David Weinberg is a freelancer writer who worked as a staff reporter at Marketplace, and is currently a reporter at KCRW and host of the podcast Welcome to LA.
When David first got the email, it just seemed like one of those offers that’s too good to be true. The idea that he would be holding the reins of a horse drawn carriage tearing across the high plains of Colorado and that his passenger would be the famous movie star Ethan Hawke, the whole idea of being in a movie just seemed unlikely. This was the dream of millions of people who have made their way to L.A. It’s become a cliche, all those starry eyed dreamers flocking to California with a singular vision of becoming a movie star. And here was this offer sitting in his lap. All he had to do was say yes.  This is the story of David Weinberg’s acting gig on the movie “Tesla” — and the story of Nikola Tesla himself, an inventor who changed the world but who spent his life watching rivals steal his ideas to reap great fortunes.
A crossover spectacular! Richard Parks III, the host of Richard’s Famous Food Podcast, helps David find where food meets fame in Los Angeles. And is that Wolfgang Puck in the backseat?
Richard takes his friend and fellow podcaster David Weinberg (from RFFP episode 6 “Natural Wineberg”) on a Hollywood food tour for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — with Chef Wolfgang Puck riding shotgun.   This episode is a crossover with David Weinberg's KCRW podcast Welcome To LA. It was edited by Nick White.   Richard’s Famous Food Podcast is made by Richard Parks III. Our theme song is by Bobby Halvorson. The mustachio'd pickle logo is by James Braithwaite. Richard's podcast career is managed by Russell Quinn.   Music in this episode includes snippet/excerpts/references and RFFP-ified versions of the following: Notturno in E Flat Major, Opus 148, D. 897, written by Franz Schubert and performed by the Suk Trio. “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5. A satirical version of Dr. Dre’s “Let Me Ride” but about eating in and around Hollywood in the early 1990s. "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker, written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and performed by William Zeitler on the glass armonica, an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. (Look it up on YouTube.) Lizzo’s “Juice.” “Prelude in C Major” by JS Bach, performed by Richard. Green Day’s “Basket Case” but with shruti box drones and lyrics about juice. "Hooray for Hollywood” by Johnny Mercer, from the 1937 film Hollywood Hotel. The Moody Blues “Lunch Break.” “Topslides” and “Tumblehome” by Blue Dot Sessions. “Pure Imagination” by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. “I Can Play Guitar” is a Rock Star Anthem written by David Weinberg, with help from Bobby Halvorson and Richard.   Special thanks to Wolfgang Puck, Abegail Cal, Jordan Okun, Dan Harary, Mark Echeverria, The Musso & Frank Grill, KCRW, Marc Summers, Adam Levine, and Joe Mantegna.   Follow on social media @richardsfamous.
Remember what Friday nights used to feel like? It was freedom, that moment when you get off work, and your time no longer belongs to someone else — the night is yours. Here is an ode, a time capsule, to everyone's favorite night of the week.
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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