A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier, and Curbed's Alissa Walker.
Old Town Broad
Alissa on location at the Union Station Oscars. California loses a seat. The recall is happening. The LA Alliance injunction in limbo. Eli Broad dies at 87. Vaccine limitations shift from supply to demand. LAPD wants more money to reform itself. New allegations on Ray Chan and "indirect bribes."
Carter Better Faster Stronger
Schools are open as another LAUSD superintendent steps down. California puts up a big number for renewable energy generation. An order from a federal judge has big implications for skid row and homelessness in LA. And MELISSA ACEDERA of Polo's Pantry talks about her word in food provision and mutual aid.
The Naming of the Drew
A Covid vaccines is put on hold. City Controller blows up LA's excuses about Project Roomkey expansion. County considering Dr. Drew for LAHSA oversight. Bruce's Beach may be returned 100 years after racist seizure action. LAPD acquitting itself of policy violations. Farewell to the ArcLight.
Flats So Ravin'
LA enters the era of vaccine abundance. A restaurant in Burbank has been having a normal pandemic. Metro appoints a new CEO. The Tejon Ranch development gets postponed again. A number of horrific deaths connected to homelessness in the aftermath of Echo Park Lake -- what can we do now?
Narcissus and Echo Park
Museums and in-person events are coming back. Video of an LAPD arrest is released. Ralphs is closing in Crenshaw. And journalist Jamie Loftus joins Scott, Alissa, and guest host Matt Tinoco to discuss her reporting for KNOCK-LA and the aftermath of the brutal raids on Echo Park Lake.
Leggo My Echo
A brutal week culminates in the forced removal of the unhoused community at Echo Park Lake amid hundreds of LAPD officers and almost as many arrests. And freelance reporter CERISE CASTLE returns to talk about her multi-part series for Knock LA on deputy gangs within the LA County Sheriff's Department.
Learn to love LA Politics
Want to know more about how Los Angeles works at a city, county, state level? Come for the humor and gossip, leave with hard facts about legislative process and where we are going as a city. Can’t recommend it enough.
Deliciously woke! The perfect podcast for progressives to have all their beliefs confirmed. If you’re a big Gascon and Bonin supporter- you’ll love it. The kids who host do sound sweet and friendly so it’s not a knock on them.
I listen every week
Not only informative but entertaining. I never miss an episode. My one small quibble, and I really don’t mean this in a hurtful way, is that Alissa laughs after almost everything she says and now that I’ve noticed it I can’t stop noticing it. But I admire and appreciate her and will live with that laugh.