David Boyer

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A podcast that explores our changing cities. One street corner at a time. Produced by David Boyer with KALW. Find us online at and on Twitter @IntersectionFM

31:26 | Nov 13th

Host David Boyer follows a family who are building an art car in honor of their grandmother, who provided both the inspiration for the project and the Honda Civic it's built on. Experience the ups and downs as they hustle to finish up and get it appr...Show More

19:28 | Oct 30th

Host David Boyer has been going to Burning Man since 1996. This time, he's heading back with a mission: to capture the event before it's over or loses all connection to its origins. In this episode, we enter the temporary city and are welcomed by a m...Show More
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29:21 | Jan 5th, 2018

So, is Mountain View a new version of the old company town? In this episode we talk to locals, experts, journalists and officials about the rise of Google—and what would happen to the town if the company falls. Donate:  /...Show More

27:07 | Nov 27th

1996 was a turning point for Burning Man. It was also the last year co-founder John Law attended. Two people were run over in their tents. And another person died in a head-on collision right before the gates opened. The next year, organizers tried t...Show More

04:32 | Oct 11th

The city is temporary and the intersections are conceptual. We are heading to Burning Man — deep in the Nevada desert. Are you ready for a new season of THE INTERSECTION? NStarting October 28, we'll meet a desert filled with artists and activists,...Show More

32:13 | Mar 12th, 2018

What will Googleville look like in 2030? And why did it take almost a decade for Mountain View's city council to decide? In the season finale, we explore how a city crafts a plan for the future while dealing with a housing shortage, a transportation ...Show More

15:17 | Jan 15th, 2018

Google wants something from Rob Graham, the owner of the Sports Page Bar. And Rob has some demands of his own. What happens next just may shape the future of Googleville. In this episode, hear what it's like to negotiate with one of the largest, most...Show More

19:29 | Dec 26th, 2017

We'll head back to Google in the New Year. But first we have a gift for you. It's the story of an SF drag bar known for two things: owner Marlena (a.k.a. Gary) and her Christmas display of 1400 Santas. That is, until it closed in 2013. We captured t...Show More

36:30 | Dec 18th, 2017

What do KFC, an organic restaurant, Steve Jobs and a church have in common? They're all on the corner of 3rd & Jerrold in the Bayview neighborhood of S. This week, while you're buzzing all over the country, THE INTERSECTION is digging into our archiv...Show More

28:00 | Dec 11th, 2017

They work for Google—and they live in their vehicles just feet away from our corner. Meet three of them: a Google engineer in a deluxe RV in a Google parking lot, an older Google shuttle driver in a leaky trailer on the street, and a guy living in a ...Show More

12:12 | Dec 6th, 2017

How is climate change threatening the future of the corner? Journalist Kevin Stark writes about the impact of sea level rise around the San Francisco Bay, especially low-lying areas in Silicon Valley that are being developed as land becomes scarcer a...Show More

30:38 | Nov 28th, 2017

Welcome to Santiago Villa! It's Googleville's only housing. And it's a mobile home park built 50 years ago. Here, Googlers live alongside blue-collar neighbors, new immigrants and seniors on fixed incomes. But when rent increases and a greedy owner t...Show More

03:14 | Nov 28th, 2017

Wonder what the intersection looks like? Wonder no more. This week we're trying something a little different this week: In addition to a new episode, we've created a video tour of the neighborhood around North Shoreline Boulevard and Space Park Way. ...Show More

27:17 | Nov 19th, 2017

a.k.a. The twisted history of this corner. Before it was Silicon Valley, this area was known as the Valley of Heart's Delight. Then farms gave way to nondescript office parks. And on this corner, the office park will soon be replaced by Google's ans...Show More

26:13 | Nov 6th, 2017

a.k.a. why the Google Bus was invented. We're spending this season at North Shoreline Boulevard and Space Park Way in the middle of Google's HQ in Mountain View. But first we have to get there. Over the course of this season, we'll break down how hi...Show More

02:11 | Oct 11th, 2017

Googleville awaits. This season, we're heading to a corner in the middle of Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley: North Shoreline Blvd & Space Park Way. Starting November 7, we'll connect the dots between the past, present and future of this inter...Show More

24:21 | Jun 30th, 2017

Many assume the Summer of Love was the pinnacle of the Hippie movement. But the reality is a lot more complicated. KALW and THE INTERSECTION’s David Boyer dug into the archives of the 1960s and the memories of folks who were there. The goal: To separ...Show More

06:43 | Feb 25th, 2016

"What would you do with a magic wand on this corner?" In the last of episode of the season, we ask folks passing through Golden Gate Ave and Leavenworth in SF's Tenderloin to imagine what can be... Want to hear more? Subscribe to the podcast at http:...Show More

21:48 | Feb 19th, 2016

The G word. Gentrification. This week, we look at change on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in San Francisco's Tenderloin. And we hear why the Tenderloin will never be the next Mission.  Want to hear more? Subscribe to the pod...Show More

03:42 | Feb 11th, 2016

Meet Carolynn, a 69-year-old, who is just one of the more than 4000 senior citizens living in the Tenderloin. We're met a lot of amazing people at the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth. Before we release the last two episodes of the season, we wa...Show More

20:07 | Feb 4th, 2016

There's an open-air drug market on the corner. This episode of THE INTERSECTION looks at it from many different perspectives: the dealers, the police, the neighbors, the addicts. Find out why the dealers are there and how the community responds to th...Show More

15:49 | Jan 28th, 2016

"It's the home of the American Dream...right here on the corner of Golden Gate and Leavenworth." The hospitality union has been here for 40 years. And in the poorest neighborhood in San Francisco, UNITE HERE remains a sign of hope and possibility for...Show More

14:13 | Jan 21st, 2016

Most people don't think of kids when they think of San Francisco's Tenderloin. But there are more than 3000 children in the neighborhood. This episode of THE INTERSECTION explores what it's like to grow up here and to raise kids. You'll meet the Pirr...Show More

20:50 | Jan 14th, 2016

Welcome to THE INTERSECTION and to the corner of Golden Gate Ave and Leavenworth St in the Tenderloin. While the neighborhood has the highest density of kids and seniors in San Francisco, it's associated more with its many homeless residents. We'll h...Show More

03:26 | Dec 9th, 2015

Check out a 3-minute teaser for THE INTERSECTION — a new podcast from David Boyer and KALW. The podcast launches Thursday, January 14. But you can subscribe now on iTunes at