Colin Peden

Colin was a 2014-2015 Audio Academy intern and is currently training as an as-needed board operator / announcer. He is a producer for Philosophy Talk, #FSFSF, and My Mixtape here at KALW. When not making radio, Colin plays in bands, some of which are louder than others. 

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Alice Wetterlund and Andy Peters. 

Alice Wetterlund performs Wednesday (11/02) through Saturday (11/05) at the Punch Line in San Francisco. Find details here.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For this Halloween installment, magician and host of the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour Christian Cagigal tell us why he picked this song by Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Andy Zaltzman and Ian Harvie.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For this installment, journalist Leslie Griffy tells us why she chose this song by Billy Bragg & Wilco.

FSFSF: Comedy from Robert Klein & Nick Thune

Oct 18, 2016

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Robert Klein and Nick Thune.

Robert Klein performs this Thursday, October 20th at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For today's installment, composer/saxophonist/theorist Hafez Modirzadeh tells us why he picked this song by Prasant Radhakrishnan.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For Friday's installment, Charles Purdy told us why he chose the song "Troy," by Sinead O'Connor.

FSFSF: Comedy from Hannibal Buress and Phoebe Robinson

Oct 11, 2016

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Hannibal Buress and Phoebe Robinson.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For Friday's installment, Al Letson, host of the Reveal podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting tells us why he picked this song by Nas.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from John Heffron and Norm MacDonald.

John Heffron performs Thursday through Saturday at Punch Line SF. Click here for more details.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For today's installment, listener Tom McManus followed the instructions here and submitted his own entry, telling us why he chose this song by The Allman Brothers Band. 

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For today's installment, Truc Nguyen tells us why she chose this song by Cyndi Lauper.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Natalie Rodriguez tells us why she chose this song by Celia Cruz.  

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Adam Conover and Dylan Brody.

Adam Conover performs Thursday at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Phillip Coffin tell us why he chose this song by The Runaways.

My Mixtape: "Hey Ma" by Chance The Rapper

Sep 12, 2016

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Erick Cortez, an artist associated with Sunset Youth Services and Upstar Records, tells us why he chose this Chance The Rapper tune.   

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Billy Wayne Davis and Will Durst.

Billy Wayne Davis performs tomorrow at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

Will Durst performs Friday at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. Click here for more details.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Drew Ackerman, host of the Sleep With Me podcast, tells us why he chose this Neil Young tune.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Megan Quintana tells us why she chose to add this track to our ever-growing mixtape.  

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Jean Pimentel tells us why she chose this WWII standard. Because she didn't specify which recording she was thinking of, the artist presented here is Anne Shelton.

Sunset Youth Services

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. San Francisco's own Cameron Collier chose a song of his that he collaborated on with his friend Erick Cortez. Together they performed this under the names Grizzly and ECFunk. Thanks to Dexter Lotz of Sunset Youth Services for producing this piece. You can listen to the entire song here

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Originally from Oakland, California, Brittani “Brittsense” Sensabaugh is a New York-based documentarian who chose this song (performed by several different artists) for us.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Barbara Lee is the Congresswoman for the 13th District of California. She chose this song by Nina Simone because it has echoes in today's Black Lives Matter Movement. Listen, think, and react appropriately.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Vance Vredenburg

Mountain yellow-legged frogs used to be bountiful, hopping out from under hikers feet anywhere there was water. Now they’re critically endangered by both non-native predators and a deadly fungal disease that's killed over a third of the world’s amphibian species.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Bay area journalist Nathanael Johnson tells us why he chose this choral piece by French composer Gabriel Fauré, which he first sang while in choir as a teen. The recording presented here was by Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. 

Kenneth Monteiro, the dean of the college of ethnic studies at San Francisco State University, chose this uplifting anthem for our latest entry to the mixtape.  

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Jinho Ferreira aka "The Piper" is a hip-hop musician and police officer. Jinho chose to contribute this song by his group Flipsyde that is featured on the soundtrack to his play "Cops and Robbers." You can listen to the full song here.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Investigative journalist Shane Bauer tell us why he chose this song by  Swedish band Little Dragon, which he listened to while he was working undercover as a prison guard in a private prison. You can watch the official video and listen to the full song here.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Wired Science Desk correspondent Nick Stockton lives in Point Richmond, CA and chose this song by Chance the rapper because he finds it uplifting. You can listen to the full song here.  

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Mill Valley's Matt Jaffe, guitarist and founder of the band Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, chose Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin," a song that grew on him as he grew to recognize Williams' songwriting skills.

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