Ep 47 - Clang, Clang, Clang, Went The Podcast
So you're coming to San Francisco and you want to learn about the best way to get around the City. Can't help you. But we've got plenty of complaints about public transportation and a cable car operator to boot...your car.
This week we concentrate on one of the largest variables in the life of a San Franciscan: Costume acquisition. Fortunately for all concerned, that part got cut out and we focused on our public transportation system - catigorically, the Municipal Transportation Agency known as MUNI, and specifically, our beloved cable cars (Parenthetically, cable car driver Franky Givens).
We start with some transportation-centric updates including MUNI heritage weekend on September 24th & 25th; we talk about the numbered days of our beloved tear-off bus transfers; and we read an unsolicited email touting the greatness of SK (Thanks Mom).
We eventually get around to interviewing Franky "Cable Car" Givens and learning about the dark and seedy underbelly of America's only mobile national landmark. He explains the workings of the brakes and cable grip, the bell ringing and the money collecting, and, most importantly, the secret joy of sending tourists home with PTSD.
So if you want to learn about our plucky little cable cars that climb halfway to the stars tune in to Sparkletack. If you want to kill an hour with marginally entertaining SF transportation stories, we still can't help you.