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The Big Event

By San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub

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A Bay Area-centric pop culture podcast featuring celebrity guests, non-celebrity guests, lots of personalities from the San Francisco Chronicle and spirited discussion about local nostalgia, movies, television, music, food and sports. Hosted by pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub in the historic Chronicle basement photo archive. A Chronicle paperboy from 1983 to 1985, Hartlaub started writing for the publication in 2000. Hartlaub reviews film, writes entertainment stories, shoots video and digs through the Chronicle archives for his work authoring the Our San Francisco history column. He lives in the East Bay.

Customer Reviews

Hartlaub knocks it out the park

Intriguing topics, fascinating guests, good bumper music. Must listen for Bay Area residents, instructional for those of us who
SF but live far away. Jim Hayes would be proud indeed.

Locals must (everyone should) listen

Really enjoyable conversations about people and places in the Bay Area. Insider without being pretentious.
Start with “Destination: Hangover” for a sentimental and practical conversation about the best late night and not so early morning shame eating locations. Anybody who ever brought a big group to a Lyons in high school can relate. You will end the pod with a list of places you want to go to and a hearty appetite.

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  • Category: TV & Film
  • Language: English

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