Schneider discusses how San Franciscans have been voting on local and state issues.
Also, the print edition has returned. Be sure to pick up a copy next time you see one in one of those news box thingies.
The Haunted Bay + The Witching Tree
OooOooOooOoo! It's the first ever Halloween episode of the SF Weekly Podcast. It's also our 21st installment, which means our young 'cast is now old enough to drink. Too bad all the bars are closed.
This week we have SF Weekly Staff Writer Grace Li interviewing Ying Liu, a local woman with a passion for the paranormal. The third season of Ying's local ghost hunting show, “The Haunted Bay,” is available on Amazon Prime.
And, we also have a ghost story — "The Witching Tree" by Mike Schneberg — a curious tale of dendrophilia set in Sonoma County’s Armstrong Woods.
Oh! And we don't talk politics on this one... well... except to say that Florida voters should take care to stab those hanging chads to death.
Frak's 'B-List Celebrities' + Cannabis Banking
This week on the program we breakdown the final presidential debate — attempting to understand why two simple words aren't enough to diffuse the Trump bomb. We also dive into another bummer of an app: Party Squasher... Lame.
Also, Veronica Irwin talks with Chris Garcia of Berkeley cannabis dispensary High Fidelity about the perils and pitfalls of running an all-cash business. And, we catch up with Frak, who discusses his new album, B-List Celebrities, how he was robbed by the King of the Dot judges and why he is head-over-heels in love with Aubrey Plaza.
Roman Mars: 99 Percent Invisible City
Podcasting hero Roman Mars joins this week's edition of the SF Weekly Podcast to discuss his new book, "The 99 Percent Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design."
Plus, we do our thang discussing the news of the day — and boy what a week did we have. Between the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the Hug Heard Round the World, kidnapped lemurs, and near collisions of giant space junk we don't even really know where to begin.
But in the time of coronavirus, this podcast is just about the only time Kevin and Nick get to riff with each other — so, we'll try.