Episode Nine: New York vs. Los Angeles, Round One

ny vs la

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A classic rivalry gets the nerd treatment as Claudia Moreno Pisano joins me to talk about the respective “fantasy spaces” of New York City and Los Angeles.  Since I was raised around L.A. and Claudia raised in Brooklyn, our earliest imaginative impressions of these cities were informed mainly by media during the 1980s, setting us up for many surprises, disappointments, and feelings of cognitive dissonance when we finally actually set foot in these cities later in life. In our first episode on this topic, we try to get to the bottom of our weird, conflicted, sometimes contentious feelings about two towering fixtures of the American imagination.

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