LifeHacksLA - Hacking the Best of Los Angeles

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44. 10,000 Steps A Day in LA with Author Paul Haddad

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49. Hacking Fine Dining in LA with Gina DeVee from DivineLiving.com
49. Los Angeles has world-class restaurants offering incredible dining experiences. In this episode, we interview Gina DeVee from Divine Living. She shares some of her favorite fine dining restaurants and special tips and hacks you can take with you on your next evening at one of those A list LA restaurants.  You can find out more about Gina DeVee at: https://divineliving.com/  If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and you can get LA content daily by following: https://www.instagram.com/lifehacksla/
35:49
May 27, 2020
48. Los Angeles Most Spectacular Murals with Artist Ruben Rojas From Beautify Earth
48. Los Angeles is blessed with thousands of talented artists sharing their love, passion and dedication with the city. One expression of their work are the spectacular outdoor murals all across the city. One of the most talented and well known mural artists in LA is Ruben Rojas. He has a very distinct style that focuses on love and positive messages and his work has received international recognition.  Ruben is so dedicated to his mission of spreading love through his unique art form that he founded a charity called 'Beautify Earth' which works to create impactful murals in neglected areas. In this interview Ruben shares his story, his thoughts on urban art, the positive impact of murals and what he loves about Los Angeles.  You can find out more about Ruben at: https://www.instagram.com/rubenrojas/ You can buy some of his amazing work at: https://rubenrojas.com/ And you can find more about his charity at: https://www.beautifyearth.com/  If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and you can get LA content daily by following: https://www.instagram.com/lifehacksla/
46:17
May 13, 2020
47. How to Have Fun & Get Fit at the Beach with Marcus Kowal
47. Los Angeles is a paradise for those who are health and fit conscious. With our diverse landscape and incredible weather we have so many opportunities for outdoor workouts like hiking, biking, jogging, stair climbing, sports and the list goes on and on.  But for people who live by or enjoy going to the beach that fitness lifestyle goes to a whole other level. The SoCal beach life is designed for the health conscious. And our guest today knows all about that. As a former professional fighter and owner of multiple gyms, physical fitness has always been at the centerpiece of his lifestyle.  But after living in many different areas in Los Angeles he has truly found the perfect place for himself in the South Bay. Exercising outside almost 365 days a year he has all the tips, tricks and hacks for getting that heart rate up while also enjoying all that the wonderful beach lifestyle has to offer.  You can find out more about Marcus Kowal at: https://www.instagram.com/mackowal/ If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and you can get LA content daily by following: https://www.instagram.com/lifehacksla/
42:50
May 6, 2020
46. How to Give Back During the Covid19 Crisis with Kayla from Shopping Helpers LA
46. Like most of the rest of the world Los Angeles has been rocked by the global pandemic Covid-19. With everything on lock down its been a surreal experience for all of us. But despite the disruption in our lives most of are pretty lucky. We are still healthy and can venture out of our houses every once in awhile for essentials like grocery trips.  Unfortunately this isn't necessarily the case for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. What are the elderly and immune compromised supposed to do? That is where caring and thoughtful fellow Angelenos like Kayla Newman from Shopping Helpers LA have stepped up to help out.   She started this charity that organizes volunteers to go out and shop for the folks who are not able to leave their house on their own. In this interview she shares the story behind her organization, some ways people can give back and some of her personal favorite LA Hacks. You can find out more about Kayla and her mission at: https://myshla.com/ or their Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/shoppinghelpersla/ If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and you can follow us for daily content at https://www.instagram.com/lifehacksla/
28:09
April 29, 2020
45. 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles Revealed with Author Andrea Richards
