18 episodes

Underbelly L.A. is a podcast about the parts of Los Angeles that the lights of Hollywood don’t reach. Each episode, Hadley Meares shares a new story about the city’s dark side. This is a TableCakes podcast.

Underbelly L.A‪.‬ Underbelly L.A.

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Underbelly L.A. is a podcast about the parts of Los Angeles that the lights of Hollywood don’t reach. Each episode, Hadley Meares shares a new story about the city’s dark side. This is a TableCakes podcast.

    The Crimes of Valhalla

    The Crimes of Valhalla

    In Burbank, there’s a cemetery named for a mythical land of the dead that today is known as the burial place of many famous aviators. It didn’t start out on the up-and-up, however. In our season two finale, Hadley recalls how Valhalla Memorial Park began as a grift, and its criminal legacy still casts a shadow today.

    This podcast was researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hadleymeares

    Underbelly L.A. is produced by Drew Mackie: https://twitter.com/drewgmackie
    Editing and sound design by Meika Grimm: https://twitter.com/meikagrimm
    Music was composed by Donovan Dorrance: https://www.donovandorrance.com
    Logo was designed by Sarah Wickham:http://www.saywickham.com

    Underbelly L.A. on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underbelly-l-a/id1483509578
    Underbelly L.A. on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drew-mackie/underbelly-la
    Underbelly L.A. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1B73o13RJdJZgZQnGHQWTr

    This is a TableCakes podcast. Learn more about TableCakes Productions here: https://tablecakes.com

    • 23 min
    Patriarchy in Action: The Violent Life of Griffith J. Griffith

    Patriarchy in Action: The Violent Life of Griffith J. Griffith

    His name is forever associated with largest park, and indeed Griffith Park is one of the jewels of the city even today. But that legacy — and the bronze statue standing at the park’s entrance — belie a less-often told story a troubled man who shot his wife in the face.

    This podcast was researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hadleymeares

    Underbelly L.A. is produced by Drew Mackie: https://twitter.com/drewgmackie
    Editing and sound design by Meika Grimm: https://twitter.com/meikagrimm
    Music was composed by Donovan Dorrance: https://www.donovandorrance.com
    Logo was designed by Sarah Wickham:http://www.saywickham.com

    Underbelly L.A. on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underbelly-l-a/id1483509578
    Underbelly L.A. on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drew-mackie/underbelly-la
    Underbelly L.A. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1B73o13RJdJZgZQnGHQWTr

    This is a TableCakes podcast. Learn more about TableCakes Productions here: https://tablecakes.com

    • 25 min
    Edward Hickman, the Fox

    Edward Hickman, the Fox

    One Saturday in December, 1927, Los Angeles was rocked by news of the gruesome murder of a child. A citywide manhunt for the killer quickly spread across state lines, and terrified Angelenos were even more surprised when the culprit turned out to be a 19-year-old who looked more like a Hollywood leading man than a craven villain.

    Find out more about Underbelly L.A. on the official website: https://www.underbellyla.com

    Underbelly L.A. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/underbellylapod
    Underbelly L.A. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/underbellyLApod
    Underbelly L.A. on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/underbellyla

    This podcast was researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hadleymeares

    Underbelly L.A. is produced by Drew Mackie (https://twitter.com/drewgmackie)
    Editing and sound design by Meika Grimm (https://twitter.com/meikagrimm) Music was composed by Donovan Dorrance (https://www.donovandorrance.com/)
    Logo was designed by Sarah Wickham (http://www.saywickham.com/)

    Underbelly L.A. on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underbelly-l-a/id1483509578
    Underbelly L.A. on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drew-mackie/underbelly-la
    Underbelly L.A. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1B73o13RJdJZgZQnGHQWTr

    This is a TableCakes podcast. Learn more about TableCakes Productions here: https://tablecakes.com

    • 21 min
    The Rattlesnake Killer

    The Rattlesnake Killer

    In August of 1935, Robert S. James committed one of the worst-planned murders in the history of Los Angeles, in the process earning himself the nickname "the Rattlesnake Killer" and also revealing a history of previous suspicious deaths.

