fbpx

Episode #39: Maps & Montezuma

Join us this week as we talk with LA Public Library map librarian Glenn Creason about the resources the collection can offer the curious urban researcher. Then we dip down to San Diego, for a visit with Louise Torio, board chair of the Friends Of the Villa Montezuma,...

Episode#36: Poets & Carpenters

Join us this week as we talk with Los Angeles poet Suzanne Lummis about poetry in the Southland, from her grandfather Charles Fletcher Lummis’ day to Charles Bukowski’s and into the present. We’ll also visit with Patricia Adler-Ingram, Executive...

Episode #33: Late Nights & Lost Lore

Join us this week as we visit with pioneering Downtown restaurateur Judith Markoff Hansen about her remarkable journey opening Gorky’s at 8th & San Julian in 1981. We’ll also visit with acting City Archivist, Michael Holland, for an introduction to the...

Episode #32: Ranchos & Rubber Plants

Join us this week as we visit with Alison Bruesehoff, Executive Director of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, to talk about 18th century rancho life and the site’s prominent role in early California aviation. Then we meet Southern California’s tile...

Episode #29: Typology & Typewriters

Join us this week as we talk with J. Scott Smith about his 29 Palms photographic series, celebrating the varied beauty of Southern California’s palm trees. We’ll also visit with performance artist Tim Youd, while he types a Charles Bukowski novel in the...

Episode #24: Castles & Lofts

Join us this week as we talk with Elaine, caretaker for evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s 1920s Moorish castle in Lake Elsinore, about the building’s history, design and role as Sister Aimee’s cherished retreat from the limelight. We’ll also...

Episode #22: Tiles, Exiles & Aerospace

Tune in to Episode 22 of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Southern California tile expert Brian Kaiser about the German exile culture that flourished amidst the lovely tiles of the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades. We’ll also visit with retired National...

Episode #21: Art on the Edge

Tune in to Episode 21 of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Peggy Ronning, curator of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum, about the museum’s fascinating origins as a Hollywood set decorator’s fantasy getaway, his controversial collecting methods, and how...

Episode #16: Death & Art Deco

Tune in to Episode Sixteen of the Esotouric podcast as we sit down with historian Marc Chevalier to debunk myths about the Oviatt Building and its influence on the American Art Deco style. We’ll also talk with Professor Don Johnson of Cal State L.A.‘s...

Episode #13: Cowboys & Barflies

Tune in to Episode Thirteen of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska about her work capturing a vanishing neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Well also visit with the much beloved Ruth Ann Dome, dispatcher for the bus...

Episode #9: Fante & Hammett

Tune in to Episode Nine of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Dan Fante, poet, playwright, and novelist about Los Angeles, the creative process, fathers and sons and his new memoir. We’ll also talk with Julie Rivett, grand daughter of Dashiell Hammett, about...

Episode #5: Books & Bulldozers

Tune in to Episode Five of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Michael Dawson, of Dawson’s Book Shop-a Los Angeles institution since 1905-about his work on the newly-published photo book `William Reagh, A Long Walk Downtown,’‘ which chronicles the...

Episode #2: Orange Groves & Outer Space

In our latest podcast for the week of January 28th, 2013, we interview Jerry Blackburn of the Aerospace Legacy Foundation about the demolition last month of the last remaining workshops and assembly rooms from the former Downey Space Plant. These were spaces where the...