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A San Francisco culture podcast featuring celebrity guests, non-celebrity guests, personalities from the San Francisco Chronicle and a celebration of Bay Area life. Hosted by culture critic Peter Hartlaub in the historic Chronicle basement photo archive, with frequent appearances by his #TotalSF partner, columnist Heather Knight. A Chronicle paperboy from 1983 to 1985, Hartlaub started writing for the publication in 2000. Hartlaub writes Bay Area culture stories, produces podcasts and digs through the Chronicle archives for his work authoring the Our San Francisco history column. He lives in Alameda.

A San Francisco culture podcast featuring celebrity guests, non-celebrity guests, personalities from the San Francisco Chronicle and a celebration of Bay Area life. Hosted by culture critic Peter Hartlaub in the historic Chronicle basement photo archive, with frequent appearances by his #TotalSF partner, columnist Heather Knight. A Chronicle paperboy from 1983 to 1985, Hartlaub started writing for the publication in 2000. Hartlaub writes Bay Area culture stories, produces podcasts and digs through the Chronicle archives for his work authoring the Our San Francisco history column. He lives in Alameda.

Location:

United States

Description:

A San Francisco culture podcast featuring celebrity guests, non-celebrity guests, personalities from the San Francisco Chronicle and a celebration of Bay Area life. Hosted by culture critic Peter Hartlaub in the historic Chronicle basement photo archive, with frequent appearances by his #TotalSF partner, columnist Heather Knight. A Chronicle paperboy from 1983 to 1985, Hartlaub started writing for the publication in 2000. Hartlaub writes Bay Area culture stories, produces podcasts and digs through the Chronicle archives for his work authoring the Our San Francisco history column. He lives in Alameda.

Language:

English


Episodes

The lost Jeffrey Tumlin episode | Total SF in Exile

5/20/2020
In an episode recorded on March 5 more than a week before the shelter in place, Jeffrey Tumlin joined hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight to talk about his early love of San Francisco, and the potential for a transit-friendly city. He also committed to participating in Total Muni 2020 - repeating the 2018 endeavor by Hartlaub and Knight to ride every Muni line in one day. That won't happen for a while, but we're playing the episode, with a new intro paying tribute to fallen transit...

Duration:00:38:40

"Contagion" breakdown, with Audrey Cooper & Heather Knight | Total SF in Exile

5/14/2020
Total SF breaks down "Contagion," The Steven Soderbergh film was not considered a San Francisco classic (or even an S.F. movie) when it came out in 2020, but it has become iconic for its clairvoyance of the coronavirus pandemic. Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight are joined by Chronicle editor Audrey Cooper, and they talk about how a Chronicle desk got in the movie, the short life span of Gwenyth Paltrow and what the movie got right and wrong. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The...

Duration:00:42:48

SF quarantine house draft, with Heather Knight | Total SF in Exile

4/30/2020
Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight make a round-by-round draft of the San Francisco residents they'd want in their quarantine house, battling each other for Marc Benioff, Hunter Pence and a few other surprises. Hartlaub and Knight also recap their first virtual movie night, "Inside Out," which brought #SFRuinsPizza to the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album Community, with cable car bell...

Duration:00:31:49

Total SF "Inside Out" movie night pre-show | Total SF in Exile

4/23/2020
Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight talk about their fifth Total SF Movie Night #5, a Saturday 4/25 screening of "Inside Out" with pizza and pillow fort making challenges. They also talk about keeping things ;positive in San Francisco, and Heather's big column writing award. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album Community, with cable car bell ringing by 8-time champion Byron Cobb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:23:24

"Inside Out" tribute | Total SF in Exile flashback

4/22/2020
In this flashback episode of Total SF from 2018, host Peter Hartlaub is joined by Chronicle editor-in-chief Audrey Cooper and columnist Heather Knight to declare "Inside Out" an all-time great San Francisco movie. They talk about the subtle genius of the 2015 Pete Docter film, what it’s like to raise kids in San Francisco (where Riley moves to in “Inside Out”) and why this qualifies as one of the greatest S.F. films made. They also rank their favorite Pixar films, including … “Planes 2”?...

Duration:00:38:02

Three favorite Pixar films, with Heather Knight | Total SF in Exile

4/17/2020
Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight reunite to rank their three favorite San Francisco movies to watch while sheltering in place. They also talk more about their first virtual Total SF event, an "Inside Out" virtual movie night at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. And they introduce a new feature "How much would you pay for ..." putting a current price on pre-pandemic experiences. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community"...

Duration:00:30:26

The 5 greatest SF movies, with Heather Knight | Total SF in Exile

4/10/2020
Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight reunite to rank their five favorite San Francisco movies to watch while sheltering in place — this is a happy podcast and all of the movies are funny, action-packed or inspiring. They also talk more about their first virtual Total SF event, an "Inside Out" virtual movie night at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community" and cable car bell ringing by...

Duration:00:34:22

Michael Pritchard interview | Total SF in Exile flashback

4/8/2020
Total SF interviews Michael Pritchard, a Bay Area comedian and social worker. Pritchard was one of the biggest rising stars in the early 1980s, winning the San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 1980. But Pritchard rejected Hollywood to work in juvenile halls, with the homeless and in anti-bullying programs. Pritchard joined host Peter Hartlaub and reporter Kevin Fagan in April 2019. More info at www.michaelpritchard.com Recorded in the San Francisco Chronicle basement archive....

