Santa Barbara Independent Podcast
A weekly dossier of some of the issues and events covered in each week's issue of the Santa Barbara Independent, featuring some of the Independent's editorial staff.
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Matt Kettmann reminisces the Trust for Historic Preservation's first 50 years and Aly Comingore on May's musical happenings.
John Zant runs down the Amgen Tour of California and we host our first reporter's roundtable with The Indy's newsroom.
Ethan Stewart on rancher Louise Hanson preserving 14,000 acres and D.J. Palladino on the latest film news.
Nick Welsh talks about the issues surrounding mental health in Santa Barbara
Shannon Kelly serves up the monthly culinary digest and Matt Kettmann reflects on the closing and transformation of Ocean Meadows Golf Course.
Calendar editor Jack Crosbie breaks down summer camps, Aly Comingore talks Coachella's S.B. spillover, and Matt Kettmann debriefs us on the zoo's new dinosaurs.
Chris Meagher discusses sentencing in the George Ied murder trial, and Tyler Hayden talks about the S.B. Zoo's impending giraffe births and the homeless man who died while being arrested.
Arts Editor Charles Donelan buzzes on Lotusland exhibit, and Matt Kettmann reports on the complicated situation facing Venoco and Goleta.
Aly tells all about her time eating promo foods and seeing shows at SxSW in Austin, and Ethan talks about Marijuana and the dispensary problem facing CA.
Shannon dishes on the Edible Institute in Santa Barbara, Matt talks about parking changes at the harbor, and Michelle Drown gives us the scoop on St. Paddy's day in SB.