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Hello San Pedro

47 EpisodesProduced by Amanda SilvaWebsite

The Hello San Pedro Podcast is a local podcast about San Pedro, California and the community that lives and thrives here, hosted by Amanda Silva. On this podcast we focus on the people, talking to a new local person of interest each week and listening their story, their relation to San Pedro and dis… read more

47 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

S2E6: Improving the Quality of Life for San Pedrans with Lee Williams

October 31st, 2019


Happy Halloween! 

In today's episode I sit down with Lee Williams who serves as Chairman of the Board for the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. We talk about everything San Pedro, including the development of the …

S2E5: Using Art Therapy to Reduce Anxiety & Depression with Dr. Cora Ramirez-Vasquez

October 24th, 2019


Mental Health Awareness Day recently passed and I was not about to let it go unnoticed. It's important to shed light on mental health and reduce the stigma around seeing a therapist. To help me do this, in todays …

S2E4: Meet Kristin & Nick of Colossus Bread + Pastry

October 18th, 2019


Beware this episode will make you hungry! Today my guests are Kristin Colossus-Rodriguez and her husband Nick Rodriguez, co-owners of Colossus, a new …

S2E3: Past & Present Honorary Mayors of San Pedro with Domenic & Pam Costa

October 4th, 2019


Woo! It's been a full year of the Hello San Pedro podcast! It's an exciting time to be a San Pedran. This year has a lot in store for us and I can't …

S2E2: Celebrating 10 Years of San Pedro Today with Joshua Stecker

September 26th, 2019


Today on the show I am very excited to share with you my interview with Joshua Stecker, Founder and Editor In Chief of the San Pedro Today magazine as we celebrate it's 10 year anniversary.   Our cherished local …

Local News Recap - Sept. 13 - Tragedy At Sunken City, No Swastikas Allowed & Our Girl Misty Gets An Award

September 13th, 2019


Trying out a new type of episode! Let me know what you think. Direct message me on instagram @hellosppodcast ,  email me at or visit the podcast website

In this episode I …

S2E1: Bukowski In Bronze with Angela Romero

September 6th, 2019


Hello Season 2! In this new season you can expect more awesome interviews with amazing people who love San Pedro and lots more. Stay tuned for Patreon info where you can support the podcast and sponsorship info if …

E40: Aiden Garcia-Sheffield - The Man Behind Pride On the Port

August 29th, 2019


End of Season 1! Don't worry, I'll get right into Season 2 next week :) 

A much anticipated episode,  in todays show I have none other than Aiden Garcia-Sheffield, a local community activist originally from Savannah …

E39: Your Local Band The Habits w/ Wolf Bradley

August 23rd, 2019


This episode was prerecorded back in June but I wasn't able to get it out at that time for a lot of personal reasons you can hear about in the previous episode. However, its a great interview with lead singer of the …

E38: Why I Ghosted On the Podcast for Two Months w/ Your Host Amanda Silva

August 15th, 2019


Hey friends, I have a lot to say in this solo episode. I hope you have all been well and I appreciate you for sticking around. In this episode I talk …

E37: How Harbor BusinessSource Center Is Creating Local Jobs w/ Derek Kissinger

June 14th, 2019


In today's episode I sit down with Derek Kissinger to hear how the Harbor BusinessSource Center is creating jobs for our local economy. Ashely Rios, a previous podcast guest and local business owner, joins us also to …

E36: Why San Pedro Still Has A Long Way To Go w/ Chris Tucker

June 6th, 2019


June is PRIDE month and in today's episode Chris Tucker shares why he and his husband chose to leave San Pedro, even after they married here and …

E35: An Update On Homelessness in San Pedro w/ Amber Sheikh-Ginsberg

May 30th, 2019


In today's episode I sit down with Amber Sheikh-Ginsberg, a local activist for our homeless community, to talk about the current state of homelessness in San Pedro and what we can expect from upcoming changes. 

