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Colin Marshall hosts and produces the world-traveling podcast Notebook on Cities and Culture [RSS] [iTunes], dedicated to long-form conversation with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene around Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Osaka, Kyoto, Mexico City, Vancouver, Toronto, Copenhagen, London, Seoul and beyond. It evolved from the public radio program The Marketplace of Ideas, which aired on KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara from 2007 to 2011.

He also produces Los Angeles: The City in Cinema, a series of video essays examining the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — just like the city itself.

He’s now at work on the book A Los Angeles Primer: Mastering the Stateless City, and writes essays on cities, language, Asia, and men’s style for The GuardianLos Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum, Open Culture, Put This On, The Japan Foundation, The Millions3QuarksdailyThe Quarterly Conversation, and Maximum Fun.

contact: colinjmarshall at gmail

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