It isn't every episode that we get to learn more about the main character in a book.
First of all, if you haven't already read Home Baked, Alia Volz's autobiography about her mom, her dad, and the pot brownie business they had in San Francisco in the 1970s, please do.
In this podcast, Alia, who was born and raised amid that booming business four decades ago, dives deeper into her parents' stories, both individually and as a couple. As she does in her book, she sets the stage for her eventual arrival, back when her parents lived and cooked baked goods in a warehouse in the Mission.
And then Alia wraps up Part 1 with the story of her birth.
We recorded this podcast outside of Alia's home in the Inner Richmond in April 2021.
Photography by Michelle Kilfeather