Political-ish

Burger Records: The Rise and Demise Ft. Jessica Gelt: LA Times Entertainment Writer

Episode Summary

This is the meteoric rise and overnight demise of Burger Records, with LA Times reporter Jessica Gelt. Gelt wrote the landmark story that pulled the curtain back on the toxic sexist culture behind the SoCal indie label. Burger Records was known for a DIY atmosphere, a place where outsiders could create and celebrate the music they loved. But there was a darkness of sexual harassment, predation, and assault that brought the label down overnight, and left a complete fandom wondering what happened and why — this answers both those questions. Q has spent decades mastering the ins and outs of CA politics but politics isn’t his sole focus, and he knows it’s not yours either. Political-ish looks outside the realm of politics for insightful and entertaining conversations about history, social justice, pop culture, business, music, and sports, with a dash of politics from time to time. So political...ish. Listen and subscribe!

Episode Notes

This is the meteoric rise and overnight demise of Burger Records, with LA Times reporter Jessica Gelt.   Gelt wrote the landmark  story that pulled the curtain back on the toxic sexist culture behind the SoCal indie label. Burger Records was known for a DIY atmosphere, a place where outsiders could create and celebrate the music they loved. But there was a darkness of sexual harassment, predation, and assault that brought the label down overnight, and left a complete fandom wondering what happened and why — this answers both those questions.  

Q has spent decades mastering the ins and outs of CA politics but politics isn’t his sole focus, and he knows it’s not yours either. Political-ish looks outside the realm of politics for insightful and entertaining conversations about history, social justice, pop culture, business, music, and sports, with a dash of politics from time to time. So political...ish.

Listen and subscribe!