    Find out more about Underbelly L.A. on the official website: https://www.underbellyla.com

    Underbelly L.A. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/underbellylapod
    Underbelly L.A. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/underbellyLApod
    Underbelly L.A. on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/underbellyla

    This podcast was researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hadleymeares

    Underbelly L.A. is produced by Drew Mackie (https://twitter.com/drewgmackie) and edited by Meika Grimm (https://twitter.com/meikagrimm). The music was composed by Donovan Dorrance (https://www.donovandorrance.com/). The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham (http://www.saywickham.com/).

    Underbelly L.A. on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underbelly-l-a/id1483509578
    Underbelly L.A. on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drew-mackie/underbelly-la
    Underbelly L.A. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1B73o13RJdJZgZQnGHQWTr

    This is a TableCakes podcast. Learn more about TableCakes Productions here: https://tablecakes.com

    • 20 min
    The Blonde Rattlesnake

    The Blonde Rattlesnake

    In the second installment of our series looking into L.A. criminals who were decidedly not masterminds, Hadley examines Burmah White. Was she a bad girl? Or a good girl led astray by the worst kind of guy?

    Find out more about Underbelly L.A. on the official website: https://www.underbellyla.com

    Underbelly L.A. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/underbellylapod
    Underbelly L.A. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/underbellyLApod
    Underbelly L.A. on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/underbellyla

    This podcast was researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hadleymeares

    Underbelly L.A. is produced by Drew Mackie (https://twitter.com/drewgmackie) and edited by Meika Grimm (https://twitter.com/meikagrimm). The music was composed by Donovan Dorrance (https://www.donovandorrance.com/). The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham (http://www.saywickham.com/).

    Underbelly L.A. on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underbelly-l-a/id1483509578
    Underbelly L.A. on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drew-mackie/underbelly-la
    Underbelly L.A. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1B73o13RJdJZgZQnGHQWTr

    This is a TableCakes podcast. Learn more about TableCakes Productions here: https://tablecakes.com

    • 20 min
    Hazel Glab, the “Oklahoma Two-Gun Girl”

    Hazel Glab, the “Oklahoma Two-Gun Girl”

    The new season of Underbelly L.A. looks not at the city’s criminal masterminds but at the city’s criminal also-rans, who gained infamy in spite of themselves. And we’re kicking off the new run with the story of Hazel Glab, whose amusingly flawed plot for murder made her an early L.A. media star.

    Find out more about Underbelly L.A. on the official website: https://www.underbellyla.com

    Underbelly L.A. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/underbellylapod
    Underbelly L.A. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/underbellyLApod
    Underbelly L.A. on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/underbellyla

    This podcast was researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hadleymeares

    Underbelly L.A. is produced by Drew Mackie (https://twitter.com/drewgmackie) and edited by Meika Grimm (https://twitter.com/meikagrimm). The music was composed by Donovan Dorrance (https://www.donovandorrance.com/). The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham (http://www.saywickham.com/).

    Underbelly L.A. on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underbelly-l-a/id1483509578
    Underbelly L.A. on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drew-mackie/underbelly-la
    Underbelly L.A. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1B73o13RJdJZgZQnGHQWTr

    This is a TableCakes podcast. Learn more about TableCakes Productions here: https://tablecakes.com

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

10294720potato ,

Nice Vice pod!

This podcast has ignited my passion for the creepy lives of Angelinos of the past! Would 100% recommend.

deadrosebud ,

FASCINATING!!!

Such a fascinating true crime podcast! Hadley has a lovely voice and gives you straight journalist style history. SO GOOD!!

rena232323 ,

What a great voice

So easy to listen to, and fascinating for any true crime buff!

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