You Can’t Eat The Sunshine: Haberdashers and Hermetic Rites


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

This week, Richard and Kim sit down with Maja D’Aoust (Los Angeles’ very own White Witch) to talk Karma, the occult, and–surprisingly–libraries. They also speak with Marc Chevalier about James Oviatt, the highfalutin haberdasher who helped bring the Jazz Age to downtown L.A.

In this exclusive clip, D’Aoust reminisces about her first encounter with Manly P. Hall’s Philosophical Research Society, and Chevalier walks us through one of James Oviatt’s very Downton Abbey-esque mornings.  

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