45. Los Angeles is a city full of famous and iconic landmarks. But it also has hundreds of mysterious, lesser known but still amazing places much of the world has no idea exists.  In this interview book author Andrea Richards takes us on a journey into "The 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles" You can find out more about Andrea and her Los Angeles books at: http://narratedobjects.com/ If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and you can follow us for daily content at https://www.instagram.com/lifehacksla/
43:54
April 22, 2020
44. 10,000 Steps A Day in LA with Author Paul Haddad
44. There is a belief by some that Los Angeles is a car only city. But this metropolis has plenty of amazing places to get outside in nature, take a long walk and discover beautiful gems. Paul Haddad is the author of the book "10,000 Steps A Day in LA" and in this interview, he shares some of his favorite secrets from his 57 Walking Adventures in the book.  You can find out more about Paul and his books at https://www.paulhaddadbooks.com/
50:16
April 15, 2020
43. How To Have Fun Even in an LA Lock Down with Alyssa from Alyssa Explores
43. Los Angeles is on lock down right now with everybody at home due to the current global pandemic and social distancing requirements. But that has not stopped LA Hacker and city of Los Angeles enthusiasts Alyssa Green from staying positive and making the best of the situation. Known for sharing her awesome adventures in LA on her Instagram Alyssa Explores she has still found ways to have fun at home. In this interview she shares some tips on how her fellow Angelenos can get through this tough time. And she also shares her favorite hacks on LA activities for when we all get to get out enjoy them again! You can follow Alyssa LA adventures on her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-YIrCGDOIq/  If you want LA's 10 best hacks download our free Ebook: https://www.lifehacksla.com/10hacks   Special note: This interview was conducted during the global pandemic Covid-19. If you live in LA and need current updates on this situation and how it specifically impacts Los Angeles we recommend you follow: https://www.instagram.com/mayorofla/
44:01
April 8, 2020
42. Discovering the Weird Side of LA with Brittany From Strange Los Angeles
42. Los Angeles can be a very weird place. And we are not just talking about the recent craziness going on all over the world right now due to the impact of Covid-19. LA has always had its fill of the unique and strange. From secret underground tunnels, macabre museums, abandoned ruins and more there are many uncommon but oddly cool things to marvel at.  Our interview in this episode is with Brittany from Strange Los Angeles. Her brand is on a mission to share all the inexplicably weird but oddly charming things about LA. She shares some of her favorite hacks about the strange side of Los Angeles.   You can find out more about Strange Los Angeles by following on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/strangelosangeles/  If you want LA's 10 best hacks download our free Ebook: https://www.lifehacksla.com/10hacks  Special note: This interview was conducted during the global pandemic Covid-19. If you live in LA and need current updates on this situation and how it specifically impacts Los Angeles we recommend you follow: https://www.instagram.com/mayorofla/
40:43
April 1, 2020
41. Hacking the Secret Serene & Peaceful Spots in LA with Dr Judy Ho
41. Los Angeles is a fantastic place to live but with the large population and legendary traffic jams, it can also be very stressful. But unlike some other major metropolis with millions of people LA actually has plenty of spaces you can quickly escape to for near solitude. Our guest today is Dr. Judy Ho a Clinical Neuropsychologist and the author of 'Stop Self Sabotage'. She shares science-backed health and mental wellness tips.  In this interview, she reveals some of here secret serene and peaceful spots in LA to recharge and rejuvenate. She also shares some amazing hacks on meditation and mindfulness.  You can find out more about Dr. Judy Ho here: https://www.instagram.com/drjudyho/ If you want LA's 10 best hacks download our free Ebook: https://www.lifehacksla.com/10hacks Special note: This interview was conducted during the global pandemic Covid-19. If you live in LA and need current updates on this situation and how it impacts Los Angeles specifically we recommed you follow: https://www.instagram.com/mayorofla/
46:23
March 25, 2020
40. Hacking Your First 6 Months in LA
40. Los Angeles can be overwhelming for people who first move here. Even if you have visited many times and are familiar with the city it is a very different experience to actually living here. That is why we wanted to do an episode with someone who just moved to Los Angeles and is taking advantage of it by getting out there and exploring all it has to offer.  My guest today is Anthony (Captain_Yes) who just moved to our city 6 months ago from Miami, Florida. He is going to reveal all that he has learned in his short time moving to and exploring LA. This episode is not only good for people who just moved to Los Angeles but also for those of us who have been here for a long time already. It will help you recapture your enthusiasm for our awesome weather and all the great activities we have available to us.  You can find out more about Anthony here: https://www.instagram.com/captain_yes/
