California Sun Podcast show

California Sun Podcast

Summary: The California Sun presents conversations with the people that are shaping and observing the Golden State


 Noam Cohen on how Silicon Valley undermines an authentic life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:54

The author and journalist shared a contrarian view of the “creative disruption” we take for granted.

 David Ulin on the joys and challenges of Los Angeles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:52

The longtime Los Angeles social and cultural critic shares his insights on today's Los Angeles.

 Joe Talbot on "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:59

The debut filmmaker talks about the changes sweeping through his hometown.

 Leah Garchik on 47 years at the S.F. Chronicle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:47

After helping start readers' days for more than three decades, the columnist reflected on her unique and storied career.

 Tony Serra offers a defense of his Ghost Ship client Derick Almena | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:23

The famed criminal defense attorney argues for Derick Almena, who is a defendant in the 2016 Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people.

 Allison Haley on California's death penalty debate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:30

A conversation with Napa County's district attorney about the impacts of Gov. Gavin Newsom's suspension of capital punishment.

 Paul Schrade on the California primary tragedy of 1968 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:30

Paul Schrade, a longtime friend of Robert F. Kennedy, shared his memories of the night when he and the presidential candidate were both shot and the political world changed forever.

 Julian Guthrie and the "alpha girls" of Silicon Valley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:54

A conversation about a rare group of women who succeeded in the Silicon Valley world of venture capital and have built some of the foremost companies of our time.

 Mark Arax on chasing water and dust across California | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:41

A conversation with the veteran journalist about the age-old cycle of floods and drought in California, and the unquenchable thirst of cities and farms for water.

 The California dream inspired and destroyed Robin Williams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

A conversation with Robin Williams biographer Dave Itzkoff about the California comic's drive for success and the price he paid to get there.

 Roy Choi on bridging the food divide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:11

A conversation with the Southern California chef about food's role in bringing cultures together.

 David Talbot and a tale of San Francisco gone wrong | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:54

The Salon founder and longtime San Franciscan looks at a city fighting for its soul.

 Leslie Berlin on Silicon Valley’s origin story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:57

A conversation with the Stanford historian and author of "Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age."

 Randy Shaw on the sabotaging of California housing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:20

A conversation with the executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic on whether California can ever build its way out of the housing crisis.

 Richard Walker on the crises and contradictions of Silicon Valley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:16

A conversation with the acclaimed urban geographer about tech's reshaping of the urban fabric of the Bay Area, and the crossroads now facing Silicon Valley.


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