California Love

Arts & Culture Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing California Love: K-Pop Dreaming, from LAist Studios

2/2/2023
K-pop disrupted pop culture in South Korea in the early 1990s and quickly the new and electrifying sound found fans across the world. One of those fans was a kid growing up thousands of miles away in Koreatown, Los Angeles. In K-Pop Dreaming, the second season of the acclaimed California Love podcast, host and writer Vivian Yoon takes listeners on a journey to learn about the history behind the music that had defined her childhood. From an occupied Korea in the 1930s and a small hip-hop...

Duration:00:04:44

Introducing LA Made: Blood, Sweat & Rockets, from LAist Studios

11/22/2022
Discover the origins of rocketry in a new podcast from LAist Studios. Subscribe to "LA Made: Blood, Sweat & Rockets" wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/ROCKETS

Duration:00:30:57

How to Save Water

9/16/2022
California is in a drought -- again. LAist’s new show How to LA explores what more Angelenos can do to preserve water. It won't be easy, but we meet up with one long-time resident who shows us how it's possible. Follow How to LA; the show aims to drop a little knowledge about ALL the things that affect the people of Los Angeles, whether that’s something that makes our city great (tacos!) or something that we need to work on, like the alarming number of traffic collisions. We serve the...

Duration:00:11:46

Introducing "Snooze" from LAist Studios

7/7/2022
Introducing "Snooze," a new show from LAist Studios about things people put off, how they conquer them, but most importantly, how they conquer themselves. In each episode, host Megan Tan, the Snooze Squad and guest celebrities will strategize an action plan for people like you and me to face our fears. Take a listen and subscribe to Snooze wherever you get your podcasts! Snooze fans: go to HelloFresh.com/snooze16 and use code snooze16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Feals: become...

Duration:00:38:54

Human/Nature with The Tree That Won't Die

6/22/2022
When it comes to invasive plants, tree of heaven is public enemy number one. This week on the show, we get to the bottom of its bad reputation. We’ll discover which parts are science, and which parts are straight up racism. Human Nature is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/nature Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place...

Duration:00:23:39

Human/Nature with The Daily James

6/10/2022
Nature is everywhere. And for LouAnne Brickhouse, it’s literally just steps away from her living room. Brickhouse is the founder of the popular Instagram account, “The Daily James.” She gives us a tour of the natural world that’s thriving in her Los Angeles backyard. Human Nature is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/nature Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality...

Duration:00:24:19

Introducing Season 2: Imperfect Paradise - The Forgotten Revolutionary

5/26/2022
In the early 1990’s, hateful anti-immigrant political rhetoric roused California’s Chicano student rights movement, and college student and radio host Oscar Gomez was one of its most prominent voices. Some thought he was going to be the next Cesar Chavez. But on November 17, 1994, Oscar was mysteriously found dead on the Santa Barbara shore. Imperfect Paradise: The Forgotten Revolutionary follows host and reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez as he investigates Oscar’s death and revisits his own...

Duration:00:36:29

Introducing Snooze, from LAist Studios

5/3/2022
Snooze is a show about things people put off, how they conquer them, but most importantly, how they conquer themselves. In this podcast host Megan Tan, the creator of “Millennial," the Snooze Squad and guest celebrities will help people like you and me strategize an action plan to face their fears. Snooze fans - go to HelloFresh.com/snooze16 and use code snooze16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe...

Duration:00:43:23

Introducing Human/Nature from LAist Studios

4/25/2022
Introducing Human/Nature, from LAist Studios, a podcast with a wild yet inspiring thesis: if you step outside and reconnect with nature in your own city, you’ll feel better, reconnect with yourself, and find your place in the world. This podcast will empower you to reclaim your attention. In Episode 1, host and nature activist Marcos Trinidad talks with Jenny Odell, an artist and author of the book, “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy.” O’Dell talks about birdwatching, the...

Duration:00:27:16

Introducing The Academy Museum Podcast, by LAist Studios

3/24/2022
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and LAist Studios present a new multi-season audio series that examines the myriad of stories of our cinematic history. Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a MacArthur Fellow, hosts the series. The Academy Awards have been a source of iconic moments and cultural impact since the award ceremony began in 1929. The awards often reflect and amplify the political, economic, and the cultural...

