SF Podcasting

Since I moved to San Francisco in November of last year I’ve dove into the no car lifestyle head first. This means, like a lot of us, I spend a lot of time walking across the city or sitting on Muni day after day. That’s a whole heaping lot of empty time that needs to be filled. About 20% of the time I just veg out and listen to music but for the rest I prefer to listen to audiobooks, usually from Audible to pass the time and get caught up on my “reading”.

I never got into the podcasting revolution mainly because I hate the term podcasting but also because it’s been really hard to find quality stuff. But lately with the built-in iTunes integration it’s become painfully easy to load up your iPod with really bad content and distill it down to a decent set of subscriptions. So I’ve been bouncing around looking for good podcasts about San Francisco and I finally found a really good one. It’s called Sparkletack and it’s the best one I’ve found so far about SF. It’s primarily made up of short pieces about really neat-o tidbits about the city, read by a very mellow host. It’s so mellow it took me a few episodes to really get into it but now I’m hooked. My only complaint is that the show is too short and I have to keep stopping my walk and butsing out the iPod to hurry up and get to the next one since Apple doesn’t have a “play all” in the podcast user interface yet. *fix that guys, please*

Check out the Sparkletack Website with show notes and photos or just go subscribe with this direct iTunes link or check it out on Odeo.

Please leave a comment if you know of other good podcasts about the bay area. Emphasis on good.

1 Comment so far

  1. richard (unregistered) on July 31st, 2005 @ 12:02 am

    hi jason –

    damn, thanks for the kind words about my little podcast! glad you were able to survive the mellowness and get into the show… :) i guess i’m just in love with this place, and really enjoy telling people about it… and always happy to have alleviated the boredom of a muni trip! ;)



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