Before …

E34: Healing Through Therapy & Sound with Artemis Tegan & Dona Colleen

May 23rd, 2019


In continuing with the theme of Mental Health Awareness month I sit down with two women who are helping people heal through therapy and sound. Today …

E33: Elise Swanson - President & CEO of San Pedro Chamber of Commerce

May 17th, 2019


In today's episode I sit down with the President and CEO of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, Elise Swanson, to talk about all things small business. We discuss the needs of the local small business community, the …

E32: Mental Health Awareness w/ Rudy Caseres

May 11th, 2019


In honor of Mental Health Awareness month I really wanted to shed light on the issues which is why this week's episode I sit down with local Mental Health Advocate Rudy Caseres. 

Rudy Caseres is an award-winning mental …

E31: Ashley Rios - Owner of Fit Culture Pilates

May 2nd, 2019


In this week's episode I sit down with Ashley Rios, young entrepreneur and owner of Fit Culture Pilates. 

Ashley Rios and I hit it off really well in …

E30: Green Girl Farms & A San Pedro Public Orchard w/ Lara Hughey & Army Linderborg

April 25th, 2019


In today's episode I sit with Green Girl Farms founder Lara Hughey and local fruit trader Army Linderborg to talk about their project idea to start a …

E29: Local Coffee Pop-up "Trinity CBC" w/ Paul Bobadilla

April 18th, 2019


In this week's episode I sit down with Paul Bobadilla and his wife Christina to talk about their new local business, a coffee pop-up. 

Before I get …

E28: Carolina Brown - Owner of Rok 'n' Ell Baby Boutique & More

April 11th, 2019


In this week's episode I sit down and chat with Carolina Brown, owner of Rok 'n' Ell Baby Boutique. We discuss her small business journey and what …

E27: Angela "Romee" Romero - The SP Heritage Museum, "San Pedro Built" & Townee Tours

March 28th, 2019


In today's episode I bring back my favorite repeat guest, Angela "Romee" Romero, to celebrate her recent honor of being recognized by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce and to talk about her recent endeavors, including …

E26: Let's Talk About Money with Christian Lopez

March 21st, 2019


On today's episode, I invite a friend and personal finance professional, Christian Lopez,  to join me in discussing the topic of money. With the threat of automation on the port and with the middle class getting …

E25: Ryan Blaney - SP's Growing Tech Hub w/ Local Technology Lawyer

March 14th, 2019


This week's guest is Ryan Blaney, a local technology lawyer who has started his firm Bolinimi International here in San Pedro and is dedicated to …

E24: Pam Costa - Local Charity Fundraising Champion

March 7th, 2019


This week's guest is Pam Costa and experienced and successful fundraiser in the San Pedro community, a Leadership Director at POLAHS and wife of …

E23: George Palaziol - Serving San Pedro

February 28th, 2019


This week's guest is George Palaziol, a born and raised San Pedran, an active community member and creator of local Facebook group "Serving San …

E22: Manuel Jimenez - Owner of Black Knight Patrol

February 21st, 2019


This week's guest is Manuel Jimenez, the young owner of Black Knight Patrol, a local private security company. At 25 he has accomplished a lot and …

E21: Rudy Caseres - Local Mental Health Advocate

February 14th, 2019


Today's guest is Rudy Caseres, an award winning mental health advocate born and raised in San Pedro. He shares his own mental health journey and gives advice to those struggling with mental health, depression and or …

E20: THE CHORI-MAN with Humberto Raygoza & Mandy Barton

February 7th, 2019


In today's episode we get to hear first hand from Humberto Raygoza, AKA The Chori-Man, and his business partner, Mandy Barton, how he became LA's number one chorizo maker. 

 Together they run The Chori-Man, a local …

E19: Stacy Jackson - Owner of NUDA Juice Shop

January 31st, 2019


Today's episode guest is a local business owner who is passionate about health and wellness and left her career in fashion to open a vegan organic juice shop in San Pedro with the mission of reversing Cancer.

Stacy …

E18: Podcasting In Pedro with Angel Lem of LEMeKNOW Podcast

January 25th, 2019


Today's episode guest is a fellow local podcaster with the goal of giving local people of interest a platform to share their passions. Angel tells his story wrapped in humor so this is definitely one of the funniest …

E17: Stephanie Trevizo-Lopez

January 17th, 2019


In this week's episode Stephanie and I explore the tiny house lifestyle, the possibilities of real estate investing and explore the idea of more people of the community investing in the community.  