Duration:00:40:06

Introducing Imperfect Paradise by LAist Studios

1/27/2022
Imperfect Paradise, produced by LAist Studios, is a longform narrative podcast showcasing California stories with universal significance. Each of our stories takes on something essential about California -- its progressiveness, its reputation as a home for dreamers and schemers, its heartbreaking inequality, its varied and diverse communities, its unique combination of dense cities and wild places -- and breaks it down into three, 20-30 minute episodes that will be released occasionally....

Duration:00:21:00

Introducing WILD by LAist Studios

7/1/2021
Introducing WILD by LAist Studios, a podcast about origin stories. About those moments big and small that transform people forever. Season 1 of WILD: Home Forever is a time capsule of these kinds of moments captured during a global pandemic that left a lot of us "growing up" again while stuck at home for more than a year. In episode 1, we meet Daisy Figueroa who went back to her childhood home and decides to transform it. In the process, she creates her own business and redefines the...

Duration:00:38:23

Yeah No, I'm Not OK with Janaya Future Khan

5/25/2021
Hey California Love listeners, it's Mental Health Awareness Month, and we couldn't help but share another episode of Yeah No, I'm Not OK where Diane Guerrero speaks with Janaya Future Khan, the Black Lives Matter International Ambassador, on the power of trusting that you are doing the thing that's right over doing the thing that’s popular. More mental health support (via text) can be found at: https://www.crisistextline.org/ Additional Information on depression and anxiety can be found...

Duration:01:14:50

Yeah No, I'm Not OK with Byron Bowers

5/18/2021
Hey California Love listeners, it's Mental Health Awareness Month, and we couldn't help but share this episode of Yeah No, I'm Not OK where Diane Guerrero speaks with actor and comedian Byron Bowers on developing his uniquely dark style of comedy and how standup has helped him develop a healthy outlook on life. More mental health support (via text) can be found at: https://www.crisistextline.org/1 If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the...

Duration:00:30:19

Yeah No, I'm Not OK with Eric Andre

5/12/2021
Hey California Love listeners, it's Mental Health Awareness Month, and we couldn't help but share this episode of Yeah No, I'm Not OK where Diane Guerrero and Eric Andre talk about therapy, meditation and making sure that you put your mental health first. For more on Transcendental Meditation, visit: www.tm.org More information on Dr. John Sarno’s book “Healing Back Pain” here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/144873.Healing_Back_Pain If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the...

Duration:00:53:02

Yeah No, I'm Not OK with Dascha Polanco

3/23/2021
In our final episode drop of Yeah No, I'm Not OK, Dascha and Diane talk about what it meant to come up together as actors and Latinx artists. They also discuss their personal experiences with body image and what it means to continuously choose to embrace what is uniquely yours. To hear more episodes, subscribe to the Yeah No, I'm Not OK feed. Thank you for listening! For more information and support for eating disorders, please visit:...

Duration:00:38:52

Yeah No, I'm Not OK with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

3/12/2021
We are back with another episode of Yeah No, I'm Not OK. Karla shot to fame when she wrote an essay about being an undocumented student at Harvard. But instead of book deals, she looked for more meaning in writing and exploring her identity. Along the way, she learned more about herself and tells Diane how the correct diagnoses, therapy, strict personal boundaries, and self-acceptance have all changed her life for the better. If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide...

Duration:00:56:30

Introducing Yeah No, I'm Not OK by Diane Guerrero

3/2/2021
Who is Diane Guerrero and why is she talking about mental health? In this episode, we learn more about Diane’s personal experience and her commitment to making mental health a priority in communities nationwide, especially communities of color. Then for the very first time, Diane sits down with her big brother Eddie to have an honest conversation about their family history of addiction, anxiety, and depression. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of new episodes with a note from...

Duration:00:54:44

Norco 80 Episode 3: The Robbers

2/10/2021
We are back with Episode 3 of Norco 80. To hear the remaining 10 episodes, visit the Norco feed for new episodes available each Monday. In this episode, George Smith didn't set out to rob a bank. He just wanted to survive the apocalypse. Norco ‘80 is produced by LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

Duration:00:40:57

Norco 80 Episode 2: The Firefight

1/18/2021
We are back with Episode 2 of Norco 80. The bank robbers make it out of the Security Pacific Bank, cash in hand––but they’re immediately met by the police and a firefight begins. We meet one of the first officers on the scene, who explains the culture of the Norco police force in the 1970s and reveals just how unprepared they were for an armed robbery of this magnitude. Norco ‘80 is produced by LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios. Episode 3 now available on the Norco 80 feed....

Duration:00:35:06