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The Big Event

Apr 27, 2018

Episode 25 of The Big Event podcast covers the final preparations before we embark on Total Muni 2018, our attempt to ride every Muni route in one day – starting at 3:12 a.m. on Treasure Island and ending (hopefully) at a Giants game. Chronicle columnist Heather Knight and host Peter Hartlaub introduce third member...


Apr 15, 2018

Episode 24 of The Big Event podcast is an interview with Henry Winkler, star of “Happy Days,” and now co-starring in the acclaimed HBO show “Barry” with Bill Hader. Winkler talks about a mysterious “Happy Days” softball game at Candlestick Park in the 1970s (Dianne Feinstein was on the opposing team!), his...


Apr 13, 2018

Episode 23 of The Big Event podcast is a rundown of Total Muni 2018, with a date set (April 30, 2018), a route (mostly) completed thanks in large part to Chronicle reader Jerry White, and a plan to end the route with a beer at the Giants night game. A panicked Chronicle columnist Heather Knight and host Peter Hartlaub...


Apr 3, 2018

Episode 22 of The Big Event podcast is about the inaugural 1958 Giants baseball season in San Francisco – and the first major league game on the West Coast. Chronicle librarian Bill Van Niekerken and host Peter Hartlaub dive into the San Francisco Chronicle archive for the history of the Giants win over the Dodgers...