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January 20, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
I was honored and thrilled to be a guest on the most recent edition of the Season Pass Podcast , a weekly discussion about theme parks and roller coasters. I spoke with co-hosts Doug Barnes and Brent Young for more than an hour about past, present and future rides and attractions at theme parks in Southern California, Florida and around the world. You can listen to the podcast using the player above, at the Season Pass website or by visiting iTunes . It was a wide-ranging conversation that focused on the virtues of Disneyland , the sins of Disney California Adventure , the rise of Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the ongoing coaster war between Six Flags Magic Mountain and Ohio's Cedar Point . Along the way, we also touched upon what's new and what's next at Legoland Florida , Disney World and Hong Kong Disneyland . Toward the end of the podcast, I ran through my Top 10 new theme park attractions for 2011 (and threw in my new No. 1)
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BUSINESS
August 26, 2010 | By Mark Milian, Los Angeles Times
Leo Laporte landed Aug. 19 at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. On Friday morning he arrived at the office of KFI-AM 640, the radio station that airs his syndicated "The Tech Guy" program. At 3:42 p.m., he was back at the airport, ready to fly home to Petaluma, Calif. How do we know? Every time the tech-savvy broadcaster checks into a place using a service called Foursquare, some 13,000 followers receive an alert on their phones. Laporte, 53, runs his own online broadcasting company and travels frequently.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman
Adam Carolla was driving through North Hollywood, where he grew up, when he stopped his car in front of a gray Victorian home. "This was where I lived as a kid," he said last week, as his car idled on the street. "It looks nice now, but don't be fooled. In 1974, it did not look like that. I lived in the service porch in the back. The meter reader used to come in my room to read the meter. It's not like, 'Oh man, I have all these great memories there' or anything like that. It was just poor and depressing."
FOOD
December 9, 2009
Here's where you can listen and watch Evan Kleiman's audio and video podcasts of KCRW's "Good Food." Here's information on her restaurant, Angeli Caffe.
HOME & GARDEN
October 17, 2009 | MADELEINE BRAND
Why am I throwing yet another (b)log on the towering inferno of mommy blogs out there? There must be at least a gazillion of them, to use my son's word for anything larger than 10. And yet there also seems to be an unquenchable desire to talk about parenting, as if we're the first to experience it. Turning "parent" into a gerund would have been alien to our parents, which says a lot about where we are. I used to host a radio show on NPR called...
HEALTH
September 21, 2009 | Jeannine Stein
Successful weight loss may be just a podcast away. But what's on that podcast could make the difference between losing a modest amount of weight and losing next to none, according to a new study out of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Researchers used two types of podcasts to see which was more effective at helping 78 overweight and obese men and women shed pounds over 12 weeks. Participants were randomly divided into two groups. The control group listened to a popular weight-loss podcast currently on the market.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Amazon.com Inc. introduced a Web-based service that would allow customers to instantly watch movies and TV shows on their computer rather than wait for them to download. A test version of the Video on Demand streaming service, which has more than 40,000 titles, was made available Wednesday to some users. Customers of Amazon.com's Unbox video service previously had to download films to their computers or TiVo digital video recorder.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2008 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
The WB lives on. Eighteen months after shutting down its TV network that captured the youth zeitgeist with such shows as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Dawson's Creek," Warner Bros. Television said Monday that it was resurrecting "the WB" vibe and moniker -- on the Internet. The Burbank-based television studio, part of the Time Warner Inc. empire, has been experimenting with ways to parlay its strength in TV programming onto the Web. Although earlier efforts sputtered, Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
November 17, 2007 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
The money, ambition and Hollywood pedigrees behind the Web-only dramatic video series "Quarterlife" brought the effort accolades even before its debut this month. Now that three eight-minute episodes have aired, it appears that "Quarterlife" was too good to stay confined to the Web -- at least at a time when the networks are looking at a season that could be starved for content by the Writers Guild of America strike.
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