LA is the heart and soul of the new America, a city driven by its diversity, its work ethic, and its obsession with what’s next. But it’s also a state of mind, the creator of global culture, and the place where the idea of the future often begins.
LAist Studios exists to reflect those values, and the incredible diversity of people who live them. We create world-class podcasts and on-demand audio news, information and storytelling that moves people emotionally and socially. And we do it by identifying creators with new voices and fresh ideas, young people of color often locked out of mainstream media.
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From the everyday moments to life-changing earthquakes, our work reflects the many aspects of living in Los Angeles.
Imperfect Paradise: The Sheriff
LA Made: Blood, Sweat & Rockets
How to LA
The Big Burn
Retake with John Horn
Imperfect Paradise: The Forgotten Revolutionary
Our programs are made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
What People Are Saying
- “My parents bought into the CA city dream in 1980. They purchased their lot through Great Western. I remember my father always said “When the big earthquake strikes, CA City will be beachfront property”....I now wonder if this was a “sales tactic” used to sell the dirt. The lot still sits in our family trust. Worthless...and we still pay property taxes. Thank you for this wonderful investigative journalism.” jennybwalker via Apple Podcasts
- “I grew up in Europe in the 90s, when Walter speaks about his teenager years it brings back all the feelings I had. I listen to a lot of podcast, but this one is unique on many levels. It feels very personal, warm and poetic. I think partly due to Walter amazing voice. If you love This America Life and podcast similar to that, you will love this one as well.” 24/7 podcaster via Apple Podcasts
- “California Love makes me feel like I am a kid and I am listening in on my older brother and his friends share stories. It’s 90s nostalgia of things from my childhood and I also enjoy listening to the host share perspectives on difficult emotions like grief and love. So far I’m enjoying it, shared it with friends and cried with that Kobe episode (shoutout to Eli who was extremely helpful at UCLA!). I think you’d like it even if you didn’t grow up in LA, there’s shared experiences that are relatable to people who didn’t always feel like they fit in.” Dvbruin via Apple Podcasts