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Do you love Los Angeles? LifeHacksLA is the podcast for you! Join us to hack the best in art, eats and activities in the City of Angels and become one of us: an #LAHacker. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifehacksla/support

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121. Hacking A West Hollywood Icon with Todd Barnes from the Abbey

August 3rd, 2022

24:09

121. In this episode we are talking to Todd Barnes the long time general manager of one of the most iconic establishments in Los Angeles and one of …

120. Hacking a Nerds Life in L.A. with John From the Nerd Reactor

July 27th, 2022

33:31

120. In this episode we are talking to John the owner of a popular nerd and pop culture brand called the Nerd Reactor. With over 50k subscribers on …

119. Hacking Your Best of Summer in Los Angeles for 2022

July 13th, 2022

31:46

119. Summer 2022 is here in Los Angeles and although its not the "Roaring 2022's" that we predicted last year there are tons and tons of fun and …

118. Discover and Experience the Best of LA with Gigi from Gigi Exploring

July 6th, 2022

30:09

118. In this episode we are talking to my friend Gigi from Gigi Exploring. We met through the LA Hackers Club and with her sense of adventure, positive vibes and love of exploring Los Angeles she is definelty the …

117. Learning Los Angeles History with Evan from LA in A Minute

June 22nd, 2022

57:20

117. In this episode we are talking to Evan Lovett the creator of LA In a Minute. In early 2022 Evan started his account on Tik Tok and it has …

116. From Pop Up to South Bay Smash Burger Sensation with Matt from Proudly Serving

June 15th, 2022

47:09

116. In this episode we are talking to Matt the owner of Proudly Serving. They went from a humble pop up spot started on his driveway to a South Bay Smash Burger sensation serving up long lines of fans at their first …

115. Hacking the Iconic Original Farmers Market with Ilysha Buss

June 1st, 2022

33:43

115. Today we are sharing secrets from one of LA's most iconic places. The Original Farmers Market on Fairfax! Its a beloved institution that has been in our city since 1934!
If you're not from Los Angeles you may be …

114. Owning LA Bar and Restaurant History with Bobby Green from the 1933 Group

May 25th, 2022

41:21

114. In this episode we are talking to the amazing Bobby Green from the 1933 Group. Bobby is one of the most innovative restaurant and bar …

113. One Woman’s Mission to Experience All Of Los Angeles with Love and Loathing LA

May 11th, 2022

34:52

113. In this episode our guest is one of my favorite LA Bloggers Caroline from Love and Loathing LA. If you're an LA Hacker you are going to love …

112. Hacking A Chill Beach Town with Rebecca Chair of the Redondo Beach Tourism Board

May 4th, 2022

40:17

112. In this episode we are talking about one of our favorite beach towns and the one I personally visit the most since its only about 10 minutes …

111. Hacking the Hidden Gems of Santa Clarita Valley with Evan from Visit Santa Clarita

April 27th, 2022

44:21

111. In this episode we are talking about maybe one of the most overlooked and underrated cities in Los Angeles, the city of Santa Clarita.  Well it was for sure for me anyway. I have heard about it of course and been …

110. J. Forte. The Black Buzz Lightyear. Musician. Astronaut. And maybe LA's Next Mayor?

April 13th, 2022

45:32

Ep 110. One of the things I love most about Los Angeles is the hustle mentality from many of the people you meet here. People in LA always seem to …

109. Outdoor Hacks from LAs Best Hiking Blog: Modern Hiker with Casey

April 6th, 2022

36:56

109. The Modern Hiker is LAs best hiking blog and that's not just my opinion. USA Today actually named it the 2nd best hiking blog in the entire nation! If you type in any search about hiking in Los Angeles or Southern …

108. Creating Next Level LA Experiences with Neal from Date the City

March 30th, 2022

56:22

108. In this episode we are going to go next level with our LA experiences with Neal Hruby from Date the City. Date the City is your ultimate wingman …

107. Hacking Neighborhood Gems with Mariana in LA

March 23rd, 2022

36:43

107. In this episode we are hacking LA neighborhood gems with blogger Mariana in LA.  This is one of the websites I read regularly to keep up with …

106. Hacking the History of Television with the Paley Center's Rene Reyes

March 9th, 2022

39:53

106. In this episode our guest is Rene Reyes and he is the VP and executive director of programming for the Paley Center for Media. If you're not familiar with the Paley Center for Media it is a non profit organization …

105. Hacking a SoCal Staycation Hotspot - Temecula with Annette Brown

March 2nd, 2022

25:38

105. In this episode we are talking about one of our favorite subjects and that's day trips and weekend getaways from Los Angeles.

