Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.

In California, an estimated 1 in 5 community college applications are scams, amounting to hundreds of thousands of "ghost students” who are trying to steal financial aid.

Patricia Arquette talks about “High Desert,” a twisted comedy about a former drug dealer who struggles to remain sober and cope with her mom’s death.

AI is reviving voices of deceased musicians and creating new tracks by contemporary artists.

How serious is the threat of artificial intelligence replacing Hollywood writers? It’s a point of contention in the current Writers Guild strike.

Celine Song’s film “Past Lives” is about what happens when a girl from Korea emigrates and leaves behind her childhood sweetheart, and they reconnect decades later.

Georgia Pritchett says the joy of writing “Succession” is seeing the characters develop, often in disturbing ways. She breaks down the series finale.

On this Memorial Day, Press Play rebroadcasts some favorite interviews from the year.

Loquat trees seem to be everywhere in SoCal this season. Eat the egg-shaped, apricot-colored fruits fresh off trees, or use them to make jams, syrups, chutney, and more.