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
This episode explores the history behind one of L.A.'s most famous streets, Rodeo Drive.
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.
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.
L.A. Names: Wilshire Boulevard HHLA56
This episode explores the origin of the name Wilshire Boulevard.
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.
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."
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New Thanksgiving tradition
Every year, I go back and listen to the Toypurina episode. And I will share it with friends!
...listening to this podcast adds another dimension to a complex and fascinating city, for residents, visitors or armchair travelers. Thanks for making it!
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!