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Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert — a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.

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Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert — a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.

    Nikola and Fritz

    Nikola and Fritz

    When David first got the email, it just seemed like one of those offers that’s too good to be true. The idea that he would be holding the reins of a horse drawn carriage tearing across the high plains of Colorado and that his passenger would be...

    • 48 min
    Welcome To Richard’s Famous LA Food Podcast

    Welcome To Richard’s Famous LA Food Podcast

    A crossover spectacular! Richard Parks III, the host of Richard’s Famous Food Podcast, helps David find where food meets fame in Los Angeles. And is that Wolfgang Puck in the backseat?

    • 32 min
    Friday Night: The Kingdom of Time

    Friday Night: The Kingdom of Time

    Remember what Friday nights used to feel like? It was freedom, that moment when you get off work, and your time no longer belongs to someone else — the night is yours. Here is an ode, a time capsule, to everyone's favorite night of the week.

    • 56 min
    What’s Ours

    What’s Ours

    In this episode of Welcome to LA: A look at redlining in Southern California. A story about how Black families are being priced-out of LA and moving to Palmdale and other cities of the High Desert. Also some rock and roll.

    • 34 min
    A Quick Message

    A Quick Message

    ‘Welcome to LA’ is not putting out a new episode this week. In the meantime, host David Weinberg recommends some podcasts that are worth a listen during this current moment.

    • 1 min
    Deep Time: The Strange Life of an LA Googie

    Deep Time: The Strange Life of an LA Googie

    Inside an old restaurant you can hear the sound of kids hunkered down at the counter, plotting a revolution. It’s a long shot for sure, but maybe they will pull it off. Maybe they will save us all.

    • 28 min

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