Duration:00:46:37

What the hell do we do with our kids? | Total SF in Exile

4/2/2020
Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight reunite to talk about some more good news in San Francisco, commiserate over the recent school closures, and share ideas for what to do with kids in the coronavirus era. They also announce their first Total SF event since shelter in place, an "Inside Out" virtual movie night at a date TBD. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community" and cable car bell ringing by 8-time champion Byron...

Duration:00:23:18

Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday | Total SF in Exile

3/30/2020
Host Peter Hartlaub interviews San Francisco Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday, who has been at the center of the newsroom's coronavirus coverage. Part of the Total SF "Meet a Chronicle Colleague" series during the health crisis, Allday talks about how she fell in love with journalism, when she first heard about the virus and how it's impacting her life — in and out of the newsroom. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album...

Duration:00:37:32

The all happy news episode, with Heather Knight | Total SF in Exile

3/26/2020
Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight podcast together for the first time since the coronavirus crisis forced San Francisco Chronicle reporters to work from home. Hartlaub and Knight share some good news stories that they've come across. And they continue a new Total SF feature, "Things I took for granted," talking about the things we'll embrace most when the crisis is over. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community" and...

Duration:00:31:05

Chronicle photographer Jessica Christian | Total SF in Exile

3/19/2020
Chronicle photographer Jessica Christian joins Total SF in Exile to talk about Sunol, her first jobs and covering the coronavirus. She joins host Peter Hartlaub in his new living room studio, greets his dog Ripley, then talks about journalism in the shelter in place era. They also debut a new Total SF feature, "Things I took for granted," talking about the things we'll embrace most when the crisis is over. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off...

Duration:00:39:24

Warriors beat writer Connor Letourneau | Total SF in Exile

3/16/2020
The first episode of Total SF in Exile - recorded in host Peter Hartlaub's living room in the work from home era — is an interview with San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Connor Letourneau. This "meet a Chronicle colleague" episode features Connor talking about how he got into journalism, his favorite things in Alameda and what it's been like covering the Warriors in the coronavirus era. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album...

Duration:00:38:11

The San Franciscan magazine co-founders Erica Messner and Amanda Legge

3/5/2020
The new magazine The San Franciscan put out its second episode, and Total SF hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight invited co-founders Erica Messner and Amanda Legge on to discuss their endeavor. They talk about their love of S.F. that inspired the magazine, that stunning Sutro Tower cover and the surprisingly cool conversation they had with the New Yorker's intellectual property lawyers. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album...

Duration:00:26:43

Kari Byron, with Jenny Buccos, on S.F., innovation and "Crash Test World"

3/2/2020
Total SF welcomes co-host Kari Byron, the former "MythBusters" host who talks about San Francisco, her former job at The Chronicle, Muni, bike lanes and (most of all) her new project Crash Test World. Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight are also joined by ProjectExplorer founder Jenny Buccos, who is teaming up with Byron on "Crash Test World," which will be on Discovery in September. (Episodes available at www.ProjectExplorer.org.) Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will...

Duration:00:37:00

Herb Caen tribute, with Gordon Harvey

2/24/2020
Gordon Harvey lives in Alabama, but his heart is in San Francisco. The history professor created the Twitter account Herb Caen Daily (@HerbCaenDaily), sharing famous quotes from the legendary Chronicle columnist. In town to research a book on bike messengers, Harvey joins hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight to pay tribute to Caen and the city that the columnist loved. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album Community, and cable...

Duration:00:38:28

SF Gay Men's Chorus members Chris Verdugo and Michael Tate

2/21/2020
Gay Men's Chorus executive director Chris Verdugo and 18-year member Michael Tate visit the San Francisco Chronicle, to talk about the Chorus' past, present and future with hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight. The chorus is in the middle of Season 42, with several concerts including Penned in Pink at Davies Symphony Hall on March 26. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community." Cable car bell ringing by eight-time...

Duration:00:36:08

Van Mission, East Cut and other fake SF neighborhoods

2/14/2020
After reading Sam Whiting's story about the new so-called "Van Mission" neighborhood, Total SF calls an emergency podcast to determine what is and isn't a real neighborhood in San Francisco. Our team includes host Peter Hartlaub, editor-in-chief Audrey Cooper, urban design critic John King and features writer Sam Whiting. We discuss the often sketchy history of new neighborhoods and decide whether neighborhoods including NoPa, The Tendernob and La Lengua should be recognized by the media and...

Duration:00:30:06

Vilaska Nguyen on comedy, being a public defender and his SF supervisor run

2/13/2020
Vilaska Nguyen is an attorney in the S.F. Public Defender's office and stand-up comedian. He also is announcing his candidacy for District 7 supervisor, to replace Norman Yee. In this Total SF/SF City Insider crossover podcast episode, Nguyen joins hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight to talk about how Jeff Adachi inspired his comedy, why he lives in San Francisco and face the City Insider lightning round. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks...

Duration:00:37:40

Jonas Rivera on "Toy Story 4" and loving the Oakland A's (flashback episode)

2/10/2020
This flashback episode is an interview with Jonas Rivera, producer of Pixar's "Toy Story 4," which on Feb. 9, 2020, won the best animated feature Academy Award. Rivera started working as a Pixar intern before the original "Toy Story" came out, and won Academy Awards for producing "Up" and "Inside Out." He's also a lifetime Bay Area resident and Oakland Athletics superfan. Chronicle Oakland A's beat writer Susan Slusser joins the discussion, which originally aired on June 4, 2019.. Produced...

Duration:00:39:43