About Us

The future of America is happening right now in Los Angeles.

That’s why we have formed LAist Studios, a new podcast production vehicle brought to you by LAist, part of the Southern California Public Radio family.

Our productions will be full of the values that drive LA: diverse and inclusive, ambitious and optimistic, always forward facing.

But we won’t be limited by geography. LA is a state of mind, not just a city, and our work will be made by and for people of all description around the country and the globe.

So, we’re open for business. And we need you to help us make good on the promise with your best and most creative ideas for new podcasts, new talent, and new brands.

Here are some criteria to consider as you develop your ideas:
  • We will serve and feature the New Mainstream, the diverse and inclusive populations of LA (and the LAs around America) - young, underrepresented and attracted to stories and conversations from a multitude of voices. This is the first priority.
  • We will also make work for and about the LA-minded, those who look to the West for energy, inspiration, progress, and a sense of purpose.
  • We love ideas and people with big ambitions. So bring us your best thinking about what to create for the large and hungry audiences listening to multiple podcasts every week.
  • Don’t be afraid to break molds and invent new ones. Boom and busts define the California experience and we want to work with Angelenos who aren’t afraid to invent their own realities. You should think of the world we should inhabit as well as the one we already do.
  • We’re looking for talented people who embody LA. So bring ideas with texture and grit and a possibilities beyond one short series. Think ongoing series. Think multiple seasons.

In our initial slates, we’re looking primarily for work that a) springs from the most excellent journalism, fact based stories that have impact b) represents what we call the LA Conversation, both actually and spiritually, and c) narratives, based in fact or in fiction, that display the broad LA values we described above.

Interested? Go to our pitch form and make a submission. And remember we want to know about your idea, about you, about what it will take to make something extraordinary, and about how your pitch helps us further to goals of LAist Studios.