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Best Locally-Focused Podcasts About Los Angeles

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Podcasts are growing in popularity and are the best way to get your entertainment on the fly. You can upload your favorite podcast to your mobile device and listen to it when you have time. It's like a DVR for your ears. But there are a lot to choose from, and the topics covered are vast. Whether you're into comedy, music, TV, Movies or current issues, here are some LA based and locally focused podcasts for you to check out.

Put Your Hands Together With Cameron Esposito

Everyone likes a good laugh, but getting to a comedy club to catch an act isn't alway possible. Luckily stand-up comedian Cameron Esposito has put together the first of its kind stand-up comedy podcast. The show is recorded live every Tuesday night at the Los Angeles' Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Put Your Hands Together is 75 minutes of serious funny with backstage interviews with established and upcoming comedians and sets covering everything from love to family and life in LA. The live show starts at 8 p.m., but the podcasts are available anytime.

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Which Way LA?

If you want to know what the hot topics are in Los Angeles, then Which Way LA is a great podcast for staying current with local issues. Should California legalize recreational marijuana? What about gun control agendas in Los Angeles? Why were hundreds of ravers arrested over the Halloween weekend? Moderator Warren Olney leads the discussion on these very topics and many more that can affect your life here in LA. If you want to know what's going on and who is taking which side, Which Way LA? is the podcast for you.

Go Bayside!

The 80s had super couple Luke and Laura, but the 90s immortalized Zack and Kelly on Saved by the Bell. The series that was almost cancelled took on a life of its own even after the show ended. To this day, there are original fans of SBTB who refuse to let the iconic characters die. One of those fans is comedian April Richardson. Richardson has dedicated an entire podcast series dedicated to SBTB called Go Bayside! where she and fellow comedian guests will dissect episodes and analyze dialog. Richardson is a bit of a savant when it comes to facts and trivia knowing, including everything from wardrobe to cafeteria lunch menu to Zack's SAT scores. Join the addiction and tune in.

The Hidden History Of Los Angeles

There is a lot of history to Los Angeles. Between the Chinese Massacre of 1871, the glamor of old Hollywood, the LA riots and the early rail system, there's a hidden story around every corner. Walking tours are an option, but if you want to get your daily dose of what's what and what used to be without the exercise then tune into The Hidden History of Los Angeles podcast with Robert Petersen. Peterson's podcasts delve into the lesser known history of Los Angeles and last anywhere from five to 20 minutes.

Hollywood Handbook With Sean Clements And Hayes Davenport

Despite the glitter and beauty of it, the road to stardom in Hollywood is paved with tears and broken dreams. The industry is filled with politics and power plays and if you don't know how to play the game, you're going to get eaten alive. Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport have gone from struggling writers/actors/producers to successful and working players in Hollywood. Want to know how to make your dreams happen? Tune into Hollywood Handbook and get advice from insiders on what to do and not to do. Sean and Hayes answer questions and bring in famous guess to discuss the industry, politics and how to get ahead.

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at


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