You have heard me say it time and time again… one of the best things about living in Los …

104. Let's Uncover LA with Writer Danielle Directo-Meston

February 16th, 2022

40:24

104. In this episode we are uncovering LA secrets with writer and publisher Danielle Directo-Meston. As a journalist she has for many years written …

103. Hacking Downtown Manhattan Beach w/ Executive Director Jill Lamkin

February 9th, 2022

42:24

103. One of our absolute favorite places to hang out in all of Los Angeles is beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach. Our guest on this episode is Jill …

102. Hacking LA's Mind Boggling Immersive Art Park with Swami, CEO of Wisdome

January 26th, 2022

50:18

102. We have some incredible entertainment in Los Angeles but some things take it to a whole other level and when you experience them, you realize …

101. Can Living in LA Help You Reach Your Health Goals? with Elite Trainer Quan Bailey

January 19th, 2022

25:19

101. Ok we are not even done with the first month of they year yet and for some of us we are already struggling with our 2022 health resolutions. Why …

100. Celebrating 100 Episodes of LA Secrets With Favorite Past Guests

January 5th, 2022

1:01:36

100. Wow! We did it! We are 100 episodes in. Want to thank you so much for joining us so far on this exploration of the city we both love; Los Angeles! To celebrate this milestone episode we had on 5 of our favorite …

99. Hacking Winter Fun in Los Angeles

December 22nd, 2021

27:07

99. Winter in Los Angeles. Yes we don't exactly have blizzards or snowstorms to deal with like much of the country but we do have our version of Winter here in Southern California. While we are known for sunshine and …

98. Exploring Mystical Secrets with LA Award Winning Magician David Minkin

December 8th, 2021

31:24

98. David Minkin is an American magician and an International Champion of Close-Up Magic who has appeared in numerous movies, television shows and live productions. David also happens to be from right here in Los …

97. Sneakertopia LA Sneaker & Hip Hop Culture with Steve Harris

November 24th, 2021

22:28

97. Steve Harris has been devoted to sneakers and hip hop since their inceptions as culture movements out of NYC where he is originally from. And …

96. Exploring the South Bay & Nomad Eatery with Chef Scott Cooper

November 10th, 2021

39:27

96. Scott Cooper has owned a few popular restaurants in the South Bay over the years but his latest opening, the Nomad Eatery in el Segundo, might …

95. LA from the Sky with Josh from Above Los Angeles

October 27th, 2021

47:55

95. Josh Furman has one of the coolest LA based accounts on Instagram. Its called Above Los Angeles and as you can tell by the name it gives us a …

94. Hacking the Best Fall and October Activities in Los Angeles

October 13th, 2021

30:48

94. What do most people think of when they picture Los Angeles? Well warm weather and beaches of course. But those of us who live in LA know that people here love when October comes around and the Fall season arrives. …

93. Freewaytopia: The Shaping of Los Angeles with Author Paul Haddad

September 29th, 2021

50:22

93. Paul Haddad is a Los Angeles based author who typically writes books about LA or at least set in this city. He is back on the podcast again to …

92. Hacking Old School Gaming with Mia and Mark From Neon Retro Arcade

September 22nd, 2021

36:56

92. We love old school arcade games and one of the best is the Neon Retro Arcade in Old Pasadena. In this episode of the LifeHacksLA podcast we talk …

91. Hacking LA Cocktail Experiences with Matt Landes From Cocktail Academy

September 8th, 2021

40:56

91. When it comes to going out for cocktails in Los Angeles its no longer just about having a casual drink. People now expect an all out experience. Well at least if its being done right, according to Matt Landes the …

