135 episodes

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.

L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast Daniel Zafran & Greg Gonzalez & the history of Los Angeles

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 178 Ratings

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: Los Yesterdays

    The Meekly Music Box: Los Yesterdays

    Sit back, plug in the old podcast turntable and bask in the glory of this month's Meekly Music Box. This go round we are featuring the "souldies" of Los Yesterdays including "Time" and "Nobody's Clown." You're going to love them as much as Daniel loves claiming his car is a low rider.

    • 19 min
    Fabled Attraction (Old Attractions)

    Fabled Attraction (Old Attractions)

    Step right up and welcome to 2022. Where history reigns supreme and also repeats itself. This month we're covering a few of the city's old and old timey attractions including the Pasadena Veloway (13:31), the Moonlight Rollerway (46:59) and the Cawston Ostrich Farm (1:08:08). Happy New Year!

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The Meekly Music Box: Eban Schletter

    The Meekly Music Box: Eban Schletter

    Just press play. We dare you. It's not much of a dare because we know you'll love what you hear. This month our featured musician is the legendary Eban Schletter. Learn about his career spanning from the Gilman Street Warehouse in Berkeley to Spongebob while we listen to his songs "In The Future" and "Super Small" while Daniel keeps bringing up ancient Egypt for some reason. This episode brought to you by Heart Soul Heat. Use promo code LA at checkout to save 50% off your first order today.

    • 28 min
    Hidden History of Los Angeles Crossover Extravaganza w/ Robert Petersen

    Hidden History of Los Angeles Crossover Extravaganza w/ Robert Petersen

    The shared universe you've been waiting for is finally here: L.A. Meekly and The Hidden History of Los Angeles are finally together in one meta podcast episode. We sat down with fellow Los Angeles history podcast host Robert Petersen to talk about his show (The Hidden History of Los Angeles) and our show (well, you know the one) and we answer his 5 L.A. questions. Take a listen and also listen to The Hidden History of Los Angeles to get even more L.A. history in your diet

    • 49 min
    Creepy Christmas/Chaunted Channukah Part: Malign (Haunted Tales)

    Creepy Christmas/Chaunted Channukah Part: Malign (Haunted Tales)

    Channukah came early this year and it swears this has never happened before. Settle in for a night by the artificial fireplace with us as we get into a couple haunted tales of Los Angeles in this: what we declare to be your favorite holiday tradition. This year we will cover the Colorado Street aka "Suicide" Bridge (14:42) and the Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle including the stories of Howard Hughes' plane crash (57:16), the whacking of Bugsy Siegel (1:11:09), the crash of Jan Berry (1:25:52) and the murder of Ronni Chasen (1:47:34). This episode brought to you by Glaze Hair. Use promo code LAHISTORY15 for 15% off today. This episode also brought to you by Heart Soul Heat. Use promo code LA to get 50% off today.

    • 2 hr 4 min
    The Meekly Music Box: Hannah Rooth

    The Meekly Music Box: Hannah Rooth

    It's the middle of the month and you know what that means: The Meekly Music Box is back and it demands you to dance. To help with that, this month we are featuring the music of Hannah Rooth. Listen in to her songs "Dust" and "Do Me Like That" and be wowed by her vocal range and Greg and Daniel are ok too. This episode brought to you by SmileBrilliant.com. Use promo code LAMEEKLY to get a special discount today!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

Sue 999 ,

Best podcast

Since I just started listening a few months ago I am listening to all their previous episodes and having the time of my life. I grew up in LA but now live in San Diego. Sometimes I wish I still lived in LA to visit the sites they talk about. I listen an episode everyday.

Go to the site ,

Ha! Nice one!

Doing things in LA. Yeah.

hailey db ,

Great podcast

Funny and interesting anecdotes about slices of LA history- highly recommend

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