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Join Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of Los Angeles and Southern California news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts and more. More AirTalk at www.kpcc.org.

    AirTalk Episode Wednesday November 23, 2022

    AirTalk Episode Wednesday November 23, 2022

    Today on AirTalk, a local doctor answers your health questions on how to stay safe for the holiday season. Also on the show, TV-Talk; FilmWeek; and more.


    Holiday Health Tips From Your Friendly, Neighborhood Infectious Disease Expert As Public Health Officials Monitor Rises In COVID, Flu & RSV (0:15)
    Teacher Series: The Joys Of Teaching (08:47)
    TV-Talk: Tulsa King, Wednesday, The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2 & More (34:15)
    FilmWeek: ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,’ ‘Devotion,’ ‘Nanny’ And More (51:31)
    John Horn’s Interview about WHITE NOISE with director Noah Baumbach (1:22:05)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Tuesday, November 22, 2022

    AirTalk Episode Tuesday, November 22, 2022

    Today on AirTalk, a new study answers what do Angelenos want our new mayor to tackle first? Also on the show, school districts are struggling with teacher retention; World Cup 2022 and the many controversies; and more.


    Survey Of LA Voters Shows Great Expectations For New Mayor To Address Homelessness (0:15)
    What Is The Current State Of K-12 Teacher Recruiting & Retainment In Southern California? (19:18)
    Why The Biden Administration Granted PG&E Over $1 Billion To Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Over (51:28)
    The Youth Aren’t Listening And It’s Because They’re Losing Hearing (1:06:49)
    World Cup 2022: US, Mexico Men’s Teams Kick Off Championship Bids, Plus What It’s Like To Be A Reporter in Qatar Covering The Tournament (1:28:03)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Monday November 21, 2022

    AirTalk Episode Monday November 21, 2022

    Today on AirTalk, nearly two weeks and still counting– why aren’t all the election ballots counted yet? Also on the show, the latest on student loan forgiveness; how to avoid chaos preparing your Thanksgiving meal; and more.


    Why Did It Take So Long To Count Votes? How Can California Get Voters Results Faster? (0:15)
    Where Does Student Loan Forgiveness Stand? (20:03)
    A Brief History Of California’s Wild Burros: The Cute, Protected (And Slightly Problematic) Living Symbols Of The West (36:00)
    What Challenges Are Teachers Facing As In-Person Learning Gets Back Into Full Swing? (51:24)
    Prepping For Your Thanksgiving Feast? We’re Talking Tips, Tricks, Turkey And More (1:22:20)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Friday November 18, 2022

    AirTalk Episode Friday November 18, 2022

    Today on AirTalk, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is stepping down– what changes that will bring. Also on the show, how Elon Musk created his loyal fanbase; FilmWeek; and more.


    Nancy Pelosi To Step Down As House Speaker After Two Decades (0:15)
    What Can The Musk-Twitter Saga Tell Us About His ‘Fanboys’ & Male Fandom? (10:20)
    Following The Death Of Bush, 9/11 Speechwriter Michael Gerson, A Debate And Speech Expert Explains What Makes A Great Presidential Scribe (27:51)
    New LAist Essay Series “Being American” Features Southern Californians Sharing Their Search For Belonging, In Their Own Words (44:15)
    FilmWeek: ‘She Said,’ ‘The Menu,’ ‘Bones And All’ And More (51:32)
    John Horn’s Interview about SHE SAID with actor Zoe Kazan (1:22:02)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Thursday November 17, 2022

    AirTalk Episode Thursday November 17, 2022

    Today on AirTalk, the latest in the polls— Congresswoman Karen Bass projected to be the first woman mayor of L.A. Also on the show, the next phase in NASA’s moon exploration; TV-Talk; and more.


    Karen Bass Will Be The Next Mayor Of Los Angeles. How Will She Lead The City? (0:15)
    Why Is NASA Interested In Returning To The Moon 50 Years After The Last Lunar Walk? (15:59)
    TV-Talk: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble,’ ‘Yellowstone’ & More (33:43)
    Lab-Grown Chicken May Be Coming To A Plate Near You After Company Gets FDA Approval To Sell (51:34)
    New Book Details 'How Sex Changed The Internet And How The Internet Changed Sex' (1:20:37)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Wednesday November 16, 2022

    AirTalk Episode Wednesday November 16, 2022

    Today on AirTalk, third time’s a charm for Trump? What the future of the Republican Party looks like after his Presidential announcement. Also on the show, the season of struggles for L.A. sports teams; checking in with LAPD Chief Michel Moore; and more.


    Trump Officially Announces Another Run For President. What Does It Mean For The Republican Party? (0:15)
    The State Of Groundwater Access Throughout CA As More Wells Dry Up In The Central Valley (17:11)
    As Rams And Lakers Sputter, The Pros And Cons Of Trading Away The Future To Win Now (37:28)
    Checking In On Southern California’s Dual Enrollment Programs (51:31)
    LAPD Chief Michel Moore On DTLA Target Stabbing, Investigation Into Leak Of Racist LA City Council Conversations And More (1:10:21)

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Heather Bo ,

Great Content!

Airtalk provides a wide range of knowledgeable guests, covering many topics of interest. Entertaining and informative!

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My favorite podcast

I have been listening to AirTalk for over a decade and the show has continued to impress me all these years. Larry is one of the most level-headed, intelligent, and gracious hosts you can find. Larry avoids bias and presses both sides of the issue. Years ago the time slot changed and I was not able to listen on my commute but I now listen to the podcast everyday and I contribute dollars to KPCC quarterly as my gratitude for the quality programming of AirTalk. -Matthew, Windsor Square, Los Angeles.

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