90. Hacking Santa Barbara Just Like A Local with Andrew Reyes

September 1st, 2021

34:55

90. Our guest today spent years in Santa Barbara exploring this amazing city and experiencing things only locals would know about. Most of us who …

89. The Real Story Behind LA Tequila Fest with Marco Calderon

August 25th, 2021

32:24

89. Have you noticed that lots more attention has been put on appreciating high quality tequila and mezcal lately? Yup. From the Rock to George …

88. How to Hack Secret Hidden LA Gems with Paola from Paospostcards

August 11th, 2021

47:40

88. There are so many amazing hidden gems in Los Angeles. So how do you learn about (or get reminded) about all of them? Well one of the best ways is …

87. Hacking An Epic Road Trip From L.A. Up the Central Coast

July 28th, 2021

25:00

87. One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is easy access to so many other amazing cities. And that is why we love taking road trips. Drive 2 hours in any direction and you will likely end up somewhere …

86. Hacking the Return of The OC Fair in 2021

July 21st, 2021

27:59

86. Some of the largest annual events we missed out on 2020 are coming back in 2021. One of those events is the amazing OC Fair. The crazy popular …

85. The Guy Behind Some Of Your Favorite LA/OC Restaurant Concepts: Andy Nguyen

June 23rd, 2021

34:45

85. Los Angeles and the OC are home to some of the most unique and innovative restaurant and eatery concepts in the world. And entrepreneur Andy Nguyen is the co-founder of some of our favorites. From After's Ice Cream, …

84. Los Angeles Opening Up! Why 2021 Will Be A "LA Hacker" Summer

May 26th, 2021

27:03

84. Los Angeles and California overall, is all set to completely open up on June 15th 2021. After a year and a half of lockdowns, restrictions and limited openings, we will be able to get back to doing so many things we …

83. Fun LA Activities For the Whole Family with April from 'SoCal Fun Family'

May 5th, 2021

53:37

83. April from SoCal Fun Family has plenty to keep her busy with a bustling household of six, including four very active kids. But a busy schedule …

82. Disneyland's Back! Hacks for the 2021 Reopening with Shantelle from DisneyLandTourGuide.com

April 21st, 2021

1:03:36

82. Shantelle from Disneylandtourguide.com is back with us to give all the updates, tips and hacks we need to know for Disneyland's reopening in …

81. Amazing LA Day Hikes & Outdoor Adventures with Justin from Just Trek

April 14th, 2021

53:26

81. Justin "JustRoc" Rimon has always believed in going all in when it comes to embracing your passions. And for years he did just that as a competitive B-Boy (aka breakdancer) and event producer active in the street …

80. Foods You Didn't Know Were Invented in Los Angeles with LA Food Expert & Journalist Katherine Spiers

March 31st, 2021

51:56

80. Katherine Spiers is a passionate LA foodie but for her its not just a hobby, she does it for a living! As the former food editor at LA Weekly, Katherine has a long term relationship with the Los Angeles food scene. …

79. How To Successfully Brand Your Los Angeles Business & (Yourself) with the LA Donut Princess Mayly Tao

March 17th, 2021

54:28

79. Mayly Tao is the owner of one of the most popular donut shops in LA, DK's Donuts in Santa Monica. But there is way more to her story than just …

78. Moving to Los Angeles and Making it in the Modern Music Industry with Jamie Alimorad

March 10th, 2021

45:51

78. Jamie Alimorad is an award winning singer songwriter who moved to Los Angeles as part of his pursuit of a career in music. But the music industry has had some seismic upheavals over the past 10 years especially here …

77. Secret Los Angeles Dining Hacks Revealed With Stacey Sun from dineL.A.

March 3rd, 2021

31:34

77. Los Angeles has with out a doubt one of the best restaurant scenes in the world and we are finally starting to get our deserved recognition globally. A big part of the story of how L.A. has finally started to get …

76. The Real Answer To Ending Homelessness in LA with John Maceri from the People Concern

February 24th, 2021

44:02

76. Our guest in this episode is John Maceri the CEO of the People Concern. John has dedicated most of his career to non profit organizations helping those who are struggling most in our communities. The People Concern …

