California Love

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Description

Tupac and Dr. Dre's "California Love" served as a love letter and anthem for a generation. The song inspired author and New York Times writer, Walter Thompson-Hernández, to create a show as prescient as it is personal. In his "California Love" series, Walter invites listeners to join him in his family home, on horseback through the streets of Compton, and up into the sky to examine belonging. Walter takes us deep into his own story as he explores what it means for him to love Los Angeles. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.


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Compton Cowboys
2350
There’s a horse ranch in the heart of Compton that may hold the answers for salvation and redemption for the city’s black cowboys.  Read the original NYTimes article, "For the Compton Cowboys, Horseback Riding Is a Legacy, and Protection."  Read Walter Thompson-Hernández's book The Compton CowboysThe New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland California Love is a limited series with 8 episodes. Show support by subscribing wherever you get your podcasts.
Aug 06, 2020
Parrots: A Parable
2165
A first-parrot perspective into legends and myths of how L.A. became home to the world’s largest population of green parrots. California Love is a limited series with 8 episodes. Show support by subscribing wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 30, 2020
Kobe
2138
Walter dives deep on what Kobe meant to him in his life and how the icon’s death spurred a collective mourning throughout the city. California Love is a limited series with 8 episodes. Show support by subscribing wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 23, 2020
P Line
2039
A story about a wild party line that many Los Angeles’ teenagers used to create a fantasy world. California Love sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme beginning July 17, only on Hulu
Jul 16, 2020
Scared Straight
2315
DESCRIPTION:  Walter was just eleven years old when he was admitted to L.A.'s infamous Scared Straight program for graffiti related crimes. In this episode, Walter, through a chance encounter, checks-in with his friend who went through the program with him, their anti-tagging arch-nemesis, and discuss how they've turned out after all these years. EPISODE CREDITS: Lead Producer: Elizabeth Nakano Sound Design: Elizabeth Nakano Editor: Arwen Nicks Engineer and Mix: Valentino Rivera Original Music: Andrew Eapen Show Art: Theo Lambert Written by Host Walter Thompson-Hernández with help from Elizabeth Nakano The California Love team also includes: Senior Producer: Megan Tan Executive Producer: Angela Bromstad Website: laist.com/californialove California Love is a production of LAist Studios  The LAist Studios Team includes: Taylor Coffman, Kristen Hayford, Leo Gomez, and Kristen Muller
Jul 09, 2020
Prologue
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DESCRIPTION Host Walter Thompson-Hernández returns home to L.A. and reflects on how much the city has changed since he was a child. EPISODE CREDITS Lead Producer: Tamika Adams  Sound Design: Megan Tan Editor: Arwen Nicks Engineer and Mix: Valentino Rivera Original Music: Andrew Eapen Show Art: Theo Lambert Written by Host Walter Thompson-Hernández with help from Arwen Nicks The California Love team also includes: Producer: Elizabeth Nakano Executive Producer: Angela Bromstad Website: laist.com/californialove California Love is a production of LAist Studios  The LAist Studios Team includes: Taylor Coffman, Kristen Hayford, Leo Gomez, and Kristen Muller
Jul 09, 2020
Introducing California Love
90
Introducing California Love, a show seeking to understand what it means to belong and not belong to the places we are from.
Jul 01, 2020