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Jose Huizar grew up in Boyle Heights – a working-class Latinx neighborhood in L.A. Eventually, he became their councilperson. And, for the most part, people trusted Huizar... until the day the FBI raided his home and offices, looking for evidence of corruption. The Feds would go on to say that Huizar led a criminal enterprise based in city hall. He stands accused of taking bribes from luxury developers as his constituents were displaced from their homes. This season of Smoke Screen is a coll ...
 
Welcome to the new normal. For so many of us around the globe, our lives have been forever changed by the coronavirus. And we will never be the same. On Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for the foreseeable future, Neon Hum's Jonathan Hirsch will bring you stories of people who are far away...up close. Stories of how each of us are learning to live through this pandemic.
 
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Room 20

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Room 20

Los Angeles Times

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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 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 ...
 
Reality TV is dismissed as guilty pleasure, low brow... even trash. But whether you want to admit it or not, you probably have heard of Snooki, Lisa Vanderpump or Kim Kardashian. Over the past 30 years, reality TV has become a place to see the social and political moment play out in real time -- from racial tensions on The Real World New York to gender dynamics on The Bachelor. On this season, join host Mariah Smith as she dissects the history of the genre one show at a time, revealing how i ...
 
A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun-off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors. Find this and our other great programs at: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com. We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 For advertising opportunities please emai ...
 
Paperback reads. We love them cheap. We love them dirty. We love to ask: why are white men the only ones with inner lives or three-dimensional personalities? Hosts Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden dig deep into the dollar bins of used bookstores and your grandmother’s storage unit, looking for pulp and sass. Dirt Cheap brings those long-lost stories to life, with a heavy dose of humor and a dash of schadenfreude. This season, we're reading Murder in the Glass Room, a Los Angeles noir novel ...
 
The VOTING WHILE BLACK podcast goes beyond the rhetoric to reveal how the Democratic candidates for president really think about race. There is no doubt that the promise of fighting racism—and creating a truly equitable, just and safe society for everyone—will play a powerful role in motivating voters in the 2020 election. We are at a critical turning point, and cannot confuse rhetoric with action. Produced by the leading Black voter mobilization program, Color Of Change PAC, and hosted by C ...
 
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The Doodler

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The Doodler

SF Chronicle, Ugly Duckling Films, Neon Hum Media

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The Golden State Killer. The Unabomber. Ted Bundy. You’re probably familiar with these serial killers. But in the mid-1970s, another monster terrorized San Francisco’s gay community. He was coined “The Doodler,” and he may have been responsible for as many victims as the Zodiac Killer, yet you’ve probably never heard of him. Plagued by a complicated investigation, a frightened public, and the hesitation of many to come forward, the case went cold, and a killer walked free. Nearly 50 years la ...
 
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'Tis the season with two new tales from Chisto Healy for Otis to chill your bones. In the first, a man's opportunity to escape the rut of his life comes with possible strings attached. In the second, a Christmas gift brings little joy - but plenty of spirit - to the one who receives it. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEnterta…
 
Gentrification comes in waves. Over years, a piece of downtown LA transformed from Skid Row, to a bastion for young artists, to a hipster neighborhood with some of the highest rents in the city. By 2018, Huizar was allegedly collecting bribes from developers planning a luxury high rise just a couple blocks from where some of his constituents were g…
 
Otis brings you three tales from David Feuling. In the first, a group has gone out into the desert to find themselves, only for something malevolent to find them. In the second, a mother's strange obsession with dolls leads to a horrible revelation only years after the fact. In the third, a boy hears a strange tale from his cousin about a growing c…
 
No man is an island. Huizar couldn’t have pulled off the alleged corruption scheme without help. Host Mariah Castañeda tells the story of how Huizar allegedly built the criminal enterprise the FBI would eventually arrest him for. It all started when downtown was reassigned to his district. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi…
 
Two tales from Darkly Gathers are brought to life under Otis' spell-like command. In the first, a trip to an old wreck of a house leads to an eerie encounter with unusual statues in its basement. In the second, two luckless fellows chained at the wrist find themselves in a graveyard of unsettling size...and inhabitants. To watch the podcast on YouT…
 
When fancy new developments like The Gold Line expansion get proposed, residents of Boyle Heights wonder if it’s actually for them, or if these new new things are meant to attract future residents... a.k.a. gentrifiers. A mechanic is harassed by the city of Los Angeles after he refuses to sell his land to make way for construction. And Huizar's re-…
 
Raz T. Slasher provides two chilling experiences for this week's dive into terror. In the first tale, a man recalls his former days at a planetarium...and the strange employee there, developing a show that is out of this world. In the second, a PTSD soldier finds rest and relaxation in a cabin in the woods, until he and his friend go to seek out wh…
 
Alvin Parra worked for Huizar when he first got elected. He saw early warning signs that Huizar wasn’t the man of the people he made himself out to be. Parra tried to warn people about what he saw behind closed doors, but most of them weren’t ready to listen. He ends up doing something drastic to try to expose Huizar. Learn more about your ad choic…
 