75. 4 'Only in LA' Activities You Can Still Do Right Now

February 10th, 2021

28:00

75. Ok like most of you I'm very anxious for life to get back to where it was in 2019. Y'know State fairs, amusement parks, movie theaters, concerts and the list goes on. But even with us continuing to live this …

74. The Incredible But True Story of the Los Angeles 'Donut King' with Director & Filmmaker Alice Gu

January 27th, 2021

44:14

74. No matter what neighborhood you live in Los Angeles you likely don't have to go far to find a locally owned donut shop. In fact Los Angeles is known as the donut capital of the United States. But did you know that …

73. How To Take Your LA Hiking Adventures Next Level with Christina AKA the Hiking Honey

January 13th, 2021

1:02:58

73. LA Hackers love hiking in Los Angeles with most of us readily taking advantage of our nearby urban trails. But by going a little further out, there are some next-level hiking adventures waiting for you. We are …

72. How to Support Your Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles with Andrew Koussevitzky

December 30th, 2020

52:33

72. The global pandemic has been tough on business everywhere and that is especially true when it comes to our beloved restaurants. As of December 2020 not only has indoor dining been banned but also outdoor as well! So …

71. What’s the deal with LA Real Estate in 2020 with Super Agent Media Moussavy

December 16th, 2020

1:00:55

71. Media Moussavy has been a guest before and runs the Instagram account DTLA Insider. But he is also a successful real estate agent in Los Angeles …

70. Opening a New LA Restaurant During A Global Pandemic with the Gypsy Chef David Myers

December 9th, 2020

32:53

70. David Myers lives in Los Angeles and has local fame for his work with restaurants like 'Hinoki + Bird' and 'Comme CA' but he got his nickname the Gypsy Chef because of his many restaurants around the world including …

69. What Los Angeles Lost in 2020 & Why Our City Will Make A Huge Bounce Back

November 25th, 2020

25:24

69. There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as one of the most eventful and strange years in modern history. Most of these events have effected …

68. Hacking LA Weekends With Vic From Rangel Adventures

November 11th, 2020

38:48

68. Most of us stay busy with work and life commitments but it's important that we also plan out some time for having fun and exploring our city. Vic from Rangel Adventures is a very busy person and lives all the way in …

67. The Best LA and OC Adventures for Parents with Blogger Brenda

October 28th, 2020

33:42

67. Did you find yourself slowing down on your LA hacking adventures once you had a kid(s)? Well, we are here to tell you that there is still plenty to do that's fun for your kid and fun for the kid still inside you. 

66. Halloween Adventures in 2020 with Josh from SoCaloween909

October 21st, 2020

36:58

66. Like everything else in 2020 LA's favorite holiday has been affected by the pandemic. Typically Los Angeles goes all the way in with Halloween …

65. Hacking An Iconic LA Hotspot with Colton from Mel's Drive-In

October 7th, 2020

46:56

65. Cars, burgers, drive-ins, and diners are all an integral part of Southern California culture and many people still love the feel-good nostalgia …

64. Hacking A Historic DTLA Oasis with Connie From The Hotel Figueroa

September 30th, 2020

38:58

64. The Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles is not only beautiful and historic but it's also one of our personal favorites hotels in the whole …

63. LA's Secret Past Revealed with Robert from Hidden History Los Angeles

September 23rd, 2020

43:51

63. The Hidden History of Los Angeles podcast is one of my personal favorites and explores the lesser-known aspects of L.A. history. The host Robert Petersen is a native Angeleno who has long been fixated on uncovering …

62. Making it in the Entertainment Industry with Richard from LawyersRock.com

September 9th, 2020

46:14

#62: We are the entertainment capital of the world but do you still need to move to Los Angeles to have a shot at making it in the Entertainment Industry? We ask that question and many more to our special guest Los …

61. Los Angeles Tastiest Treats & Desserts with Courtney from Milk Jar Cookies

September 2nd, 2020

38:30

61. 2020 has been a rough year so we all need to get out there and treat ourselves when we can. Milk Jar Cookies has you covered when it comes to special desserts here in Los Angeles. 
With all the amazing desserts …

