Carly Severn

writer, podcaster and social media strategist in San Francisco, California

Carly Severn

writer, podcaster and social media strategist in San Francisco, California

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I write and make audio about odd places, forgotten histories and not-so-popular culture for KQED (San Francisco's NPR/PBS station), where I steer social media strategy. I also host KQED's weekly pop culture podcast The Cooler.

Some of the stuff I've produced, if you'd care to peruse?

~Radio/Podcast Features~

How a Heroine Became a 'Demon' in Victorian San Francisco (The California Report)

The Curious, Enduring Appeal of Fortunetellers (Bay Curious)

This Ghost Town's "Curse" is Not What You Think (The California Report)

'You Don't Have to Come Back': Life and Death in the Waters of Point Reyes (The California Report)

~Culture Commentary~

Drinking With Mad Men: Cocktail Culture and the Myth of Don Draper (NPR)

A Movie, Minutely Examined: How Obsession Made an Unusual Podcast

The Profumo Affair: A '60s Political Scandal for 2018

Another Look at ‘Hanoi Jane,’ Vietnam, and Celebrity Activism

With ‘Queer Movie Stills’, S.F. Artist Reframes Cinematic Romance

Before the Selfie: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves

Who Tries Out for ‘American Idol’ in 2017? I Went to the Oakland Auditions to Find Out (KQED Pop)

(You looking for my beauty work instead? That's here.)