128 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 29 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. 129: Of trauma and forgiveness at a 22-Fillmore stop

    Ep. 129: Of trauma and forgiveness at a 22-Fillmore stop

    San Francisco native and San Francisco Standard journalist Meaghan Mitchell takes the stage, sharing this life-changing experience from her youth at a 22-Fillmore stop.  A reminder that stories on Muni Diaries can range from sweet and quirky, to weird and funny, to powerful, at times uncomfortable, and personal.
    tw: violence against women

    • 19 min
    Ep. 128: BART Board by day, Muni superhero by night

    Ep. 128: BART Board by day, Muni superhero by night

    When BART Board Director Janice Li saw a fight break out on the bus, she took matters into her own hands. But what she saw after making a public information request for the bus footage (which anyone can do, BTW) was something else entirely.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 127: Katie Haverkamp and LeBron James (the cat) just can't quit SF

    Ep. 127: Katie Haverkamp and LeBron James (the cat) just can't quit SF

    The world’s biggest Boat Tram fan Katie Haverkamp (mom of Muni-riding cat LeBron James) returned to the Muni Diaries Live stage to explain why she can't quit San Francisco. Spoiler alert: this lady has got zero commitment phobia when it comes to her love for this city.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 126: Hayden Miller's wild ride

    Ep. 126: Hayden Miller's wild ride

    Safe streets advocate Hayden Miller joined the Muni Diaries Live stage for the first time in April 2022. He might be in high school, but his expertise was known to a n00b Muni operator, who leaned on that knowhow for driving directions (seriously). All ended up in some...uncharted territory.

    • 10 min
    Ep. 125: A Muni operator you really need to meet

    Ep. 125: A Muni operator you really need to meet

    We're thrilled to bring you a live taping from our return to the stage at Muni Diaries Live on April 7, 2022! In this episode, Muni operator MC Allen explains how he went from transit fan, San Francisco devotee, to a Muni operator who went absolutely viral on Twitter. 
    This is a story that we want every San Franciscan to hear. You can follow MC on Twitter @that_mc. And subscribe and share this story with your podcast-listening friends. 

    • 25 min
    Ep. 124: Two poets enter, one poet leaves...it's the Muni Haiku Battle!

    Ep. 124: Two poets enter, one poet leaves...it's the Muni Haiku Battle!

    If you’ve been to Muni Diaries Live, you know we end every show with a Muni themed poetry throw down called the Muni Haiku Battle. After taking a two year break from the stage during the pandemic, Muni Diaries Live is back at Rickshaw Stop on Thursday, April 7, 2022! We are so excited to be back and today’s episode is a little preview of what you can expect. In today's episode, poet and transit enthusiast Mc Allen throws down with challenger Wonder Dave in a battle for his crown.
    Mc Allen and Wonder Dave will both be back on April 7 at Rickshaw Stop. Get your tickets here to see them live!

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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