Some Noise


A podcast about the foolish pursuit of life, clarity and context.
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Ep. 024 — F R I S C O (Part II of III)

59:17 | Nov 20th, 2018

A podcast episode about the history of San Francisco's black neighborhoods
Ep. 000 — What Is Some Noise?

02:01 | Apr 4th, 2018

An introduction to what Some Noise is all about...
Ep. 021 — A State of Mind

1:11:29 | Dec 15th, 2017

Quote:  “The devil is always in the details, right?” —Mark Baird   About: If the State of Jefferson ever formed, it’s unlikely Anthony Bourdain would ever travel there for its pizza or burritos. Mark Baird, the “unofficial” leader of the State of Jef...Show More
Ep. 020 — A State of Mind (I of II)

1:05:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

“Mr. Statham, would you consider giving San Francisco to Hawaii?” —Former Calif. Assemblyman Bill Morrow (Oceanside-R) About: If President Kennedy’s moon-shot set the tone that no challenge was too difficult, Donald Trump’s presidential victory remin...Show More
Ep. 019 — Technology People

1:05:01 | Sep 7th, 2017

“Thank you Mr. Machine...or Ms. Machine?” —John Zerzan About: What does one make of our future—like the one 50 years from now? The answer, or rather a possible answer, has a lot to do with choice and technology. Whether we survive or go extinct is, h...Show More
Ep. 018 — What Is It All About (III of III)

54:25 | Jul 17th, 2017

"I am not the 'Boont' God." —Rod DeWitt About: With wave after wave of socioeconomic changes crashing into the Anderson Valley, a quiet and historically agrarian area, the lifestyle that gave rise to Boontling is quickly fading away. The fate and the...Show More
Ep. 017 — What Is It All About (Part II of III)

50:40 | Jun 22nd, 2017

“They’re living too fast.” —Wes ‘Deacon’ Smoot About: It used to be that you could grow apples, herd sheep, or fell timber and make a decent living in the Anderson Valley. But not even the few stop signs in this remote valley could slow down the inco...Show More
Ep. 016 — What Is It All About

1:01:03 | May 11th, 2017

“And I think it saved the day, because we didn't have any money.” —Captain Rainbow     About: No place has tested the currents of change more than the Anderson Valley, a Gaza Strip-sized setting hidden in the hills of Northern California. Home to the...Show More
Ep. 015 — We Out Here

1:00:10 | Jan 5th, 2017

Quote: “I think intelligence in the universe is very rare.” —Dr. James Rice, NASA, Mars Exploration Rover Geology Team Leader   About: 2017, let’s start anew! Let’s just pack up, say our goodbyes and march (drive, fly or sail) to greener pastures. Bu...Show More
Ep. 014 — The Trump Minority

1:01:55 | Oct 28th, 2016

“Any true Americans over here?” -Michael, a man from Boston with a sign   About: Amidst all the chaos that has been the 2016 presidential election, there is a special group of Americans fighting against the mainstream current—the Trump minority, like...Show More
Ep. 013 — Keeping the Faith [Part II of II]

1:02:03 | Sep 30th, 2016

"And then they came for me." -Sabri Benkahla When it comes to the conversation of Islam in America, it can sometimes feel like having a debate where both parties talk over one another, dive into the shallow end of the topic and leave thinking they’ve...Show More
Ep. 012 — Keeping the Faith [Part I of II]

42:05 | Sep 20th, 2016

“Brother, you don’t eat pork do you?” -Man with wine About:  New York. St. Cloud. Orlando. San Bernardino. Chattanooga. Garland. Boston. Fort Hood. Brussels. Paris. Nice. Kabul. Baghdad. Quetta. Lahore. Istanbul. It’s difficult to remember what life ...Show More
Ep. 011 — When the Tides Change [Part II]

1:01:02 | Sep 2nd, 2016

"You just go again tomorrow." -Stuart Vorpahl Stuart Vorpahl is a lifelong commercial fisherman who took pride in providing the fresh produce of the sea. Stuart liked his job. He liked it so much that when regulation and politics threatened it, he ig...Show More
Ep. 010 — When the Tides Change [Part I]

54:29 | Aug 1st, 2016

"Timeout. If you see a hole, you mend it. You don’t go say I’ll go back and fix it. It don’t work." --Stuart Vorpahl The story of Stuart Vorpahl involves fishing, the Hamptons and the King of England. Amidst a town where Hollywood's A-list comes to s...Show More
Ep. 009 — It Ain't Easy

46:16 | May 31st, 2016

"It's just status." -Buddy About: In pockets of America, like those in Oakland and throughout the East Bay of Northern California, the status quo of driving a vehicle is proudly rejected. Take a look at some of the rides out here and you’ll immediate...Show More
Ep. 008 — It Goes Both Ways

49:31 | Apr 27th, 2016

“Thy will be done. Thy will be done. I don’t know. Please, I don’t know.” -Jessica Ripper   Jessica Ripper is a white American with blonde hair, blue eyes and a home in Northern California. Yet, to many in Pakistan, she’s an Islamic-gospel musician w...Show More
Ep. 007 — This Is Real

55:32 | Mar 30th, 2016

"“People want to see good overcome evil, even though that’s not always the way it plays out, that’s what they’re coming out to see.” --Shane Hanson   Who should you be and what should you do? Escape all the worries of life with a quick trip to Hoodsl...Show More
Ep. 006 — Pardon Me, Pardon Me

50:06 | Feb 17th, 2016

“It ain’t that I don’t care, it’s that I don’t really care.” -Bishop Glen A. Staples About: We live in a strange time, at least that’s what the story of the praise break reminds us. It’s the tale of an ecstatic dance rooted deep in race, religion and...Show More
Ep. 005 — What We Can Do?

56:36 | Jan 27th, 2016

“To really answer the question, what is a question, is a very good question.” -Dr. Zeray Alemseged   What we can do? That question confronts, inquires, investigates and challenges. And it, by no means, is simple to define. For this episode of Some No...Show More
PROLOGUE — Ep. 004 — The Story of Me, Part IV

46:13 | Dec 22nd, 2015

“I mean I don't see a halo on you, even though I see a couple of horns. See that little angel and that little devil on the side? Yeah. You're you.” -Serafin Jose Saavedra This story, the Story of Me, probably won’t have a proper ending, like the kin...Show More
PROLOGUE — Ep. 003 — The Story of Me, Part III

42:51 | Dec 8th, 2015

“That’s just part of your mask—we all have a mask...” -Josh Quittner   About: Your work experience ultimately comes down to one thing—how you sell yourself. Which, is a lie (or like a half-truth). Achievements and accomplishments are important, but w...Show More
PROLOGUE — Ep. 002 — The Story of Me, Part II

42:41 | Dec 1st, 2015

Quote: “I felt like there was a dark piece of you that was under there.” -Rachel Crowe About: For Part II of this four-part podcast prologue, we return to the school years. It’s a life experience most people can relate to—good or bad—in large pa...Show More
PROLOGUE — Ep. 001 — The Story of Me, Part I

39:36 | Nov 24th, 2015

About: Who do you think you are?  It’s not an easy question to answer. It shouldn’t be. But I’ve tried to get the bottom of it by starting at the top. To introduce this podcast project—Some Noise—the foolish pursuit of life, clarity and context—I’...Show More