60. Hacking LA while Social Distancing with Leslie From My Adorkable Adventures

August 26th, 2020

44:55

60. The whole country has had to deal with the temporary realities of the pandemic. And Los Angeles has been hit harder than many other places. But …

59. Kobe Bryant Tributes with Mike from KobeMural.com

August 19th, 2020

36:06

59. Well, 2020 has been a year that we will always remember and not in a good way. The bad news started off in January with the tragic helicopter death of NBA superstar and Laker legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 …

58. LA's Most Unique Tour with Michael From Sunny Day Scoot

August 5th, 2020

1:00:58

58.  One of my favorite things to do is play tourist in my own town. Its an awesome way to keep exploring and learning more about Los Angeles. Sunny Day Scoot is an extremely unique and fun way you play tourist with …

57. Hacking Long Beach Adventures w/ Blake aka ItzGhostPhantom

July 29th, 2020

44:13

57. We always say that it's not just that Los Angeles is an incredible place but so are some of the awesome cities nearby that we also have easy access to. And one of our favorites is the very underrated city of Long …

56. Hacking LA Day Trips with Sarah Dandashy From AskAConcierge.tv

July 22nd, 2020

46:07

56. One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is being able to take advantage of the close proximity to so many other amazing cities nearby. In this interview, our special guest is travel expert Sarah Dandashy …

55. Hacking ROW DTLA with Heather Irvine

July 15th, 2020

29:41

55. Downtown Los Angeles has so many incredible areas that almost seem like miniature cities themselves within DTLA. One of our favorites is the district known as ROW DTLA. The massive 30-acre historic district is an …

54. Balling On A Millennial Budget in LA with LenaZilla

July 8th, 2020

48:42

54. In this episode, we interview a long time LA Hacker named Lena Lieu. Lena is a micro-influencer in Los Angeles who shares some of her amazing local adventures on Instagram. Lena is also a millennial who is enjoying …

53. Exploring Iconic LA Landmarks with Shaun from All About Los Angeles

July 1st, 2020

33:17

53. Our guest today Shaun, runs the account All About Los Angeles which offers an in-depth look at iconic landmarks around the City of Angels.  
In this interview Shaun shares his passion for finding iconic landmarks in …

52. Family Friendly Los Angeles with Sarah from MomsLA.com

June 24th, 2020

35:15

52. We are typically focused on Los Angeles activities for adults, so for those of you with kids, or who still feel like a kid at heart, this is the …

51. The Best Hiking in Los Angeles with Daniel From LA Hikes

June 17th, 2020

46:03

51. LA is an outdoor enthusiasts dream and one of our most popular outdoor activities without a doubt is hiking! 
From urban hikes right in the city …

50. Uncover LA History with Alison Martino from Vintage Los Angeles

June 10th, 2020

1:01:02

50. The city of Los Angeles has a fascinating history that includes much more than just Hollywood. There are groups and historical societies in LA …

49. Hacking Fine Dining in LA with Gina DeVee from DivineLiving.com

May 27th, 2020

35:50

49. Los Angeles has world-class restaurants offering incredible dining experiences. In this episode, we interview Gina DeVee from Divine Living. She shares some of her favorite fine dining restaurants and special tips …

48. Los Angeles Most Spectacular Murals with Artist Ruben Rojas From Beautify Earth

May 13th, 2020

46:17

48. Los Angeles is blessed with thousands of talented artists sharing their love, passion and dedication with the city. One expression of their work …

47. How to Have Fun & Get Fit at the Beach with Marcus Kowal

May 6th, 2020

42:51

47. Los Angeles is a paradise for those who are health and fit conscious. With our diverse landscape and incredible weather we have so many opportunities for outdoor workouts like hiking, biking, jogging, stair …

46. How to Give Back During the Covid19 Crisis with Kayla from Shopping Helpers LA

April 29th, 2020

28:09

46. Like most of the rest of the world Los Angeles has been rocked by the global pandemic Covid-19. With everything on lock down its been a surreal experience for all of us. But despite the disruption in our lives most …

