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LAist’s New Podcast Is An Homage To Our Home: California Love

Photographer Walter Thompson-Hernandez sets up his new show,
Photographer Walter Thompson-Hernandez sets up his new show, "Duality: Blaxicans in L.A." at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9, 2016.
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Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love” is more than just a song. To many, it is a sense of affection and loyalty to California and is the inspiration behind LAist Studios’ new show, “California Love.”

Host Walter Thompson-Hernández takes us through his personal journey back to his hometown of Los Angeles. To read more about the podcast, click here. 

We sit down with Walter to discuss the new show. 

With files from LAist Studios.

The prologue and first episode of “California Love” drops this Thursday, July 9, wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes will be released weekly.


Walter Thompson-Hernández, host of “California Love,” the new podcast from LAist Studios; his recent book is “The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland” (April 2020, William Morrow); he tweets @WTHDZ