California City

Aug 03 2020 30 mins 1.4k

Deep in the Mojave Desert, there is a little town with a big name and a bizarre history: California City. For decades, real estate developers have sold a dream here: if you buy land now, you’ll be rich one day. Thousands of people bought this dream. Many were young couples and hard-working immigrants looking to build a better future. But much of the land they bought is nearly worthless. In this new podcast from LAist Studios, host Emily Guerin tells a story of money, power and deception. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
















3 • 1 Ratings

tmoyn Jul 24 2020
This podcast seemed like it had potential but after an episode I stopped listening. I keep saying to myself, "why did Ben get buy the land? Nobody forced him to buy it". I was interested to learn about California City but couldn't keep listening to Ben.