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The Big Event

Aug 16, 2018

Episode 38 of The Big Event podcast celebrates a few tourist traps we like, including the Cliff House, Ghirardelli Square and Hard Rock Café (Heather and Paolo veto that pick). Hosted by Peter Hartlaub. We also name one tourist trap we don’t like, discuss the “Full House” picnic at length and talk more about Neal...


Aug 7, 2018

Episode 37 of The Big Event podcast is a tribute to the lost roller rinks of the Bay Area, and a celebration of skating culture. With Chronicle food editor Paolo Lucchesi and education reporter Jill Tucker. They cover the history of roller skating in the Bay Area, what’s still around and pick some of the greatest...


Jul 26, 2018

Episode 36 of The Big Event podcast is a rebroadcast of the second episode with comedian and podcaster Greg Proops – originally recorded in July 2017. Hosted by Peter Hartlaub. In this episode, Proops discusses his Chronicle paper route, first Punch Line appearance in the 1980s and some unforgettable memories from...


Jul 19, 2018

Episode 35 of The Big Event podcast is a tribute to the 1992 San Francisco movie “Sister Act,” with Chronicle columnist Beth Spotswood and Style reporter Tony Bravo. They talk about the greatness of the “Sister Act” centerpiece song “Hail Holy Queen,” the wonderful montage work, and respond to editor Audrey...


Jul 13, 2018

Episode 34 of The Big Event podcast is an interview with writer/actors Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. They talk about their new film “Blindspotting,” which was a project started by the longtime friends years before Diggs appeared in the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.” They talk about the recent Grand Lake...