Welcome to LA

9 EpisodesProduced by KCRW, David Weinberg

Los Angeles is a city carved out of the desert – a conjured image of paradise. These are the stories of people who learn what lies beyond the dream – yacht parties with theremin makers that end on the rocks, low-budget filmmaking that blurs the...

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Pan's plans

July 3rd, 2018


Trevor Pan launched his architecture career by building his first building with his own hands in a barren patch of Arizona desert. It didn’t have running water or electricity, but it got him some attention in the …

The Recruiter

June 26th, 2018


Before he launched one of the most successful porn companies in America, Rob Navarro was a chart topping Christian rock star and the voice of Ronald …

Grace of the Sea

June 19th, 2018


Luis Gutierrez Sanchez, also known as "Grace of the Sea," had been living in a garage in South LA for six years. He sold bacon-wrapped, …

The Case of the Missing Sprinkles

June 12th, 2018


The Court TV genre started with a frustrated game show producer who pitched an idea that would make housewives’ fantasies come true. That show …

Bilal’s Calling

June 5th, 2018


Tyreek Bilal has gone through many transformations in his life. He’s been a confidant to powerful celebrities, a husband to six wives, father to 20 …

The Grifter

May 29th, 2018


When a suspicious couple and a former soap opera actress applied to rent an apartment, they wanted to deposit an entire year’s rent into the building owners bank account. But something wasn’t adding up.

The Paradise Motel

May 22nd, 2018


Kevin Gage was an actor who played villains in some of the biggest Hollywood action movies of the mid ‘90s to the early aughts. But in 2003 he was …


May 22nd, 2018


Host David Weinberg moves to Los Angeles and on his first day in town ends up on a yacht, attending a birthday party for a Russian theremin builder and his musician friends. But their pleasure cruise turns disastrous …

Welcome to LA Trailer

May 20th, 2018


Drifters and dreamers in the great American mirage.

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