Venice, California – an iconic free-spirited community. From a broken-down beach town filled with rival gangs, burnt out surfers and rogue artists, Venice has evolved into to one of the most sought after areas to live and visit in Los Angeles. Transformed by successive generations of artists and innovators, Venice became an international center for technology, art, music and fashion. People flock to this little 3.1 square mile patch of land from all over the world to experience some of the magic happening here. It is the number one vacation destination in Los Angeles, surpassing Disneyland and Universal Studios. The Venice Voice Podcast profiles the people, places and the events that make this place one of the world's most vibrant and distinctive communities.
Venice Voice Episode 13: Jack H
Jack has been in the Real Estate business in Venice since the mid 1980’s. An because of his connections with the community and deep ties with the fellowship of recovery here in Los Angeles he has asked to remain anonymous. He is a fairly well known guy so if you know who he is that’s fine and if you don’t, that’s fine too. We discuss many things including the rich history of the block he lives on, the state of real estate in LA, what he thinks of rent control, the homelessness issue and possible solutions.
Episode 12: Hallie Mayo
Hallie Mayo is a former professional bodybuilder and currently is a personal trainer at the world famous Gold’s Gym in Venice. We discuss diet, wellness, mindfulness, meditation, and she also reveals some of her own struggles with body image and eating disorders. You can find Hallie @healinghealthgoddess on Instagram and Twitter.
Episode 11: Brian Griffin
Brian Griffin is a real estate agent here on the westside of Los Angeles. Brian and girlfriend Casey Kalmenson (from episode 1 of this podcast) recently bought a home here in the hood. We talk about what it’s like being new to the neighborhood, the homelessness issue, the state of real estate, what it’s like to shop at Erewhon. You can find Brian at: https://www.compass.com/agents/la/brian-griffin/ @briangriffinre @erewhonmarket @ronstamatic @venicevoicepodcast
Episode 10: Marwa Bernstein
On this episode my guest is Marwa Bernstein. Marwa is an actress, former professional ballet dancer, and super Mom. We discuss art, how she got her name, what’s it’s like juggling everything in her life, and we dip or toes into some political issues. We also talk about her current project “Oppenheimer” at the Rogue Machine Theater Company at the Electric Lodge. You can find her at www.marwabernstein.com and www.imdb.com/marwabernstein www.roguemachinetheatre.net @venicevoicepodcast
Episode 09: Maya Rasak
Maya Rasak is a licensed Psychotherapist who has been practicing for over 15 years. As a body/mind specialist, she has integrated western psychology with eastern philosophies and spent years teaching yoga and mediation. She is also the author of the book “Transformational CPR – A Guide to Open the Heart” Her mission is helping people make the mind/body connection so they can live more conscious integrated lives and experience true intimacy. We talk about what inspired her to write the book, what are some of the main issues that people are facing today with their overall health, and what her plans are for the future.
Episode 08: Annika Grace
Annika Grace is a 20 year old singer, songwriter and poet, and a native Angelino. We discuss why she recently decided to move to Venice, her musical influences, a little about politics and spirituality, and where she sees herself in the music industry moving forward. She,along with her guitarist Billy Wilson, perform a couple of her original songs.