102 episodes

The Muni Diaries podcast is where you'll hear true stories that happened on public transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area, presented by the editors of MuniDiaries.com. Since our launch in 2008, we've gathered stories from more than 4,000 transit riders. To submit your own story, or read more bus tales, visit MuniDiaries.com.

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    • 4.7, 27 Ratings

The Muni Diaries podcast is where you'll hear true stories that happened on public transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area, presented by the editors of MuniDiaries.com. Since our launch in 2008, we've gathered stories from more than 4,000 transit riders. To submit your own story, or read more bus tales, visit MuniDiaries.com.

    Ep 103: Finding a connection on Muni

    Ep 103: Finding a connection on Muni

    Today's episode features a story submitted by Muni rider Wil, who seized a moment of connection on Muni. This story is read by Muni Diaries reader Dayne Watai.
    In the last few weeks we have all been re-examining social justice in our communities and our place in it - we've had some healthy debate on our social media about whether Muni should be used to transport police and protestors, and the role of public transit in race and class. Follow us @munidiaries on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to chime in. We'll continue these conversations while also bringing you stories of everyday San Franciscans, as we always do.
    If you have a story to share, our inbox is open for your pitch. Email us at muni.diaries.sf@Gmail.com. 
     

    • 5 min
    Ep. 102: San Francisco Diaries: How one Bernal business survived the ups and downs of SF

    Ep. 102: San Francisco Diaries: How one Bernal business survived the ups and downs of SF

    Today’s story is from Eden Stein, the owner of Secession Art and Design, an art gallery and boutique in Bernal Heights. Eden has seen the ups and downs of San Francisco in over a decade of keeping her store afloat. In this episode, Eden tells a story about one evening a few year ago when a man walked in, intending to rob the store.
    Eden says that she is transitioning from in-store to online sales these days. In the past, 80% of her sales came from people shopping at the store in person, and it's been a major change to transition to an online-only business.  You can find Secession at SecessionSF.com.

    • 7 min
    Ep 101: San Francisco Diaries: Discovering the Secret Alley

    Ep 101: San Francisco Diaries: Discovering the Secret Alley

    The set of an obscure sci-fi film became the catalyst of building a new space in the Mission. Storyteller Noel Von Joo shares how he and a couple of friends started to build a quirky, inventive space for artists to gather in the Mission. Hidden in a nondescript building, the Secret Alley is a pirate ship, old diner, and indoor garden all at once. 
    This story was recorded at Muni Diaries Live in 2019. We are continuing to bring you stories about our city, submitted by readers like you. Please share this podcast with your friends and rate us on Apple Podcasts. 

    • 15 min
    Ep 100: Sing it together! A new anthem for Muni riders

    Ep 100: Sing it together! A new anthem for Muni riders

    We are celebrating 12 years of sharing your commute stories with our 100th episode. Most of us haven't been on a bus lately, and after this pandemic, we'd be so looking forward to getting back to our commute routine. 
    Meanwhile we will continue to bring you stories from everyday San Franciscans. Nothing says "we're in it together" more than commuters banding together.
    Today's episode features Jefferson Bergey: he is a professional musician based in Oakland, and a regular performer in San Francisco's Bawdy Storytelling. He's performed at Punchline SF for SF Sketchfest;  his music is featured regularly on the Bawdy Storytelling Podcast and on Kevin Allison's wildly popular RISK! podcast. Jefferson joined us at Muni Diaries Live in November 2019 after writing a new song just for us.
    You can follow and support Jefferson @jeffersonbergey on Instagram, and find him on Spotify. 
    Keep the stories and SF spirit up by submitting your stories to muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com, and it would mean the world to us if you subscribe and share this podcast with your friends!

    • 15 min
    Ep. 99: My "little hat" on multicultural Muni

    Ep. 99: My "little hat" on multicultural Muni

    We like to say that Muni is San Francisco's living room, and you never know where a conversation with a fellow bus rider will lead. In today's episode, rider Timo shares a story about the time when someone on the bus asked him why he was wearing his yarmulke. 
    Muni Diaries is made of stories by everyday San Franciscans, and in these times, your stories are more important than ever! We will continue to publish stories from our archive and hope this takes some stress off of your day while sheltering in place.
    Photo by @jjinsf on Twitter.

    • 6 min
    Ep. 98: When the entire bus stood up for you

    Ep. 98: When the entire bus stood up for you

    In these times when most of your fellow bus riders are looking at their phone and have headphones on, reader Teresa submitted a story of how a group of women banded together when they saw another woman in a bad situation. 


    Muni Diaries is made of your stories. If you have a tale to share, email us at muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com. 

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Sfrose1974 ,

Love the diverse local stories!

Enjoyable mix of new and old stories about the greatest city. As all are ‘linked’ by public transportation, this is a wonderfully diverse podcast.

pilar rebar ,

organic.biz

such great stories! want more!

DianeyB ,

Great stories! Intro/host seems off though

I used to go to the live shows often when I lived in SF. I live abroad now and I’m so pleased to be able to get an SF fix. The tone of the host seems off though. It almost sounds stereotypically public radio-esque but this is storytelling. The host doesn’t need to have that whispering public radio thing. Either way, I’m so pleased to have found this podcast.

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