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You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each week, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.

You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each week, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.

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Los Angeles, CA

Description:

You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each week, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.

Twitter:

@esotouric

Language:

English


Episodes

YCES in Quarantine Episode #138: Embedded with Kemal Cilengir Documenting the Black Lives Matter Protests in Los Angeles

6/6/2020
Download Podcast Episode! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new Quarantine format, inviting folks who are passionate about Los Angeles history and historic preservation to join us for a conversation about the places that matter more than ever, as much of Los Angeles shelters in place under Mayor Eric Garcetti’s "Safer At Home" […]

Duration:02:06:34

YCES in Quarantine Episode #137: Judson Studios’ 123 Years of Innovation in Stained Glass

5/27/2020
Download Podcast Episode! Welcome everyone, and thank you for listening to our podcast, You Can’t Eat The Sunshine, for the week of May 25th, 2020. We are on day 69 of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer At Home Directive. Our guest this week is Dave Judson, the 4th Generation owner-operator of Judson Studios, crafting stained glass […]

Duration:01:46:57

YCES in Quarantine Episode #136: The Larry Edmunds Bookshop & the (Nearly) Lost World of Hollywood Book & Memorabilia Dealers

5/8/2020
Download Podcast Episode! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new Quarantine format, inviting folks who are passionate about Los Angeles history and historic preservation to join us for a conversation about the places that matter more than ever, as much of Los Angeles shelters in place under Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Safer At Home […]

Duration:01:31:50

YCES in Quarantine Episode #135: Hollywood’s Historic Preservation Heroes & Villains

5/5/2020
Download Podcast Episode! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new Quarantine format, inviting folks who are passionate about Los Angeles history and historic preservation to join us for a conversation about the places that matter more than ever, as much of Los Angeles shelters in place under Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Safer At Home” […]

Duration:01:25:10

YCES in Quarantine Episode #134: Last Stand on Koreatown’s Little New York Street with Carolyn Zanelli, Spencer Jones, Steven Luftman and Nathan Marsak

4/21/2020
Download Podcast Episode! A note on the audio quality: this episode is a bit tinny, due to the learning curve on setting up multi-guest remote podcasting, and the present difficulty in quickly obtaining alternate mics and mixers. Please be patient with us. We’re working on it! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new […]

Duration:01:03:09

YCES in Quarantine Episode #133: Stan’s Donuts & LACMA with Alison Martino, Rob Hollman and Steven Luftman

4/16/2020
Download Podcast Episode! A note on the audio quality: this episode is a bit tinny, due to the learning curve on setting up multi-guest remote podcasting, and the present difficulty in quickly obtaining alternate mics and mixers. Please be patient with us. We’re working on it! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new […]

Duration:00:46:18

Episode #132: Illuminating Los Angeles: Elmore Leonard & The Triforium

11/1/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we visit with Gregg Sutter, who for 33 years was the researcher and assistant to writer Elmore Leonard, to learn about the motivations behind the new Esotouric bus adventure, Elmore Leonard in Hollywood. We’ll also talk with Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans (members of the band Yacht), […]

Duration:02:02:51

Episode #131 : Happening at The Huntington: From Architectural Artifacts to Zen Buddhism

9/30/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we meet some of the interesting people working at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. We visit with Tsuha Roshi, an 86th generation Zen Master at the newly established Fusho Zen Institute, who uses music as a tool to help understand and […]

Duration:01:44:12

Episode #130: Once Upon A Time At Times Mirror Square

8/30/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with Harry Chandler about his family’s newspaper empire and our upcoming Historic Cultural Monument hearing seeking to landmark the Los Angeles Times compound. We also visit with Carolyn Strickler, who was company historian and manager of the Los Angeles Times History Center from 1979-1990, for […]

Duration:01:39:25

Episode #129: Preserving Dynastic Los Angeles County Landmarks in the 21st Century: The Chandlers’ Times Mirror Square & The Bixbys’ Rancho Los Cerritos

7/30/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with architect and historian Alan Hess about the ongoing Pereira in Peril campaign and our work together seeking to landmark Times Mirror Square, which from 1935 until just last month was headquarters of the Los Angeles Times. We’ll also talk with Alison Bruesehoff, director of […]

