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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.

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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

Chronicle homelessness reporter Kevin Fagan | Total SF in Exile

7/6/2020
The San Francisco Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan is once again at the center of the reporting on a new homelessness project, talks about his own experience with homelessness. He also introduces two songs that he's written about the homeless, and recalls his early music career, which included busking in the UK and New Zealand. 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 Cobb....

Duration:00:44:19

Extra Spicy hosts Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips | Total SF in Exile

6/25/2020
Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho and food writer Justin Phillips return to Total SF to introduce their new podcast Extra Spicy. Ho and Phillips talk to host Peter Hartlaub about how they met, the story behind their awesome new salsa logo design and how the themes of race and diversity in the food world are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ho, Phillips and Hartlaub also make a strong case for Guy Fieri. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by...

Duration:00:34:50

David Perlman tribute and final interview | Total SF in Exile

6/22/2020
After last week's death of David Perlman at age 101, host Peter Hartlaub and reporter Kevin Fagan pay tribute to the legendary former Chronicle science writer, who started at the newspaper in 1940 and worked until his 2017 retirement. After the tribute, we play our 2019 interview with Perlman, celebrating his 100th birthday. Perlman talks about his start at the newspaper, how he became a science writer, coverage from the moon landing to the AIDS crisis and his feelings about retirement at...

Duration:00:58:08

Renel Brooks-Moon interview | Total SF flashback

6/19/2020
This Total SF flashback is an interview with Renel Brooks-Moon, longtime Bay Area radio personality, and public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants since 1999. Recording on Aug. 13, 2019, Brooks-Moon visited the Chronicle archive, to speak with host Peter Hartlaub about her early years at KMEL (and one year at KFRC with Dr. Donald D. Rose), her work as a Giants PA announcer and the influence of her father Nathaniel Brooks, an educator who in 1968 became the first black principal...

Duration:00:49:57

Audrey Cooper exit interview & "Pursuit of Happyness" breakdown

6/15/2020
Chronicle editor-in-chief Audrey Cooper returns to Total SF after her surprise announcement that she'll take over as editor of public radio powerhouse WNYC. Hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight talk to Cooper about her first time in San Francisco, her move to New York and the editor submits to Knight's lightning round. And the trio break down one more movie together, "The Pursuit of Happyness," the story of a homeless man struggling to raise his son and become a stockbroker in 1980s S.F....

Duration:00:52:33

Rev. Megan Rohrer on "Queer Eye" and more | Total SF in Exile

6/11/2020
Fresh off their appearance on "Queer Eye" Season 5, Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer joins Total SF hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight. They talk about Rohrer's first time visiting San Francisco, ministry at a distance during COVID-19 and what it's like working as an SFPD Chaplain and with the homeless in these uncertain times. Rohrer also talks about their visit to the "Queer Eye" set, and completes Heather's lightning round. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset...

Duration:00:40:45

Hunter Pence and Alexis Pence | Total SF in Exile

6/1/2020
San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence and "Let's Get Lexi" creator Alexis Pence join Total SF to talk quarantine life, walk-up songs, best SF cheeseburgers and make a special announcement — Hunter and Alexis' latest Pineapple Labs coffee has partnered with the San Francisco Chronicle Season of Sharing fund, with proceeds from their June coffee going to the fund. The coffee and mug are available at www.thepineapplelabs.com Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by...

Duration:00:41:46

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