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Why is it so expensive to live in California? And what can the state do about it? Every other week, Los Angeles Times housing reporter Liam Dillon and CALmatters' data reporter Matt Levin chat about the latest developments in California housing policy and interview a key housing newsmaker. Listen to this podcast and we promise your rent will drop in half instantly. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast Matt Levin and Liam Dillon

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    • 4.6, 143 Ratings

Why is it so expensive to live in California? And what can the state do about it? Every other week, Los Angeles Times housing reporter Liam Dillon and CALmatters' data reporter Matt Levin chat about the latest developments in California housing policy and interview a key housing newsmaker. Listen to this podcast and we promise your rent will drop in half instantly. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

chaquinan ,

These guys put make wonkiness fun

Hard to believe that a podcast about a niche, wonky topic has become one of the regulars in my podcast queue, but Matt and Liam do a great job and the twice-per-month schedule is just right. This is such an important topic for all Californians that unfortunately leads to a lot of myths and misconceptions. Matt and Liam have helped me sort through the layers of complexity to better understand the root causes of our high housing costs. They have a great rapport, giving the podcast the feel of a couple of friends chatting. The guests are usually relevant and teach me something. I always feel smarter after listening to one of the podcasts. Now if only the general public would learn more about this issue (hint: creating more supply is the central and most important piece of the puzzle!).

Jlindsay321 ,

A Must Listen for Californians

This is a fantastic podcast that should be required listening for all in California, given the depth and intensity of the state housing crisis. Matt and Liam are highly informed and entertaining, not to mention they always seem to have the perfect guests for every topic.

A plea from your devoted listeners- don’t let the distance get in the way when Liam moves to L.A.! The show must go on!

Nolman21 ,

Openly admit they are economically ignorant

Edit 9/24: My god... l tried one more time and just listened to the passed rent cap episode. The leftist bubble is incredible. THEY DOMT EVEN MENTION THE POSSIBILITY OF SUPPLY BEING HURT BY THIS LEGISLATION... NOT EVEN ONCE!!! This is science denial since 80%+ of economists say it hurts in the long term.

First episode I listen to was with a developer. Which they admitted they rarely talk to and the first on their show. Their line of questions really show how uninformed they are. Their prevailing wage argument is painfully illogical. Also, this idiot who is a union rep sitting in a cushy office says the acknowledgment of a labor shortage is a “complicated answer”. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You are being duped and ignoring the simple laws of supply and demand. One more question... if all this high minimum wage bs and prevailing wage bs is true, then why does California have the highest poverty rate?

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