L.A. Meekly is a monthly comedy podcast about Los Angeles history put out by comedians Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran that battles the idea that LA has no history by delving in the weird, unbelievable and, occasionally, haunted details from the past of their native city.
The Meekly Music Box: Valley Queen
Plug in the old headphones, my liege, because the Meekly Music Box is back! Tune in this month while we learn all about Valley Queen and listen to their songs "Falling" and "Nobody Ever."
Now You Live Here, Now You Don't (Lost Cities)
We're getting lost in the city. Lost in the city tonight (or day; whenever you listen to this, really). We're covering a couple failed cities within Los Angeles that are now lost to time. We have the oceanside paradise of Surfridge (15:41) and the desert socialist utopia of Llano del Rio (34:49).
Field Trip! The Bob Baker Marionette Theater with Alex Evans
We've got no strings to hold us down because we're back with a signature LA Meekly field trip! This time we are thrilled to visit with Alex Evans: head puppeteer at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Learn all about him and the inner workings of the theater today!
Top Three, Amigos (Top 3 Things In Los Angeles)
For it's one! Two! Three recommendations at the old pod game! We asked, dear listeners, and you answered. You all sent in categories of things you wanted to hear us rank our top 3s of from around Los Angeles and here it is! We'll be covering everything from our top 3 bean and cheese burritos to our top 3 freeway interchanges so strap in!
Live From the Heritage Square Museum w/ L.A. Not So Confidential and Hollyweird Paranormal
It's a live (show)! It's a live (show)! As a special bonus this month here is the audio from our live show with the L.A. Not So Confidential podcast and the Hollyweird Paranormal podcast at the Heritage Square Museum. We'll be talking all things Doheny from man to mansion to murder to macabre!
Our Gangs (Gangs of Los Angeles)
The gang's all here. And that's what scares us. This month we'll be covering a handful of Los Angeles' biggest gangs: MS-13 (25:19) and the Crips and the Bloods (1:03:25). Warning: There are some graphic depictions of violence in this episode.
Exploring LA One Joke At A Time
With 7 of the 15 LA Council Members disgraced over a 3 year period this show has never been more welcome. These guys are amazed amused and appalled as they lay out the history and urban legends (i.e. a dragon living in Griffith Park) of a city they know well. Frequently what they turn up during their research surprises them and their sense of discovery is infectious. The two are old friends, and their goofing around and humor is a welcome change from the shrill forced banter that characterizes a lot of podcasts with co-hosts. The shows are arranged by topic and you can start anywhere. I particularly like the Christmas Shows. Five stars.
Fun and informative
Great mix of history and humor, I always look forward to listening. If your in to LA history it’s informative and entertaining.
Love learning more about the history of LA. Have lived here most of my life and didn’t know most of the information I learned in this podcast. Highly recommend!