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Best L.A. Times | Wondery podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best L.A. Times | Wondery podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.
 
The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From L.A. Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she'll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one i ...
 
In Man in the Window, Paige St. John, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter has uncovered never before revealed details about the man who would eventually become one of California's most deadly serial killers. From Wondery and the L.A. Times comes a new series that traces his path of devastation through his victims' eyes.
 
From the creators of Inside Psycho, Inside the Exorcist, and Inside Jaws, comes a new immersive audio biopic about the making of the original 1977 Star Wars. It was a movie made on a shoestring and dumped into a handful of movie theaters. And then it changed the world. This is the story of George Lucas and his dream. We take you inside the stories of the people who struggled to make the original classic and the people who did their very best to stop it dead. Now playing in all galaxies.
 
In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts riots, an outsized character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to unite people across race and class. Odds are you’ve never heard of him. From L.A. Times Studios, the team behind “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Larger Than Life,” a docu-series about Big Willie Robinson, a 6-foot-6, muscle-bound street racer who preached peace a quarter-mile at a time. Cops and criminals, movie stars and miscreants, even Crips and Bloods ...
 
Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. ...
 
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For decades, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laugher across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But behind that disguise was the real Bill Cosby – the monster who preyed on women by promising them mentorship, only to then drug and violate them. Hosted by Nicki Egan, the lead investigative journalist on this case, the series features …
 
For decades, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laugher across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But behind that disguise was the real Bill Cosby – the monster who preyed on women by promising them mentorship, only to then drug and violate them. Hosted by Nicki Egan, the lead investigative journalist on this case, the series features …
 
For decades, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laugher across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But behind that disguise was the real Bill Cosby – the monster who preyed on women by promising them mentorship, only to then drug and violate them. Hosted by Nicki Egan, the lead investigative journalist on this case, the series features …
 
For decades, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laugher across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But behind that disguise was the real Bill Cosby – the monster who preyed on women by promising them mentorship, only to then drug and violate them. Hosted by Nicki Egan, the lead investigative journalist on this case, the series features …
 
For decades, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laugher across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But behind that disguise was the real Bill Cosby – the monster who preyed on women by promising them mentorship, only to then drug and violate them. Hosted by Nicki Egan, the lead investigative journalist on this case, the series features …
 
All Gordon wants for his birthday is to travel to Washington, D.C., to visit museums and see the opera. He’s completely unaware that his companion on this trip has very different plans. His friend has an alter ego, Warhead, and it turns out police are not far behind. Listen to Hunting Warhead to follow journalists, investigators and white-hat hacke…
 
BLOOD TIES: A scripted audio series starring Gillian Jacobs and Josh Gad as Eleonore and Michael Richland. After the sudden death of their billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust Eleonore and Michael into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to…
 
Christopher Goffard talks with Matthew Shaer, host of Over My Dead Body, about the journey from Dirty John to Detective Trapp. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simplisafe.com/detective ThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit them at ThredUp.com/Trapp…
 
Episode 5: A serial killer’s trial does not end the case for Detective Trapp. In its aftermath, she finds herself on a quest all her own. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simplisafe.com/detective ThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit them at ThredU…
 
Episode 4: Detective Trapp comes face-to-face with a suspected serial killer during a harrowing 13 1/2-hour interview that tests all her skill and endurance. To win, she must trick her adversary. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simplisafe.com/detective ThredUp - …
 
Episode 3: After weeks of frustration, Anaheim detectives break a murder case wide open —and find it larger and stranger than anyone could have anticipated. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simplisafe.com/detective ThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you v…
 
Episode 2: Detective Trapp finds a young woman’s body at a recycling plant. The investigation leads to the dangerous streets where the victim worked. Is her death connected to the disappearances of three other women? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simplisafe.com…
 
Episode 1: Detective Julissa Trapp fights her way onto the homicide unit in her hometown of Anaheim, California — and strives amid personal struggles to understand God’s plan for her. In a nearby city, women begin vanishing. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simpli…
 
Detective Trapp premieres on November 19th.
 
Episode 8: A group of victims finally break their silence. It begins with an early morning phone call.
 
