The Times podcast: Meet our Masters of Disasters

A road sign reads "San Andreas Fault."
A smoky sunset from the September 2020 Bobcat fire as seen from the San Andreas fault on Pallet Creek Road in Juniper Hills.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

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The California dream comes with more than its fair share of disasters — earthquakes, wildfires, fire tornadoes, eroding coasts and so much more. The L.A. Times has a disasters unit to cover them, and our reporters are some of the best in the business. So we invited three of them — Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Alex Wigglesworth — to talk about how to prepare for the unpreparable.


Think of this as a regular monthly series about calamities, with our Masters of Disasters as your guides.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times reporters Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Alex Wigglesworth

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About The Times

“The Times” is made by columnist Gustavo Arellano, producer Shannon Lin, senior producers Steven Cuevas and Denise Guerra, executive producer Abbie Fentress Swanson and editor Julia Turner. Our engineer is Mario Diaz and our theme song was composed by Andrew Eapen.