99. Gimme Shelter
There is no shortage of proposed solutions for the housing crisis (heck, Sen. Scott Weiner pitched an entire catalog of them himself) and navigating the often internecine and multi-faceted planning/zoning/economic policy arguments is no easy matter, even for the experts. (Actually, that’s part of how we got into this mess… but I digress.) That’s where Gimme Shelter comes in. A joint effort from CalMatters and the Los Angeles Times, the Gimme Shelter podcast offers a biweekly look at housing policy, delivering substantive but digestible discussions about hot topics and arcane issues including in-law units, earthquakes, gentrification, rent control, supply skepticism, etc. Hosts Liam Dillon (of the Times) and Matt Levin (of CalMatters) keep the discussions moving and feature guests from the front lines of the battle like Michael Weinstein (No. 64). Averaging over 5,000 listeners per episode, the podcast has become a go-to resource for keeping up on the single biggest issue in California. 4.7 stars on Apple podcasts!