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WILD
A Show About Growing Up… Kind Of

About The Show

Introducing WILD, a podcast about growing up… kind of. About those moments big and small that transform us forever. About how sometimes we come out on the other side of chaos or adversity with scars but we come out stronger. About who we’ve been, and who we’ve become. WILD is about origin stories, OUR origin story. Hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo, in collaboration with Adweek’s producer of the year, Megan Tan and LAist Studios. Season 1 is a time capsule of 10 people and how they found light in a year of darkness.

This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAist

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.

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Episodes
  • Episode 10
    As the vaccines arrive, writer Erick Galindo's entire family gets COVID. Except his favorite person, a dog named Blanca, who teaches Erick a valuable lesson about moving on and letting go on a very special TV-style episode of WILD.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Episode 9
    Baltimore-born photographer Shan Wallace talks about why we’re not ready for the world to re-open. And how she found new ways to capture the world through her lens.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Episode 8
    Aida Rodriguez began her comedy career while living in a car with her two kids and working a fulltime job on the side. Now she is one of the funniest standup comics on the planet and she learned how to do that as a way of coping with the feeling of despair, something that’s helped her get through the pandemic.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Episode 7
    We made a rom-com! Falling in love during a pandemic unexpectedly distorts time to an exponential degree. In a fiction meets non-fiction romantic comedy, Megan Tan explains.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Episode 6
    Lynda Yvette-Chavez co-created a hit Netflix show called Gentefied and is writing a major motion picture, but none of that helped with her imposter syndrome. But when she had to run a show and direct for the first-time in the middle of the pandemic, she found her voice and is now sharing her best practices for dealing with insecurity in the professional world.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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  • Episode 5
    With the comedy clubs shut down across the country, comedian Jenny Yang reinvents the venue by hosting stand-up in one of her favorite online gaming worlds: Animal Crossing.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Episode 4
    This is what the pandemic looked like to children of different ages, from different communities and even different countries.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Episode 3
    Comedian Chris Garcia didn’t plan on having children. Then he became a dad in the middle of the pandemic, opening his heart in ways he never imagined and helping to heal the loss of his own father.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Episode 2
    Black Mexican banda music star Sarah “La Morena” Palafox spent her whole life deflecting racism. Then suddenly found herself giving birth to a beautiful Black boy in the middle of a civil rights uprising. That's when she started to fight back.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Episode 1
    When the Pandemic chases Daisy Figueroa back to her childhood home, she decides to transform it. In the process, she creates her own business and redefines the standard of living for people in her community.This LAist Studios podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and our listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/LAistSupport for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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Associate Producer & Fact Checker
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