Podcasts are increasingly becoming one of the most popular formats of entertainment – you can find one just on every topic these days. Tuning in makes the commute go faster and that voice in your ear effect feels wonderfully personal. In the mood for a good story? You’ll find a bevy of podcasts devoted to fiction and history. Need to catch up on the current affairs? A wealth of pods on the subject are ready to pour into your ear. The list is truly infinite, and we too have a few favorites – all broadcast from and on the topic of our fair city of Los Angeles. We enjoy tuning in to as we drive to our Open Houses and appointments with clients (if you are in need of help with your real estate goals, we are just a click away!), and hope that you will enjoy them too!
Design and Architecture with Frances Anderton
Frances Anderton’s voice is practically synonymous with Los Angeles’ architectural history. A witty and knowledgeable host, she discusses architecture and design in ways that are thoughtful, relatable and entertaining. Born and raised in the UK, Anderton arrived in Los Angeles in 1991, at the time that Los Angeles design community was becoming internationally renown for its for its experimental qualities, and spent the next two decades covering LA architecture for publications including Dwell, the New York Times, Architect’s Newspaper, and several books.
Here’s a recent episode we really enjoyed, discussing the advances and challenges in 5G connectivity, and the notion of Hip Hop Architecture:
XX|LA Architects Podcast
Here’s an excellent show featuring Los Angeles’ leading women in architecture and discussing the issues relevant to the profession. Hosted by Audrey Sato, AIA, LEED-AP, the show is dedicated to Los Angeles community of feminist architects. Tune it to learn about the achievements of female architects, and hear their stories and insights as they work towards equity in architecture. A recent episode features Rennie Tang and Sara Wookey, the artists and creators behind Punt.Point, a project that brings together their architecture and dance backgrounds – give it a listen below.
Interview with Rennie Tang and Sara Wookey – XX|LA Episode 019
You Can’t Eat the Sunshine
You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, a Los Angeles company that “turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear” and provides great experiences for those that enjoy a hands on approach to getting to know Los Angeles history. Each month, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures as they conduct wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of Los Angeles. Tune in to this fun episode to find out about the deep yet forgotten Gallic roots of LA!
You Must Remember This
If you are drawn to the retro charms of the silver screen, this is the perfect podcast to explore the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. We love the way that author, Karina Longworth, delivers the stories in a tone that is reminiscent of 1930’s radio hosts, and her use of vintage radio clippings – truly making this podcast a time-traveling experience. Check it out in this fascinating episode, which focuses on artist and filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s coverage of Confidential Magazine. We also get to hear about the life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first black actress to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
DOROTHY DANDRIDGE AND THE CONFIDENTIAL MAGAZINE TRIAL (FAKE NEWS: FACT CHECKING HOLLYWOOD BABYLON
Hidden History Of Los Angeles
Another splendid historic foray into the hidden gems of L.A., this podcast is a brilliant listen for the fans of Los Angeles history. Host Robert Petersons skillfully delves into the dark side of the life of Griffith Park founder Griffith J. Griffith, takes you to the oldest building in L.A, and explores “L.A. Sounds,” which feature figures from the city’s rich musical history.