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The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

Los Angeles Times, clint.schaff@latimes.com
10 episodes
“The Times” is a new podcast from the Los Angeles Times hosted by columnist Gustavo Arellano along with reporters from our diverse newsroom. Every weekday, our podcast will take listeners beyond the headlines, with our West Coast outlook on the world. News, entertainment, the environment, immigration, politics, the criminal justice system, the social safety net, food and culture — “The Times” exists at the epicenter of it all. Through interviews and original stories, “The Times” is the audio guide you need to understand the day’s news, the world and how California shapes it. The first episode premiered Monday May 3, everywhere podcasts are available.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

Meet our Masters of Disasters

The California dream comes with more than its fair share of disasters — earthquakes, wildfires, fire tornadoes, eroding coasts, and so much more. The L.A. Times has a disasters unit to cover them, and our reporters are some of the best in the business. So we invited three of them — Rong-Gong Lin II…
25min

A look at El Salvador's meme-loving, press-hating autocratic president Nayib Bukele

A populist becomes his country’s president with a historic win. He’s a brash outsider, a relative newcomer, and he promises to drain the swamp. No more politics as usual, he says, because his country is under attack — and he’s here to save it. But this new president begins to upend democracy. Ousts…
26min

What California's high school athletes can teach us about coping with COVID-19

California's high-school athletes were bona fide ballers during the pandemic. They trained alone or over Zoom during lockdowns and are now facing off against each other on the field. How these student athletes coped with COVID-19 this past year offers lessons in resilience and ingenuity that all of…
25min

The origins of California's recall fever

Over the next couple of months, media from across the world will descend on California to cover the possible recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom. There have been only two successful recalls of governors in U.S. history — including the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003. Why is this famously liber…
23min

How one mom learned to stop worrying and love video games during the pandemic

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24min

One final reckoning for the Golden Globes

More reading: Golden Globes leaders propose major reforms after Times investigation Golden Globes organization vowed to change. Then came turmoil. What went wrong? Golden Globes voters in tumult: Members accuse Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. of self-dealing, ethical lapses
26min

The forgotten, radical roots of Cinco de Mayo

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22min

The Uyghur genocide hits California

More Reading:  Major camera company can sort people by race, alert police when it spots Uighurs ‘They want to erase us.’ California Uighurs fear for family members in China Review: At Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine, a taste of northwest China’s cultural crossroads
25min

Federal judge to Los Angeles: House your homeless, or else

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28min