Imperfect Paradise is an award-winning weekly narrative podcast showcasing California stories with universal significance, hosted by Antonia Cereijido. Each deeply reported story is driven by characters who illuminate aspects of American identity and underscore California's reputation as a home for dreamers and schemers, its heartbreaking inequality, its varied and diverse communities, its unique combination of dense cities and wild places. New episodes premiere Wednesdays, with broadcasts on LAist 89.3 the following Sundays. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.
Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ • Mar 11, 2023
"(Season 4) the series paints an empathetic picture of Jagat, without downplaying the harmful, dangerous elements of her conspiratorial beliefs. At only three episodes long, it did feel as though the series could probably have delved a bit deeper in places and fleshed things out a bit more. But if you’re after a compassionate tale about one woman’s descent into extremism in under two hours, then this one might be just the ticket."
Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter • Jan 31, 2022
"...a longform narrative podcast showcasing California stories that truly illustrate what it’s like to live there."