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Don’t Come to L.A.
60 minutes | Jan 18, 2017
104 Fake Sushi, Mountain Lions and the Chargers
This episode: We discuss Trump's move into the White House, the closing of Formosa Cafe, fake sushi, American Apparel leaving Los Angeles, our obsession with Southern California mountain lions, the drought, speakeasys, barcades, the Chargers abandoning San Diego, and the proposed rendition of the Lucas Museum.
59 minutes | Jan 4, 2017
103 Jury Duty, New Years and Soups
This episode: We catch up after our hiatus and discuss a burger stand in Watts that sold crack as a side, California voters legalizing recreational marijuana, renaming the Hollywood sign, Apul's jury duty, empty Los Angeles during the holidays, a massive outbreak from tainted masa, Kevin's experience at a Mochitsuki, Filipino New Years ball traditions, all the soups, the Lakers, the dumpster fire that is Lane Kiffin, and our resolutions.
48 minutes | Oct 19, 2016
102 Spicy Food, Dodgers and Halloween
In this episode we discuss lawsuits stemming from injuries sustained on the OUE Skyspace Skyslide, varying degrees of heat in Thai food, women entering the high-risk/low-reward field of high-speed car chases, police chiefs' wager on the Dodgers-Cubs playoff series, and prime locations for Halloween trick-or-treating.
58 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
101 Driving to Vegas, Apple Picking and Haunted Houses
In this episode we discuss the end of a sweltering summer, our travels, Kevin's callback from Las Vegas, Apul's confounding joy over Dana Point's El Torito Sunday buffet, fall plans, apple picking, haunted house attractions, the Rams' early success, USC's troubles, the Dodgers' playoff run, Vin Scully's retirement, and our complainer of the week.
55 minutes | Aug 24, 2016
100 Pageant, Rams and Chorks
In this episode: Metro Expo line's high demand leads to overcrowding, Pokemon Go hits peak popularity, Kevin visits Pageant of the Masters, the Rams kick off preseason at the Coliseum, Panda Express tests the chork, Sheldon Adelson bullies college students, and Nihar readies to take a break.
58 minutes | Jun 29, 2016
099 Nihar Returns, Parking Vigilantes and Using DNA to Identify Dog Poop
This episode: Nihar returns from his month-long stay in New York and shares some of his favorite things about the Big Apple. We also take a look at Brexit, downtown’s Skyslide, Metro’s haiku battle with BART, the closing of Donut Time, the future of the L.A. Times building, parking vigilantes in the heart of Hollywood, DNA tracking of dog poop, and a roundup of local sports.
55 minutes | Jun 1, 2016
098 Kevin and Apul Interview Each Other
This week: We compare our Memorial Day weekends, the NBA Finals, bowling alleys, and Fork-In Aussie Pies. We finish off by interviewing each other about our paths to, and thoughts about Los Angeles.
47 minutes | May 11, 2016
097 Metro, Jacarandas, Earthquakes and LAPD Tesla
This week: Great music at Butter’d Up Live, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire experience, election mailers, Apple invades downtown, late summer nights at Grand Central Market, Metro Rail makes it to the beach, Jacarandas in bloom, earthquake preparedness, and LAPD gets a Tesla.
51 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
096 USC, Rams and Prince
This week: Suge Knight says jail conditions are hampering his defense, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposes a new plan to combat homelessness, the LAPD postpones deployment of body cameras, Kobe’s move into Hollywood, the Rams trade up for Jared Goff, USC hires Lynn Swann as athletic director, the passing of Prince, and Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.”
50 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
095 Epic Car Chase, Kobe, Sheen, Tanaka
It was a goldmine of quintessential LA stories this week. First, there was an epic car chase that involved a convertible, a TMZ bus, and an ex-Marine. Then, Charlie Sheen allegedly threatened a porn star which was not a surprise. LA Metro waded into the anti-LGBT North Carolina boycott for some inexplicable reason. Convicted former LA County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka will be headed to jail for a long time. Another obvious LA study - poorer neighborhoods have more trash on the ground. An anti-Scientology billboard from some parents of church members. And in sports, we bid adieu to Kobe Bryant and discuss playoffs for the Clippers, LA Kings, and Anaheim Ducks.
35 minutes | Mar 30, 2016
094 Sushi Python, Easter and Bernie Sanders
This week: A man launches a python at sushi restaurant patrons, another award for worst traffic, HBO’s “Hard Knocks” choose the Rams, church recruiting on Easter, Bernie Sanders at K-Town’s Wiltern, where else we’d recommend that he visit, and our thoughts on Donald Trump.
