Podcast Preview: Capturing California’s Iconic Palms


You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is a weekly podcast series produced by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave in which the Esotouric founders talk with L.A. personalities about the city’s myths, contradictions, and inspirations.

This week, Richard and Kim discuss the possibility of a new Whole Foods Downtown, as well as Metro’s re-routing decisions that affect Broadway, Hill, and Spring Streets. They also sit down with typographist J. Scott Smith to chat about his latest photographic series, “29 Palms” (the tree kind, not the hand kind). Plus, a conversation outside of the former Terminal Annex Post Office with performance artist Tim Youd as he uses a typewriter to re-type a Charles Bukowski novel in the bed of a rented pickup truck.

In this exclusive clip, Youd reveals details about his artistic process, including his endeavors with erotica and what led him to re-type novels on single sheets of paper. Smith shares a story about catching the perfect light for one of his palm tree photographs, resulting in a three day stake-out. 

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Richard and Kim share highlights from the You Can’t Eat the Sunshine podcast every week at CityThink.