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You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each week, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.
 
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Terrence Woods Jr. was a production assistant working deep in the Idaho woods. He shocked his crew members when he took off running into the woods and never returned. His strange disappearance occurred on the exact same day as Connie Johnson, a season veteran of the outdoors. Sadly, these are not the only bizarre disappearances linked to the wilds …
 
Did one of the richest women in the world commit murder? In 1966, Doris Duke's interior designer, Edward Tirella, was crushed to death by a car. The woman behind the wheel was the heiress. She said it was an accident, but evidence points to cold-blooded murder. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-blonde. See acast.com/privacy for pr…
 
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson was a superstar in her day, a kind of Billy Graham or Joel Osteen. When she disappeared, the world held its breath. After being missing for five weeks, she reappeared claiming she had been kidnapped. But was she telling the truth? Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-blonde. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
A young, black man is killed while sleeping in his own bed by police. Witnesses say it was murder, while police say it was justified. This is not a recent story, despite what one may think. This death happened in 1969 and not much has changed. Fred Hampton fought for equality and civil rights. His crusade led to his death. Support this show http://…
 
Even before the Broaddus family moved into their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey, they began to receive strange letters. In the letters, the writer referred to himself as The Watcher. He claimed he had been watching the home for decades. When the family received more letters, they were terrified. The race was on to find The Watcher's identity. …
 
Hall of Justice, Broadway & Temple. May 27. Photo by Kemal/StreetwiseLA https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/YCES-138.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new Quarantine format, inviting folks who are passionate about Los Angeles history and historic preservation to join us for a conversation abou…
 
Judson Studios, Garvanza. https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/YCES-137.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! Welcome everyone, and thank you for listening to our podcast, You Can’t Eat The Sunshine, for the week of May 25th, 2020. We are on day 69 of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer At Home Directive. Our guest this week is Dave Judson, the 4th Gen…
 
https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/YCES-136.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new Quarantine format, inviting folks who are passionate about Los Angeles history and historic preservation to join us for a conversation about the places that matter more than ever, as much of Los Angeles shelters…
 
Yucca Apts https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/YCES-135.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! You Can’t Eat the Sunshine returns with an all-new Quarantine format, inviting folks who are passionate about Los Angeles history and historic preservation to join us for a conversation about the places that matter more than ever, as much of Los Angel…
 
700 Block S Normandie https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/YCES-134.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! A note on the audio quality: this episode is a bit tinny, due to the learning curve on setting up multi-guest remote podcasting, and the present difficulty in quickly obtaining alternate mics and mixers. Please be patient with us. We’re wor…
 
Convict James Keene was approached by the prosecutor who put him away with a deal- go undercover in a maximum security psychiatric prison and try to get a confession from suspected serial killer, Larry Hall, and you will go free. Keene's attempt to get this confession is a heart-pounding story. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-bl…
 
https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/YCES-133.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! A note on the audio quality: this episode is a bit tinny, due to the learning curve on setting up multi-guest remote podcasting, and the present difficulty in quickly obtaining alternate mics and mixers. Please be patient with us. We’re working on it! You Can’t …
 
The murder of Dr. Amie Harwick on February 15th, 2020 was a wake up call about stalking and intimate partner violence. Amie had not seen her abusive boyfriend for years. After running into him at a red carpet event, Gareth Pursehouse began stalking his ex again. If you look online for stalking deaths in your area, you'll find a story similar to my …
 
In the new age of social media, crimes are now being broadcast and exploited on social media sites, especially on 4chan. Bianca Devins was an popular girl on various sites and her death was greatly exploited via social media. Sadly, there are a few cases that I discuss this week that were on social media. Support this show http://supporter.acast.co…
 
In St. Augustine, Florida, a woman was viciously murdered in broad daylight on her front steps. The entire neighborhood swore they knew who killed her. But somehow this is an unsolved mystery. Find out about this and it's strange link to another unsolved murder. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-blonde. See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
When Michael and Kristine Barnett decided to add to their family of three boys by adopting a Ukrainian orphan, they thought it was a good thing. However, it proved to be a nightmare. Kristine contends that the girl, Natalia, isn't a child but an adult woman who has tried to kill them. The couple left the girl in an apartment by herself and have bee…
 
Fifteen-year-old Emanuela Orlandi disappeared from Vatican City on June 22, 1983. Her disappearance has been a mystery. This year, an anonymous tip suggested her family look for her beneath a pointing angel statue. The story has everything from the Pope, the Mafia, the Masons, to conspiracy and murder. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/r…
 
Michael Gargiulo is accused of killing women between the years of 2001 and 2008. But, his first murder occurred back in 1993. It would take years before all these deaths would be connected. His vicious attacks earned him the nicknames "the Chiller Killer", and "the Hollywood Ripper". Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-blonde. See a…
 
When soul legend James Brown's third wife was found dead after a plastic surgery procedure, it seemed like an unfortunate event. However, Adrienne Brown's friend insisted for years that it was murder. This friend had her own secrets concerning James Brown. Years later, a secret notebook would reveal that Adrienne's death was not an accident, but a …
 
Triforium https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/yces-132.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we visit with Gregg Sutter, who for 33 years was the researcher and assistant to writer Elmore Leonard, to learn about the motivations behind the new Esotouric bus adventure, Elmore Leonard in Hollywood. We’ll also talk with Jona …
 
We all know of the urban legend where the babysitter is being terrorized by phone calls telling her to check on the children. Did you know this legend is roughly based on a true story? In 1950, 13-year old Janett Christman was babysitting when she was brutally raped and murdered. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-blonde. See acast…
 
Starting in 1989 with the murder of a family, the small, quaint town of Dryden, New York, became labeled as cursed. Year after year, more strange misfortunes fell upon the town. Was it really cursed or were these instances just a string of random bad luck? Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-blonde. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
Chinatown Central Plaza: Y. C. Hong Law Office (Webster & Wilson, 1939) https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/yces-131.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we meet some of the interesting people working at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. We visit with Tsuha Roshi, an 86th gener…
 
In 1992, sideshow attraction, Lobster Boy, Grady Stiles, was murdered in his home. He was a convicted murderer, himself. What led to his death? Was it his abusive behavior towards his family? Or was it done for money? This episode if full of very colorful characters. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/redrum-blonde. See acast.com/privacy …
 
https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yces-130.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with Harry Chandler about his family’s newspaper empire and our upcoming Historic Cultural Monument hearing seeking to landmark the Los Angeles Times compound. We also visit with Carolyn Strickler, who was company historian and mana…
 
Atrium Pereira Times-Mirror HQ https://esotouric.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/yces-129.mp3 Download Podcast Episode! Join us this month as we talk with architect and historian Alan Hess about the ongoing Pereira in Peril campaign and our work together seeking to landmark Times Mirror Square, which from 1935 until just last month was headquarters …
 
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