Otis narrates a very special episode especially for Halloween, where he receives two cursed artifacts from two different senders (authors Seth Paul and Richard Morgan), both of which have terrifying tales to tell. The first involves a father whose son receives a Halloween fortune that turns out to be much more literal...and awful...than one would a…
 
Welcome to Treat, a brand new thrilling and frightening podcast movie listening experience from C13Features. In Treat, Kiernan Shipka stars as Allie West, an unpopular teenager who is dealing with issues beyond her years while struggling to fit in with her seemingly perfect small town. But, on one Halloween night, everything changes, and she discov…
 
A militant organization called Defend Boyle Heights protests encroaching gentrification, by any means necessary. We dig into two origin stories: how Huizar emigrated at the age of 4 and ended up at Berkeley and Princeton, and how Boyle Heights has had a history of resistance and displacement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
 
As a working-class Latinx neighborhood in Los Angeles faces gentrification, residents are ready to fight to defend their turf. Mariachis lead a rent strike and ask their councilman Jose Huizar for help. But what they don’t realize is that he’s allegedly been taking bribes from developers building luxury housing right across the river, in downtown L…
 
From Neon Hum Media and L.A. Taco, this is Smoke Screen: The Sellout, a podcast about a politician dogged by allegations of corruption, harassment and pathological pettiness. It’s about the residents who fought gentrification even as their neighborhoods were auctioned off to the highest bidder. And it’s about a community that feels the pain of betr…
 
Otis narrates two tales from Missouri native John Gibson. In these tales, a man deals with the growing issue f his overprotective mother, and another finds his meal box subscription contains the oddest foods and promotional materials. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for…
 
Jonathan Hirsch, Neon Hum CEO and host of I Am Rama, introduces this season of Smoke Screen (it's called The Sellout!) and our new paid subscription service, Smoke Screen Plus. If you buy a paid subscription on Apple Podcasts, you’ll get three episodes of bonus content throughout the season. You’ll also get each episode without ads, and 24 hours ea…
 
Otis serves up two slices of terror from Ryan Peacock. In the first story, a successful businessman goes to take care of the only thing that could stand in the way of a long and happy retirement...but he may not like the consequences. In the second, an elderly man's attempt to stave off boredom by attaching a camera to his wandering feline leads to…
 
Jose Huizar grew up in Boyle Heights – a working-class Latinx neighborhood in L.A. Eventually, he became their councilperson. And, for the most part, people trusted Huizar... until the day the FBI raided his home and offices, looking for evidence of corruption. The Feds would go on to say that Huizar led a criminal enterprise based in city hall. He…
 
Kitty Olsen, aka The Odd Cat Lady, provides the "tails" for Otis tonight as he offers yet another sleepless night. In the first, a detective's search for a missing teenager leads to a big top with even darker mysteries behind its curtains. In the second, a near death experience leads to a vision of the afterlife where luck is everything. To watch t…
 
Otis presents two terrifying tales by Kyle Harrison as only he can. In the first, a classified as describes an unusual and unpleasant...but much needed...open position. In the second, a man revisits a library from his childhood to find a book he loved is still there, and contains secrets he never knew existed. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http:…
 
I'm your host, Otis Jiry – and in this episode, I'll be performing the first two of FIVE tales to terrify you, courtesy of author Nick Botic, about mysterious moms, vicious visitors, harmful Halloweeners, caustic critters, and wicked waters. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podc…
 
Otis brings two J.R.T. McMahon tales to life in this chilling edition. The first involves a man who tells a story of his childhood, his abusive father, and his strangely painted ceiling. The second tells of a strange TV which can show what might have happened had events not unfolded as they did in real life. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://…
 
I'm your host, Otis Jiry – and in this episode, I'll be performing FOUR tales to terrify you, courtesy of author Matt Dymerski, about malevolent mysteries, rancid rewards, deadly disappearances, and social survival. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you'…
 
T. J. Lea offers up two nightmarish delights for Otis to bring you. In the first, a nightly visit by strange garbage collectors soon becomes a terrifying ordeal when they prove to be more than they seem. In the second, a divorced father finds a nightly visitor threatens the bonds between himself and his daughter. To watch the podcast on YouTube: ht…
 
Otis narrates two horrifying Kyle Harrison tales. In the first, a firing range is the place of a chance encounter between two individuals who find themselves at a terrifying crossroad of possibilities. In the second, a strange device grants wonderful things, but at a terrible price. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainme…
 
Otis brings two T-Jay Lea tales to terrifying life. In the first, a sting operation for human trafficking reveals a much worse situation, while in the second the terrifying hidden truth of cosmonauts on the moon is revealed. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wher…
 
In this episode, we explore all that Rama left behind: students, a charitable foundation, music, books, and a complicated legacy. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host and Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin Editor: Vikram Patel Executive Editor: Catherine Saint Louis Sound Designer: Scott Somerville Fact Checker: Ju…
 
