20 – The Birth of Rice-A-Roni: The San Francisco, Italian, Armenian Treat

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Birth of Rice-A-Roni: The San Francisco, Italian, Armenian Treat


20 – The Birth of Rice-A-Roni: The San Francisco, Italian, Armenian Treat

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Birth of Ricc-A-Roni: The San Francisco, Italian, Armenian Treat


19 – America Eats: A Hidden Archive

Monday, April 13, 2015

America Eats, a WPA project, sent writers like Nelson Algren, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, and Stetson Kennedy out to document America's relationship with food during the Great Depression.


18 – A Man Tapes his Town: The Unrelenting Oral Histories of Eddie McCoy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

After a debilitating accident, Eddie McCoy took his passion for local history and a scavenged cassette recorder from a trash can and began taping his town, from the oldest citizen on down—hidden stories of slavery times, sharecropping,


17 – Unfinished Business: Ali vs Frazier VI, Daughters of Destiny

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In 2001, a quarter-century after boxing's celebrated "Thrilla in Manila," Ali and Frazier were once again poised to enter the ring. But this time it was the daughters of the legendary combatants who were scheduled to battle—22 year old Laila Ali and 39...


16 – The Green Street Mortuary Band

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Green Street Mortuary Band, made up of mostly Italians playing Christian hymns and dirges, accompanies traditional Chinese funeral processions through the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown. Tubas, gongs,


15 – Electronic Memories: R.A. Coleman’s Memphis

Monday, February 09, 2015

In the early 1950s, at the same time legendary record producer Sam Phillips was making recordings of the pageants and events happening in Memphis' white community—across town, R.A. Coleman, an African American photographer,


14 – Taylor Negron: Portrait of an Artist as an Answering Machine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A look into the life of Taylor Negron— actor, comedian, and telephone message hoarder— told through the voicemails on his machine. Taylor died on January 10, 2015. We present this story in his honor.


13 – Sam Phillips and the Early Years of the Memphis Recording Service: We Record Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Before Elvis walked through the door, before Sun Studios put Memphis on the map—Sam Phillips, a young man with a tape recorder, lived by the motto, "We Record Anything, Anywhere, Anytime."


12 – The Nights of Edith Piaf

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

She rose every day at dusk and rehearsed, performed, ate and drank until dawn. Then slept all day, woke up and began to create and unravel again as the sun went down. Nearly every song Edith Piaf sang came from a moment of her life on the streets of ...


11 – Cigar Stories: El Lector—He Who Reads

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Narrated by Andy Garcia, the story of the men who read to the cigar rollers as they worked in the cigar factories of Ybor City and Tampa in the early 19th century.


10 – Dissident Kitchens

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Part 3 of Hidden Kitchens World Trifecta with host Frances McDormand: Hidden Kitchens Russia, stories of the role of the kitchen in the downfall of the Soviet Union.


9 – Atomic Wine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Part 2 of the Hidden Kitchens World Trifecta with host Frances McDormand and special guests Werner Herzog, Gael Garcia Bernal and Stories of Atomic Wine and The Romance and Sex Life of the date.


8 – The Pizza Connection

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fugitive Waves presents a Hidden Kitchens World Podcast Trifecta with Frances McDormand and The Kitchen Sisters. In this episode Salman Rushdie talks about his Hidden Kitchen. We travel to Sicily for The Pizza Connection—a story of fighting the mafia t...


7 – Just Girls: The Hidden World of Patti Smith and Judy Linn

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Just about anytime we walk out of The Kitchen Sisters office in San Francisco we stop and stare in the windows of City Lights bookstore, soaking in the covers of the new arrivals. Awhile back, we were stopped in our tracks by a book of photographs of ...


6 – Cry Me A River: A story of three pioneering river activist and the damming of wild rivers in the west

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fugitive Waves: Episode 6: Cry Me a River: A story of three pioneering river activist and the damming of wild rivers in the west.  Mark Dubois, co-founder of Friends of the River, Earth Day and International Rivers Network,


5 – The Making of the Homobile: A Story of Transportation, Civil Rights & Glitter (and further stories of making…)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In this episode of Fugitive Waves, The Kitchen Sisters ride the nightshift with The Homobile. Homobiles is a non-commercial, volunteer, 24/7 ride service created by Lynnee Breedlove for the "LGBTQRXT and transgender community and others around San Fran...


4 – The French Manicure – The Long Shadow of Shirley Temple

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"I left Vietnam in 1972. I listen the radio when I was in high school. I still in Vietnam at that time. I left with US troops during the Vietnam War. I really love the song, you know, played by Glen Campbell, "Wichita Lineman.


3 – Eel Pie Island

Friday, April 11, 2014

Eel Pie Island: Fugitive Waves, Episode 3


2 – Tennessee Williams: The Pennyland Recordings

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The lost and found sound recordings of Tennessee Williams, Pancho Rodriguez, and several other drunken revelers in New Orleans