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Follow the misadventures of Shanon and the Valley Girl, as they take listeners on a strange and beautiful journey through the nooks and crannies of the greater Los Angeles area. Topics range from cults to homeless celebrities to encounters with killer squirrels - anything strange and unusual in the City of Angels. A must listen for every Angelino. You can also follow them on the companion blog www.surrealla.com. Become a part of the conversation by submitting your strange experiences to email@example.com. Keep it Surreal, L.A.!
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast #8: Halloween Edition featuring Ghost Stories with Paranormal EXP||Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? The team at Paranormal EXP LIVES for that sh*t and has the EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) to prove it! Settle in for some spooky stories and sounds from some of L.A.||10/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast Episode #7: Occupy L.A., Anonymous, Smiley and West||Don’t miss this boiling pot of hot political debate and bonus words of wisdom from Smiley and West’s Poverty Tour. Shanon & Valley Girl spend a day at Occupy LA where they run into members of Anonymous and ask the million dollar question: “What can||10/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast #6: The Downtown Train, Tranny Hookers and Weird Band Stories||Venture down the rabbit hole with Shanon, Valley Girl and special guests Mr. Now the brooding blogger and Matty “B” Heintz from Los Angeles-based blues band, The Downtown Train. Injected with a jolt of testosterone not commonly found in most Surreal L||10/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast #5: Hollywood Boulevard, Unemployment, Homeless Teens & “Friday”||Shanon & Valley Girl join the unemployed masses and seek solace on Hollywood Boulevard, aka the “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” where they meet homeless and pregnant teen, Venice, talk to Green Lantern and other costumed folk,||9/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBreaking News: What Really Happened between the LAPD and SpongeBob Squarepants||A couple of weeks ago, an actor dressed as SpongeBob Squarepants was detained by the LAPD in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard for what the Police Department described as a “brief incident with two females.||9/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast #4: Brazil Day, Burning Man Interview, Eccentric Artists & More!||Join Shanon and Valley Girl as they explore Brazil Day in historic Hancock Park near the stinky La Brea Tarpits; hear stories from the 2011 Burning Man from two Valley Burners and much more! Don’t miss this edition of the Surreal L.A.||9/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast #3: Crazy Cat People, Car Chases and Quentin Tarantino’s Foot Fetish||The Valley Girl drags Shanon into the weird claws of a Cat Show. They witness a Tarantino-esque car chase on their way to the Inglewood diner Pann’s — and discuss some of Los Angeles’ homeless celebrities, mental illness and their plans to find Cliv||9/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast #2: The Mulholland Drive Edition||Don’t miss the Mulholland Drive Edition of Surreal L.A., where the Valley Girl and Shanon record the podcast live from Mulholland Drive, overlooking the grimy, but glittering, San Fernando Valley. Follow their cracked-out, midnight conversation,||9/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSurreal L.A. Podcast #1 : Nearly Nudist Cults and Venice Beach Mayhem||Join Shanon, Valley Girl & A.W.O.L. as they discuss the Raelian Movement, National Go Topless Day, Venice Beach craziness and anarchistic artists. Just another day in Surreal L.A. … © Valley Girl for Surreal L.A., 2011.||8/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Best Mix of Dark Humor, Social Justice and Culture on iTunes. Period.
I've been an Angelino for over ten years now and this is the ONLY podcast that I've listened to that actually captures the insanity of life in Los Angeles. The hosts Valley Girl and Shanon are side-splittingly funny and gifted storytellers, who have their fingers on the pulse of everything bizarre . . . and surreal.
Since I'm the first reviewer, I just want to convince you to subscribe and listen, if you haven't already.
I don't know how they do it, but these two dames have a hell-a-ton of crazy stories about Los Angeles -- from topless cultists to tranny hookers to Beverly Hills weirdos. But they touch on serious social issues that plague the city, like homelessness.
I often imagine that Valley Girl and Shanon must be the snarkiest, hottest chicks on the internet, They couldn't have more divergent points of view. And their bantering is turning me on!
Valley Girl is always playing it straight to Shanon's subversive humor and twisted world view. Shanon is always trying to drag Valley Girl down the surreal rabbit hole of L.A. What results is an orgasm in my ears.
Great Podcast for Angelinos!
As a Los Angeles resident, I have to say these ladies are pretty spot-on in their assessment of the city - good, bad and ugly. Bonus: they're really fun to listen to! Keep it up!!!!
Wonderful Podcast! Thoughts on the Occupation podcast...
Really interesting show, gals, thank you! I agree with you both that now is the time to do something and to voice our discontent at the growing wealth gap. Having visited and slept out at the Occupy Wall Street, I have to say that I do think that “just camping out” is a really wonderful and powerful phenomena. Just the overnight presence of hundreds of people each and every night and the dedication that shows has sparked the imaginations of millions of people around the world and begun a discussion on what we can do. They have created a living free space for ideas and lively discussions to begin to marinate through the voices of an extremely diverse and thoughtful group of people from all over! It starts with the human mic, where anyone can declare a “mic check” and spreads out from there to dinner table banter and news reports! I’m extremely thrilled and glad to hear from your side of the U.S., what’s going on in L.A. The Utopians are just a hand full in the Occupy United, but there are union members, teachers, lawyers, librarians, scientists, landscape architects, moms, children, dogs and all kinds there! Keep up the wonderful work you two! Looking forward to next week!