254 episodes

On hiatus as of March 2020 because of the coronavirus crisis. Get unlimited access to the Chronicle. | A daily celebration of the news — and the news media — of years gone by. King Kaufman takes you on a quick tour of the Bay Area and the world as it used to be, which often colors the world of your century.

Not Your Century San Francisco Chronicle

    • History
    • 4.6, 107 Ratings

On hiatus as of March 2020 because of the coronavirus crisis. Get unlimited access to the Chronicle. | A daily celebration of the news — and the news media — of years gone by. King Kaufman takes you on a quick tour of the Bay Area and the world as it used to be, which often colors the world of your century.

    2020: Not Your Century Goes on Hiatus

    2020: Not Your Century Goes on Hiatus

    With the San Francisco Chronicle focusing its editorial resources on the coronavirus pandemic and its effects, Not Your Century is going on hiatus. Listen to Fifth & Mission and become a member at SFChronicle.com to stay up to date on the crisis.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 2 min
    1959: The Dalai Lama Escapes

    1959: The Dalai Lama Escapes

    The 23-year-old religious and spiritual leader of Tibet gets an invitation from the occupying Chinese to come to a dance performance. Without bodyguards. Sensing a trap, he flees on foot over the Himalayas to India, where he remains in exile.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 6 min
    1922: Fatty Arbuckle's Third Trial

    1922: Fatty Arbuckle's Third Trial

    He's a giant of silent comedies, in more ways than one. Hollywood's first million-dollar star is a baby-faced man-mountain with the grace of a dancer. But a sensational rape and manslaughter case has derailed his life and career.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 7 min
    1918: The Flu Pandemic

    1918: The Flu Pandemic

    A century before the COVID-19 coronavirus, the United States, like all combatants in the Great War, wants to keep the exploding flu crisis quiet to protect morale and prevent the enemy from seeing weakness. Sound familiar? | (Correction: An earlier version of this episode contained an error. Some 675,000 AIDS deaths occurred in the United States.)
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 7 min
    1964: The Palace Hotel Protest Leader

    1964: The Palace Hotel Protest Leader

    As an 18-year-old, Tracy Sims was the leader of civil rights protests that forced San Francisco hotels to end hiring discrimination. Now Tamam Tracy Moncur, the retired schoolteacher remembers a time when "the whole country was on fire for civil rights." | See also: 1964: Civil Rights at the Palace Hotel
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 18 min
    1981: Walter Cronkite Signs Off

    1981: Walter Cronkite Signs Off

    "That's the way it is," says the Most Trusted Man in America — for the last time, as he retires from anchoring the CBS Evening News. It's like a presidential changeover. | Get unlimited Chronicle access.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

MMeadows ,

Great way to start your day!

King Kaufman of the SF Chronicle does a great job of taking yesterday’s news and making it relevant for today’s audience.

Jdw alaska ,

J Wallender

Great stories. Quick and accurate. Love it

giantsbook ,

Entertaining and educational

King Kaufman finds such interesting nuggets from the past and tells the stories in such an engaging fashion. The episode on Randy Shilts was a real treat - a deep dive into a little remembered story of a real titan of journalism who plied his trade at the Chronicle.

Top Podcasts In History

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by San Francisco Chronicle