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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 • 171 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.

    L.A. Names: Rodeo Drive HHLA59

    L.A. Names: Rodeo Drive HHLA59

    This episode explores the history behind one of L.A.'s most famous streets, Rodeo Drive. 

    • 16 min
    Becoming Los Angeles and an Interview with D.J. Waldie HHLA58

    Becoming Los Angeles and an Interview with D.J. Waldie HHLA58

    This episode features an interview with D.J. Waldie about his new book "Becoming Los Angeles: Myth, Memory, and a Sense of Place. 

    • 28 min
    Malcolm X in L.A. HHLA57

    Malcolm X in L.A. HHLA57

    This episode explores the time Malcolm X spent in Los Angeles, which included a high speed car chase on the freeway, an assassination attempt, and an L.A.P.D. shooting. 

    • 14 min
    L.A. Names: Wilshire Boulevard HHLA56

    L.A. Names: Wilshire Boulevard HHLA56

    This episode explores the origin of the name Wilshire Boulevard. 

    • 7 min
    Set the Night on Fire and an Interview with Jon Wiener HHLA55

    Set the Night on Fire and an Interview with Jon Wiener HHLA55

    This episode features an interview with Jon Wiener regarding his new book, Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, which he co-authored with Mike Davis. The book provides a comprehensive history of the civil rights movement in Los Angeles during the 1960s. 

    • 29 min
    Discovering Griffith Park and an Interview with Casey Schreiner HHLA54

    Discovering Griffith Park and an Interview with Casey Schreiner HHLA54

    This episode features an interview with Casey Schreiner regarding his new book "Discovering Griffith Park: A Local's Guide."

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

CollisionSam ,

New Thanksgiving tradition

Every year, I go back and listen to the Toypurina episode. And I will share it with friends!

El_Deanio ,

Lovingly Told...

...listening to this podcast adds another dimension to a complex and fascinating city, for residents, visitors or armchair travelers. Thanks for making it!

JustinReade ,

In Depth L.A.!

Petersen’s podcasts about Los Angeles are passionate and engaging! If you are an Angeleno, or generally just interested in the history of Los Angeles, you owe it to yourself to dive into Petersen’s research and presentations in the Hidden History of L.A. They are creative, intriguing, and fun! Absolutely love them!

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