LA Podcast

LA Podcast

A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier, and Curbed's Alissa Walker.

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    RAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

    City Hall is infested with rats! One of the biggest construction projects in downtown LA has stopped work! The city dropped all charges against Melina Abdullah! And we're joined by KPCC/LAist's KYLE STOKES to talk about the school board race for LAUSD District 5.

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    CAMPAIGN SUPERNOVA

    Why did Garcetti not run for President? Why did County Supervisors finally stand up to the Sheriff? What gross stuff is the LAPD up to now? How much did it rain last month? Scott, Alissa and Hayes answer all these questions and more.

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    THE SCHIFFING NEWS

    The LAUSD strike is over... what was the final deal and why did it take so long? Mark Ridley Thomas is running for City Council... why hasn't he announced it, and who's running to take his place? Adam Schiff might run for President... is he a possible candidate for an AOC-style primary from the left? And congestion pricing gets introduced at a Metro board meeting... how did the board members try to slow down the process this time?

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    A CURREN AFFAIR

    Where we stand a week into the UTLA strike, Metro's CEO gets bold on congestion pricing, the bribery scandal at City Hall continues to unfold, the council appoints a new member, and Sheriff Villanueva makes a very unsettling hire. Scott and Hayes talk about all of these things and a couple more.

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    SEVEN BRIBES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

    Alissa, Scott and Hayes go through the federal search warrant document that names Jose Huizar along with many other people, make predictions for the UTLA strike, and run through Gavin Newsom's housing proposals in his first budget.

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    PAVILION DOLLAR LISTING

    What we know about the upcoming LAUSD teacher strike, big housing plans from the new Governor, your favorite mall is now a Googleplex, another man dead in big donor Ed Buck's apartment, and why Eric Garcetti thinks he can still do mayor stuff if he runs for President.

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    2018: THE YEAR HERE

    Alissa, Scott and Hayes choose the most representative stories of 2018 in LA and make resolutions for the city for 2019.

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    BIG TUNNEL IN MIDDLE CRENSHAW

    Alissa went to the Boring Company tunnel opening! We have our first Ready for Garcetti PAC video, starring a councilmember who made a very bad joke in a public meeting this week! A former LA Times publisher took hush money to hide that the former owner was an anti-Semite! We're getting closer to knowing what Jose Huizar is under investigation for! And we get into SB50 a little bit!

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    STRIKIN' TEACH MEMOIRS

    Alissa, Scott, and Hayes run through news about Tejon Ranch, some city council votes, and a mural controversy, then are joined by teachers JESENIA CHAVEZ and JANICE CHOW to talk about the United Teachers of Los Angeles negotiation with LAUSD and why they're ready to strike.

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    SURELY YOU CONGEST

    Our favorite bills from the new state legislature session! Congestion pricing is actually brought up in Los Angeles! Jose Huizar's big party got cancelled! Malibu refuses to evacuate next time! Herb Wesson and Mark Ridley-Thomas want to trade places! The Crenshaw Line Operating Plan is out and it's dumb! Omar Navarro paid himself a salary with campaign donations! Alex Villanueva does 500 employee reviews! And we're joined by guest TOMMY NEWMAN from United Way's Everyone In to take stock of what the city did to combat homelessness in 2018 and what we can do next year.

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