Stories from the odd corners of history, science, art & adventure.
We are excited to announce the debut of the Odd Salon podcast, featuring updated and remixed favorites from the live stage plus all new stories from our fabulous speakers.
“Odd Salon is one of the last great vestiges of Bay Area curiosity culture. They have found exactly the right blend of avid amateurs, appropriate production values, and fantastic research. We need more institutions like this.”
"Odd Salon might sound like a place to get your curls set for Burning Man, but it is in fact a series of evening cocktail gatherings in which speakers, from the amateur to the professionally obsessed, present lectures on odd topics."
"Odd Salon is for the curious, the ones who peek around corners, explore on weekends, remove their earbuds and open their eyes to observe and listen during their commute."
"These are talks about adult topics like historic jerks and animals behaving badly to tales of tragically bad luck. Luckily, there are adult beverages served, which make the darker stories, and just being an adult in general, far more palatable."
“In a world too often divided by what we think or believe, Odd Salon is an oasis of knowledge where all are welcome to drink.”
Odd Salon is a fiscally sponsored project of the InterCulture Foundation, a 501C3 non-profit organization.
Your tax-deductible donations help us provide resources for speakers and bring stories to the stage.