The Bay Curious Book
Explore the Bay Area’s unique legends, interesting landmarks and rich history with Bay Curious
Based on the award-winning KQED podcast of the same name, Bay Curious brings a fresh eye to some of its most popular pieces and covers new stories unique to this book.
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About the Book
With subjects ranging from Marin’s redwood forests to the Winchester Mystery House, from the Black Panther Party’s school program to the invention of the Mai Tai, Bay Curious gives you the entertaining and informative, weird and wonderful true stories of the San Francisco Bay Area.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE GUIDEBOOK
Bay Curious takes a unique approach to exploring the Bay Area through its lesser known but just as fascinating stories, taking readers on a reportorial rather than literal tour.
BEYOND THE PODCAST
With 49 entries—inspired by the famous 49-Mile Drive—Bay Curious includes a combination of updated popular episodes from the podcast and brand-new, never-before-heard stories researched for the book, plus fun illustrations and irresistible trivia sidebars.
GIFT OR SELF-PURCHASE FOR SF ENTHUSIASTS
For anyone living in San Francisco or visiting with a goal of getting beyond the beaten tourist path, this volume holds a treasure trove of inspiration for an armchair adventure or self-guided tour.
FUN AND UNIQUE SAN FRANCISCO REFERENCE BOOK FOR TOURISTS AND VISITORS
Perfect for Bay Area locals and new arrivals, fans of the KQED Podcast, history buffs, and anyone who enjoys unexpected, quirky true stories.
Join the Book Tour
Meet Bay Curious host Olivia Allen-Price and hear some lesser-known stories about the Bay Area.
If you can’t make the tour, signed copies of the book are available from Green Apple Books.
KQED Fest Block Party
April 29, 11:00 a.m.
San Francisco, California
Bay Curious Book Launch Celebration
May 2, 7:00 p.m.
San Francisco, California
Writers and Contributors
The book includes contributions from Olivia Allen-Price, Christopher J. Beale, Dan Brekke, Jon Brooks, Sarah Craig, Sandhya Dirks, Adizah Eghan, Asal Ehsanipour, Maggie Galloway, Sasha Khokha, Ryan Levi, Marisol Medina-Cadena, Rachael Myrow, Liam O’Donoghue, Kelly O’Mara, Jessica Placzek, Daniel Potter, Suzie Racho, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, Katrina Schwartz, Julia Scott, Carly Severn, Kevin Stark, Bianca Taylor, Vinnee Tong, and Chloe Veltman.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS member station based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program helping students and educators thrive in 21st-century classrooms. A trusted news source, leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.