43:37
March 18, 2020
39. Hacking Huntington Beach w/ Jake & Brittany from Surf City USA
39. In this episode, we sat down with Jake and Brittany from 'Visit Surf City' the official visitor's bureau for the spectacular city of Huntington Beach.  Orange County is full of awesome beach towns and one of our favorites (by far) is the Surf capital of the world Huntington Beach. It has for sure earned its nickname of 'Surf City' but there is actually much, much more to this beachside paradise than surfing. We brought on a couple of experts from the city's visitors bureau to share all their secret tips and hacks on Huntington Beach and all it has to offer.  You can find out more about Surf City USA on the official  Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/surfcityusa/ or website https://www.surfcityusa.com/  Want more amazing LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
34:33
March 10, 2020
38. Becoming the LA Laker's #1 Fan with Aron from 'Lakers All Day Every Day'
38. In this episode we interview Los Angeles Lakers Super fan Aron Cohen from 'Lakers All Day Every Day'.  His Laker super fan page has over 200,000 followers! And no wonder. In a town where basketball is king he stands out for his love, devotion and awesome inside information on the LA Lakers.  In this interview Aron explains how he got started, his best Lakers tips and his thoughts on the recent tragic passing of Kobe Bryant.  You can find more about Aron and Lakers All Day Everyday on his Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/lakersalldayeveryday/ Want more amazing LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
37:04
March 4, 2020
37. How To Hack Your Way On To Movie Studio Lots With Michelle From LA Dreaming
37. In this episode, our guest is Michelle from LA Dreaming. Michelle has an awesome blog packed with tips on taking fun LA Adventures. And she really has some cool hacks when it comes to visiting studio lots, spotting celebrities or attending live show tapings.  She comes on and shares her greatest hacks with us for visiting the many incredible Movie Studio lots we have here in Los Angeles.  You can find more about Michelle and LA Dreaming on her Instagram and Website.  https://ladreaming.com/  https://www.instagram.com/la.dreaming/ Want more amazing LA Hacks?  You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
46:33
February 26, 2020
36. Kobe Bryant's Lasting Legacy and Impact on Los Angeles
36. In this episode, we talk about basketball superstar and LA sports legend Kobe Bryant's impact on the City of Los Angeles. After his recent tragic death, along with his daughter and 7 other people aboard a helicopter, the city has come together to pay tribute. There have been dozens upon dozens of memorials and public acknowledgments to what he meant to Angelenos as well as how hard everyone took the terrible news of his and the other people involved unfortunate and sudden passing.  We give some of our thoughts on this legacy and impact on Los Angeles and also share some of Kobe tributes including tips on where to find the 40+ Kobe murals that have popped up all over LA.  You can find a full list of every Kobe mural in and near LA including maps and directions at  https://lifehacksla.com/kobe
16:17
February 19, 2020
35. Hacking the Amazing OUE Skyspace with John Rozak
#35: In this episode, we welcome John Rozak the marketing director for SkySpace LA who shares with us his favorite hacks.  Located in the heart of DTLA, the OUE Skyspace is California's Tallest Open-Air Observation Deck and features 360-Degree views of Los Angeles. It's also a love letter to the city of sorts with its interactive display of some of Los Angeles history. It also has a bar, restaurant, plenty of Instaworthy opportunities and maybe most famous of all a 45ft long glass Skyslide on the outside of the building! You can find SkySpace at https://oue-skyspace.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/skyspacela/ Want more amazing LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
37:18
February 12, 2020
34. Next Level LA Dining Experiences with Courtney Nichols From Disco Dining Club
