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Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast

By Matt Levin and Liam Dillon

Why is it so expensive to live in California? And what can the state do about it? Every other week, Los Angeles Times housing reporter Liam Dillon and CALmatters' data reporter Matt Levin chat about the latest developments in California housing policy and interview a key housing newsmaker. Listen to this podcast and we promise your rent will drop in half instantly. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher.

  1. 1.
    The struggle for rent control legislation, with Michelle Pariset and Asm. Rob Bonta04/19/2019
    1:00:34
  2. 2.
    Much ADU about "casitas", with Sen. Bob Wieckowski and granny flat builder Stan Acton04/04/2019
    58:39
  3. 3.
    San Diego's YIMBY Turn, with Mayor Kevin Faulconer03/14/2019
    42:45
  4. 4.
    Does building and zoning for more housing actually work? With Michael Lens and Yonah Freemark02/22/2019
    1:09:34
  5. 5.
    Newsom vs. Huntington Beach, with Sen. John Moorlach and Asm. Miguel Santiago02/08/2019
    1:01:33
  6. 6.
    Low-income housing, Newsom's budget and the missing middle, with Tyrone Buckley01/25/2019
    50:54
  7. 7.
    Emergency Pod: Newsom's audacious housing budget01/12/2019
    33:46
  8. 8.
    Minneapolis just ended single family zoning. Will California follow suit?12/27/2018
    45:36
  1. 9.
    Could Scott Wiener's new bill to build more apartments actually pass? With Sen. Scott Wiener12/14/2018
    1:14:07
  2. 10.
    L.A., Houston mayors on housing and homelessness11/30/2018
    1:11:10
  3. 11.
    Election post-mortem (spectacular), with Politico's Angela Hart11/16/2018
    1:00:50
  4. 12.
    Explaining rent control and everything else on your ballot, with Damien Goodmon and Steve Maviglio11/01/2018
    1:16:22
  5. 13.
    Responsibly rebuilding wine country, with the mayor of Santa Rosa10/19/2018
    55:38
  6. 14.
    Gimme Shelter X L.A Podcast Crossover Spectacular10/04/2018
    1:16:41
  7. 15.
    How's that housing package working, with the mayor of Cupertino and the state housing head09/21/2018
    1:14:25
  8. 16.
    The Gimme Shelter One Year Anniversary Spectacular09/13/2018
    41:24
  9. 17.
    The Lebowski property tax break, with a cameo from Jeff Bridges08/24/2018
    48:51
  10. 18.
    Should you vote yes or no on Prop 5 (the portable Prop 13 one), with Steve White and Dorothy Johnson08/10/2018
    56:42
  11. 19.
    Should California emulate Seattle to solve housing? With the Seattle Times' Mike Rosenberg07/27/2018
    57:08
  12. 20.
    The Rent Control War, with Debra Carlton and Amy Schur06/29/2018
    1:09:24
  13. 21.
    What the primary means for housing, bills alive and dead, and rent control06/08/2018
    29:35
  14. 22.
    Evictions and Tenants' Rights, with Fernando Nadal05/24/2018
    45:38
  15. 23.
    Housing in the Governor's Race, with Laurel Rosenhall and Phil Willon05/10/2018
    53:22
  16. 24.
    Emergency Podcast: The SB 827 Postmortem04/19/2018
    44:54
  17. 25.
    The Mysterious Construction Labor Shortage, with a Developer and a Union Rep04/05/2018
    58:21
  18. 26.
    Gentrification and SB 827, with Cynthia Strathmann and Brian Hanlon03/23/2018
    1:11:25
  19. 27.
    The new homelessness, from San Diego to the Bay (broadcast from the Housing California conference)03/08/2018
    55:57
  20. 28.
    Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, taxpayer-funded mermaids and affordable housing02/22/2018
    58:02
  21. 29.
    Enviros and Housing, a Complicated Love Affair—with Ethan Elkind02/01/2018
    52:36
  22. 30.
    Why Rent Control Died in the Capitol, with Asm. David Chiu01/17/2018
    1:02:07
  23. 31.
    What housing stories to watch in 2018, with a real-life California homeowner12/20/2017
    49:42
  24. 32.
    How tax reform will hurt California housing, with affordable housing developer Mary Murtagh12/07/2017
    55:44
  25. 33.
    Is Rent Control Good or Bad, with AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein11/22/2017
    55:54
  26. 34.
    A slow-growth "rager" in Redondo Beach, with state housing head Ben Metcalf11/08/2017
    1:04:12
  27. 35.
    North Bay Housing after the Fires, with Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey10/25/2017
    41:23
  28. 36.
    Zocalo Public Forum: "Are Housing Prices Killing the California Dream?", with Sen. Kevin de Leon10/18/2017
    1:09:15
  29. 37.
    Tell Me When to Go (Away from the Bay Area), with Kim-Mai Cutler10/11/2017
    39:50
  30. 38.
    9/28: A developer, an affordable housing advocate, and a lobbyist for cities walk into a studio...09/28/2017
    1:06:45
  31. 39.
    9/20: WE HAVE A PACKAGE!!! (Part I), with Asm. Brian Maienschein09/20/2017
    50:04
  32. 40.
    Emergency Podcast: Why No Housing Package Yet?09/13/2017
    22:16
  33. 41.
    9/6/17: An opening in Prop 13, Margaret Atwood as NIMBY heel, and an interview with Carol Galante09/06/2017
    35:11
  34. 42.
    8/30: What's in the state housing package, the interest group hornets nest, and Sen. Scott Wiener08/30/2017
    40:13

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