About Podcast Series

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.

Our Theme Song is by The Ukulady

Previous Podcasts

Join us this week as we talk with Donald Spivack, former Deputy Chief of Operations and Policy for the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, about Bunker Hill’s Grand Avenue and its multiple reinventions over the past four decades. We’ll also visit with Jon Christensen, editor of Boom, a Journal of California, to learn about the motivations that power this most California-centric publication.

We’ll also discuss the destruction of the Royal Viking Motel neon sign, John Buntin debunks gentrification myths, when activists go gonzo, Chris Nichols lists 12 endangered L.A. landmarks, a white knight for the Southwest Museum, Ray Bradbury’s demolished house starts conversations about preservation and public policy and the National Register Rives Mansion in Downey in peril. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of January 26th, 2015.

Image: Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles Map

Chandler Map of Los Angeles