We The Unhoused is a podcast that lifts the voices and struggles of the unhoused in LA and beyond. Host Theo Henderson is currently unhoused and resides in Chinatown, Los Angeles. He tackles issues such as police brutality, harassment, policy, and the survival challenges of unhoused people. Through a series of interviews, we will discuss issues that are germane to unhoused people like the cost of living, gentrification, health struggles, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care. The revolution will be heard on this podcast. Tune in each week to be a part of it.
Episode 36: Thanksgiving Special
What better way to give thanks and educate the world is to show how San Pedro came to be. It didn't begin with harmony, but displacement, violence and a damaging narrative. We The Unhoused investigate the hostility done by Joe Busciano. In the midst of such violence there is peace and beauty. Indigenous resident Andre shares his compassion for his Unhoused neighbors. Philosophical Beast share his gifts with us. Services not Sweeps member Chris Venn gives us his insight on the area.
Episode 35: We Got The Power
Episode 34: Don't let the sun set on you in Hawthorne
Theo interviews unhoused Highland Park resident Cristy on the importance of organizing, building understanding, and building community power with the tenants movement. Theo also interviews Hawthorne resident Felipe about the injustices he endures, and organizers with Street Watch LA who set up a 'Power Up' phone charging table in Hawthorne.
Episode 33: Homes Not Zones
A new Dante's Inferno for the unhoused in the form of Special Enforcement Zone sweeps expanding across Los Angeles, courtesy of City Hall, LAPD, and the NIMBYs. But the community coming together to stand up to this inhumanity, blockading sweeps and providing mutual aid, including serving breakfast and providing motel rooms. In this special two hour episode, Theo interviews unhoused Van Nuys residents Angela and Shane, and unhoused Hollywood residents Jessica, Angel, Jimmie, and Hal. (pictured: Unhoused and housed community members come together to block an encampment sweep in the Hollywood enforcement zone)
Episode 32: Free Tiana Arata (Part 2)
This is a follow up on the injustices done to Tiana Arata and the link to the past. We The Unhoused delves deeper into respectability politics used to silence the younger generation's efforts and bravery to bring that 'good trouble' that the late John Lewis talked about.
Episode 31: Free Tianna Arata
This investigation into the police kidnapping of Black Lives Matter Activist Tannia Arata uncovered corruption and intimidation tactics employed by the San Luis Obisbo Police and prosecutors
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Doing the lords work
Thank you for this podcast. I’ve never heard such well spoken and informative information about this unpopular topic. The unhoused are real people that some would rather go unseen, while offering them no help or support, despite them being the ones who need it most. I believe this cruel stance is an indication of a deeper sickness in our society as no person should be treated like this. Thank you for your work!!!
Really important topics
This podcast features really important topics and food for thought.
If you live in LA, California, or anywhere where people don’t have dependable housing, here are the voices of our neighbors, who need our help.