Q'ed Up Q'ed Up is a podcast that dives deep into one story over weeks and months (and sometimes in just one episode). We don't just follow the story, the story follows us. We're bringing sound rich, innovative documentary storytelling to topics that matter, from mapping mass migrations to investigating criminal justice. Dive in with us. New episodes launch every Wednesday.
Q'ed Up

Q'ed Up

From KQED

Q'ed Up is a podcast that dives deep into one story over weeks and months (and sometimes in just one episode). We don't just follow the story, the story follows us. We're bringing sound rich, innovative documentary storytelling to topics that matter, from mapping mass migrations to investigating criminal justice. Dive in with us. New episodes launch every Wednesday.

Most Recent Episodes

Let's Take a Dip in the (San Jose) Shark Tank

Read more about Brian Watt's first Sharks game ever here. Ever wonder how the Sharks got their name? Check out that story here. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Jeremy Siegel. This is the final episode of Q'ed Up. Thanks to everyone who helped make the show what it is: Queena Kim, Jeremy Siegel, Sonja Hutson, Angela Corral, Bianca Hernandez, Michelle Wiley, Tiffany Camhi, Rob Speight, Katie McMurran, Jim Bennett, Chris Hoff, Ceil Muller, Julie Caine, Vinnee Tong, Ethan Lindsey, Holly Kernan and all the reporters whose stories were featured on the show. Keep up with the best reporting from KQED by subscribing to The Bay. And you can hear more from Ryan by subscribing to Bay Curious. You can also follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

Who Has the 'Opportunity' to Attend the Best Schools in Oakland?

Jonathan Osler's Medium post: "Buying My Way Into An Oakland Public School" KQED's ongoing coverage: Oakland Schools: Put to the Test Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Angela Corral. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

'It's Amazing': The Power of Showing Up After the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

You can read more about the vigil at the Islamic Center of Mill Valley here. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Jeremy Siegel. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

'It's Amazing': The Power of Showing Up After the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Wakey Wakey! Digging Into the Science of 'Spring Forward'

You can read more of Danielle Venton's reporting on the science, history and politics of daylight saving time here and here. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Queena Kim. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

How the Black Panthers' Politically Charged House Band Shifted Funk Music

Bay Area band The Lumpen only recorded two songs in the 1970s, but the group's music had a lasting impact on funk. Thanks in part to its loyalty to its parent organization: The Black Panther Party. Read Eric Arnold's full article on The Lumpen here. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Queena Kim. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

How the Black Panthers' Politically Charged House Band Shifted Funk Music

Boogity Boogity Boogity: Are Electric Cars the Future of Auto Racing?

Formula E is a new racing circuit, like NASCAR or Formula One, that's trying to make it big. It can match the old-school circuits in speed, but its electric cars don't have that same soothing rumble race fans love. Can this sustainability-focused league build and sustain a fan base? Read Craig Miller's full article on Formula E here. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Jeremy Siegel. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

Boogity Boogity Boogity: Are Electric Cars the Future of Auto Racing?

The Power of a Last Kiss

We hear a lot about magical first kisses. But what about last kisses? Read more stories of last kisses. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Queena Kim. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

One Man, One Community and a Whole Bunch of Short-Term Rentals

Several Bay Area towns are trying to figure out what to do about the number of the short-term rentals popping up in their neighborhoods. In Stinson Beach, one man has made it his mission to figure out how many of his neighbors are actually full-time residents. Read more of Sam's reporting on short-term rentals here. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Jeremy Siegel. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

Will Self-Driving Cars Put Us in Transportation Heaven or Hell?

Getting around in the Bay Area is a pain in the butt, especially for marginalized groups like those with low incomes, people with disabilities, the elderly and people of color. Autonomous vehicles could help alleviate our transportation inequities, or they could make them worse. Brian Watt talks to Hana Creger of the Oakland-based Greenlining Institute about whether we're headed toward transportation heaven or hell. Read the report Creger co-authored on this question: "Autonomous Vehicle Heaven or Hell? Creating a Transportation Revolution that Benefits All" Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Queena Kim. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

A Toast to Ghosts and a Good Glass of Wine

Sometimes the best way to get to know an artist is to explore the places that inspire them. For local theater artist Lisa Marie Rollins, one of those places is Brown Downtown in Napa, the tasting room for Brown Estate Winery. Listen in on her conversation with the winery's co-owner Coral Brown. It's their first conversation, but it doesn't take them long to connect on a deep level. Learn more about Lisa Marie Rollins in her Bay Brilliant profile from KQED Arts. Q'ed Up is hosted and produced by Ryan Levi. This episode was edited by Queena Kim. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @ryan_levi. Send us a note at qedup@kqed.org. Find more Q'ed Up at kqed.org/qedup.

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