New Episodes

Episode application/x-ganttproject Ronald Reagan’s journey with Alzheimer’s and advice for caregivers
Former president Ronald Reagan disclosed his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in 1994. He died a decade later.
Episode C source code NPR’s Sam Sanders on Queens of the Stone Age, songs for cuffing season, and ‘The White Lotus’
If you’re a fan of NPR, then you probably already love Sam Sanders. Perhaps he kept you (somewhat) sane through his coverage of the 2016 election cycle. Maybe he’s always been one of your favorite guests on Pop Culture Happy Hour .
Episode Troff document The British-American Lie That Started 30 Years of Carnage in the Middle East
Journalist Stephen Davis documents in detail the lead up, cover up and aftermath of a 1990 hostage crisis that few recall.
Episode LA’s transit future: Flying cars like ‘The Jetsons’ or simply more bikes?
From “Back to the Future” to “The Jetsons,” when pop culture imagines the future, it often includes flying cars. KCRW recently looked at how LA is hoping to have flying cars zipping around in two or three years.
Episode chemical/x-pdb Richard Powers: “Bewilderment”
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Richard Powers discusses his new novel, “Bewilderment,” which has been longlisted for the Booker Prize and National Book Award.
Episode D source code Fallout of deporting Haitian migrants, plus CA’s potential ban on ‘stealthing’ during sex
Following the deportation of thousands of Haitian migrants from the U.S.-Mexico, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned.
Episode LA bans protests within 300 feet of homes. It’s likely legal, but some Angelenos are furious
Will LA’s ban hold up in court? Loyola Law Professor Jessica Levinson says yes — for now. "Los Angeles has done their legal homework in terms of whether or not this would allow them to still exercise their fundamental speech rights.”
Episode object code An unusual indictment, an unusual memo
Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the unusual indictment of Michael Sussman and the unusual memo from Trump lawyer John Eastman about Mike Pence and Donald Trump.
Episode LA mayoral race: Action’s already begun, here’s what voters are looking for
Political leaders in LA are now turning to the race for LA’s next mayor and the candidates so far include Kevin de León, Joe Buscaino, Mike Feuer, and Jessica Lall. Congresswoman Karen Bass says she is also “seriously considering” a run.
Episode ECMAScript program What Facebook knows about IG’s harm on teens, and how 30-year-olds are buying $1 million LA homes
New information is out about how Trump wanted to seize a second presidential term. The new book “Peril” reveals that Trump’s lawyers gave Mike Pence a strategy for overturning the election results.
Episode audio/x-realaudio Something Extra
Kelly was in her 20s in the 1980s and she was determined enjoy sex without shame...until she got an STI she’d never heard of. And so she married the first person who accepted her.
Episode ‘Concierge medicine’ rises in LA, and a Santa Monica doctor helps Afghans with medical care and food
To get medical treatment without waiting weeks, you might have to break the bank. For those who can afford it, they’re increasingly turning to “concierge medicine,” so they can avoid crowded and potentially infectious waiting rooms.
Episode Sandra Oh: ‘The Chair’
Actress Sandra Oh on her characters’ relationship to power.
Episode Pascal source code Why overseas orders are taking so long to arrive, and LA gets new movie museum
At the United Nations, President Biden is trying to make the case that “America is back.” But the world may be skeptical, given the U.S.’ dust-up with France over a nuclear submarine deal, the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, and COVID-19 surge.
Episode Veterans Row: After second killing, county wants to move people indoors by December
After the fatal stabbing of an unhoused military veteran outside the VA in Brentwood last week, county officials say they plan to move everyone at the camp into housing by the end of the year.
Episode C source code Haitian migrants at the border, politicization of Supreme Court, and more men skipping college
Thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, are camping under a bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio. Border patrol agents on horses have been rounding up people, as hundreds have been crossing the Rio Grande River for supplies and food.
Episode ECMAScript program ‘Plan B’ and ‘Language Lessons’: Natalie Morales on making her directorial debut with 2 films
Natalie Morales built up a bunch of acting credits on shows including “Parks and Recreation” and “The Grinder.” But what she really wanted to do was direct. When her agents didn’t get on board, she dropped them and got new ones.
Episode C header Practicing What You Preach
How is advice to loose weight received from a clinician who is themselves overweight?
Episode application/x-troff-ms The science and benefits of deep sleep and vivid dreams
Host Jonathan Bastian talks with Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett about our collective fascination with dreams and how COVID dreams have changed over the last year. Later, we hear from Dr.
Episode x-conference/x-cooltalk African American farmers, freedom dues and discrimination, dirty rice
In her new book “ We Are Each Other’s Harvest ,” author Natalie Baszile brings together the narratives and histories of Black farmers in America.
Episode Emmys 2021 Special: The (small) screen’s gambit
The 2021 Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 19, but whether this year’s ceremony marks a return to business as usual for the Academy, the industry, and its audiences remains up in the air.
Episode ECMAScript program Cliffs, drugs and taxes
Josh, David and Tim discuss the pay-fors of Democrats’ big spending plans, a looming government shutdown, the debate about booster shots, and California’s failed recall election.
Episode BD Wong on playing Awkwafina’s dad and teaching audiences about anti-Asian racism
Comedy Central’s hit show “ Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" is loosely based on the life of actress/musician Awkwafina. Her father, Wally, is played by B.D. Wong (“Law and Order: SVU,” “Jurassic Park”). He talks to Press Play about how this role is a refreshing departure from all his past ones, and how directing an episode is his chance to remind audiences of the impact of anti-Asian sentiment.
Episode Universal will be the home of Christopher Nolan’s next project, a film about the creation of the atom bomb
Director Christopher Nolan’s long relationship with Warner Bros. ended when the studio released his last movie “Tenet” on the streamer HBO Max the same day it opened in theaters.
Episode To keep the cannabis industry happy before 2022 election, here’s what Newsom needs to do
Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.
Episode ECMAScript program Bringing flying cars to LA, salvaging street furniture
Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.
Episode D source code Dennis Cooper: “I Wished”
Santa Claus, James Turrell, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” John Wayne Gacy, and, most of all, George Miles: these are parts of Dennis Cooper‘s discussion of his new book, “I Wished.”
Episode Troff document CA recall election wasn’t a total waste of $300 million, says Joe Mathews
Secretary of State Shirley Weber said the total cost of the special election could exceed $300 million. But all that money spent to keep Governor Newsom in Sacramento was worthwhile — and actually a drop in the bucket — according to Joe Matthews.
Episode Hello vax mandate for LA bars, goodbye ‘girlboss’
LA County will soon require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test at bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges. LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the official order will go into effect in early October.
Episode Octet Stream LA’s street racing crackdown, local CA recall reactions, and TV viewers’ unconsciousness
The LA City Council has passed a motion that aims to curb street racing.