34. We are so spoiled in Los Angeles with an incredible amount of delicious food choices. And we also have amazing Next Level dining experiences. Whether its incredible views, aesthetic beauty, entertaining shows or wacky themes there is a great dining experience for everyone.  To help us hack all these awesome options we have on as our guest Courtney Nichols from Disco Dining Club. She is going to share with us all her insider knowledge on the best eating experiences in LA and also her own creation Disco Dining Club.  You can find out more about Courtney on her website: https://www.discodiningclub.com/and follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/discodiningclub/  Please take a moment to subscribe to our Podcast and you can find our Free Ebook with LA's 10 Best Hacks here: http://10hacks.lifehacksla.com/
38:51
February 5, 2020
33. Hacking DisneyLand with Shantelle from DisneyLandTourGuide.com
33. Its called the 'Happiest Place on Earth' for a reason. Any day at DisneyLand is magical but you still want to make sure you plan ahead to get the best out of your experience. That is why we have Shantelle from DisneyLandTourGuide.com on this episode as a guest to share her favorite Disney tips, trick, and hacks.  You can find more about Shantelle, get great Disney information and special discounts on her website: https://disneylandtourguide.com/ and follower for amazing Disney posts and stories on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/disneylandtourguide/ Please take a moment to subscribe to our Podcast and you can find the new LA Hacker Journal here: https://lifehacksla.com/journal
55:08
January 29, 2020
32. Hacking an Amazing Weekend Getaway to Big Bear with Eddie Kirsh from BigBear.com
32. One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is the opportunity to visit so many other amazing cities nearby for day trips or weekend getaways. By far one of the most popular is the mountain town of Big Bear. From hot Summer days on the lake or hitting the slopes for sking and snowboarding Big Bear is an action packed escape from the big city.  In this episode our guest is Eddie Kirsh from the official Big Bear Visitors Bureau. Eddie shares his favorite hacks for the amazing town of Big Bear.   You can find more about Big Bear at the offical site: https://www.bigbear.com/ or the official Instagram:  www.instagram.com/visitbigbear/ If you want to take me up on my challenge at the end of the episode email: contact@lifehacksla.com Please take a moment to subscribe to our Podcast and you can find the new LA Hacker Journal here: https://lifehacksla.com/journal
41:47
January 22, 2020
31. The New Entertainment Trend Taking Over L.A. - Immersive Experiences with Vincent Pena
31. In this episode we hack a huge new trend in Los Angeles. Interactive, immersive entertainment experiences. L.A. is the capital of the entertainment world and we are always looking for those next level of experiences. Our guest in this episode is Vincent Pena, and he helps us break down interactive entertainment experiences, why they have become so popular and why they are here to stay.  He is an artist, entrepreneur and event manager who brought us the art technology exhibit World of Light, the Star Wars Pop Bar Galaxy LA and helped create many other New York and Los Angeles speakeasy bars and pop ups.  You can find more about Vincent and his projects at https://www.instagram.com/thegalaxyla/ or https://www.instagram.com/wolexhibition/ Please take a moment to subscribe to our Podcast and you can find the new LA Hacker Journal here: https://lifehacksla.com/journal
38:10
January 15, 2020
30. Hacking Grand Central Market with Media Moussavy From DTLA Insider
30. In this episode we hack one of the most iconic spots in all of Los Angeles, the incredible Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles.  A big part of the amazing story of Downtown L.A. revitalization over the past 10 years is tied in with the resurgence of Grand Central Market as well. Listen to this episode and find out what makes Grand Central Market so special and discover our favorite places to eat and secret GCM tips and hacks.  You can find out more about Media and get his Downtown insider tips on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dtlainsider/ or his Youtube page.  Please take a moment to subscribe to our Podcast and you can find the new LA Hacker Journal here: https://lifehacksla.com/journal
39:04
January 8, 2020
29. Where to Get L.A.s Best Tacos with Latin American Food Author Bill Esparza
29. Bill Esparza is the "go-to" guy when it comes to Latin American food culture in Los Angeles. He is the author of the book 'L.A. Mexicano Recipes, People and Places' a TV foodie personality, consultant and Taco event curator.  There is no one more qualified to talk about the amazing variety of Taco culture and choices in L.A. and in this episode Bill holds nothing back sharing his best secrets, tips and hacks to enjoying our city's favorite food.  You can find out more about Bill and his Taco adventures on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/streetgourmetla/ You can pick up Bills Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/L-Mexicano-Bill-Esparza/dp/1945551003 Please subscribe to the Podcast and take a look at the new LA Hacker Journal here: https://lifehacksla.com/journal
