474 episodes

Nicole Meldahl and Michael Lange from the Western Neighborhoods Project (outsidelands.org) share San Francisco west side neighborhood history with humor, a real fact or two, and much-better-informed occasional guests.

Outside Lands San Francisco Western Neighborhoods Project

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 163 Ratings

Nicole Meldahl and Michael Lange from the Western Neighborhoods Project (outsidelands.org) share San Francisco west side neighborhood history with humor, a real fact or two, and much-better-informed occasional guests.

    462: John Harris v. the Sutro Baths

    462: John Harris v. the Sutro Baths

    In 1897, John Harris filed suit against the Sutro Baths for race discrimination. Learn about this early case that happened decades before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    • 49 min
    461: General John J. Pershing Monument

    461: General John J. Pershing Monument

    Who was General John J. Pershing and why is there a statue of him in Golden Gate Park? And what is his connection to San Francisco? Find out as Nicole and Arnold discuss the man and how the Pershing statue came to be.

    • 37 min
    460: Photographer Christine Huhn

    460: Photographer Christine Huhn

    Nicole sits down for an oral history conversation with photographer, Christine Huhn.

    • 53 min
    459: Charles Looff and the Hippodrome

    459: Charles Looff and the Hippodrome

    In the early days, Playland's carousel was called the Hippodrome. The oceanside attraction has an intriguing history and a wonderful happy ending.

    • 34 min
    458: Mountain Lake Park

    458: Mountain Lake Park

    We visited Mountain Lake waaaay back in WNP Podcast #76. Now we tackle the park around it. Mountain Lake Park as we know it today, has evolved over its 150 year span as one of the City's oldest recreational areas. Link to Podcast #76: bit.ly/WNPPOD076

    • 56 min
    457: Meet WNP Board Members

    457: Meet WNP Board Members

    Nicole hosts a conversation with two WNP Board members, Eva Laflamme and Carissa Tonner who share their backgrounds and enthusiasm for San Francisco history. We pull back the veil on how Board members contribute their talents, ideas, and energy to support the nonprofit Western Neighborhoods Project.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

good people if San Francisco ,

Great history podcast

The West side of San Francisco is one of the most interesting areas to live and learn about its rich history. Nicole and all of her hosts are very entertaining and serious about historical insights in the area. I've learned so much about the outside lands area with this podcast.
I'd love to hear more about the surfing and ocean related history.

Love the podcast keep up the great work!
-Pete

PlaceboMicroDose ,

I love learning about the unknown history of my home

Fun, pithy, topical and always enjoyable to hear!

TORNADOGAMES_YT ,

Sunset native loves this podcast!

I was born and raised in SF. I love that there is a podcast that talks about my hometown, specifically, my old neighborhood in the Sunset District. I have so many fond memories of growing up there and enjoy listening to this podcast with my dad, also a San Fran native who grew up in the Parkside.

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