Welcome to LA

10 EpisodesProduced by KCRWWebsite

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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Listen to Lost Notes

May 28th, 2019


Lost Notes is a podcast from KCRW. It's about music, and artistic legacy, and people. Listen to this episode about David Bowie's favorite rock band, Fanny. Then, go subscribe in your podcast player. See you soon for …

Pan's plans

July 3rd, 2018


Trevor Pan was a student at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, where he designed, built and lived in a spectacular desert shelter …

The Recruiter

June 26th, 2018


The story of how Rob Navarro, the former voice of Ronald McDonald, became one of the most successful gay pornographers in America. One day, while …

Grace of the Sea

June 19th, 2018


Luis Gutierrez Sanchez had been living in a single-car garage in South L.A. for six years when he had to move. Fearing city inspectors, his landlord …

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


While serving seven years in prison for second-degree murder, Ron Walker became a devout Muslim. After he was released, he became the personal barber to Suge Knight and the stable of artists on the Death Row label. …

The Grifter

May 29th, 2018


One day a suspicious couple and a former soap opera actress turned real estate agent put in an application to rent a vacant apartment. They had a strange story and wanted to deposit an entire year’s rent into the …

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


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 – boat rides with theremin makers that end on the rocks, low-budget …

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