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The Chip Franklin Show


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Franklin is a talk show host, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has written for and appeared on shows and networks including: Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, The Situation Room, Larry King, The CBS Morning Show, CNN, HBO and Showtime.

Customer Reviews

Don't waste your time

Hard to believe the once great KGO has sunk this low, this host is terrible! Seems like they are trying for the 18-34 year old crowd but this guy is a few generations back. He wants to be all liberal, but he does things like calling undocumented immigrants and dreamers "undocs", and the way he says it sounds very derogatory. Sounds like something Trump would say. Several times he encouraged listeners to go see the movie Red Sparrow because Jennifer Lawrence has topless scenes. "You get to see her boobs, really you can see her boobs!" he repeatedly said. Not sure I need to hear a 60 year old man encourge me to ogle the breasts of a 20 something girl. Kinda creepy...kinda Trumpy. Much of the show is biult around adolescent humor like sex and fart jokes, that aren't very funny. This guy is like the Benjamin Button of talk show hosts, he looks and sounds old but he's really a 12 year old boy inside. Much of the rest of the show is mundane banter about the host and co-hosts home life. Nobody cares about your middle age domestic home lives, what your dog's name is or whether you use tide pods in the laundry or old school powder. Nobody cares! Take some calls from listeners and stay on one topic for awhile! The only time its bearable at all is when Nikki the co-host fills in. She was just a news reader but was brought on as co-host to help Chip pronounce peoples names correctly and keep his scattered thouhgts together I assume. ( It's not working). As I said, it's a shame that KGO doesnt have something better in drive time.

Hard to believe this show is on the air.

Especially in a large market like the bay area, and in drive time no less. the biggest problem is the unprofessional hosting job that Chip himself does. For starters, he rarely actually finishes his sentences, just changes them up mid sentence, or loses his train of thought and just kinda trails off. His bosses should sit him down and listen with him to a full show of his and count how many sentences he starts and then actually finishes. I'd say less than 30%. Not very professional. While they have him there listening, they should count how many times in a show he says "you know" and "I mean", it's an incredible amount of his air time that is spent saying just those 2 phrases. Here's a sample of what you might hear from him - "Well, you know, and we talked about this, (who did btw?) I mean, uuuuuhhhh, you know, it's funny you know , I mean, you know...aaaaah, uuummm, I mean, you know, it's funny, and it'll be interesting to see how this plays out, I mean, you know, awright, lets move on to uh uh uh um ah, whatever is next here on the show.... to which co host Nikki will reply "Absoluuutley!" or "there ya go!" in her best valley girl voice. Add to this some burp and fart talk, immature sexual innuendos, games played to win tickets to stuff that few people are dying to go to, and the strange new talk show tactic of raising a subject to discuss and then dropping it after ten minutes of disscussion to move on to "the shampoo you use could say THIS about your personality, stay tuned!" Have you guys ever heard of real podcasts? The most sucessful of which have 1 guest or topic with no commercials for 2 or even 3 hours, not this short attention span theater you somehow think is working.....As and added bonus, about halfway through his show, Chip dedcides its a good idea to eat something while he's talking on the air. He must think its not something the listeners can hear, but they can. Sounds like he suddenley has a mouthful of marbles. Very unprofessional. If you can make it to the end of one of his 4 hour shows, you'll find another little trick of the lazy or unprofessional - he will sometimes replay a segment from earlier in the show so, I presume, he can head home a little sooner. The only thing worse than bad radio is having to hear it twice. So, you know , I mean, There Ya Go!

Left wing drivel

Your dog or cat has more intellectual depth than Chip Franklin. This show is best for those addicted to pot and other assorted coelenterates who wallow in superficiality. Just another left wing hack.