44:01
January 1, 2020
28. Discover Los Angeles Secret Stairs with Chris Westbrook from ‘See LA In A Day’
28. In this episode we climb LA's Secret Stairs with Chris Westbrook from the tour guide company 'See LA in A Day'.  Los Angeles has many hilly neighborhoods with steep stairs that fitness enthusiasts like to use for exercise. Many also are painted with beautiful murals making for natural FOMO inducing Instagram pics. We know from our own Instagram that Secret stairs and painted stairs are one of the most popular topics for LAHackers.  Our guest Chris Westbrook hosts LA insider guided tours and one of his most popular ones is the Silverlake Secret Painted Stairs tour. In this episode he breaks down hacks from his tour and also some of his personal favorite Los Angeles secrets he has learned from being a tour guide in this great city.  If you are interested in taking a tour with Chris or learning more about it you can find his Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/seelainaday/  Please subscribe to the Podcast and download our FREE Ebook with LA's 10 best hacks at: http://10hacks.lifehacksla.com
33:54
December 18, 2019
27. The Best Burgers And Secret Menu Items in LA with Lawrence Longo from Off The Menu Club
27. Our guest for today's episode has the very difficult task of narrowing down and sharing with us Los Angeles best burgers (there are so many to choose from)! But Lawrence Longo is probably the best qualified person in LA to do it. That is because in 2018 he ate one burger a day, every single day from a different Los Angeles restaurant! Lawrence also knows a ton about secret menu items in our city. He has created an extremely popular invite only app called Off The Menu Club. If you are an LA foodie you are going to want to tune into this episode as Lawrence shares all his very best hacks about burgers and secret menu items.  You can apply for membership for the Off the Menu Club here: https://www.offthemenuco.com/ You can download our FREE Ebook with LAs 10 best hacks here: http://10hacks.lifehacksla.com
38:04
December 11, 2019
26. The 'Experienced' Tourist Guide to Visiting Los Angeles
#26. With a podcast on this subject you can probably guess that we get a ton of questions from people visiting Los Angeles. Where are the best places to go? Should we hit the big tourist spots or the more undercover locals only locations? Y'know stuff like that.  And we do recommend that for first or second time visitors they hit up those iconic LA landmarks like the Griffith Park Observatory, the Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Boulevard and more. But for folks who have been here many times we like to recommend some of the lesser known LA gems only locals normally know about. In this episode we interview Clem Lafrades a fitness and motivational speaker from Seattle Washington. She is a frequent tourist to LA coming about 2-3 times a year for the past 10 years. She shares with us some of her favorite 'experienced' Los Angeles tourist hacks. You can find out more about Clem at https://slayandshine.com/ Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
41:39
December 4, 2019
25. The Fascinating Secret History of the San Fernando Valley with Valley Relics Museum Owner Tommy Gelinas
#25. The San Fernando Valley has long been the butt of jokes for residents living in glamorous Los Angeles.  But for those who know there is more to the SFV than meets the eye and it has a long and fascinating history of booms and busts.  There may be no better person to discuss the quirky characters and inspiring tales that have come out of the Valley than Tommy Gelinas. He owns the enormously popular Valley Relics Museum which is dedicated to preserving the Valleys history with its vast collection of original neon signs,  BMX bikes, pinball machines and hundreds of similar nostalgic relics.  In this episode he shares some of the history and his own personal fond memories of the Valley and more about his amazing museum dedicated to it.  You can find out more about Tommy Gelinas, and the Valley Relics Museum on the website:  https://valleyrelicsmuseum.org Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
50:02
November 27, 2019
24. Beverly Hills - Secrets to the Worlds Most Famous Zip Code Revealed with Musician/Actress Natalia Safran
#24: Beverly Hills 90210 is world-famous for luxury, glamour and being a home to the rich and famous. But that is just one small part of the story of the incredible history of Beverly Hills and what it has to offer. Our special guest for this episode is Natalia Safran a music artist, Hollywood actress, entertainer and long-time resident of this famous and fabulous city.  She blew us away by revealing some of her favorite Beverly Hills hacks. And stay tuned for our special Beverly Hills hack at the end of the episode.  You can find out more about Natalia Safran, her music and acting career on her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nataliasafran/ Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
