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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

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.

    Guy Clark's L.A. Freeway HHLA50

    Guy Clark's L.A. Freeway HHLA50

    What can a country song about driving on Los Angeles freeways tell us about our city? This episode examines Guy Clark's song L.A. Freeway and the city's connection to country music. 

    • 15 min
    The Autograph Book of L.A. and an Interview with Josh Kun HHLA49

    The Autograph Book of L.A. and an Interview with Josh Kun HHLA49

    The episode features an interview with Josh Kun about his latest book, The Autograph Book of L.A.

    • 30 min
    Sponsored: Introducing Detective Trapp

    Sponsored: Introducing Detective Trapp

    Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Listen now at Wondery.fm/TrappHidden

    • 8 min
    Lost LA and an Interview with Nathan Masters HHLA48

    Lost LA and an Interview with Nathan Masters HHLA48

    The fourth season of KCET's Emmy winning documentary series Lost LA premieres October 15 so I sat down with the show's host, writer and L.A. historian Nathan Masters, to talk about the show and upcoming season.

    • 25 min
    Mills Place HHLA47

    Mills Place HHLA47

    On Mills Place in Old Town Pasadena there is a historical plaque which doesn't tell the whole story. 

    • 10 min
    Sponsored: Introducing Man in the Window

    Sponsored: Introducing Man in the Window

    From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery.fm/hiddenhistory

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

OstrichDave ,

Really great show

Robert Petersen is a phenomenal historian and master story teller. Love this podcast!

Joeeeeeerr57 ,

Best Podcast Ever

This is my favorite podcast. I love the oddball facts and history of Los Angeles and this show gives me it all to me. My only complaint is I wish they would do more Podcasts!

DK7-11 ,

Best Podcast about Los Angeles

This is an amazing podcast on so many fronts. If you love history. If you love city culture. If you love the city of Los Angeles. It's a great deep dive (without being too much of a deep dive) on the unknown events that make Los Angeles the city that it is.

I'm loving the new LA Sounds and Interview style pods as well. It's adding great variety to the structure of the podcast.

Robert, thank you for your awesome work. I feel like I'm listening to a friend each week -- albeit a friend who knows alot more than me. Hahahaha. Cheers man

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