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The Big Event

Aug 30, 2018

Episode 40 of The Big Event podcast inducts “The Joy Luck Club” in the SF Cinema Greatest of All Time, as the 1993 film by Wayne Wang (based on Amy Tan’s novel) approaches its 25th anniversary. “A River of Stars” author and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Vanessa Hua joins host Peter Hartlaub and columnist...


Aug 23, 2018

Episode 39 of The Big Event podcast is the first episode of The Bands We Follow, a storytelling series where Chronicle colleagues and newsmakers talk about the bands they love enough to seek out on the road. Oakland A’s beat writer Susan Slusser talks about The Jam and Paul Weller, who she followed for 10 shows in 12...


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...