Frank Garza interviews people from San Francisco about their lives, careers, and what they love most about the city.
#25 - 1 Year Anniversary Show with Rob Hunter
Rob Hunter is back to help me celebrate a very special show. It's the 25th episode and 1 year anniversary of San Francisco People. Rob was my first guest back on episode 1. On today's show, Rob catches us up on the past year. Then, I answer some of the most common questions I get asked about San Francisco People. Why did I start the podcast? How many people are listening? What is the most listened to episode? And finally.....What is the future of San Francisco People? I make a special announcement about that on the show today.
#24 - Daisy Barringer's Rocky Relationship With The 49ers
Daisy Barringer is a freelance writer who loves the 49ers. Well......most of the time she loves them. They can also make her quite mad. You can follow along with @Daisy every Sunday on Twitter as she shares most of her thoughts during the game. That's how I found her. And I'm glad I did. Reading through Daisy's Twitter rants became one of my favorite Sunday traditions last season. On today's show, she shares how she became such a big 49ers fan and her prediction for the upcoming season. Aside from the 49ers, Daisy does a lot of great writing about San Francisco on Eater and Thrillist. We talk about her journey to becoming a writer and what some of her best pieces have been over the years. Daisy lives in Cole Valley. She shares her favorite spots in the hood and throughout San Francisco.
#23 - Broke-Ass Stuart is Running for Mayor
Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, TV host, and poet. His work has been published in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, 7x7, and he's hosted a travel show on IFC. Stuart's website, brokeassstuart.com, has become one of the premiere arts and culture destinations for San Francisco and New York. On today's show, he talks about his early days as a travel writer, how he became Broke-Ass Stuart, and what inspired some of his most popular poems and stories. Stuart is also running for Mayor of San Francisco in the upcoming November election. He tells me why he's running, what his top priority would be once elected, and what neighborhood he's most confident he'll carry on election day. Stuart lives on the border of SOMA and the Mission, a neighborhood he calls the "Smission". He shares his favorite spots in the 'hood and throughout San Francisco.
#22 - Marcia Gagliardi is Telling SF Where to Eat
Marcia Gagliardi is a restaurant columnist who writes the popular newsletter, Tablehopper. In the weekly newsletter, Marcia gives the scoop on new restaurant and bar openings, chef moves, and various other food and wine events in San Francisco. On today's show, Marcia shares her journey to becoming one of SF's most respected "foodies". She also shares some of her favorite restaurant recommendations in SF through a game we play.....I give Marcia a scenario and she gives me the perfect restaurant for it. Marcia lives in NOPA. She shares her favorite spots in the 'hood and throughout San Francisco.
#21 - Lark Miller on Personal Fitness and Life Coaching
Lark Miller is a personal fitness trainer and founder of Infinite Fitness in downtown SF. He grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and competed at a high level in cross country skiing, mountain biking, and cycling. Lark spent some time as a life coach but found his true calling as a personal fitness trainer. He jump-started his own business by going door-to-door in Noe Valley and inviting his neighbors to work out with him on the street. Once Lark started building clients, he found a space in the Bently Reserve downtown and opened Infinite Fitness. On today's show, Lark gives some tips to healthy San Franciscans on how they can be even healthier. He also talks about his recent experience being nominated as one of SF's "Hottest Trainers". Lark lives in the Duboce Triangle. He shares his favorite spots in the 'hood and throughout San Francisco.
#20 - Greg Dewar Wants Your Muni Ride to be More Enjoyable
Greg Dewar is the author of a local blog, The N-Judah Chronicles. It all started 10 years ago, when he sent an email to a few friends about all the things that went wrong on his Muni ride that day. The email got forwarded, continued getting forwarded, and eventually went viral. From there, Greg started a blog to share all his daily adventures and musings on SF’s public transportation lines. Over the years, he became a go-to resource for current events happening in the public transportation world and an advocate for improving the systems. Greg has even expanded the blog to share his thoughts on local political happenings. The blog has won a few awards, including “Best Local Blog” in the 2008 San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” edition. On today’s show, Greg shares his funniest and most shocking stories from his rides on Muni. Greg lives in the Inner Sunset. He shares his favorite spots in the 'hood and throughout San Francisco.
The wine tasting episode was the best yet. Had me laughing out loud, and on the edge of my seat.
Awesome podcast!!! Really interesting and fun to listen to. The hour of listening went by really fast because Frank is funny and the topics are really interesting. Love it! Can't wait for next weeks podcast!
This is great!!
Almost made me wanna move there until I heard how much houses and such are in SF!! I'll stick to the Midwest. But great job Frank!!