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.
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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.
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.
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.
Wonder Dave is the cohost of Seduction Feroce, Story Showdown, and Tourettes Without Regrets. In this week's episode, Wonder Dave shares a story of how he uses his Muni time to keep the flame hot with his long-distance boyfriend. This story was recorded at Muni Diaries Live in San Francisco on April 16, 2016. For episode extras, go to MuniDiaries.com/podcast.
Former Muni Haiku champion Jesse James grew up in Southern California. He and his mom were very close, but Jesse wanted to move to SF. When he did, his mom came to visit. Naturally, they rode the bus together.
This is Jesse's story of what happened when he and his mom took Muni together and Muni dared to challenge an older lady trying to cross the street in front of their bus.
Mandy Hu is a lawyer by day; by night, she tells stories at the Moth, Queer Open Mic, and the Basement Series. In this week's episode, Mandy brings us a story about learning to let go of some habits when it comes to late-evening commutes, and somehow it involves Harry Potter.
This story was recorded at Muni Diaries Live on April 16t, 2016 at the Elbo Room in San Francisco.
ChrisO is a musician and hair stylist at Honeycomb Salon in Noe Valley who has an impressive record collection. He regaled the Muni Diaries Live crowd at Elbo Room in April 2016 with a story of running into someone he knew from a past life on the bus, and you’ll have to watch the video to see what he found out.
“I was taking the 19-Polk bus for the first time. In 2003, the buses that were used for the 19 line were the most florescent light-flickering, brownish yellowy interior-having, murdery buses in the whole city. They just looked like you were gonna die on them. We all get on the bus and I notice there is this guy staring at me. I thought: Is this like a “Cruising me to have sex thing, or pretending to cruise me to have sex thing so you can kill me?”