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The Big Event

Nov 30, 2017

Episode 7 of The Big Event is a walk of (no) shame into the hangover destinations of the Bay Area. Hosted by Peter Hartlaub, with guests Chronicle food editor Paolo Lucchesi and wine writer Esther Mobley. Discussions include what makes a good hangover destination, some of the best in the Bay Area and a bitter debate...


Nov 29, 2017

Episode 6 of The Big Event podcast is a tribute to the movie “Moneyball.” Hosted by Peter Hartlaub, the Chronicle critic who reviewed the film, with guest Susan Slusser, the Chronicle’s Oakland A’s beat writer. This episode covers Susan’s baseball writer origin story, what “Moneyball” got right and what it...


Nov 29, 2017

Episode 5 of The Big Event podcast chronicles a visit to a hardware store in Santa Rosa, and a moment of grace over a cheeseburger. A day and a half after the Wine Country fires destroyed the Coffey Park neighborhood, host Peter Hartlaub found some residents who lost nearly everything - but were still filled with...


Best films based on Stephen King books

Nov 28, 2017

Episode 4 of The Big Event podcast is a scary dive into movies based on Stephen King. Hosted by Peter Hartlaub and Chronicle columnist Beth Spotswood. In this episode, experts discuss whether “Stand By Me” and “Shawshank” qualify as Stephen King movies? (3:05) and Beth says “The Shining” is overrated and...


Nov 28, 2017

Episode 3 of The Big Event podcast is an exhaustive and surgical examination of the It’s It ice cream sandwich. San Francisco Chronicle food editor Paolo Lucchesi and Peter Hartlaub rank the seven It’s It flavors from best to worst. And food writer Justin Phillips tries his very first It’s It live on the podcast.