The Times podcast: Danny Trejo on his life and times

Danny Trejo at his home in Mission Hills.
Danny Trejo, abuse victim, addict, inmate, and movie star at his home in Mission Hills.
(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

Danny Trejo has lived a life worthy of a book. Addict. Prisoner. Actor. Owner of a donut and taco shop. And now, author. “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood” tells his story with many jaw-dropping anecdotes.

Today, we pass the mic over to L.A. Times culture reporter Daniel Hernandez, who talks to Danny Trejo about his life and times. Come for the “Machete,” stay for the Edward James Olmos incident!

Host: Daniel Hernandez, who covers culture for the L.A. Times

Guest: Actor and author Danny Trejo

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