51:29
November 20, 2019
23. Los Angeles Best Kept Secrets Revealed With Author Danny Jensen
#23: Los Angeles is filled with so many amazing secret spots and secret activities. In this episode, we interviewed someone very qualified to talk about the topic. Danny Jensen is an LA-based writer who has contributed to popular Los Angeles blogs and websites and co-authored the book '100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die'. He also has another book coming out in the Spring of 2020 called "Secret Los Angeles". We discuss with Danny his books, his favorite hacks and reveals his best kept Los Angeles secrets.  You can find more information about Danny Jensen and his book on his Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/dannyseamus/ Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
46:26
November 13, 2019
22. How To Hack Your Way Into An Entertainment Career Even if You Are New To LA With Brittany Rendak
#22: People from all over the world dream of moving to Los Angeles and breaking into the entertainment industry. And not just to become an A list actor or famous musician. Working in the PR, media and the entertainment fields behind the scenes is also a very desired and competitive career choice for people coming to Los Angeles.   Our guest today Brittany Rendak grew up in Chicago dreaming of one day moving to Los Angeles and working in media and entertainment. In this interview, she shares her tips on how you can do the same and also shares some of her personal favorite LA hacks.  Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
42:38
November 6, 2019
21. Hacking Los Angeles Biggest Myths With 'This is [NOT] LA' Authors
#21: Whether you were born in Los Angeles or it’s your adopted home you have heard some of the misconceptions and myths about our great city from people who don't live here.  Authors Jen Bilik and Kate Sullivan set out to debunk the clichés, expose the myths and crush the LA haters with their awesome book: 'This is [NOT] LA'. In this episode we have them both on to talk about their book and their favorite LA hacks! You can find the book 'This is [NOT] LA' at https://knockknockstuff.com/products/this-is-not-la Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
47:48
October 30, 2019
20. Pasadena Secrets Revealed with Author Colleen Dunn Bates
#20: In this edition of the podcast we hack the amazing 'City of Roses' Pasadena. And our special guest not only lives in Pasadena but she wrote a book on it! Book publisher and the author of 'Hometown Pasadena' Colleen Dunn Bates joins us and drops some incredible hacks on living, visiting and enjoying life in beautiful Pasadena California.  You can find more information about her publishing company and the book Hometown Pasadena at https://www.prospectparkbooks.com/ Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
37:34
October 23, 2019
19. Hacking the Hollywood Bowl & the Disney Concert Hall with Cindy from the LAPhil
#19: On this podcast, we have already hacked some of the best towns and iconic locations in Los Angeles. But in this edition, we are taking it up a level by hacking 3 LA institutions in one episode! That is because we have a special guest Cindy Rozas from the LA Phil on. The LA Phil is our world-class orchestra and it performs at 2 equally incredible LA landmarks. The home of the LA Phil in the Summer is the Hollywood Bowl and they perform at the Disney Concert Hall during the rest of the year. Cindy shares some amazing hacks on all 3 of these unbelievable iconic LA gems.  Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
41:42
October 16, 2019
18. Hacking Torrance with Niko Rotta
#18: What city do you think of first when you hear the "South Bay"? Probably first ones to pop in your head are Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or maybe even Palos Verdes? But there is a town in the Beach cities that does not get talked about much. It's Torrance and its pretty much the anchor neighborhood for the whole area. Torrance is home of the 5th largest mall in all of America! And is packed with just about every restaurant, store and activity that you can imagine. It also has its own beach, is home to the best Candy Cane Lane in LA, and has a huge and thriving Asian culture among so many other things.  So why is that no one outside of the South Bay ever talks about Torrance? To uncover that question I interview my good friend and professional photographer Niko Rotta. He was raised in Torrance and still currently lives and works there.  Together we share all the amazing hacks for the often overlooked town of Torrance, California Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
