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California City

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A weekly News podcast featuring Emily Guerin
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Deep in the Mojave Desert, there is a little town with a big name and a bizarre history: California City. For decades, real estate developers have sold a dream here: if you buy land now, you’ll be rich one day. Thousands of people bought this dream. Many were young couples and hard-working immigrants looking to build a better future. But much of the land they bought is nearly worthless.  In this new podcast from LAist Studios, host Emily Guerin tells a story of money, power and deception.
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California City is a fascinating look at a massive real estate scheme you've probably never heard of. The reporting is balanced and fairly objective -- a rare treasure in today's world. Many journalists and investigative podcasters could learn
A classic podcast formula; find a true but almost unbelievable story, then investigate it thoroughly. The 'California City' team certainly did, but I doubt they imagined some of the strange twists this story would take. Sad but fascinating, and
I'm hooked. This is just fantastic journalism. Robberies, scams, or just the beauty of the desert. I haven't serial-listened to a podcast in a while, but this one got me.
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