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.
Jesse Agler, lead broadcaster for the San Diego Padres
Jesse Agler joined the Padres organization in 2014 and became the lead broadcaster — working side by side with Tony Gwynn Jr. — this season in 2021.
Andrew Strong, director of the Office of Equity and Racial Justice
Andrew Strong may just be getting started as director of San Diego County's new Office of Equity and Racial Justice, but his family has a history of fighting for racial justice.
Jesse Perez, actor, director, University of San Diego educator
How can classical theater better reflect modern times and more diverse audiences?That's what Jesse Perez, as director of the The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, has in mind as he teaches and directs Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students.
Tommy Gomes, local seafood advocate and star of 'The Fishmonger' on the Outdoor Channel
Tommy "The Fishmonger" Gomes is from a San Diego commercial fishing family and is committed to making sure locals eat fish that has been caught off the West Coast, especially in San Diego.
JoAnn Fields, advocate for Filipinos and other communities of color in San Diego
JoAnn Fields has been a vocal leader in the new movement to stop hate and violence toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. But she's also been a longtime advocate in San Diego County, fighting for better recognition and representation of Filipinos and all communities of color, especially in the South Bay.
Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal winning author
Matt de la Peña is an author of young adult, middle grade and children's book originally from National City. He's also an SDSU professor and his latest release is "Milo Imagines the World."
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.
This Is Fantastic
Love the causal but engaging feel of this podcast. Gives me a dose of San Diego when I can’t physically be there. Great work!