Name Drop San Diego
Name Drop San Diego
Abby Hamblin & Kristy Totten
Name Drop San Diego is a weekly podcast from The San Diego Union-Tribune celebrating people who have shaped San Diego and been shaped by it. Join hosts Abby Hamblin and Kristy Totten each Tuesday as they get to know the people who make San Diego proud.
Brian Malarkey, celebrity chef and restaurateur
Chef Brian Malarky, known for local restaurants like Herb & Wood and his latest, Animae, recently competed on "Top Chef: All Stars" in Los Angeles and is pivoting to digital dining during the pandemic.
Aug 18
32 min
Barney Scout Mann, hiker, author and 'trail angel'
Barney 'Scout' Mann is the author of a new book called "Journeys North" about hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail. He has hiked all over the world and serves as a "trail angel" in San Diego.
Aug 11
46 min
Judi Sheppard Missett, founder and CEO of Jazzercise
Judi Sheppard Missett founded Jazzercise in 1969 and it has grown to a company with franchises all around the world. She talks about the lessons she's learned along the way and the "ah-ha" moments that lead to her success.
Aug 4
44 min
Introducing Hello Gen Z, a new U-T podcast
​Generation Z is transforming America’s culture and identity. And its members are just getting started. In this new​ podcast, you’ll hear their hopes and their fears, who they are — and who they aren’t.
Jul 28
27 min
Tony Gwynn Jr., broadcaster and former MLB player
An interview with Tony Gwynn Jr., a former MLB player and current broadcaster heard on radio, podcasts and television here in San Diego.
Jul 21
47 min
Claudia Sandoval, winner of Masterchef Season 6
Chef Claudia Sandoval is a self-taught Mexican-American chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur behind the Cochi Dorado Modern Mexican Bakery.
Jul 14
52 min
Junior Seau, behind the scenes
San Diego sports journalist Jim Trotter covered the Chargers for years before being asked to write "Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon." Here, Trotter shares stories about his years working with Seau.
Jul 7
15 min
Jim Trotter, NFL journalist and Junior Seau biographer
Jim Trotter has covered sports for Sport Illustrated, ESPN, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He wrote "Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon," and credits Seau with teaching him to cover a pro locker room.
Jul 7
56 min
Ralph Keeling, keeper of 'The Keeling Curve'
Not all broken records are worth celebrating. Ralph Keeling, a geochemistry professor at UC San Diego, knows this well as the man who oversees an ever-rising measure of the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
Jun 30
48 min
Kenneth Barlis, fashion designer to the stars
Kenneth Barlis is a San Diego-based fashion designer who has dressed celebs such as Cardi B, Janet Jackson and Carrie Underwood. He talks about his inspiration, how being a Filipino immigrant shapes him and, of course, he shares a few fashion tips.
Jun 23
45 min
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