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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.

Our Theme Song is by The Ukulady

Previous Podcasts

Join us this week for a special episode dedicated to South L.A.‘s tiled folk art environments, from the celebrated to the obscure. Our guests are Alison Bruesehoff, executive director of the Rancho Dominquez Adobe Museum, and Brain Kaiser, Southern California’s tile expert, talking about the newly-launched restoration project for Rancho Dominquez’ historic Grotto, excavation of which which reveals fascinating connections to the influential tile manufacturer Rufus Keeler and to Simon Rodia,, the builder of the Watts Towers, six miles to the north.

We’ll also discuss plans for a new operator in Union Station’s long-vacant Harvey House restaurant, more trouble for the proposed giant water-slide on downtown streets,a report from the Pershing Square New press conference and the closure of Broadway’s Les Noces du Figaro. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of September 22nd.

Photo: a mosaic pattern, created with both broken and complete Calco tile at the Grotto. This tradition goes back (at least) to the Ancient Romans, famous for their broken mosaic work floors. It is not an exaggeration to say that Simon Rodia, and the work at the Dominguez Rancho are descended from the Ancient Romans.

Calco Tile Mosaic at the Grotto in Dominguez Rancho