Keith McDuffee provides the chills as Otis reads two tales. The first involves two people on the run from a large, unstoppable force, and the second about two would-be CB radio pranksters who find that the joke is actually on them. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for fr…
 
Power trips to paradise and never-before shared knowledge -- were these golden times, or Rama’s way of saying goodbye? This episode explores the final years leading of Rama's life. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host and Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin Editor: Vikram Patel Executive Editor: Catherine Saint Loui…
 
Christopher Gideon provides the scares this week in two tales of terror. In the first, an elderly man's routine is interrupted by the arrival of a building in town only he seems to see, while in the second, a test of bravery in an old college building leads to horrific recollections of the past. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/Chilli…
 
As Rama’s image took a hit in the public sphere, his students circled the wagons around their teacher. In something of a last ditch effort to win over the media, Rama accepts an invitation to appear on Dateline. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host and Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin Editor: Vikram Patel Executi…
 
From Focus Features and L.A. Times Studios brand team comes the new podcast series, CONVICTED: ACROSS BORDERS. Hosted by famed lawyer and bestselling author, Marcia Clark, we'll hear straight from the mouths of the men and women who lived through these trials. Through these stories, we'll explore how seemingly benign actions can lead to incarcerati…
 
Introducing the new podcast, "The Haunted Estate with Celina Spooky Boo"! If you’re the kind of person who drives by a car accident, and is like, yes I’m going to look even though I don’t want to then you’ve come to the right place. To subscribe now, go to: https://bit.ly/TheHauntedEstateWithCelinaSpookyBoo Welcome to The Haunted Estate, hosted by …
 
This week's episode features audio adaptations of tales to terrify you, courtesy of author Dan A. Cardoza, about fiery fates, harrowing hunts, nasty nicknames, and calamitous kidnappings. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using thi…
 
Multiple women accuse Rama of sexual misconduct and emotional manipulation. Many of Rama’s students defend their teacher. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host and Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin Editor: Vikram Patel Executive Editor: Catherine Saint Louis Sound Designer: Scott Somerville Fact Checker: Justin Klo…
 
Two tales by Chisto Healy reveal the darker side of things; one a story about hunters and their unusually smart and vicious quarry, the other of a man who seeks help from an entity who answers his wish in a most astonishing way. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free …
 
Rama finds himself in the crosshairs of the Cult Awareness Network, a group dedicated to extricating people from what they consider to be cults by “deprogramming” them. But Rama’s students tell a much different story. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host and Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin Editor: Vikram Patel E…
 
Otis brings two horrific tales by author Keith McDuffee to life, the first regarding a deadly dinner encounter and the second a skin-tingling brush with nature. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: http://bit.ly/Scary…
 
A young woman follows Rama to New York, and mysteriously vanishes, leaving behind many to wonder what happened. In this episode, people who knew and loved Brenda Kerber piece her story back together. Contact White Plains Police Department I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host and Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin E…
 
Season 9 begins with two works by Kyle Harrison, one concerning a university student asked to investigate a strange fraternity, and the other of a young man in Malaysia whose attempts to help a woman in need have him reflecting on his own past failings. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe…
 
Will Arntz is a man of many talents, from filmmaker to laser physicist. In this episode, Will relives the time he spent studying with Rama and how it changed his life. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host and Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin Editor: Vikram Patel Executive Editor: Catherine Saint Louis Sound Desig…
 
Memories of life haunt two different stories by Seth Paul, one whose past experiences with plague taint his interpretation of the present, and another who thinks back on happier times...until he sees them again, firsthand. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherev…
 
Rama’s growth as a spiritual teacher in the mid-80s starts in California but takes him and his students all over the country. Rama defines his doctrine, turning his attention to the potential of the computer industry. But for his students, it’s not always easy to keep up with their teacher, or stay in his good graces. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Origin…
 
In tonight's episode, two terrifying tales from Michael Paige include a gruesome encounter in the woods and a macabre mountain resort town in the Rockies. To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: http://bit.ly/ScaryStorie…
 
This episode follows Frederick Lenz III from his early days and education through his introduction to spiritualism with his mentor, Sri Chinmoy, at the dawn of the New Age. Young Freddie becomes “Atmananda,” a recruiter for his mentor, until it becomes time to strike out on his own, as Zen Master Rama. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum Original podcast. Host…
 
Rama was a man of many faces: teacher, tech entrepreneur, friend - and to some, a scam artist. This episode introduces Rama, examining the world from which he came, the way he shaped those who entered his orbit for better and for worse, and the mysterious circumstances around his demise. I Am Rama is a Neon Hum original podcast. Host and Executive …
 
Rama was a spiritual teacher in the 80s and 90s who inspired many of his students while helming what many of his detractors would describe as a cult. He defied society’s archetypal vision of a New Age leader, eschewing minimalism for wealth and celebrity. He was also a man ahead of his time, encouraging his students to develop careers in computer s…
 
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