Omar, the roommate, speaks and Garage sees his sister for the first time since he was a teenager. Faryon learns she is not responsible for her mother’s death and convinces a world expert on diagnosing consciousness to test Garage. She’s finally able to answer the question she had when she first met Garage - is he still in there?…
 
The nursing home director contacts Garage’s family to break the news of his medical condition. Faryon travels to Ohio to learn what led Garage to the California desert in the summer of 1999. Garage celebrates his birthday for the first time in 17 years.
 
Big Willie Robinson’s decision to make himself into a myth ends in tragedy. An effort to understand his legacy leads to a harrowing street race in Compton, and, ultimately, a question: What does it really mean to be larger than life? Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/LTL…
 
Sixty-Six Garage is identified and Faryon tracks down another man in the same accident as Garage. She learns what really caused the crash and begins to suspect authorities might have known Garage’s identity since the day of the accident.
 
Sixty-Six Garage gets a new roommate - Omar Salgado - a young cyclist hit by a car on a highway. He’s unconscious and near death. There’s a major breakthrough in identifying Garage - will he recognize his name?
 
An old newspaper article provides clues to Garage’s accident, but many of the details turn out to be false. Faryon finds the accident report that everyone believed was destroyed years ago, and it becomes her roadmap in solving Garage’s mystery.
 
Reporter Joanne Faryon quits her job to find out what happened to a man known as Sixty-Six Garage. After spending six days with him in his nursing home room, she starts to question whether he’s actually in a vegetative state, like she was first told.
 
As the drug trade and gang violence of the 1980s engulf South Los Angeles, Big Willie Robinson finds himself without a racetrack and sees his influence waning. But after the city burns again, he seizes a chance to start anew. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/LTL…
 
A startling revelation about Big Willie Robinson leads to a reappraisal of the street racer and his mission. As members of the Brotherhood of Street Racers try to make sense of his secret, a new truth emerges. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/LTL…
 
For more than 15 years, a man named Sixty-Six Garage would lay unidentified and unconscious. Or so everyone believed. Reported, written and hosted by reporter Joanne Faryon. Premieres July 30.
 
Big Willie Robinson has a surprising career turn in the entertainment industry, working as an actor, rubbing shoulders with A-listers and appearing in some iconic 1970s films. He even has connections to the “The Fast and the Furious” and “Star Wars” film franchises. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes…
 
Banned from street racing in L.A. in the early 1970s, Big Willie Robinson becomes fixated with building a racetrack for the Brotherhood of Street Racers. He wants a place where all are welcome — even cops and criminals — but can he pull it off? Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/LTL…
 
In this special BONUS episode, INSIDE STAR WARS creator and host Mark Ramsey interviews Brian Jay Jones, the author of the recent best-selling biography “George Lucas: A Life.” We talk about our shared love of the original film and how the franchise shaped our youths. We discuss what it’s like to chase down the details of a living legend who has co…
 
In the five years after the 1965 Watts riots, Big Willie Robinson meets the love of his life, gets the car of his dreams, forges ties with the LAPD and starts the Brotherhood of Street Racers. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/LTL
 
L.A. street racing legend Big Willie Robinson uses cars to heal a city torn apart by racial violence. His larger-than-life exploits touch Hollywood, the Southland’s most notorious gangs and even the Los Angeles Times. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/LTL…
 
Alec Guinness tells a child to stop watching Star Wars and drives him to tears. Kenny Baker - the man inside R2D2 - dies, but not before meeting the son he never knew. After great emotional struggle, George Lucas sells Star Wars to Disney. After a lifetime of total control, now he has to say “goodbye.” Carrie Fisher boards a plane at Heathrow Airpo…
 
Episode 7: Paige St. John sits down with fellow journalist Laura Beil to discuss why victims, police and the media struggle with how to talk about rape. Man In The Window is presented by Simplisafe Protect your home with a new home security system with Simplisafe. Man In The Window listeners get free shipping and a 60-day money back guarantee at Si…
 
Episode 6: Even after technology can finally bring answers, precious evidence is headed to the trash bin. A surprising arrest brings back victims’ nightmares. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitw Man In The Window is presented by Simplisafe Protect your home with a new home security…
 
This is the true story of a street racer who united Los Angeles — but left behind a tangle of questions. Reported, written and hosted by Daniel Miller from the Los Angeles Times. Premieres July 9.
 