 I give a lengthy …

E16: Stacy Trevizo - Owner of Cryptospace

January 10th, 2019


Our guest in this week's episode is also our sponsor! Meet the owner of our local crypto currency lounge Cryptospace located in downtown San Pedro. 

 In the beginning of this episode I update our listeners on the LAUSD …

E15: Angela Romero - San Pedro's Historian

January 4th, 2019


Our guest from episode one has returned to start us off in the new year!  She tells us her personal story and shares her journey to becoming San Pedro's local historian. 

You might remember Angela Romero from our very …

E14: Yolanda Regalado - Owner of Sirens Java & Tea

December 27th, 2018


Meet the owner of Sirens Java & Tea, listen to her personal story and how her dream of opening a coffee shop came to fruition.

 After she …

E13: Why LAUSD Teachers Are Ready To Strike with Jennifer McAfee

December 20th, 2018


Hear why LAUSD teachers are ready to strike as early as mid January, 2019 from someone with 20 years of experience as a teacher and sits on the UTLA Board of Directors.

My guest in this episode is born and raised in San …

E12: Cristal & Nancy Bueno - Local Latina Makers of Bueno Designs

December 13th, 2018


Meet the local makers behind the Mexican culture inspired business, Bueno Designs: The Bueno Sisters, Cristal and Nancy Bueno.

We sat down for …

E11: San Pedro Food Scene with Gio Koletty

December 6th, 2018


What are the most iconic food spots in San Pedro? Listen to me and my cohost, world traveling chef and local foodie, Gio Koletty talk about all …

E10: The Local Fruit Trading Scene in SP with Army Linderborg

November 29th, 2018


Did you know there is a local fruit trading scene in San Pedro? In this tenth episode Army Linderborg joins me to tell us about all the amazing fruit that is being grown literally in our backyards.

Army Linderborg is …

E9: Homelessness in San Pedro with Amber Sheikh Ginsberg

November 22nd, 2018


In this episode Amber Sheikh Ginsberg and I have a serious discussion about one of the community's most heated topics: homelessness. She is probably …

E8: Cindy Bradley - The Ballet Teacher Behind Misty Copeland

November 15th, 2018


Interview guest, Cindy Bradley, sits down with me to share her history with ballet, her coming-to-San-Pedro story, and how she knew Misty Copeland was destined for greatness from the start.

Cindy and I chat about the …

E7: Ryan Hart & Michael Ortiz - Head Coaches of SPHS Boys Soccer Team

November 8th, 2018


Interview guests Ryan Hart and Michael Ortiz share with me their hope for the San Pedro High School Boys soccer team as they take on their first year …

E6: Mike Real - A Local Artist Highlighting Real Issues

November 1st, 2018


Interview guest, Mike Real, tells me about his upbringing in the Rancho San Pedro Projects and how growing up around gang violence motivated to …

E5: Homesick for Pedro with Marissa Haney

October 25th, 2018


Co-host Marissa and I talk about what its like to miss San Pedro. She, living on the east coast now, describes the details of her hometown that she misses most and what it's like being so far from home.

Marissa Haney, …

E4: Julie Bender - The Artist Behind The 25th St. Mural

October 18th, 2018


In the intro I make a PSA reminder to register to vote if you haven't already. Oct. 22nd is the last day to register to vote (link below).

Julie and …

E3: Fan-Girling Over Misty Copeland with Megan Barnes

October 11th, 2018


Megan and I are huge fans of Misty Copeland but Megan knew of her before she was a ballerina and later she had the privilege of actually interviewing her a couple times at the top of her career as a dancer. Together we …

E2: Wolf Bradley - Lead Singer of Local Band The Habits

October 4th, 2018


In this episode we talk about growing up as a dancer in San Pedro, how it prepared him for being in a band and where the inspiration came from for …

E1: 1ST EPISODE! Why SP Is So Special w/ Angela Romero

September 28th, 2018


In this introduction episode hear what inspired me to start a local podcast and what makes San Pedro so special with local historian and columnist …

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