52 minutes | Mar 16, 2016
093 Trejo’s Tacos, a Controversial Photo and a New Mayor
This week we talk about P-22 eating a koala, the ramen pass resurfacing, cloud seeding for rain, our visit to Trejo’s Tacos, local college hoops, the state of the L.A. Rams, a controversial photo taken in Silver Lake, and our very own Apul Patel has declared his candidacy for the Office of Mayor of Los Angeles.
51 minutes | Mar 2, 2016
092 Oscars, Mayor Graft-cetti, The People v. Uncle Juice
This episode we discuss the plan to convert part of Magic Johnson Park in South LA into an equestrian center , a pop-up Anger Room that we're angry we missed, Firestone Brewery opening a tap room in Venice, the KKK incident in Anaheim, the Oscars which we were once again not invited to, Mayor Eric Garcetti's shady campaign donations from a lawn removal company, the overwhelming support in the city for the Olympics, and our favorite TV show right now (or mini-series for that matter) - FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson.
49 minutes | Feb 10, 2016
091 Chinese New Year, Super Bowl 50 and Free Uber Rides
This week we’re discussing the Zika virus, the whereabouts of El Niño, the demolition of the iconic Sixth Street Bridge, Chinese New Year celebrations, Super Bowl 50, free rides from Honda through Uber, Blake Griffin’s woes, college football recruiting, and Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour. Recommendations: Ramen at Anzutei and miniatures at Landis’ Labyrinth Toy Shop.
49 minutes | Jan 27, 2016
090 L.A. Rams, Porter Ranch Gas Leak and El Niño
On this episode we’re discussing the public library’s upcoming amnesty program for overdue books, an audit of the L.A. County Fair following the disclosure of gargantuan executive compensation, Metro creating a girl group to hawk its wares, the NFL’s Rams moving here from St. Louis, the ongoing methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, and we join a growing chorus asking, “where’s El Niño?” Recommendation: Former guest/baller Molly Hawkey is holding her own as a contestant on this season’s “The Bachelor.”
48 minutes | Dec 20, 2015
089 New Lion Cub, ‘Star Wars,’ and Favorites
This week we’re discussing the discovery of an unexpected lion cub in the Santa Monica Mountains, the end of Bel-Air Camera, the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the accusations leveled by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino against Disney, and our favorites of the year.
19 minutes | Dec 15, 2015
088 Kitson, Stallone and K-Pop
This week we're discussing the closing of Kitson, the end of the Yorkshire Grill, a Sylvester Stallone auction, the Star Wars premiere, and a Korean pop group accused of prostitution at LAX.
51 minutes | Dec 8, 2015
087 Kobe Bryant, P-45 and Petersen Auto Museum
Following our Thanksgiving break, this week we are talking about Kobe Bryant’s farewell poem, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s real estate maneuvers, Dodger Stadium placing fifth in most instagrammed places in the world, a new male mountain lion stirring it up in the Santa Monica Mountains, Playboy naming Pamela Anderson as its final nude, the Petersen Automotive Museum’s controversial makeover, landmarks and their celebrity doppelgängers, USC’s victory over UCLA, UCLA’s stunning upset of No. 1 Kentucky, rushing the court/field, and the definition of a Bruin. Recommendations: Hollywood Music Hall and “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty.
68 minutes | Nov 23, 2015
086 Jumbo’s Ice Cream, Police, ‘Hopscotch,’ and UCLA vs. USC
This week we discuss Moby’s new vegan restaurant in Silver Lake, physically moving the first-ever Taco Bell restaurant, renovating a long-forgotten Sears structure in East Hollywood, the fire at a westside Citibank building, the ice cream flavor created by Coolhaus to celebrate Jumbo’s Clown Room’s 45th anniversary, an African-American female executive’s encounter with the Santa Monica Police Department, Nihar’s visit to the opera “Hopscotch,” the disappointing starts for both local NBA franchises, and the annual college football crosstown showdown. Recommendations: “Ghettoside” by Jill Leovy, “30 for 30: Trojan War,” and “Mudbloods.”
49 minutes | Nov 17, 2015
085 Bar Scams, In-N-Out Delivery and Bike Share
This week we’re discussing world tragedies, East Hollywood’s unfinished Target, rats, LeBron James’ new home in Brentwood, Southern California geography, bar scams, In-N-Out Burger delivery, Bob Iger’s NFL push, and Santa Monica bike share. Recommendations: The Collapsed Dam That Stopped Los Angeles and Bar Bandini.
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