45. 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles Revealed with Author Andrea Richards

April 22nd, 2020

43:55

45. Los Angeles is a city full of famous and iconic landmarks. But it also has hundreds of mysterious, lesser known but still amazing places much of …

44. 10,000 Steps A Day in LA with Author Paul Haddad

April 15th, 2020

50:16

44. There is a belief by some that Los Angeles is a car only city. But this metropolis has plenty of amazing places to get outside in nature, take a …

43. How To Have Fun Even in an LA Lock Down with Alyssa from Alyssa Explores

April 8th, 2020

44:01

43. Los Angeles is on lock down right now with everybody at home due to the current global pandemic and social distancing requirements. But that has not stopped LA Hacker and city of Los Angeles enthusiasts Alyssa Green …

42. Discovering the Weird Side of LA with Brittany From Strange Los Angeles

April 1st, 2020

40:44

42. Los Angeles can be a very weird place. And we are not just talking about the recent craziness going on all over the world right now due to the impact of Covid-19. LA has always had its fill of the unique and …

41. Hacking the Secret Serene & Peaceful Spots in LA with Dr Judy Ho

March 25th, 2020

46:23

41. Los Angeles is a fantastic place to live but with the large population and legendary traffic jams, it can also be very stressful. But unlike some …

40. Hacking Your First 6 Months in LA

March 18th, 2020

43:37

40. Los Angeles can be overwhelming for people who first move here. Even if you have visited many times and are familiar with the city it is a very different experience to actually living here. That is why we wanted to …

39. Hacking Huntington Beach w/ Jake & Brittany from Surf City USA

March 10th, 2020

34:33

39. In this episode, we sat down with Jake and Brittany from 'Visit Surf City' the official visitor's bureau for the spectacular city of Huntington …

38. Becoming the LA Laker's #1 Fan with Aron from 'Lakers All Day Every Day'

March 4th, 2020

37:05

38. In this episode we interview Los Angeles Lakers Super fan Aron Cohen from 'Lakers All Day Every Day'.  His Laker super fan page has over 200,000 …

37. How To Hack Your Way On To Movie Studio Lots With Michelle From LA Dreaming

February 26th, 2020

46:33

37. In this episode, our guest is Michelle from LA Dreaming. Michelle has an awesome blog packed with tips on taking fun LA Adventures. And she …

36. Kobe Bryant's Lasting Legacy and Impact on Los Angeles

February 19th, 2020

16:18

36. In this episode, we talk about basketball superstar and LA sports legend Kobe Bryant's impact on the City of Los Angeles. After his recent tragic death, along with his daughter and 7 other people aboard a …

35. Hacking the Amazing OUE Skyspace with John Rozak

February 12th, 2020

37:18

#35: In this episode, we welcome John Rozak the marketing director for SkySpace LA who shares with us his favorite hacks. 
Located in the heart of DTLA, the OUE Skyspace is California's Tallest Open-Air Observation Deck …

34. Next Level LA Dining Experiences with Courtney Nichols From Disco Dining Club

February 5th, 2020

38:52

34. We are so spoiled in Los Angeles with an incredible amount of delicious food choices. And we also have amazing Next Level dining experiences. Whether its incredible views, aesthetic beauty, entertaining shows or …

33. Hacking DisneyLand with Shantelle from DisneyLandTourGuide.com

January 29th, 2020

55:08

33. Its called the 'Happiest Place on Earth' for a reason. Any day at DisneyLand is magical but you still want to make sure you plan ahead to get the best out of your experience. That is why we have Shantelle from …

32. Hacking an Amazing Weekend Getaway to Big Bear with Eddie Kirsh from BigBear.com

January 22nd, 2020

41:48

32. One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is the opportunity to visit so many other amazing cities nearby for day trips or weekend …

31. The New Entertainment Trend Taking Over L.A. - Immersive Experiences with Vincent Pena

January 15th, 2020

38:10

31. In this episode we hack a huge new trend in Los Angeles. Interactive, immersive entertainment experiences. L.A. is the capital of the entertainment world and we are always looking for those next level of …

