You Can’t Eat The Sunshine: The Artists of the Salton Sea


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 chat with expert Brian Kaiser about the preservation of antique tile; Joe Holliday, artist and inhabitant of East Jesus in Slab City; and George Washington Smith, father of the Spanish Colonial Revival.

In this exclusive clip, Kaiser explores the origins of “tiles for Allah,” an expression of Islamic tile design, and Joe Holliday recounts his first trip to the south eastern shore of the Salton Sea, where community art is created by wandering visionaries.

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