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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.

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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.

    Rep. Sara Jacobs on the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot in Washington, D.C.

    Rep. Sara Jacobs on the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot in Washington, D.C.

    Freshman Congressperson Sara Jacobs was only four days into the job when a mob of pro-Trump rioters broke into the Capitol. She recounts the terror in the House Chamber, why she supports impeaching President Donald Trump, Congress' plans for COVID-19 relief and more.

    • 50 min
    Helen Amanda Fricker, Antarctic expeditionist and glaciologist

    Helen Amanda Fricker, Antarctic expeditionist and glaciologist

    Dr. Fricker has one of the coolest jobs in San Diego — literally. Using satellites, she studies the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland and they effect they have on our climate. In this episode, she talks about what it's like to go to Antarctica, her work with NASA and more.

    • 43 min
    Eric Topol, Scripps physician, COVID-19 fighter, voice of reason on Twitter

    Eric Topol, Scripps physician, COVID-19 fighter, voice of reason on Twitter

    Dr. Eric Topol is one of the most influential physicians in the country. He has many areas of expertise, but COVID-19 wasn't one of them ... until now.

    • 51 min
    Mario Lopez, actor, dancer, TV host, radio host and more

    Mario Lopez, actor, dancer, TV host, radio host and more

    Mario Lopez was born and raised in Chula Vista prior to being cast as AC Slater on Saved by the Bell.

    • 26 min
    Ilan Rubin, Nine Inch Nails drummer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee

    Ilan Rubin, Nine Inch Nails drummer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee

    At 32, multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin is the youngest musician to ever be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He's the drummer of NIN and Angels & Airwaves with Tom DeLonge of Blink-182, and he's plays every instrument for his solo project, The New Regime.

    • 1 hr
    Paola Ávila, chief of staff to mayor-elect Todd Gloria

    Paola Ávila, chief of staff to mayor-elect Todd Gloria

    Paola Ávila on joining Todd Gloria in the mayor's office, her career working for the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and her "guiding light."

    • 48 min

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