Linda Holmes

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The podcast world’s brightest stars will collide at the first “Now Hear This” festival in southern California this weekend. “WTF with Marc Maron,” “Comedy, Bang!

Keeping up with pop culture

The podcast world’s brightest stars will collide at the first “Now Hear This” festival in southern California this weekend. “WTF with Marc Maron,” “Comedy, Bang!

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It may not feel like Fall is right around the corner just yet, but it is.

What’s worth DVR-ing this Fall?

It may not feel like Fall is right around the corner just yet, but it is.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With Donald Trump making headlines every other day, naturally, the time is right for his second ex-wife to return to network television.

Monday TV Roundup: 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Heartbeat' and Medical Dramas

With Donald Trump making headlines every other day, naturally, the time is right for his second ex-wife to return to network television.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

California is cutting its cultivation tax and making other fixes for the state’s struggling weed industry, but local transformations may still be needed.

from KCRW Features

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

from Greater LA

Hundreds of unhoused Angelenos are seeking shelter in the Mojave Desert, having been pushed out of nearby Lancaster due to aggressive policing.

from Greater LA

LA is in mourning after iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday at age 94. He called Dodgers games for 67 seasons before retiring in 2016. Mo Ostin died this week at age 95.

from Greater LA

Nearly 85 kids globally now have monkeypox, says the World Health Organization. There are concerns that the disease may spread as kids return to classes and are in close contact.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Street racers have performed stunts, donuts, and burnouts on the 6th Street Viaduct, drawing the attention of the LAPD and national news outlets.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The cannabis industry is robust in the Golden State, and there’s a difference between products from Southern and Northern California.

from KCRW Features

Comedian Cristela Alonzo talks about her childhood without financial security or health insurance, and the responsibility she shouldered as a first-generation Mexican American.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What if you could vote in cities where you don’t live? It’s called consociated representation, and commentator Joe Mathews says it makes sense in our hyper-connected world.

from Zócalo's Connecting California