Duration:01:56:37

Episode #128: Chronicling Mid-Century Modern Long Beach and Lomaland’s Lovely Relics

6/30/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with Dr. Louise Ivers, architectural historian and preservationist, about her new book, The Remaking of a Seaside City: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Long Beach, California. We also visit with Kenneth Small and Robert Ray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives at San Diego State […]

Duration:01:55:36

Episode #127: Fighting For the Soul of Los Angeles

5/22/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with preservationist John Girodo about his struggles to preserve Hollywood’s historic built environment as that small neighborhood experiences hyper-gentrification. We’ll also visit with social justice advocate Adrian Riskin of MichaelKohlhaas dot org, to discuss his satirical exploration of the shadowy world of Business Improvement Districts […]

Duration:01:58:48

Episode #126: From Show Caves to Palm Canyons: Treasures of Southern California’s Desert State Park System

4/30/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we get an education from two devoted parks interpreters: LuAnn Thompson shares her favorite things about the landscape and creatures found in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and Andy Fitzpatrick introduces us to the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, including the Route 66 roadside attraction turned State Parks […]

Duration:01:25:34

Episode #125: A Farewell to the Caravan Book Store & The Challenges Facing L.A.

2/20/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with Donald Spivack, former Deputy Director of Policy & Operations for the CRA-LA, about the two biggest challenges facing Los Angeles: Homelessness and Open Space. We’ll also visit with Leonard Bernstein, second-generation proprietor of Caravan Book Store, which is closing at the end of this […]

Duration:01:31:50

Episode #124: The Symbionese Liberation Army & A Vintage Arcadia Xmas

1/3/2018
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with author Brad Schreiber about his book Revolution’s End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA and the upcoming Esotouric bus tour inspired by his research. We’ll also visit with Linda Jensen and her son Adam […]

Duration:01:37:22

Episode #123: The Triforium + Topographic Map: Preserving Joseph Young’s Mid-Century Marvels in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles

12/7/2017
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month for a special episode dedicated to the iconic Civic Center artworks created by Joseph Young (1919-2007), and the various ways that the City and County of Los Angeles are maintaining them. We talk with Clare Haggarty, Deputy Director of Collections for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, […]

Duration:01:10:16

Episode #122: Bunker Hill & The French Village: Two Lost Los Angeles Neighborhoods Taken By Eminent Domain

10/16/2017
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with Gordon Pattison, Bunker Hill native son, about the reopening of Angels Flight Railway and other ways in which his lost Victorian neighborhood survives. We’ll also visit with Elona Anthony, to hear about how her late husband Steven took on the Los Angeles establishment in […]

Duration:01:46:34

Episode #121: Once Upon A Time in French-Speaking Los Angeles & Early Days of Angels Flight on Old Bunker Hill

9/11/2017
Download Podcast Episode! Once Upon A Time in French-Speaking Los Angeles & Early Days of Angels Flight on Old Bunker Hill Join us this month as we talk with C.C. de Vere, creator of the Frenchtown Confidential blog, who pulls back the velvet curtain to reveal the deep yet forgotten Gallic roots of the city […]

Duration:01:35:11

Episode #120: Boyle Heights Blossoming: Everything’s Different at Ray & Roy’s Market

8/14/2017
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month for an episode dedicated to the vibrant, historic and soulful neighborhood of Boyle Heights, centered on the southeast corner of 4th Street and Camulos. We’ll talk with Yolanda Diaz, who recently purchased Ray & Roy’s Market, which was founded by a Japanese father and son after internment. Yolanda […]

Duration:01:13:14

Episode #119: Secrets of Llano del Rio and Utopian Los Angeles

5/8/2017
Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month for an episode dedicated to Llano del Rio, the socialist cooperative experiment that hosted its final May Day celebrations in the Antelope Valley one hundred years ago this month. Our guests are historian Paul Greenstein & artist-archivist Karyl Newman, who co-host a special Esotouric bus adventure, Desert Visionaries, […]

Duration:01:09:54