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A news and politics podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Scott Frazier, Alissa Walker, and Rachel Reyes.

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    • Government
    • 4.8 • 405 Ratings

A news and politics podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Scott Frazier, Alissa Walker, and Rachel Reyes.

    My Gondolences

    My Gondolences

    Rachel and Alissa talk about the proposed gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium and 31 requirements placed on its developers by the Metro board. Then, they're joined by Godfrey Plata from LA Forward to talk through a few key races and issues in next week's Super Tuesday election.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Bittersweet Dem Phonies

    Bittersweet Dem Phonies

    On the one-year anniversary of the Fed Tapes, Scott, Alissa, and Rachel discuss the legacy of the shocking scandal — including two new lawsuits, proposals for charter reform, and how the participants are working hard to rehabilitate themselves in public. And ethics charges are finally filed against yet another councilmember, John Lee, also known as "City Staffer B."

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Raise to the Bottom

    Raise to the Bottom

    Scott and Alissa are joined by former LA Podcast host turned Council District 4 staffer Hayes Davenport to discuss the council’s 12-3 vote to approve huge raises for LAPD and what that means for the city’s non-police services. Plus, a look back on how the city’s approach to addressing homelessness has changed — and what still needs to change.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Writers on the Storm

    Writers on the Storm

    On the eve of the storm, Scott, Alissa, and Rachel discuss the region's preparations for Hurricane Hilary, the first tropical storm to make landfall in LA since 1939. Plus, more union workers join LA's summer of solidarity, and the oh-so-swift response to a rash of smash grabs-slash-flash robs at local malls. But first, Rachel gets personal, and content warning, a conversation about child sexual abuse, rape, and grooming in an LAUSD school takes place from 12 minutes to 33 minutes if you want to skip that part.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Price and Prejudice

    Price and Prejudice

    Scott, Alissa, and Rachel break down the charges for the latest LA councilmember indictment, including why the case against Curren Price is different. Plus, white supremacist fascists crash LA's Pride month, and final thoughts on the CD 6 election.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    The Real Grim Shady

    The Real Grim Shady

    Scott, Alissa, and Rachel discuss the WGA strike, Jordan Neely's murder and who gets to feel safe riding transit, the city's new budget and Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez's lone dissenting vote, and, of course, "La Sombrita."

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
405 Ratings

405 Ratings

loverofpodcasts ,

Please do more frequent eps

We need more breakdown post leaked tapes and going into the election. Can we return to once a week????!!!????

Thank you, the emergency episode was so good and so needed to help process whats been happening. No one else is doing this thoughtful kind of conversation. La pod we need you!!!

Avolberding ,

Really Want to Like This Podcast

I live in LA, am very interested in what is going on in the city and really want to like the podcast. However, the lack of editing kills this show for me. The first 20 to 30 minutes of the podcast consists of the hosts’ LA Stories, which, while occasionally interesting are way too long. The remaining hour includes at least 5 minutes of the hosts laughing at one another’s jokes. If the hosts tightened things up and posted episodes more regularly I would enjoy the show a lot more and consider contributing financially to it.

Bigdawgmoe ,

Is this pod still around??

Was hoping for some hot takes for voting season!? Where ya at LA pod??

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