Podcast: State of the Dodgers, Part One

Rich Hill walks to the dugout after being relieved during the seventh inning of Game 4 against the Boston Red Sox.
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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 this episode include:

  • Bill Plaschke and Dylan Hernandez talk about the Dodgers coming up short against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series
  • Dave Roberts, Clayton Kershaw, and the state of the Dodgers as they move forward and how their opinions differ from the fans
  • A bonus story about locker room celebrations and the workplace hazards that journalists get exposed to while on the job.

In case you missed it, you can listen to last week’s episode here.

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.