The Times podcast: Come fly the toxic skies

L.A. Times Today host Lisa McRee, left, and reporter Kiera Feldman

An L.A. Times investigation found that jet engine oil can leak into the air supply of passenger planes, creating a toxic cocktail that can lead to health problems. It happens with alarming frequency across all airlines — and that’s despite the industry and its regulators saying otherwise. The Times investigation just might result in real-world change.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times investigations reporter Kiera Feldman

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About The Times

“The Times” is made by columnist Gustavo Arellano, senior producers Denise Guerra, Shannon Lin and Kasia Broussalian and producers David Toledo, Ashlea Brown and Angel Carreras. Our engineer is Mario Diaz. Our editor is Kinsee Morlan. Our executive producers are Jazmín Aguilera and Shani O. Hilton. Our theme song was composed by Andrew Eapen.