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.
Palm Trees HHLA70
In this episode, guest host Leah Treidler tells the story behind the city's iconic palm trees.
Preserving Los Angeles and an Interview with Ken Bernstein HHLA69
This episode features an interview with Ken Bernstein about his book, "Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America's Cities."
Owen Brown HHLA68
This episode tells the story behind a grave site in Altadena.
Kathy Fiscus and an Interview with William Deverell HHLA67
This episode features an interview with historian William Deverell regarding his latest book, "Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy That Transfixed The Nation."
Dootsie Williams HHLA66
Dootsie Williams was a trailblazing black music executive and entrepreneur who left an impact on the music industry and his community.
Spiritual L.A. and an Interview with Catherine Auman HHLA65
This episode features an interview with Catherine Auman about her book "Guide to Spiritual L.A.: The Irreverent, the Awake, and the True."
So much to learn!
I absolutely love this podcast. It’s not just A Hidden History, it’s an encyclopedia of amazing pieces and parts of the Los Angeles area. I’m a Pasadena native and a local history buff. The subjects featured are incredibly interesting, well researched and thoughtfully presented. A must-listen for area residents and those who plan to travel to Los Angeles alike.
Robert Petersen loves Los Angeles, southern california and the stories that map it's history, both good and bad. He's folksy like Huell Howser (not a bad thing), but Petersen approaches his subject as a resident. Howser always seemed to be a tourist. If I had to watch (or listen) to one more take on Phillippe's I'm going for the studied way Petersen uses to honor Los Angeles and hold it accountable.
Fourth gen Angeleno here. Love this podcast. Thank you for all your hard work!