al Frisco, The New Podcast All About San Francisco
al Frisco, the esseff podcast is a, bi-monthly, hour-long podcast, rekindles the immediacy of Herb Caen’s “three-dot journalism” by reporting on the news and societal happenings of the day, directly to listeners, in a fresh and entertaining manner. Co-hosted by three longtime San Francisco residents and cultural arbiters: Kevin Hunsanger, Meaghan Mitchell, “Broke-Ass” Stuart Schuffman, and featuring Marke Bieschke on nightlife, al Frisco will provide listeners a ringside seat at the rapidly changing landscape of one of the world’s great cities before, during, and after the impact of COVID-19.
Casting an attentive eye on neighborhood small-businesses, and with a particular focus on the whiplash openings and closings within a beloved restaurant / nightlife scene, al Frisco is an up-to-the-minute celebration of what’s hip and wow and here and now, while also utilizing deep knowledge of history to contextualize and contemporize the City’s myriad cycles of change. Interview segments with creators, influencers, and civic leaders offer unique insights into the rebuilding process. al Frisco will take full advantage of ancillary technologies; webhosted galleries will provide visual accompaniments to podcasts and features; curated reading lists and partnerships with independent booksellers will help round-out nightstands, and our dine-out restaurant reviews (and suggested picnic locations) should help motivate off-the-couch urban explorations.
al Frisco is a production of the San Francisco Cultural History Museum, and is available at www.sfcitymuseum.org, as well as all those other places where you usually get your podcasts from.