Kim Cooper and Richard Schave are the masterminds behind the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA), an informal collective of locals who are passionate about the city. The husband-and-wife team also run Esotouric, a delightfully outré tour company that's cruising into its 10th anniversary this year. As if all that weren't enough, the native Angelenos also host a regular podcast about L.A. history called You Can't Eat the Sunshine, which further lifts the voluminous veils off the City of Angels. The show debuted in January 2013 with a tribute to local legend Huell Howser, who had recently died. More than 120 episodes later, You Can't Eat the Sunshine has covered everything from the work of Aldous Huxley and a composting expert, to a century-old socialist cooperative experiment in the Antelope Valley called Llano del Rio. Each entertaining podcast episode runs about an hour, digging deep into Southern California's historical, intellectual and creative landscape and mining everything from the literary to the licentious and beyond. Just like the title of episode 54 (about Henry Huntington's fake wood or faux bois), You Can't Eat the Sunshine shows us just how “Los Angeles' Roots Run Deep.”
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