California Podcasts


Listen to some great podcasts including tips and advice whether you're living in California or visiting.

01 – The Sierra Nevada More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
Scandalous Stanford Just in time for the Big Game, Oakland author and journalist Roland De Wolk, author of "American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford," talks about the robber baron's dark side. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. It's All Political
02 – The Glaciers More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
03 – The Snow More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
The Effort to End Domestic Violence Esta Soler, founder of Futures Without Violence, talks with Heather Knight about the 25th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and her plan for a new Courage Museum in the Presidio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. SF City Insider
04 – A Near View of the High Sierra More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
Craft Spirits, California Cheese Trail, Asian Cuisine On this episode of the California Now Podcast, host Soterios Johnson talks to Ryan Friesen, head distiller at the Blinking Owl distillery in Santa Ana. Johnson is next joined by California Cheese Trail founder Vivien Straus. California Now Podcast
05 – The Passes More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
06 – The Glacier Lakes More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
What Is the California Dream, and Is it Still Alive? Prison-to-College Pipeline, Prop 13's Impact on the CA Dream, Letter to My CA Dreamer, a Dream Shaped By Water. The California Report Magazine
07 – The Glacier Meadows More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
08a – The Forests – Part 1 More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
SF Takes Big Step Toward Mental Health Care Reform. What's next? After months of political bickering, San Francisco's leaders have united behind an ambitious, expensive plan to fix the city's broken mental health care system. Chronicle City Hall reporters Trisha Thadani and Dom Fracassa break down what's happening and what's yet to come. SF City Insider
Trump, Impeachment and the California GOP Jessica Patterson is in her first year as chair of the California Republican Party. There's no place to go but up for the state's GOP, and Patterson explains what she's done so far to try to revive its fortunes - and how President Trump's unpopularity in California affects that. It's All Political
08b – The Forests – Part 2 More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
08c – The Forests – Part 3 More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
What's Next for Indivisible? Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, the co-executive directors of Indivisible, the nationwide grassroots organization that led the anti-Trump resistance shortly after he was elected, talk about their new book, "We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump." Learn more about your ad choices. It's All Political
09 – The Douglas Squirrel More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
10 – A Wind-Storm in the Forests More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
11 – The River Floods More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
Living Through Wildfire and Facing a New Normal A Mind Scarred by Wildfire, Survivors Struggle to Find Housing, Radio Station Relays Fire Info in Indigenous Languages. The California Report Magazine
12 – Sierra Thunder-Storms More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
Making San Francisco's Streets Safer Bicycle Coalition executive director Brian Wiedenmeier discusses the new car-free Market Street plan, his dream of a car-free Golden Gate Park, and why he's always polite while bicycling around the city Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. SF City Insider
13 – The Water Ouzel More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
Could Voter Suppression Wreck the 2020 Election? Robert Greenwald, the longtime liberal filmmaker, talks about his latest film: "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote." It's about voter suppression in Georgia in 2018, and how it could happen again there and elsewhere in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. It's All Political
14 – The Wild Sheep More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
Too Close to Call: Election Night Recap With the ballots still being counted, Chronicle columnist Heather Knight and City Hall reporter Dominic Fracassa talk about the district attorney's race, the neck-and-neck competition for district 5 on the Board of Supervisors and more. Learn more about your ad choices. SF City Insider
Carol Shelton Wines, Zinfandel and more This episode of California Wine Country was originally recorded and published on Dec. 20, 2017. Carol Shelton was last on this show in February of this year. There is no new episode recorded today, Nov. 6, 2019, as we recover from the aftermath of this year's fires in Sonoma County. California Wine Country
15 – In the Sierra Foot-Hills More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
"How the Rich Dodge Taxes" Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman are the UC Berkeley economists behind Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's tax-the-rich tax plans and the authors of the new book "The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay." Joe talks to Saez in his campus office. It's All Political
