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“The Times" is a podcast from the Los Angeles Times hosted by columnist Gustavo Arellano along with reporters from our diverse newsroom. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, our podcast brings listeners the most essential stories from the L.A. Times. We've got the West Coast angle on the most interesting news stories of the day, taking on topics like entertainment, the environment, immigration, politics, the criminal justice system, the social safety net, food and culture and more, and delivering it in a tone that isn’t so stressed or intense. Through interviews and original stories, we are the audio guide you need to understand the day’s news, the world and how California is at the epicenter of it all.

The Times: Essential news from the L.A. Times Los Angeles Times

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“The Times" is a podcast from the Los Angeles Times hosted by columnist Gustavo Arellano along with reporters from our diverse newsroom. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, our podcast brings listeners the most essential stories from the L.A. Times. We've got the West Coast angle on the most interesting news stories of the day, taking on topics like entertainment, the environment, immigration, politics, the criminal justice system, the social safety net, food and culture and more, and delivering it in a tone that isn’t so stressed or intense. Through interviews and original stories, we are the audio guide you need to understand the day’s news, the world and how California is at the epicenter of it all.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The rise, fall and rise of Lula

    The rise, fall and rise of Lula

    Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was a wildly popular president in Brazil, then went to prison on corruption charges. Now he's on the brink of an improbable comeback.

    • 24 min
    The fight to become L.A. County sheriff

    The fight to become L.A. County sheriff

    L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva took office four years ago in a stunning upset. This time, his opponent Robert Luna has him on the run. We look at the difference between the two.

    • 21 min
    Masters of Disasters: Broken records!

    Masters of Disasters: Broken records!

    When Mother Nature is setting climate disaster records every year, what can we do?

    • 21 min
    Crimes for rhymes?

    Crimes for rhymes?

    The recording industry and California lawmakers are pushing to put an end to the practice of prosecutors using rap lyrics about crimes as evidence of actual crimes.

    • 21 min
    Legal pot in California sparks corruption

    Legal pot in California sparks corruption

    The legalization of marijuana in California saw dozens of cities allow dispensaries in a bid for tax revenue. But as more opened up, civic corruption slipped in.

    • 19 min
    How L.A.’s next mayor will handle homelessness

    How L.A.’s next mayor will handle homelessness

    Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso both have plans to tackle the city's homeless issue. We press them on the details.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

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Beyoncé

Just got to put this out there. If you’re a real Beyoncé fans. You would never pronounce “Bey” as “Bay”. It’s Beeeeyonce not Baaaayonce. Just saying…

forthwrite ,

Arellano, si! Advertising blitz, no!

3 repetitive, minute-long advertising breaks in a 24-minute podcast? Too much. Alternative ad-free premium with meager benefits? To quote Snoopy: BLEAH!!

BKlistener ,

Horrible ads

The show is OK after about a year, but they have a bad habit of getting conservatives to advertise, including Rick Caruso, Bari Weiss, and Megyn Kelly. These are objectively loathsome people. Do better, LA Times.

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