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Podcast: Bill Plaschke discusses why he called for the firing of USC's Lynn Swann

Bill Plaschke discusses why he feels so strongly that USC needs to fire Lynn Swann. Plaschke also talks about LeBron James and the Lakers, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, Mike Trout and the Angels and more.

Podcast: A deep dive into the college admissions scandal at USC

Of all the schools linked to the college admissions scandal, only USC is alleged to have had an administrator involved. Reporters Brady McCollough and Nathan Fenno discuss the current situation and take a broader look at a scandal-plagued institution.

Podcast: Gennady Golovkin talks about Canelo Alvarez, DAZN and more

Former middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin joins combat sports writer Lance Pugmire to discuss GGG's new deal with DAZN, the possibility of a third fight with Canelo Alvarez and more.

Podcast: Lakers and Clippers are providing more drama than a telenovela

Tania Ganguli discusses what has gone wrong for the Los Angeles Lakers, who seemed to be a shoo-in to make the playoffs after adding LeBron James. Also, Nathan Fenno talks about the drama surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers' proposed arena in Inglewood.

Podcast: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has plenty to say heading into new Galaxy season

Galaxy superstar Ibrahimovic talks with Times soccer writer Kevin Baxter about the MLS, his career, his upbringing, whom he looked up to as a boy and more.

Podcast: UFC’s Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren share why they’ll never fight each other

Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren discuss UFC 235, wild and crazy times as college wrestlers at Missouri and the bond they formed that will not allow them to fight each other even if a title belt is at stake.

Podcast: NBA players (and writers) sure do love their sneakers

NBA columnist Dan Woike talks about basketball's shoe culture, including his enthusiasm for the Eastbay catalog. Also, sports editor Angel Rodriguez discusses the future of The Times sports department.

Podcast: Anthony Davis isn’t a member of the Lakers. What happened?

NBA writer Brad Turner gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Anthony Davis trade that never happened between the Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans. Also, columnist Dan Woike discusses LeBron James, Magic Johnson and all things NBA.

Podcast: What'll it take for L.A. to become Ramstown? ‘Hardcore’ is a ways away, columnist Arash Markazi says

Columnist Arash Markazi discusses his experience at Super Bowl LIII, from the pregame tacos to the postgame party, and whether or not the Rams did enough to win over a new generation of fans in Los Angeles.

Podcast: How are the Rams handling the Super Bowl spotlight?

Rams beat writer Gary Klein talks about being one of "literally thousands" covering the Super Bowl and how the players and coach Sean McVay are dealing with all of it. Klein also offers insight on key players and discusses the Rams’ chances of coming back to L.A. with the Lombardi Trophy.

Podcast: Arash Markazi is living the dream at the Super Bowl

Arash Markazi starts his dream job as an L.A. Times columnist during Super Bowl week in Atlanta. He offers his take on his new job, the big game and everything going on around it.

Podcast: L.Z. Granderson connects the dots at Super Bowl LIII

Columnist L.Z. Granderson checks in from Super Bowl week in Atlanta, and Lakers writer Tania Ganguli talks about the Anthony Davis trade situation.

Podcast: A first-timer’s perspective from the Super Bowl

Columnist Dylan Hernandez talks from Atlanta about what it’s like covering the Super Bowl — and everything leading up to it — for the first time. He also discusses the Rams’ strengths and weaknesses and offers his prediction for the outcome of the game against the New England Patriots.

Podcast: Sam Farmer won't have to sneak into this Super Bowl

NFL writer Sam Farmer breaks down the Rams-Patriots matchup and shares stories from his long history of covering (and sneaking into) Super Bowls.

Podcast: And the winner of Super Bowl LIII is ...

Bill Plaschke discusses Super Bowl LIII between the Rams and the New England Patriots, including his emphatic prediction for the outcome. Also, Eric Sondheimer talks about the impact of the teachers' strike on high school sports.

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Podcast: Manny Pacquiao talks with Lance Pugmire ahead of this weekend's fight

Los Angeles Times boxing writer Lance Pugmire interviews Manny Pacquiao, who is gearing up for his Jan. 19 match against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas.

