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 Myllie Taylor, longtime La Mirada resident and historian, about Bill Neff, whose sale of his grandfather’s 2,000+ acre citrus and olive farms in the early 1950s led to the community’s development. We’ll also visit with Claudia Heller, President of the Duarte Historical Society, to hear about the legendary Trails Restaurant, a staple of old Route 66 from 1952 to its abrupt closure in 2001.

We’ll also discuss the preservation crisis surrounding the flagship Norms coffee shop on La Cienega, a makeover for the El Dorado lobby with its problematic Batchelder “tiles,” demolition danger for Taco Bell #1 and architect Thom Mayne’s demolition of Ray Bradbury’s home in Cheviot Hills. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of January 19th, 2015.

Photo: The Trails Restaurant, Duarte on old Route 66 (1952-2001) Photo by Nathan Marsak