California Love

By LAist Studios

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Subscribers: 142
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Episodes: 54


 Feb 9, 2021


 Aug 19, 2020

Description

California Love is a blend of memoir, pop culture analysis and oral history. The newest season, K-pop Dreaming, is about the rise and history of K-pop in the United States, as told from the point-of-view of the Korean diaspora in Los Angeles. Host Vivian Yoon takes listeners on a journey from K-pop’s origins in Korean trot music and American presence in post-war South Korea to the 1992 LA Uprising and the booming global popularity of K-pop in the present day, all juxtaposed against Yoon’s own coming-of-age as a second generation immigrant in Los Angeles, struggling to fit in and come to terms with her own identity. The series premieres on February 23rd.

In the first season Walter Thompson-Hernández was inspired by Tupac and Dr. Dre's "California Love"- a love letter and anthem for a generation. 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.


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Feb 07, 2024
Imperfect Paradise: Yoga's "Queen of Conspiracy Theories": Part 3 REDUX
Jan 31, 2024
LAist Studios presents: NPR's Code Switch & Oye - A Former Church Girl's Search for a New Spiritual Home
Jan 29, 2024
Imperfect Paradise: Yoga's "Queen of Conspiracy Theories": Part 2 REDUX
Jan 24, 2024
Imperfect Paradise: Yoga's "Queen of Conspiracy Theories": Part 1 REDUX
Jan 17, 2024
Imperfect Paradise presents HTLA: Volunteers Take On The Homelessness Crisis: Part 3 & 4
Jan 03, 2024
Imperfect Paradise presents HTLA: Volunteers Take On The Homelessness Crisis: Part 1 & 2
Dec 27, 2023
LAist Studios presents Imperfect Paradise: The Castle: Part 4
Dec 20, 2023
LAist Studios presents Imperfect Paradise: The Castle: Part 3
Dec 13, 2023
LAist Studios presents Imperfect Paradise: The Castle: Part 2
Dec 06, 2023
LAist Studios presents Imperfect Paradise: The Castle: Part 1
Nov 29, 2023
Imperfect Paradise presents LAist Investigates: The Truth Inside California's Nursing Homes
Nov 22, 2023
LAist Studios presents: Imperfect Paradise: People vs. Karen: Part 4
Nov 15, 2023
LAist Studios presents: Imperfect Paradise: People vs. Karen: Part 3
Nov 08, 2023
LAist Studios Presents Imperfect Paradise: People vs. Karen: Part 2
Oct 30, 2023
LAist Studios Presents: Imperfect Paradise: People vs. Karen: Part 1
Oct 24, 2023
LAist Studios Presents: Imperfect Paradise: Nury & The Secret Tapes: Part 4
Oct 23, 2023
LAist Studios Presents: Imperfect Paradise: Nury & The Secret Tapes: Part 3
Oct 16, 2023
LAist Studios presents: Imperfect Paradise: Nury & The Secret Tapes: Part 2
Oct 09, 2023
LAist Studios presents Imperfect Paradise: Nury & The Secret Tapes: Part 1
Sep 27, 2023
Introducing Imperfect Paradise: Nury & The Secret Tapes from LAist Studios
Sep 20, 2023
Special Feature: 'How To LA' at KCON
Aug 25, 2023
From LAist Studios: Imperfect Paradise Returning Sept. 27, 2023
Aug 22, 2023
LA Made: The Barbie Tapes: When Girls--And Barbie--Could Do Anything
Jul 21, 2023
LA Made: The Barbie Tapes from LAist Studios - Battle of the Bulge
Jul 14, 2023
Introducing LA Made: The Barbie Tapes from LAist Studios
Jul 10, 2023
Special Feature: Mount Rushmore, Part 1
Jun 25, 2023
Special Feature: A Southeast L.A. Rom-Com
Jun 24, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Bonus #4: K-Beauty
Jun 09, 2023
Introducing Season 2 of "WILD: I Think I'm Falling In Love" from LAist Studios
May 11, 2023
Shoes Off: Atsuko Okatsuka Wants Everyone To Feel Sexy
May 04, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Bonus #3: Origins of K-Pop
Apr 27, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Bonus #2: The Making of Red Velvet's "Psycho"
Apr 20, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Bonus #1: Danny Im
Apr 13, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Koreatown
Apr 06, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - KCON
Mar 30, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Roots of Rap
Mar 23, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Solid
Mar 16, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Moon Night
Mar 09, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Trot
Mar 02, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Mixtape
Feb 23, 2023
K-Pop Dreaming - Secret Fan
Feb 23, 2023
Introducing California Love: K-Pop Dreaming, from LAist Studios
Feb 02, 2023
Epilogue
Aug 17, 2020
Ellie
Aug 13, 2020
Compton Cowboys
Aug 06, 2020
Parrots: A Parable
Jul 30, 2020
Kobe
Jul 23, 2020
P Line
Jul 16, 2020
Scared Straight
Jul 09, 2020
Prologue
Jul 09, 2020