Podcast: Previewing the Cowboys-Rams, Chargers-Patriots NFL playoff games

Are the Rams ready to take the next step? Will the Chargers' road success continue in New England? Writers Gary Klein and Jeff Miller bring us up to date as the teams enter the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Podcast: Waiting for Julio Cesar Chavez and other tales from behind the scenes in sports

Los Angeles Times journalists share tales from their careers that may have never been printed, including columnist Bill Plaschke and his ill-fated attempt to interview legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez.

Podcast: Covering the NBA, from Magic Johnson to LeBron James

Brad Turner reflects on his career covering the NBA. His stories include how he started covering Magic and the Lakers during Showtime, his recent connection to LeBron James, and recalling the infamous Rick Fox-Doug Christie incident during the Shaq and Kobe era of the Lakers.

Podcast: An inside look at L.A. football, from Pete Carroll to Sean McVay

Writer Gary Klein shares stories from a three-decade career at the L.A. Times that has included covering coach Pete Carroll and the glory years at USC as well as coach Sean McVay and the NFC West champion Rams.

Podcast: Why aren't more NBA fans taking notice of Tobias Harris and the Clippers?

Clippers writer Andrew Greif interviews the team’s breakout player Tobias Harris. Greif also joins host Beto Durán to talk about how Harris and the Clippers always seem to get overlooked when the best players and teams in the league are discussed.

Podcast: With the Rams and Chargers surging, the NFL is alive and well in Los Angeles

NFL writer Sam Farmer discusses having two of the league’s best teams — the Rams and Chargers — in Los Angeles after so many years without any professional football in the area. Also, columnist Dylan Hernandez talks about the Rams and a variety of other topics.

Podcast: A unique perspective on the world of boxing

Boxing and MMA beat writer Lance Pugmire shares stories from the world of combat sports with a perspective few can provide. He and host Beto Durán discuss the upcoming Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder bout and a host of other topics.

Podcast: Why did Lynn Swann decide to keep Clay Helton as USC football coach?

Columnist Bill Plaschke discusses the “mess” at USC, with athletic director Lynn Swann going against the wishes of a vocal portion of the fan base and deciding to keep football coach Clay Helton after a 5-7 season.

Podcast: Reflecting on a Hall of Fame career

Columnist Helene Elliott reflects on her journey as a pioneering journalist, starting with the Miracle on Ice in 1980. Also, Andrew Greif discusses his first year as the Clippers beat writer and their early season success.

Podcast: The world according to Lakers’ JaVale McGee

A look at two of the more intriguing characters in the world of sports as Lakers writer Tania Ganguli interviews starting center JaVale McGee and soccer reporter Kevin Baxter talks about his experience writing about the legendary Diego Maradona.

Podcast: On the beat with The Times’ USC and UCLA reporters

USC writer Brady McCollough discusses the Trojans' unparalleled media access and his recent coverage of offensive coordinator Tee Martin, while UCLA writer Ben Bolch talks about Bruins football and basketball and recent concussion precautions.

Podcast: Investigating the deaths of Lorenzen Wright and Kevin Ellison

Sports enterprise reporter Nathan Fenno discusses his coverage of the tragic deaths of athletes Lorenzen Wright and Kevin Ellison.

Podcast: State of the Dodgers, Part Two

Wrapping up the Dodgers season, LA Times writers Andy McCullough, Bill Shaikin, and Jorge Castillo share their perspective on the season and the state of baseball.

Podcast: State of the Dodgers, Part One

Bill Plaschke and Dylan Hernandez talk about the Dodgers coming up short against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series and what fans might expect next year.

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Podcast: Breaking down the Dodgers-Red Sox World Series

Dodgers writer Andy McCullough breaks down the World Series, and NBA writer Brad Turner talks Kobe, Shaq and LeBron.

L.A. Times sports podcast launches with a one-on-one interview with LeBron James

The debut episode of the L.A. Times' sports podcast features a one-on-one interview with the Lakers' LeBron James, as well as Dodgers playoff highlights and NFL talk.

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