25 episodes

Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.

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    • 4.5, 85 Ratings

Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Yevie ,

Great show topics but Madeline falls short

I really appreciate the topics Madeline brings to her show. The show has great guests & very insightful stories. However Madeline falls short for me. I’m not fully on board with her interview style, I feel at times she belittles her guests. I personally prefer when Barbara Bogaev guest hosts. I feel she treats the guests with respect & has a very different & kind approach to interviewing guests.

Luthedude ,

Too many opinions not enough news

I used to be a regular, but I feel like it’s drifted from being a source of local news and information ,to a show mainly focused on liberal and progressive talking points. These are views that I generally align with but I have enough echo chambers in my life. I’ve started to just listen to Take Two as an alternative for interesting and relevant local news.

Kathyams ,

Informative and Important

I’ve always loved press play but I used to only listen to it in the car whenever it was on. I’ve since started to seek it out with the gubernatorial interviews, which I find so helpful. I hope they’ll do more (senate and congressional). I love that they’re helping me be an informed voter!

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