30. Hacking Grand Central Market with Media Moussavy From DTLA Insider

January 8th, 2020

39:04

30. In this episode we hack one of the most iconic spots in all of Los Angeles, the incredible Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. 
A big part of the amazing story of Downtown L.A. revitalization over the past …

29. Where to Get L.A.s Best Tacos with Latin American Food Author Bill Esparza

January 1st, 2020

44:01

29. Bill Esparza is the "go-to" guy when it comes to Latin American food culture in Los Angeles. He is the author of the book 'L.A. Mexicano Recipes, …

28. Discover Los Angeles Secret Stairs with Chris Westbrook from ‘See LA In A Day’

December 18th, 2019

33:54

28. In this episode we climb LA's Secret Stairs with Chris Westbrook from the tour guide company 'See LA in A Day'. 
Los Angeles has many hilly neighborhoods with steep stairs that fitness enthusiasts like to use for …

27. The Best Burgers And Secret Menu Items in LA with Lawrence Longo from Off The Menu Club

December 11th, 2019

38:04

27. Our guest for today's episode has the very difficult task of narrowing down and sharing with us Los Angeles best burgers (there are so many to …

26. The 'Experienced' Tourist Guide to Visiting Los Angeles

December 4th, 2019

41:39

#26. With a podcast on this subject you can probably guess that we get a ton of questions from people visiting Los Angeles. Where are the best places …

25. The Fascinating Secret History of the San Fernando Valley with Valley Relics Museum Owner Tommy Gelinas

November 27th, 2019

50:03

#25. The San Fernando Valley has long been the butt of jokes for residents living in glamorous Los Angeles.  But for those who know there is more to the SFV than meets the eye and it has a long and fascinating history …

24. Beverly Hills - Secrets to the Worlds Most Famous Zip Code Revealed with Musician/Actress Natalia Safran

November 20th, 2019

51:29

#24: Beverly Hills 90210 is world-famous for luxury, glamour and being a home to the rich and famous. But that is just one small part of the story of the incredible history of Beverly Hills and what it has to offer. Our …

23. Los Angeles Best Kept Secrets Revealed With Author Danny Jensen

November 13th, 2019

46:26

#23: Los Angeles is filled with so many amazing secret spots and secret activities. In this episode, we interviewed someone very qualified to talk about the topic. Danny Jensen is an LA-based writer who has contributed …

22. How To Hack Your Way Into An Entertainment Career Even if You Are New To LA With Brittany Rendak

November 6th, 2019

42:38

#22: People from all over the world dream of moving to Los Angeles and breaking into the entertainment industry. And not just to become an A list actor or famous musician. Working in the PR, media and the entertainment …

21. Hacking Los Angeles Biggest Myths With 'This is [NOT] LA' Authors

October 30th, 2019

47:48

#21: Whether you were born in Los Angeles or it’s your adopted home you have heard some of the misconceptions and myths about our great city from …

20. Pasadena Secrets Revealed with Author Colleen Dunn Bates

October 23rd, 2019

37:34

#20: In this edition of the podcast we hack the amazing 'City of Roses' Pasadena. And our special guest not only lives in Pasadena but she wrote a …

19. Hacking the Hollywood Bowl & the Disney Concert Hall with Cindy from the LAPhil

October 16th, 2019

41:43

#19: On this podcast, we have already hacked some of the best towns and iconic locations in Los Angeles. But in this edition, we are taking it up a level by hacking 3 LA institutions in one episode! That is because we …

18. Hacking Torrance with Niko Rotta

October 12th, 2019

53:21

#18: What city do you think of first when you hear the "South Bay"? Probably first ones to pop in your head are Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or maybe even Palos Verdes? But there is a town in the Beach cities that …

17. Hacking Burbank AKA Media City with Rosie Palma

October 5th, 2019

29:53

#17: In this episode, we hack the charming little town of Burbank. But even though its small considering nearby Los Angeles and Hollywood its still a …

16. Hacking West Hollywood with Jamie From Beauty Chick 101

September 28th, 2019

33:28

#16: In this episode, we hack one of the most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods in Los Angeles, West Hollywood. 

