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Storied: San Francisco is an ongoing documentary about people and life in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Featuring audio and photography of some of the folks who make the city so special, the podcast delves into San Francisco’s history, what’s going on here now, and guesses as to where we’re headed. We invite you to get to know your neighbors, and, with us, try to put into words what makes this place unique.

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    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

Storied: San Francisco is an ongoing documentary about people and life in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Featuring audio and photography of some of the folks who make the city so special, the podcast delves into San Francisco’s history, what’s going on here now, and guesses as to where we’re headed. We invite you to get to know your neighbors, and, with us, try to put into words what makes this place unique.

    Business Owner Temi Adamolekun, Part 1

    Business Owner Temi Adamolekun, Part 1

    Temi was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but raised mostly in London. She grew up with a good sense of where she was from despite her British upbringing.

    After boarding school and university, she worked Condé Nast doing PR. As a side hustle of sorts, she started making handbags, and through that, met the man she'd eventually marry.

    The young couple had a chance to move to San Francisco and seized on it, sight unseen. That was a dozen or so years ago, and today, they're raising a child here in The City.

    • 27 min
    Polo Player Dale Johnson, Part 2

    Polo Player Dale Johnson, Part 2

    After he graduated from college, Dale moved to LA and worked in shipping. He was living in Arizona and his then-girlfriend/now wife was taking care of her father in SF. In 2010, Dale moved back to help her out, and the couple has been living in Ingleside ever since.

    His love of polo involves Argentina and boots. And if you wanna learn more about the sport, please listen in.

    Dale ends his episode with Heels Down, Fists Up, a Bay Area equestrian protest group.

    • 30 min
    Polo Player Dale Johnson, Part 1

    Polo Player Dale Johnson, Part 1

    In this podcast, Dale traces the history of his family, from NY state and a Black settlement in Texas to the Bay Area. His parents met at a park in the East Bay and Dale was born seven years later.

    He grew up in East Oakland and touches on some of the changes he remembers, with industrial jobs off-shored and drugs coming into previously prosperous, Black neighborhoods, comparing that to some of what has been happening in the so-called Rust Belt of the US and the different responses to each situation.

    • 31 min
    Street Artist Ricky Rat, Part 2

    Street Artist Ricky Rat, Part 2

    In this podcast, Ricky Rat picks up where he left off in Part 1, with his return to San Francisco after college. He talks about a few jobs he had leading up to the pandemic, when he started taking his cartoon art back to the streets. Ricky ends this podcast by sharing his hopes for the future of San Francisco.

    • 17 min
    Street Artist Ricky Rat, Part 1

    Street Artist Ricky Rat, Part 1

    In this episode, we get to know street artist Ricky Rat. Ricky's grandparents come from many different heritages. His parents moved to San Francisco, separately, in the '80s and met at a Halloween party in the Mission. Ricky spent some time with his dad (also a comic artist) in the Mission in the 1990s, but they moved up to Marin. In the podcast, Ricky shares what it was like to grow up there.

    He went to UC Davis and graduated before returning to The City earlier this decade.

    • 18 min
    111 Minna's Michelle Delaney and Alex Kivelstadt, Part 2

    111 Minna's Michelle Delaney and Alex Kivelstadt, Part 2

    In this podcast, Michelle and Alex pick up where they left off in Part 1, discussing how the sale of 111 Minna that left them as co-owners went down. The original owner, Ei Ming, left Michelle in charge, and there was a lot of stuff she had to figure out how to do. A few years down the road, she brought Alex in to help, and soon enough, the two ended up buying the place.

    111 Minna Gallery is fundraising and hosting virtual events. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram and check their site for more info.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Ed Wolf

Loved the Podcast with Ed. He really gives an intimate look at such a sensitive and heartbreaking time in our nation. Thank you for having him on your show.

Fredrick H ,

Interesting, real, engaging stories

Love these stories. I feel like I am listening to someone tell a nice yarn at my local bar. Great stuff.

BillyFP ,

Inaugural episode was an interesting listen!

And I'm looking forward to others!

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