37 episodes

Cities should be fun and full of life! Join Ben Bleiman, Sharky Laguana, and Manny Yekutiel, as they interview local politicians and celebrities about the nitty gritty of San Francisco politics, policy, and nightlife. If you are curious how city government works, or wonder if we'll ever be allowed to have fun again, this is the show for you.

The Fun Police Ben Bleiman, Sharky Laguana, Manny Yekutiel

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Cities should be fun and full of life! Join Ben Bleiman, Sharky Laguana, and Manny Yekutiel, as they interview local politicians and celebrities about the nitty gritty of San Francisco politics, policy, and nightlife. If you are curious how city government works, or wonder if we'll ever be allowed to have fun again, this is the show for you.

    Who's The Boss?

    Who's The Boss?

    The recent news about undated resignation letters is discussed and analyzed through the lens of three mayoral appointees - one of whom signed one of the letters. Also discussed: a pending potential collapse in the number of parklets, and the local Democratic Party (DCCC = Democratic County Central Committee), and this week we have a spooky fun idea.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Humans Of District 6

    Humans Of District 6

    The state of the D6 race between our remarkably human candidates Supervisor Matt Dorsey and Honey Mahogany is analyzed, the challenges facing policy work around people experiencing homeless is debated, and a fun idea for downtown office space is brought up

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Manny's Back... In Terry Cloth

    Manny's Back... In Terry Cloth

    Manny returns from his multi-month sojourn to Europe, and oh boy is there an awful lot to catch up on. Fashion trends in Europe, cell phone toxicity, plus local politics including the campaign of Prop B to eliminate Prop B, and how we are dealing (or not dealing) with open air drug markets. Today's One Fun Idea is a call to inaction, can we rise to the challenge????

    • 58 min
    Monkeypock - With Nate Allbee

    Monkeypock - With Nate Allbee

    The challenge of good politics vs. good policy is covered with Governor Newsom's veto of overdose prevention as case exemplar. The death of the 4am bill is mourned, a few rapid fire topics are covered (Nuru sentencing, DPW trash cans), and a fun idea for climate catastrophe.

    • 50 min
    If Amazon Is Taxed Does It Make A Sound?

    If Amazon Is Taxed Does It Make A Sound?

    Between hot takes on TV shows and discussions of flesh eating bacteria we truly have a doozy of a Topic Du Jour today, which is https://sfstandard.com/politics/elections/backers-of-amazon-tax-suspend-campaign-following-pushback-from-small-business/ (how the Fun Police managed to find themselves in the middle of recalling.... a ballot measure)???? The DA's race is also discussed, and a fun idea for property crimes.

    • 55 min
    School Board Woes, Election Year Foes, and Car Free JFK By More Than A Nose

    School Board Woes, Election Year Foes, and Car Free JFK By More Than A Nose

    Android users get dissed, a political fight over School Board Commissioner Ann Hsu's remarks is analyzed (probably not wisely), and upcoming ballot measures to change the election year, and what is likely a doomed effort to bring cars back to JFK Drive (and the Great Highway) are discussed. Conor says Armand is right about something, and has a fun idea that will appeal to angry literary types.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Andreasf16 ,

Best local podcast for the Bay Area!

Great banter, very smart hosts, interesting guests, ambitious ideas. One of the best podcasts and conversations you’ll ever hear.

Luv2Lurn ,

Love the banter

So much better than Listening to public Comment. Starting to like these guys.

Bblei ,

This podcast rocks

I should know I’m on it!

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