‘Detective Trapp,’ ‘This Is California,’ ‘The Reel’ and other podcasts by the Los Angeles Times

Detective Trapp

From the Los Angeles Times and Wondery, “Detective Trapp” is a new podcast from Christopher Goffard, the writer and host of “Dirty John.” Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience — and deepest griefs — as a tool to elicit confessions.

The Battle of 187

From the Los Angeles Times and Futuro Studios comes a three-part miniseries hosted by reporter Gustavo Arellano. “This Is California: The Battle of 187" looks at how Proposition 187 — the 1994 initiative denying public healthcare, social services and education to immigrants in the U.S. illegally — helped turn California into the progressive beacon it is today.


Room 20

A new L.A. Times Studios podcast about the search for a man’s identity, hosted by investigative reporter Joanne Faryon. Her two-year journey is filled with twists and turns as she tracks down the truth behind why a man remained unidentified and unconscious for more than 15 years.

Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life tells the story of Big Willie Robinson, a legendary street racer who emerged after the Watts riots. He found an unexpected way to unite people in L.A. across race and class.

Man in the Window

To an early love interest, Joe DeAngelo was energetic and worldly. Now, nearly 50 years later, he stands accused of an extended spasm of violence — home invasions, rapes, murders — in the 1970s and ’80s.


Dirty John

A true story of love, deceit, denial and, ultimately survival. The hit L.A. Times podcast is now a Bravo TV show.

The Reel

Your must-listen podcast for the inside scoop on the entertainment industry from the Los Angeles Times.

Patt Morrison Asks

Hear from the most interesting and engaged people around, people with a stake in government policy and politics, in the arts, the environment, the economy, sports and crime. Hosted by Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison.

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