53:20
October 12, 2019
17. Hacking Burbank AKA Media City with Rosie Palma
#17: In this episode, we hack the charming little town of Burbank. But even though its small considering nearby Los Angeles and Hollywood its still a major player. In fact, it has its own airport and so many film and TV studios it has been nicknamed Media City.  But there is way more to Burbank then just the Industry. It is one of the most desirable areas in Los Angeles for people to live because of its family-friendly environment but also still jam packed with so many entertainment options. They also have their own highly rated school district, police and fire departments and public services.  Rosie Palma grew up in the 'Burbank bubble' and has spent more than half of her life there. She spills some of her favorite tips, tricks and hacks about Burbank that you can only get from a local.  Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
29:53
October 5, 2019
16. Hacking West Hollywood with Jamie From Beauty Chick 101
#16: In this episode, we hack one of the most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods in Los Angeles, West Hollywood.  With the endless amount of culture and activities in WEHO it is too big a topic to tackle alone. So we asked Jamie from BeautyChick101 to join us.  Jamie currently lives in West Hollywood and spends most of her time there. We get into some of her favorite tips for hacking WEHO.   You can find more about Jamie and her West Hollywood adventures at http://www.thebeautyoflifeblog.com/   Here is the link to the DayAxe Pool Hack we talked about in the episode: https://www.lifehacksla.com/dayaxe/ Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
33:28
September 28, 2019
15. Hacking LA Nature Day Trips - Interview with Josh from Californiathroughmylens.com
#15: In this episode, we get a chance to talk to a guy I have been following for quite some time. It's Josh from California Through My Lens. Josh captures amazing photographs all over Los Angeles and California and invites his followers along for the ride. And tons of people want to join that ride as evidenced by his almost 100K subscribers on his Youtube channel. Many of my favorite videos on Josh's channel are close day trips from LA exploring nature. So in this episode, we asked him to share his best tips, tricks, and hacks for LA Nature Day trips.  You can find more about Josh and his travels at www.californiathroughmylens.com  Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
29:10
September 21, 2019
14. Hacking KTown with Andrew From KoreaTown Life
#14: In this episode, we take a close look at one of the most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, Koreatown. We are joined by Andrew from KoreaTownLife as he reveals the secret tips, tricks, and hacks of KTown. Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
42:36
September 14, 2019
13. Los Angeles Secret Hikes with Crystal Zahler
#13: In this episode, we interviewed Crystal Zahler to help us Hack Hiking in Los Angeles. Crystal works in the entertainment industry and writes articles about Los Angeles. She is also an avid local hiker. We convinced her to share some of her best secrets, tips, and hacks for hiking in Los Angeles! Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
26:41
September 7, 2019
12. Hacking the Remarkable Transformation of DTLA - Interview w/ John Fagerholm
#12: In this episode we talked to a very special guest, my brother John Fagerholm. Downtown Los Angeles used to be a ghost town and now its an amazing hot spot and cultural centerpiece for LA.  John was there when DTLA was vacant and lifeless and he currently lives there as its come full circle to the incredible and vibrant place it is now.  In this interview we talk about this 10-15 year cycle for DTLA, his favorite hot spots right now and the pros and cons of living in Downtown LA.  Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
37:43
August 31, 2019
11. Hacking LA Weekends with Round Trip Weekend Alex and Lallie
#11: In this episode we talked to one of our favorite LA influencers 'RoundTripWeekend'.  This Los Angeles entertainment power couple never get tired of exploring all the amazing activities there are to do here in LA. And luckily for us they share most of their adventures with pics and videos on their amazing Instagram account.  We brought them on to talk to us about their suggestions on how to best 'hack' your LA weekends for maximum fun! They told us more about their personal story, what they love about LA and why you should manage your expectations when it comes to celebrity sightings in Los Angeles.  Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
27:06
