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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 • 194 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.

    Palm Trees HHLA70

    Palm Trees HHLA70

    In this episode, guest host Leah Treidler tells the story behind the city's iconic palm trees.

    • 26 min
    Preserving Los Angeles and an Interview with Ken Bernstein HHLA69

    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."

    • 25 min
    Owen Brown HHLA68

    Owen Brown HHLA68

    This episode tells the story behind a grave site in Altadena. 

    • 11 min
    Kathy Fiscus and an Interview with William Deverell HHLA67

    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."

    • 23 min
    Dootsie Williams HHLA66

    Dootsie Williams HHLA66

    Dootsie Williams was a trailblazing black music executive and entrepreneur who left an impact on the music industry and his community. 

    • 53 min
    Spiritual L.A. and an Interview with Catherine Auman HHLA65

    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."

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

ZiraMichelle ,

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.

AmericanTabloid ,

The Best

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.

guam pop gun ,

Big fan.

Fourth gen Angeleno here. Love this podcast. Thank you for all your hard work!

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