EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – There are more than 29 million podcast episodes available and on this episode, we look at the current state of podcasts, why Hollywood stars are starting their own and spend time with Michael Barbaro, host of The Daily.

Launched in 2017, The Daily boasts 2 million listeners each day. The podcast by The New York Times take a deep dive into one subject per day, featuring NYT reporters. Barbaro talks about how he first began to love news and what makes the podcast so successful.  

The Los Angeles Times also produces compelling podcasts such as Dirty John, Man in the Window, and Larger than Life. The Executive Producer of Podcasts and Audio for the Los Angeles Times, Abbie Fentress Swanson, talks about how they decide which stories to turn into podcasts and the strategy behind producing captivating audio.

In 1994, California voters approved a ballot measure aimed at curbing illegal immigration by denying those without proper documentation things like education, social services, and public health care.

Award-winning reporter and host of the new podcast, This is California: the Battle of 187, Gustavo Arellano takes listeners back more than a quarter of a century ago to understand how this initiative came to be, how deep of an impact it’s had on our state and how it was ended.

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