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Alta revels in everything about California and the West — with penetrating investigative articles, clever essays, vivid photos and smart reviews. Alta’s podcast digs deeper into the pages of the magazine to bring our stories to life.

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Plight of the Honeybees

In this Alta Podcast, Byard Duncan, a journalist for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, discusses the millions of bees shipped into California's almond orchards ever...


Brown is the New Orange County

In this week's Alta Podcast, Gustavo Arellano discusses the shifting cultural landscape of Orange County, how and why the OC changing, how politicians are responding to the shifts, a...


Atomic Blonde

Journalist Cari Beauchamp takes us behind the scenes of particularly rare Hollywood photo shoot in 1953 starring Marilyn Monroe and a lavish 16-acre Beverly Hills estate.


Food Fight: L.A. vs. SF

In this Alta Podcast, food writer Tamara Palmer makes it clear that when it comes to cuisine, LA is killing it right now. Meanwhile, longtime critic Michael Bauer defends San Fr...


Neal Cassady’s letter to Jack Kerouac

In this Alta Podcast, Cathy Cassady and journalist David Ulin discuss the famous letter Cathy's dad, Neal Cassady, wrote author Jack Kerouac, its impact on American literature, Neal ...


Miriam Pawel talks “The Browns of California”

Miriam Pawel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, historian and author of several books, including the newly released, "The Browns of California" sits down with University of Sou...


Film Critic David Ansen

Longtime Newsweek film critic and current lead programmer of the Palm Springs International Film Festival David Ansen explains exactly why he's never really liked the "Star Wars" fra...


Obi Kaufmann

"The California Field Atlas" author and artist Obi Kaufmann discusses his creative process, his plans for future work and why he's really not wild about being compared to John Muir. ...


Quest for a National LGBTQ Museum

Alta contributor Shane Downing takes us into the battle to create an LGBTQ museum, explains the pros and cons of having such a museum in San Francisco versus elsewhere in the countr...


Artificial Intelligence Fitness Trainers

Blaise Zerega reports on Vi, a new in-ear AI device that encourages the user throughout a workout, monitors body data and offers fitness advice in much the same a human trainer would...


Prepping for “The Big One”

Emergency preparedness expert Janelle Fazackerly details exactly what's missing from most survival kits on the market and advises listeners on how to supplement their kits to best s...


Sonoma’s Burning Problem

Journalists Patrick Michels and Eric Sagara of Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting take us onto their research for their "Sonoma's Burning Problem" story, explain exactly w...