The Eastern Shore Round-up

I’ve put up several more episodes of the podcast since I last noted it here on the blog. I’m fortunate that fun, fascinating people continue to be willing to sit down and talk with me. Here’s the run-down.

TES #15: Berkeley-based writer Leah Reich on finding your voice as a writer, figuring out how to make a living with words, and riding out the bad feelings.

TES #16: Laura (who asked that I withhold her last name) on activism and not-activism, politics and movements, and fighting for a life worth living.

TES #17: Richard Raya on how he went from dropping out of high school with dreams of becoming a hitch-hiking poet to leading policy advocacy organizations and running for Oakland City Council.

TES #18: Charlie Hallowell, chef & founder of Oakland restaurants Pizzaiolo, The Boot & Shoe Service, and Penrose, on food as a profession, a way into politics and philosophy, and a service to the body and soul.

TES #19: In the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I had a Very Special Episode of the show. It wasn’t Very Special because we all learned an important lesson about tolerance by the end, but because it was non-canonical. I talked with my friend and planning school classmate Thomas Rogers. I let him in the studio even though he’s not an East Bay person. We talked about his goal of walking every street in San Francisco, the photos he takes when he’s doing that, and a lot of planning-related things. He also spent a while effectively interviewing me before I wised up to his schemes. It was fun. You should listen.

Thus ends 2014 for The Eastern Shore.


One thought on “The Eastern Shore Round-up

  1. I would love to find out more specific history on my home in Berkeley. It was built in 1898 as a farm house with a barn and livestock in back. Can you give me any tips on how to start finding out more details?

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