Shooting on Star Wars wraps, but the troubles are far from over. Lucas has to “crack the whip” at ILM, which is way behind on FX shots. Lucas discovers the perfect voice for Darth Vader. The John Williams score is finished and Lucas is moved to tears. He screens the film for his movie friends and the reception is ugly. The FOX sales team loves the …
 
Episode 5: Bonnie’s new boyfriend seems to take pleasure in scaring her. She decides not to marry him, and he turns on her. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitw Man In The Window is presented by Simplisafe Protect your home with a new home security system with Simplisafe. Man In The…
 
Carrie Fisher auditions hairstyles and the “Buns of Navarone” are born. Star Wars begins shooting. Carrie is smitten by her handsome co-star, Harrison Ford. Greedo nearly suffocates during the Cantina sequence. George Lucas breaks the news to Alec Guinness that his character will be killed off - without a satisfying death scene, and Guinness is fur…
 
Episode 4: Police believe they’ve identified the suspect. Then he ends up dead on a beach. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitw Man In The Window is presented by Simplisafe Protect your home with a new home security system with Simplisafe. Man In The Window listeners get free shippi…
 
Episode 3: A teenage girl sits down to play piano and is surprised by an intruder. As victims seek help, they find that the law and society are not always on their side. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitw Man In The Window is presented by Simplisafe Protect your home with a new ho…
 
To bring Star Wars to the screen, new technology had to be invented and utilized in ways never before imagined. On a new series of American Innovations, we go behind the scenes of the pioneering tools used to bring George Lucas’s vision to life. Listen now at wondery.fm/ai
 
Casting begins for Star Wars. Carrie Fisher wins a role, runs into the rain, and shouts to the heavens: “I am Princess Leia!” George Lucas doesn’t want Harrison Ford in the cast, but it just so happens Harrison's building a door all week and is in the right place at the right time. Mark Hamill awakens on Robert Englund’s couch just in time to find …
 
Episode 2: Police start to suspect there is a new serial rapist at large. They trace the attacks back to a small, one-story yellow house in Rancho Cordova. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitw Man In The Window is presented by Simplisafe Protect your home with a new home security sy…
 
Episode 1: A series of brutal dog killings in a small town in California is just the prelude to coming danger, and violence. Learn more about the story, sign up for new episode alerts and go behind the scenes at latimes.com/mitw Man In The Window is presented by Simplisafe Protect your home with a new home security system with Simplisafe. Man In Th…
 
Francis Coppola urges a struggling and dirt poor George Lucas to write something human and stop being “so weird.” The result is American Graffiti, the classic coming of age movie. United Artists agrees to pick up the project along with one other idea, something vague about wars in space. But the deal falls apart in part because “nobody knows what A…
 
From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Man in the Window premieres on June 11th.
 
A young Carrie Fisher meets the paparazzi in the arms of her celebrity mother, Debbie Reynolds. It doesn’t take Carrie long to decide that acting’s not for her. So naturally, an actor is exactly what she becomes. Carrie models tops for Warren Beatty - with and without a bra. Meanwhile, George Lucas has decided to study film. Even though no film sch…
 
A torturous first day of shooting Star Wars in the Tunisian desert. Including a one-time “carpenter to the stars,” an actor named Harrison Ford. Cut to: A young George Lucas captivated and thrilled by a new gadget called “television” and the thrilling, swashbuckling serials of Flash Gordon. Later, Lucas falls for fast cars. More speeding tickets th…
 
It was made on a shoestring and dumped into a handful of movie theaters back in 1977. And then it changed the world. This is the story of George Lucas and his dream called “Star Wars.” It’s a story of the people who made the original classic and the people who did their very best to stop it dead. From the creators of Inside Psycho, Inside the Exorc…
 
In the last of three special episodes, Alexandra Cunningham, showrunner of the new Bravo series, offers insight into how she approached the writing of the show and its titular psychopath. Jeffrey Reiner, who directed all eight episodes, discusses the creative team’s ambition to transcend the conventions of a traditional thriller.…
 
In the second of three special episodes, Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville”) talks about playing Debra Newell in the new Bravo series, and why the story feels timely. Julia Garner and Juno Temple, who play Newell’s daughters, discuss how they came to inhabit their roles, and the show’s production designer and costume designer share …
 
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