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L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast

Daniel Zafran & Greg Gonzalez & the history of Los Angeles

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L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast

L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast

Daniel Zafran & Greg Gonzalez & the history of Los Angeles

15
Followers
47
Plays
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About Us

L.A. Meekly is a monthly comedy podcast about Los Angeles history put out by comedians Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran that battles the idea that LA has no history by delving in the weird, unbelievable and, occasionally, haunted details from the past of their native city.

Latest Episodes

Summer of Same (Summer In Los Angeles)

Summer is here and it's nothing like any of us expected. In this very summer vacation style loose episode we'll be covering what summer in LA means to us and a few of our favorite traditions we like to take part in under better circumstances. DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded well before the current situation in the city unfolded which makes our laments sound even more trivial. More important history is in the making but if you need something light just to help you fall asleep at night, this is for you. Stay safe everybody.

84 MIN1 d ago
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Summer of Same (Summer In Los Angeles)

The Wrath of Con (Con Artists)

Hold onto your wallets; this month we're covering some of the city's most notorious con artists. We'll be talking about the town of Girard (19:52), the Bling Ring (35:13), the Julian Pete Scandal (1:09:52), Michael Romanoff (1:30:03) and the Billionaire Boys Club (1:53:22).

133 MINMAY 1
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The Wrath of Con (Con Artists)

Field Trip! The L.A. River with Paul Haddad

Pack a lunch or just catch what you eat out of the always fresh L.A. River as we sit down with author Paul Haddad to discuss his book "10,000 Steps A Day in LA." We'll cover some of the best walks in the city and how great his book is at being a jumping off point to explore new parts of the city. (Never fear: this episode was recorded pre-quarantine)

49 MINAPR 8
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Field Trip! The L.A. River with Paul Haddad

Easy Writers (Pulp Authors)

Stuck in the house all day and night? Scared to go outside and would rather get lost safely in a book? If this unique situation applies to you and you alone then this is the episode for you. This month we cover a few of LA's prized local pulp writers. Travel to Mars with Edgar Rice Burroughs (14:57), travel to Mars with Leigh Brackett (53:37), travel to Mars with Ray Bradbury (1:20:49) and travel to only LA with Raymond Chandler (1:51:01).

141 MINAPR 1
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Easy Writers (Pulp Authors)

Our Own Fault (Earthquakes)

Strap down your porcelain butts and get ready for "the big one." Our episode on earthquakes. Relive the horror and aftermath of Longbeach '33 (16:42), Sylmar '71 (36:43) and Northridge '94 (47:46).

91 MINMAR 1
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Our Own Fault (Earthquakes)

Demolition, Man (Things We Lost in the Last Decade)

Now that the '20s are roaring forward, we thought we'd take a look back on the previous decade to reflect on the buildings and businesses we lost during the 2010s. Relive the memories that are too soon to relive from places like the Buggy Whip, the LA Sports Arena and Meltdown Comics.

82 MINFEB 1
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Demolition, Man (Things We Lost in the Last Decade)

A Tale of Two CDs (Record Stores)

Put the needle on the podcast and ring in a whole new decade with a whole new episode on your favorite local record stores. We've got the granddaddy Wallichs Music City (:17), the young punk Rockaway Records (:41), the scrappy Tower Records (:55) and the mighty Amoeba (1:06).

90 MINJAN 1
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A Tale of Two CDs (Record Stores)

Creepy Christmas/Chaunted Channukah Part: 7 Deadly Sins (The Queen Mary)

Crack open the eggnog and fry up the latkes because it's time to get creepy and haunted. This year we tackle the Queen Mary in all her luxury lining, world war serving, ghost pool glory. Both the straight history (:14) and the ghouls (1:08).

94 MIN2019 DEC 1
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Creepy Christmas/Chaunted Channukah Part: 7 Deadly Sins (The Queen Mary)

Fangelenos (Listener Questions and Answers)

You asked for it so we asked it right back. This month we tackle two listener submitted questions: What do you like most about Angelenos? and What should someone not from here be aware of to make their stay as agreeable as possible? Listen to our bumbling answers and the much better answers of you, the listener, who submitted your own takes. You know who you are. And those of you who didn't? Consider yourselves uninvited from LA Meekly Thanksgiving.

80 MIN2019 NOV 1
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Fangelenos (Listener Questions and Answers)

Field Trip! Forest Lawn Museum with James Fishburne

Pack your sack lunches for the nicest museum you've ever visited inside a cemetery: the Forest Lawn Museum. We talk with the museum's curator James Fishburne about the museum's role in shaping the art scene of Los Angeles, pigeon photography and the biggest painting of Jesus you've ever seen.

