Locals Only Podcasts
Turn your commute into a time to discover new perspectives of our city.
Author Bill Barol explores the simple yet complicated concept of “home” and what it means to those who were born in or have migrated to Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles. Every two weeks, Barol releases a story about various figures in L.A., from celebrities to writers to painters to designers, and how they have made and left their mark on the West Coast.
If you can weather hosts Daniel Zafran and Greg Gonzalez’s painfully dad joke-heavy cold opens, you’ll discover a goldmine of extraordinary L.A. history. Like, did you know there’s buried treasure under the Hollywood Bowl? There is. Did you that a maintenance guy used to live in a tiny shack behind the first L of the Hollywood sign? He did. Did you know that William Faulkner got so fed up trying to write movies that he wandered off into desert alone with a bottle of liquor? It’s true. The L.A. meekly guys throw it back to the weird old days in this deeply nerdy show.
If you’re as into uncovering the hidden gems of L.A. as we are, this podcast is tailor-made for you. With reliably fascinating stories from local history, host Robert Petersons supplies the deets on the disgraceful life of Griffith Park founder Griffith J. Griffith, tracks down the oldest building in L.A., and investigates the question that keeps us all up at night: Why are there huge holes in the ground in Irwindale?
A podcast for the fans of the Los Angeles Rams. Horns Up!
True Blue LA gives you an insiders look at our hometeam.
Evan Kleiman Chef, author, radio host, and restaurateur has been called "the fairy Godmother of the LA food scene" for her central role in bringing a community of food people together through her radio show, Good Food. As host of Good Food on KCRW since 1997, Evan has interviewed more than 6000 guests ranging from celebrated chefs to local farmers, enabling her to explore every aspect of food and how it intersects with human life.
The podcast where local legends and visiting visionaries talk to Toby Burke Hemingway in the back room of his revered Silver Lake (California) art and design store Hemingway and Pickett.
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and author Davy Rothbart, a Los Angeles resident, solves the mysteries of lost-and-found notes, videos, voicemail messages, flyers, photos, drawings and more. The show also explores music, relics, humor and various other heartfelt stories with guest interviews, which have included stories from comedian Colin Quinn and ScyFy’s “Ghost Hunters” producer and host Amy Bruni.
Learn from the “best” about how to reach your showbiz dreams with comedy television writers Sean Clements (Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”) and Hayes Davenport (FOX’s “Family Guy”), who host the fictional comedy podcast, in which the two A-list egomaniac superstars give advice and answer questions from listeners looking to find success in the entertainment industry, as well as interview fellow famous stars. The semi-improvised satire has featured a variety of celebrity guests – the name-dropping hosts refer to all of the stars as their “close friends” – including actors Nick Kroll, Matt Besser and Matt Gourley.
This podcast keeps locals in the know about the community, and numerous collaborations have led them deep into Pasadena’s network of small businesses. They’ve also been able to support causes like foster care/adoption, mental health and empowering female leadership.