New Episodes Below!
Whether you’re new to San Mateo, California, or a long time resident, the San Mateo Focus Podcast is the place to learn about local history, good eats, and things to do.
Featured Episode: Introducing the San Mateo Focus Podcast
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About San Mateo Focus
Podcasts are great, and just about every topic is covered on a national scale. But what about right next door? How many people go about their daily lives not really knowing about their local community, what it has to offer, and the history that made it what it is today? San Mateo Focus is a weekly hyperlocal podcast that presents interesting local information in bite-sized chunks. Come take a listen. I bet you’ll say, “Wow, I never knew that!” and “Why don’t we visit that place this weekend?” Take a listen and let us know what you think. We’d love ideas for new episodes as well.
SMF Host Introductions
And now for something completely different: podcast host Judy Gordon, and producer Peter Radsliff, introduce themselves and talk about why and how they created San Mateo Focus. [play below, or click here for episode page]
Episode 13 – 1/23/2020
Introducing the San Mateo Focus Podcast
Judy Gordon kicks off her new podcast with hyperlocal stories that will be appreciated by anyone who lives or visits San Mateo on the San Francisco Peninsula. [link to episode page]
Caltrain History & Construction Update
Judy gives a primer on Caltrain’s rich history and provides an update on the construction going on in San Mateo. [link to episode page]
Hillsdale Mall: Past, Present, & Future
Judy takes nostalgic trip to when San Mateo’s Hillsdale Mall was new and contrasts that with the renovation that opens later this month. [link to episode page]
Japanese and other cuisines in San Mateo
Judy explains why San Mateo has such a vibrant and extensive scene for Japanese and other ethnic cuisines. [link to episode page]
Judy discovers some interesting history about Coyote Point, this gem of a recreation area that every San Mateo family should get to know. [link to episode page]
San Mateo Parents Club
San Mateo Farmers Markets
One of life’s little pleasures in San Mateo is having multiple Farmer’s Markets to choose from, making ‘farm to table’ something everyone can do quite easily. Judy digs into the details of our local pop-up grocers in this week’s episode. [link to episode page]
San Mateo Police Department
It is especially during this time of year that we think about giving of ourselves to others less fortunate. Judy profiles Samaritan House, one of San Mateo’s leading non-profits and the largest food distribution agency in the county. Their free service offerings include shelter and housing assistance, medical and dental clinics, clothes for children, personalized case management, and much more. Please listen to this special episode and see if Samaritan House can help you help others. [link to episode page]
San Mateo City Resources
St. John’s Cemetery
San Mateo Public Library
SMF Host Introductions
And now for something completely different: podcast host Judy Gordon, and producer Peter Radsliff, introduce themselves and talk about why and how they created San Mateo Focus.
Behind the Scenes
Founder & Host
Producer & Co-Host
San Mateo Focus is the brainchild of Judy Gordon, longtime San Mateo resident who has worked locally in startup companies and with non-profit organizations. Judy hosts the show and uncovers all of the stories presented in each episode. Peter Radsliff produces the show and occasionally fills in as co-host.