79 episodes

The Hidden History of Los Angeles podcast explores the lesser known aspects of L.A. history. Contrary to the commonly held belief that L.A. does not have any history, Los Angeles has a rich and colorful history. You just have to dig a little deeper to find it.

The Hidden History of Los Angeles Robert Petersen

    • History
    • 4.8 • 209 Ratings

The Hidden History of Los Angeles podcast explores the lesser known aspects of L.A. history. Contrary to the commonly held belief that L.A. does not have any history, Los Angeles has a rich and colorful history. You just have to dig a little deeper to find it.

    Charlie Parker in L.A. HHLA75

    Charlie Parker in L.A. HHLA75

    This episode is about the time the legendary jazz saxophonist, Charlie Parker, spent in Los Angeles, which included epic jam sessions and recordings, but also drugs, debauchery, a stay at a mental institution, and a "naked" party.

    • 14 min
    Bring Eyvin Hernandez Home!

    Bring Eyvin Hernandez Home!

    My friend, Eyvin Hernandez, is being unlawfully detained in Venezuela. Listen to the episode to learn about Eyvin and what we can do to bring him home. Sign the online petition: https://www.change.org/p/bring-eyvin-hernandez-home. Make a donation: https://gofund.me/4117b3cb. Learn more: https://bringeyvinhome.org/. 

    • 3 min
    A Place at the Nayarit and an Interview with Natalia Molina HHLA74

    A Place at the Nayarit and an Interview with Natalia Molina HHLA74

    This episode features an interview with Natalia Molina about her new book, "A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community." 

    • 42 min
    L.A. Names: Pico Boulevard HHLA73

    L.A. Names: Pico Boulevard HHLA73

    This episode explores the origin of the name Pico Boulevard.

    • 12 min
    Freewaytopia and an Interview with Paul Haddad HHLA72

    Freewaytopia and an Interview with Paul Haddad HHLA72

    This episode features an interview with Paul Haddad regarding his book, "Freewaytopia: How Freeways Shaped Los Angeles."

    • 40 min
    Crossover Episode with the L.A. Meekly Podcast HHLA71

    Crossover Episode with the L.A. Meekly Podcast HHLA71

    In this special crossover episode, I interview, and get interviewed by, Daniel Zafran and Greg Gonzalez from the L.A. Meekly podcast. 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Redlands to Chicago ,

Wonderful

Just a great podcast.

aperez467 ,

Bringing L.A. History to Life

Love the concept and topics. Very interesting. Keep the episodes coming.

Spike McGee ,

Love this Show

He really knows how to choose interesting topics and bring them to life.

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