31 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Field Trip! Forest Lawn Museum with James Fishburne

Latest Episodes

Summer of Same (Summer In Los Angeles)

Summer is here and it's nothing like any of us expected. In this very summer vacation style loose episode we'll be covering what summer in LA means to us and a few of our favorite traditions we like to take part in under better circumstances. DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded well before the current situation in the city unfolded which makes our laments sound even more trivial. More important history is in the making but if you need something light just to help you fall asleep at night, this is for you. Stay safe everybody.

84 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Summer of Same (Summer In Los Angeles)

The Wrath of Con (Con Artists)

Hold onto your wallets; this month we're covering some of the city's most notorious con artists. We'll be talking about the town of Girard (19:52), the Bling Ring (35:13), the Julian Pete Scandal (1:09:52), Michael Romanoff (1:30:03) and the Billionaire Boys Club (1:53:22).

133 MINMAY 1
Comments
The Wrath of Con (Con Artists)

Field Trip! The L.A. River with Paul Haddad

Pack a lunch or just catch what you eat out of the always fresh L.A. River as we sit down with author Paul Haddad to discuss his book "10,000 Steps A Day in LA." We'll cover some of the best walks in the city and how great his book is at being a jumping off point to explore new parts of the city. (Never fear: this episode was recorded pre-quarantine)

49 MINAPR 8
Comments
Field Trip! The L.A. River with Paul Haddad

Easy Writers (Pulp Authors)

Stuck in the house all day and night? Scared to go outside and would rather get lost safely in a book? If this unique situation applies to you and you alone then this is the episode for you. This month we cover a few of LA's prized local pulp writers. Travel to Mars with Edgar Rice Burroughs (14:57), travel to Mars with Leigh Brackett (53:37), travel to Mars with Ray Bradbury (1:20:49) and travel to only LA with Raymond Chandler (1:51:01).

141 MINAPR 1
Comments
Easy Writers (Pulp Authors)

Our Own Fault (Earthquakes)

Strap down your porcelain butts and get ready for "the big one." Our episode on earthquakes. Relive the horror and aftermath of Longbeach '33 (16:42), Sylmar '71 (36:43) and Northridge '94 (47:46).

91 MINMAR 1
Comments
Our Own Fault (Earthquakes)

Demolition, Man (Things We Lost in the Last Decade)

Now that the '20s are roaring forward, we thought we'd take a look back on the previous decade to reflect on the buildings and businesses we lost during the 2010s. Relive the memories that are too soon to relive from places like the Buggy Whip, the LA Sports Arena and Meltdown Comics.

82 MINFEB 1
Comments
Demolition, Man (Things We Lost in the Last Decade)

A Tale of Two CDs (Record Stores)

Put the needle on the podcast and ring in a whole new decade with a whole new episode on your favorite local record stores. We've got the granddaddy Wallichs Music City (:17), the young punk Rockaway Records (:41), the scrappy Tower Records (:55) and the mighty Amoeba (1:06).

90 MINJAN 1
Comments
A Tale of Two CDs (Record Stores)

Creepy Christmas/Chaunted Channukah Part: 7 Deadly Sins (The Queen Mary)

Crack open the eggnog and fry up the latkes because it's time to get creepy and haunted. This year we tackle the Queen Mary in all her luxury lining, world war serving, ghost pool glory. Both the straight history (:14) and the ghouls (1:08).

94 MIN2019 DEC 1
Comments
Creepy Christmas/Chaunted Channukah Part: 7 Deadly Sins (The Queen Mary)

Fangelenos (Listener Questions and Answers)

You asked for it so we asked it right back. This month we tackle two listener submitted questions: What do you like most about Angelenos? and What should someone not from here be aware of to make their stay as agreeable as possible? Listen to our bumbling answers and the much better answers of you, the listener, who submitted your own takes. You know who you are. And those of you who didn't? Consider yourselves uninvited from LA Meekly Thanksgiving.

80 MIN2019 NOV 1
Comments
Fangelenos (Listener Questions and Answers)

Field Trip! Forest Lawn Museum with James Fishburne

Pack your sack lunches for the nicest museum you've ever visited inside a cemetery: the Forest Lawn Museum. We talk with the museum's curator James Fishburne about the museum's role in shaping the art scene of Los Angeles, pigeon photography and the biggest painting of Jesus you've ever seen.

31 MIN2019 OCT 28
Comments
Field Trip! Forest Lawn Museum with James Fishburne
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