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Muni Diaries

The Muni Diaries podcast is where you'll hear true stories that happened on public transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area, presented by the editors of MuniDiaries.com. Since our launch in 2008, we've gathered stories from over 4000 transit riders. Riding the bus with a black crow on your shoulder? Eating a pint of ice cream with the butt end of a lighter on the N-Judah? Exchanging the fine points of making a perfect lumpia with your bus driver’s mom? These are just a few of the everyday delights/weirdnesses that actually happen on Muni. To submit your own story, read more bus tales, or submit one of your own, visit MuniDiaries.com.
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 27, 2016

San Francisco comedian Kristee Ono comes clean about how she finally learned to take Muni. An unfortunate incident involving chapped lips and a DUI helped her find her own Muni community. 

You can see a video of this story and other episode extras on MuniDiaries.com/podcast. Submit your own stories at MuniDiaries.com.

Dec 20, 2016

On this week’s episode, we bring you Tarin Towers, a writer and longtime San Francisco resident. She's been riding Muni since 1995; in fact, she used to take the 22-Fillmore to her graveyard shift in the Japantown Denny's. Remember that place?

On a bus ride during the first dot-com wave, she encountered someone whose casual nod was hardly the end of the exchange.

This story was recorded at Muni Diaries Live on April 18, 2015, at the Elbo Room in San Francisco.

Dec 13, 2016

San Francisco writer Beth Spotswood tells the tale of how a group of Muni riders banded together during a slight bus malfunction. With the help of a good friend and her phone's audio-recording app, Beth became a Muni pro during the course of one commute home.

Dec 6, 2016

BART operator Kelly Beardsley has had many odd jobs in his life, but driving a BART train is probably the quirkiest of them all. And sometimes being a BART operator means you have to deal with some very human elements of life. In this episode, Kelly tells a story about a disturbing and hilarious behind-the-scenes tale from the driver’s seat.

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