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Welcome to Off Peak!

Off Peak celebrates the true tales and secret stories that happen between Point A and Point B in Southern California and beyond. Challenging the traditional car-centric narrative of Los Angeles, Off Peak explores the rich history and future of rail, bus, cycling, walking and all manner of getting around in LA.

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Episode 4: The Pink Line

Only in the 1970s could two teenagers start their very own bus line. With a hippie Vietnam Vet bus driver and a shade of pink never seen before or since on a bus, we're reminded that transportation was once any entrepreneur's game.

Episode 3: Night Owl

We ride Los Angeles’ century-old, yet hardly publicized, 24-hour bus service. Started in 1906, the Owl service is a lifeline for those on the night shift. Off Peak gets to know the Angelenos who depend on the Owl while everyone else is asleep.

Episode 2: Roads Were Not Built for Cars

Tracing the evolution of American roads from ancient paths for mastodons to smoothly paved roads designed for bicyclists; how we got to the car-covered roads of today is a tangle of coincidences and conspiracies that no one would have predicted.

Episode 1: True Tales from Bus Drivers

Get a front-row seat to the twists and turns of maneuvering a bus full of passengers through Los Angeles. From nerve-wracking first days, getting lost en route, sexism, homelessness and the riders that make it all worth it, Metro bus drivers are the modern Zen masters of the streets.

Other podcasts from Metro

Yes, its true we have more podcasts. These can be streamed from our Soundcloud page and cover various topics within Metro and the transit / travel world.

The Source Podcasts

Telephone Town Hall Meetings

Art on the Metro Expo Line Phase II

What is a podcast and how do I listen?

A podcast is an episodic series of digital media files which a user can set up so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user's own local computer or portable media player. You can read more about podcasts on Wikipedia.

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