With the endless amount of culture …

15. Hacking LA Nature Day Trips - Interview with Josh from Californiathroughmylens.com

September 21st, 2019

29:10

#15: In this episode, we get a chance to talk to a guy I have been following for quite some time. It's Josh from California Through My Lens. Josh …

14. Hacking KTown with Andrew From KoreaTown Life

September 14th, 2019

42:36

#14: In this episode, we take a close look at one of the most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, Koreatown. We are joined by Andrew from KoreaTownLife as he reveals the secret tips, tricks, and …

13. Los Angeles Secret Hikes with Crystal Zahler

September 7th, 2019

26:41

#13: In this episode, we interviewed Crystal Zahler to help us Hack Hiking in Los Angeles. Crystal works in the entertainment industry and writes articles about Los Angeles. She is also an avid local hiker. We convinced …

12. Hacking the Remarkable Transformation of DTLA - Interview w/ John Fagerholm

August 31st, 2019

37:43

#12: In this episode we talked to a very special guest, my brother John Fagerholm. Downtown Los Angeles used to be a ghost town and now its an …

11. Hacking LA Weekends with Round Trip Weekend Alex and Lallie

August 24th, 2019

27:07

#11: In this episode we talked to one of our favorite LA influencers 'RoundTripWeekend'. 
This Los Angeles entertainment power couple never get tired of exploring all the amazing activities there are to do here in LA.
And …

10. Hacking Dating in LA - Interview with Ashley From FirstDateGuide

August 17th, 2019

34:07

#10. In this episode we have our first ever interview and its with Ashley from FirstDateGuide. She breaks down dating in Los Angeles. Where you …

9. Our Favorite Los Angeles Influencers Share Their Secret LA Hacks

August 9th, 2019

30:48

 #9: In this episode we asked 10 of our favorite Los Angeles influencers to share their favorite LA hacks! 
Even with constant research its hard to keep up with all the amazing things going on in Los Angeles. That is why …

8. Hacking San Pedro & The LA Waterfront

August 3rd, 2019

33:30

 #8: In this episode we hack one of the most charming and enigmatic neighborhoods in all of Los Angels, San Pedro. Hidden at the very end of I-110 Pedro is often overlooked by Angelenos but it contains so many marvelous …

7. Dog Lovers Guide To Hacking Los Angeles

July 27th, 2019

18:29

 #7: In this episode we hack some of the most dog friendly places in Los Angeles. From hikes to beaches to beer to eats you will discover the best places in LA to bring your furry friends. 
Note: mistake in the episode. …

6. Hacking the Best Free Views in LA

July 19th, 2019

18:33

#6: In this episode we hack some of the best FREE views in Los Angeles. This list includes some of the lesser known or talked about but still epic views in LA. 

Note: mistake in the episode. The Griffith Park …

5. LA Latest Foodie Trend - Top Food Halls

July 13th, 2019

21:34

  #5: In this episode we talk about an awesome trend happening in Los Angeles. That's the appearance of urban upscale food halls. These are similar …

4. The Best Day Trips From Los Angeles

July 6th, 2019

21:51

 #4: In this episode we talk about the best day trips that are 2 hours or less (no traffic) from downtown Los Angeles. Take advantage of this amazing …

3. Your Los Angeles Summer 2019 Bucket List

June 29th, 2019

25:21

#3: In this episode we talk about my personal 2019 Summer Bucket List for Los Angeles and why you should have one to! Get some ideas from your host …

2. Hacking The LA Good Life - Luxury Ideas On A Budget

June 22nd, 2019

27:20

#2: Los Angeles is packed with amazing activities and fun events. But it can be pricey! If you want to get some hacks on experiencing luxurious activities in LA without busting your budget listen to this Episode where …

1. Hacking The Intro - What is LifeHacksLA?

June 16th, 2019

16:55

#1.: This is the first episode of LifeHacksLA. In this episode we go over why we started a podcast all about hacking the amazing city of Los Angeles, what LifeHacksLA is all about, and the background of your host. Lets …

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