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The Big Event

Jun 28, 2018

Episode 32 of The Big Event podcast is an interview with rapper and filmmaker Boots Riley and actor Lakeith Stanfield. They talk about “Sorry to Bother You,” Boots Riley’s path from music to making movies and extend a tribute to Riley’s The Coup bandmate Pam the Funkstress, the legendary Bay Area DJ who died...


Jun 21, 2018

Episode 31 of The Big Event podcast inducts the 2008 film “Milk” into the San Francisco Cinema Greatest of All Time. The film was first proposed in the 1990s with Robin Williams starring, and eventually won an Academy Award for Sean Penn in the title role. Hosted by Peter Hartlaub. Chronicle editor in chief Audrey...


Jun 13, 2018

Episode 30 of The Big Event podcast is in interview with punk legend Jello Biafra, former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, who celebrates his 60th birthday at the Great American Music Hall on Sunday June 17, 2018. We talk about his 1979 mayoral run against Dianne Feinstein, the moment he fell in love with loud music,...