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

LeBron James
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The Los Angeles Times has launched a podcast taking listeners closer to the action of L.A.’s home teams. Hosted by Beto Durán and featuring The Times’ award-winning reporters and columnists, the podcast combines in-depth interviews, the best moments from the games and a look inside the front offices.

Highlights from the debut episode include:

Episode 1 is available now.


Durán, the host of “Arrive Early, Leave Late,” is a polished, versatile talent with more than 15 years of broadcast experience in professional and collegiate sports. Durán is the play-by-play voice for Golden Boy Promotions fights; he hosts “Chargers Talk” on 570 AM; he is a fill-in host on Spectrum SportsNet covering the Lakers, Dodgers and Galaxy; and he fills in as the play-by-play voice for West Coast Conference collegiate basketball as well as the South Bay Lakers G-League team affiliate. Durán also started his own monthly podcast, “Living the Dream,” which includes such guests as professional athletes and stand-up comedians.