Name Drop San Diego is a weekly podcast from The San Diego Union-Tribune celebrating people who have shaped San Diego and been shaped by it. Join hosts Abby Hamblin and Kristy Totten each Tuesday as they get to know the people who make San Diego proud.
Dr. Natalie Rodriguez teaches students and learns from patients
Dr. Natalie Rodriguez is the associate director of the Student-Run Free Clinic, which treats underserved communities in the region. Dr. Rodriguez’s family emigrated from Cuba, and she’s a first generation college graduate that took a nonlinear path into medicine. In this interview, she talks about how her upbringing shaped her as a doctor and how she shares her story to show students there’s not just one way to reach your goals.
Jim and Carmen Beaubeaux have lived on the road since 2016
Jim and Carmen Beaubeaux have living in an Airstream trailer since 2016, traveling around the United States using the 4-3-2 model: Drive four hours, stop by 3 p.m. and stay for at least two weeks.
Anthony Pretto grew up at Kobey's Swap Meet
Working at his family’s swap meet, Anthony Pretto has come across some pretty great finds.
As a kid, he collected Pokemon cards and Beanie Babies; as a newlywed, he and his wife furnished their home with antiques; and most recently, he scored two 8-foot-tall nutcracker decorations to adorn his front door at Christmastime. The price tag? A steal at $100.
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Deacon Jim Vargas knows respect and resilience go hand in hand
Deacon Jim Vargas is the president and CEO of Father Joe's Villages. In this interview he shares his path to becoming ordained, what he's learned working with people in need and where he plans to go next.
Nonprofit executive Lisette Islas starts her day with a dance party
Lisette Islas is the chief impact officer at MAAC, an anti-poverty nonprofit here in San Diego. MAAC helps locals with housing, education, upward mobility and more. Lisette is a true community champion and really believes in paying it forward.
I love my hometown and I love the diversity of the topics and San Diegans interviewed on the podcast. The interview questions are thoughtful and engaging. It’s a real behind the scenes type of look into our great city.
Impressive Range of Guests!
I have loved listening to this podcast ever since it was launched last year. With every new episode, I learn about a new person in San Diego, and the episodes are always inciteful and interesting. From local heroes to famous musicians and actors, I am always impressed by Abby and Kristy's interviews.
Glad I found this podcast!
Really enjoyed listening to these stories. A great way to learn more about the city of San Diego, especially since I am new to the city.