Celebrating Transgender Awareness Month Clair Farley, director of the Office of Transgender Initiatives, talks about her own transition and the importance of pushing progressive LGBTQ policies while the White House spreads transphobia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. SF City Insider
16a – The Bee Pastures More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
LEGOLAND California, Pacific Crest Trail, Bay Area Boutiques When you think of your dream job, does it involve playing with LEGO bricks? It certainly does for P.J. Catalano, who joins California Now Podcast host Soterios Johnson on this week's episode. In it, Catalano describes his working life as a Master Builder at LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, north of San Diego. California Now Podcast
16b – The Bee Pastures More great books at LoyalBooks.com. The Mountains of California
The Thin Place A paramedic and ER nurse from Northern California may himself be a conduit between the living and the dead. The California Report Magazine
Nigel Westblade of Peter Lehmann Wines Nigel Westblade is visiting from Australia, sharing some of the wines that he produces as the chief winemaker at Peter Lehmann Wines in Australia. Tom Simoneau and Barry Herbst from Bottle Barn are also in today. California Wine Country
How Close Are Joe Biden and Barack Obama - Really? Steven Levingston, author of the new book "Barack and Joe," joins Joe Garofoli to talk about how close the former president and vice president really are. Can Biden count on his former boss to endorse him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. It's All Political
Louisa Rose of Yalumba in Australia Louisa Rose joins Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger on California Wine Country. She is the winemaker at Yalumba in Australia and one that Dan Berger holds in the highest esteem. We also have a visit today from Mariangela of Della Toffola, one of our sponsors. California Wine Country
Tom McClintock: Impeachment Is a Terrible Idea One of California's few Republican congressmen talks about why he thinks impeaching Trump is a bad idea, plus why he thinks thinks concerns about climate change are overblown and what he thinks is wrong with the California GOP. Learn more about your ad choices. It's All Political
Emma Gannon, Gold Country, Haunted Sites Millennial-favorite Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast host Emma Gannon regales host Soterios Johnson with tales of her latest road trip down Highway One from San Francisco to Huntington Beach. California Now Podcast
Special Ed for California's Black Students Was Supposed to Be Fixed by This Landmark Case. It Wasn't A landmark ruling in 1977 changed special education for black students in California. But many educators, black parents and advocates say plenty remains broken. The California Report Magazine
Jonathan Moscone: 41 Years Without Dad The late Mayor George Moscone's son recalls the horrible day his father was assassinated alongside Supervisor Harvey Milk. Moscone, chief producer for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, also discusses the importance of promoting artists in a city where they can't afford to live. SF City Insider
Bernie or Warren: Who Should Progressives Pick? Maurice Mitchell, national director of the Working Families Party, talks about why the organization endorsed Elizabeth Warren. And he explains why his party sees a lot of Americans not being served by the "corporatist" Democratic Party. Learn more about your ad choices. It's All Political
A Master Class in Shade: Dem Debate Review Chronicle Washington correspondent Tal Kopan and Deputy Opinion Editor Caille Millner join Joe to break down the fourth Democratic primary debate. Who gave that master class? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. It's All Political
Donald Patz Wine Group Donald Patz joins Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. Tom Simoneau is also in again this week, while Barry Herbst from Bottle Barn is busy and not in the studio today. Steve Jaxon asks Donald Patz about Patz and Hall wines and Donald explains that they sold the company in 2016. California Wine Country
Should 17-year-olds get to vote? Ella Yitzhaki, a senior at Lowell High, has become an advocate for amending the California constitution to allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they'll be 18 by the general election. She talks about the reasons for the change and what it's like being a kid in San Francisco. SF City Insider
These Five People Challenge the Notion of Blindness as a Deficit The world of mollusk, a master in tinkering, guitarist Ioana Gandrabur, an architect who listens to buildings and designing how products sound. The California Report Magazine
Losing Summer Nearly 30 visits to the psychiatric ER. And a suicide. Summer's story reveals the weaknesses in San Francisco's mental illness and addiction treatment system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. SF City Insider
Jen Walsh & Ben Fine from La Crema Jen Walsh and Ben Fine from La Crema join Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger today on California Wine Country. The Jackson family now owns the property. Dan says that La Crema's brand has taken off in the last five or six years. The wine is great and the prices are fair and their production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is very consistent. California Wine Country
San Diego Zoo, Bishop, Mount Shasta Rick Schwartz, spokesperson and ambassador for the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, shares his love of animals and a few pro-tips for visiting the zoo. Travel writer Ann Marie Brown uncovers the off-the-beaten-path town of Bishop in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. California Now Podcast