The Times podcast: Summer’s biggest hazard? Humans!

Seagull trash
A seagull carries a discarded box of Goldfish on the beach in Santa Monica.
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

We’ll be having fun all summer long ... or not. Hazards are everywhere this season — in the bonfires we set, the trash we leave behind, the sunburns we get. Today, our Masters of Disasters talk about all the hazards out there, including us. Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times earthquake reporter Rong-Gong Lin II, L.A. Times wildfire reporter Alex Wigglesworth and L.A. Times coast reporter Rosanna Xia

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