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 realtor Jack Nendel, President of Friends of The Historic Lafayette, about that former hotel in downtown Long Beach. We’ll also visit with Brian Kaiser, Southern California’s tile expert, as he recounts the rescue, restoration and prominent exterior placement of the massive tile mural of an Egyptian desert scene which formerly graced the dance floor of the Lafayette’s rooftop ballroom.

We’ll also discuss plans for the art deco Walker & Eisen building at 537 South Broadway, Thelma Todd’s beach cafe sold, the launch of SurveyLA, SoCal Connected’s video essay on the contradictions of Bringing Back Broadway and plans for UCLA‘s Clark Library to close for a year for seismic retrofitting. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 2, 2015.

Photo: D & M Tile Camel mural from Lafayette Hotel ballroom (photo credit: Brian Kaiser)

Camel mural from Lafayette Hotel ballroom  (photo credit: Brian Kaiser)