13 episodes

Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert — a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 288 Ratings

Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert — a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.

    Buffalo Soldiers

    Buffalo Soldiers

    How did a group of stuntmen in the 1960s diversify Hollywood? On this episode of Welcome to LA, we delve into the  origin story of the Black Stuntmen’s Association. 

    • 23 min
    The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Prologue

    The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Prologue

    Have you ever had a friend who you thought should live their life differently than they do? A story about building a meaningful life out of chaos. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Welcome Back to LA

    Welcome Back to LA

    Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert – a conjured image of paradise. Award-winning journalist David Weinberg returns with stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream.

    • 2 min
    Listen to Lost Notes

    Listen to Lost Notes

    Lost Notes is a podcast from KCRW. It's about music, and artistic legacy, and people. Listen to this episode about David Bowie's favorite rock band, Fanny. Then, go subscribe in your podcast player. See you soon for more Welcome to LA.

    • 35 min
    Pan's plans

    Pan's plans

    Trevor Pan launched his architecture career by building his first building with his own hands in a barren patch of Arizona desert. It didn’t have running water or electricity, but it got him some attention in the architecture world and his career...

    • 46 min
    The Recruiter

    The Recruiter

    Before he launched one of the most successful porn companies in America, Rob Navarro was a chart topping Christian rock star and the voice of Ronald McDonald. Then he got the help of a few good men from the U.S. Marine Corps.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

alec.contestabile ,

Personal stories from the city of angels

If you enjoy personal and intimate stories like This American Life but looking for something that is specific to our city, Los Angeles, this is your podcast. The people we walk by on the street, that hot dog vendor, your neighbor playing his guitar at all hours, they all have stories and this podcast explores that. It is a great way to get to know the more intimate side of this city. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially in a time where we may be feeling distant from each other, this podcast makes me feel closer to my city.

egeorge1234 ,

Yes!

Take Fountain. And listen to Welcome to LA.

One Happy Nielsen Family ,

More like Welcome to the PleasureTown!

This podcast brought made me climax in the first 30 seconds. More please!!!!!

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