126 episodes

The only podcast dedicated to telling the stories of the people and places of Fremont, CA. The diversity and integration of people and cultures of Fremont truly makes it a special place. This podcast explores these stories. 

The Fremont Podcast Ricky B

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

The only podcast dedicated to telling the stories of the people and places of Fremont, CA. The diversity and integration of people and cultures of Fremont truly makes it a special place. This podcast explores these stories. 

    Episode 119: Considering Community Culture, Sikh Heritage, and Local Business Resilience with Jasmine Basrai

    Episode 119: Considering Community Culture, Sikh Heritage, and Local Business Resilience with Jasmine Basrai

    In this episode, we chat with Jasmine Basrai, the owner of Haller's Pharmacy. We hear a little of her story and how her family became influential in the establishing of Fremont's first Sikh Gurdwara and in taking over the ownership of local shops and pharmacies including Haller's. Her tales are a testament to the city's diversity and inclusivity, inviting listeners to catch a glimpse of life connected to the community by Sikh traditions.As we talk about Fremont's cultural landscap...

    • 50 min
    Episode118: The Heartbeat of Bay Area Indian and South Asian Radio with Radio Zindagi

    Episode118: The Heartbeat of Bay Area Indian and South Asian Radio with Radio Zindagi

    In this episode, we explore the evolution of Radio Zindagi, an AM radio station as the vibrant heart of the Bay Area's Indian community. In the control room of the Fremont Boulevard studio, we uncover a story of skepticism, ambition, and ultimate triumph. Our guests recount the early days of skepticism from brokers, the strategic cultivation of a multi-lingual audience, and the transformation of their platform into a beacon of entertainment, education, and information for immigrants and...

    • 50 min
    Episode 117: Biking into a Better Type of Community with Daniel Karpelevitch

    Episode 117: Biking into a Better Type of Community with Daniel Karpelevitch

    Remember the freedom of your first bike ride? Our latest episode takes that youthful joy and rides with it into an in-depth exploration of cycling's transformative power in the bustling city of Fremont. We're joined by Daniel Karpolevich, whose early 200-mile pedal from Fremont to Lake Tahoe sparked a lifelong passion, leading him to the local Mobility Commission, where he advocates for a bike-friendly cityscape. We share stories of self-powered commutes, the ins and outs of law enforcement a...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 116: A Conversation that Gets at the Heart of Our Online and Offline Worlds with Holly LaBarbera

    Episode 116: A Conversation that Gets at the Heart of Our Online and Offline Worlds with Holly LaBarbera

    Navigating the digital landscape, we often find ourselves at the crossroads of technology and mental health. Our conversation with Holly LaBarbera, a seasoned therapist deeply rooted in Fremont, offers a tapestry of insights into the psychological impacts of our online personas. Holly brings her experience of therapeutic wisdom to the table, shining a light on the complexities of our digital engagement, from the resurgence of literature thanks to social media influencers to the confusion and ...

    • 56 min
    Episode 115: A Glimpse at the Athletics and Arts at Ohlone College with Chris Warden

    Episode 115: A Glimpse at the Athletics and Arts at Ohlone College with Chris Warden

    Taking a look at Ohlone College athletics, where the energy pulsates both on the field and in the stands, we take you behind the scenes with Chris Warden, the dean of kinesiology, athletics, and performing arts. Consider what it takes to create a captivating fan experience that keeps the community coming back, game after game. From the echo of basketballs on the hardwood to the sharp crack of baseball bats, we've wrapped up the essence of local sports in a way that will resonate with enthusia...

    • 57 min
    Episode 114: Afghan Elderly Association: A Conversation with Members of Leadership Fremont

    Episode 114: Afghan Elderly Association: A Conversation with Members of Leadership Fremont

    Each year, Leadership Fremont chooses individuals in the community to coach and equip for greater leadership. This group of leaders choose a non-profit to focus on and support. This class of leaders chose AEA (Afghan Elderly Association) as their organization. This is our conversation with member of Leadership Fremont.Refugees from Afghanistan are struggling once they relocate to California. To find out more read: This SF Chronicle article. https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Afghan-r...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

totozmom ,

Stay connected

Great to hear confirmation about what makes Fremont unique.
Liked learning about new businesses and local events to check out.
Thanks!

migsand ,

Giving the people of Fremont a voice

Ricky and the Fremont Podcast are wonderful at creating a platform filled with positivity and engaging conversations for businesses and the people of Fremont. It’s great to learn more about one of the biggest little cities in the Bay Area. Ricky is genuine, friendly and wants to help people. You get the same version of him either on the podcast or in person and I think that really makes what he does special.

FroYoFanatic ,

Great Local Fremont Podcast

I wish I knew about this podcast sooner. As someone who has lived in Fremont their whole life, this podcast gives so many different interesting perspectives and stories that make Fremont what it is today. The host is a great interviewer and engaging, and I always find myself waiting for the next episode to drop. Great work!

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