August 24, 2019
10. Hacking Dating in LA - Interview with Ashley From FirstDateGuide
#10. In this episode we have our first ever interview and its with Ashley from FirstDateGuide. She breaks down dating in Los Angeles. Where you should go on a first date. Where she suggests you never go on a first date. Her personal experiences both good and bad with dating in Los Angeles. If dating in LA is difficult or not and also her number one advice to finding the right 'one' for you in LA.  Listen to get ALL her tips, tricks and hacks for love in the City of Angels.  Everything you need to do and not do when looking for love in the City of Angels. Want more awesome LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks
34:07
August 17, 2019
9. Our Favorite Los Angeles Influencers Share Their Secret LA Hacks
 #9: In this episode we asked 10 of our favorite Los Angeles influencers to share their favorite LA hacks!  Even with constant research its hard to keep up with all the amazing things going on in Los Angeles. That is why we have an exclusive list of influencers to help us get even more ideas.  We asked them 2 questions. What is your favorite LA Hack? What is your favorite way to spend a day in Los Angeles? They brought the heat and gave us some awesome suggestions that we are excited to share with you! Want more LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks 
30:48
August 9, 2019
8. Hacking San Pedro & The LA Waterfront
 #8: In this episode we hack one of the most charming and enigmatic neighborhoods in all of Los Angels, San Pedro. Hidden at the very end of I-110 Pedro is often overlooked by Angelenos but it contains so many marvelous gems, amazing views and rich history.  Near the LA Waterfront this town holds onto a humble working class charm even as the city is pouring millions of dollars into a makeover that may change its personality forever. Listen to this episode as we hack the hidden allures of amazing San Pedro.   Want more LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks 
33:30
August 3, 2019
7. Dog Lovers Guide To Hacking Los Angeles
 #7: In this episode we hack some of the most dog friendly places in Los Angeles. From hikes to beaches to beer to eats you will discover the best places in LA to bring your furry friends.  Note: mistake in the episode. The San Pedro brewery we talked about is called 'Brouwerij West' not 'Crafted'! Want more LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks 
18:29
July 27, 2019
6. Hacking the Best Free Views in LA
#6: In this episode we hack some of the best FREE views in Los Angeles. This list includes some of the lesser known or talked about but still epic views in LA.  Note: mistake in the episode. The Griffith Park Observatory event is called 'All SPACE Considered' NOT 'All THINGS Considered'! Want more LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks 
18:32
July 19, 2019
5. LA Latest Foodie Trend - Top Food Halls
  #5: In this episode we talk about an awesome trend happening in Los Angeles. That's the appearance of urban upscale food halls. These are similar in concept to those Mall Food Courts you used to go to in High School. But so much better! High quality food with healthy choices, often a bar and of course Instagrammable aesthetics. Very much like the trend of Gourmet Food Trucks that exploded in Los Angeles in about 2012 we think these upscale Food Halls are here to stay. And that is a foodie trend we can get on board with! Find out favorite new LA food halls.  Want more LA Hacks? You can get our 10 Best LA Hacks Ebook for Free Here ->   http://lifehacksla.com/10hacks  
21:34
July 13, 2019
4. The Best Day Trips From Los Angeles
 #4: In this episode we talk about the best day trips that are 2 hours or less (no traffic) from downtown Los Angeles. Take advantage of this amazing benefit to living in LA by visiting some of the other spectacular Southern California cities a short car ride away!  
21:51
July 6, 2019
3. Your Los Angeles Summer 2019 Bucket List
#3: In this episode we talk about my personal 2019 Summer Bucket List for Los Angeles and why you should have one to! Get some ideas from your host on LA activities you should be knocking off your list these Summer months. 
25:21
June 29, 2019
2. Hacking The LA Good Life - Luxury Ideas On A Budget
#2: Los Angeles is packed with amazing activities and fun events. But it can be pricey! If you want to get some hacks on experiencing luxurious activities in LA without busting your budget listen to this Episode where we give you 9 awesome ideas. 
27:20
June 22, 2019
1. Hacking The Intro - What is LifeHacksLA?
#1.: This is the first episode of LifeHacksLA. In this episode we go over why we started a podcast all about hacking the amazing city of Los Angeles, what LifeHacksLA is all about, and the background of your host. Lets Hack LA!
16:55
June 16, 2019