Marc Porter Zasada

Marc Porter Zasada

Host of The Urban Man

Host

Marc began his "complicated and sometimes loving relationship with the megalopolis" when he worked as managing editor of the L.A. Downtown News for five years in the mid-Eighties. Then he quit journalism for ten years to ride the Nineties roller coaster and co-founded a successful technology company here. He still works as a high-tech marketing consultant and has occasionally offered business-related commentaries on NPR's All Things Considered.

urban_man.jpg

Before moving to Los Angeles. Marc once served as editor of a book review, Title Pages, in the Bay Area and he continues to write theatre and opera criticism for L.A. audiences on his Urban Man website and elsewhere. Marc grew up outside of Washington. D.C. and  the San Francisco Bay Area, and graduated from Stanford University. He and his wife now live on the West Side with their four children." 

A collection of Marc's commentaries, The Urban Man: Staying Human in LA, has been released in paperback.


More from KCRW

New releases in all genres.

from Chris Douridas

Metropolis playlist, June 20, 2021.

from Metropolis

Featuring selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music…

from Jason Kramer

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law today declaring June 19, commonly referred to as Juneteenth , a federal holiday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To tell if a dispensary is licensed or not, use your phone to scan the QR code by its front door. Also standard business hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

from KCRW Features

For African Americans, June 19 (Juneteenth) is both a celebration of freedom and an occasion of somber remembrance.

from Life Examined

LA currently has zero lesbian bars. Since the closure of LA’s last remaining gay bar in 2017, the second-largest city in the U.S.

from Greater LA

Rise and shine! KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe will be filling in for Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez today on Morning Becomes Eclectic!

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The second American Revolution: A work in progress

from Scheer Intelligence