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by Los Angeles Times
1M ago
Following a wave of cyber attacks against the U.S., news anchor Maria Mason finds herself at the center of an escalating crisis where the International Space Station emerges as a strategic foothold. ‘SIGN OFF’ is a scripted, branded podcast from LA Times Studios paid for by Bleecker Street and LD Entertainment in support of the film ‘I.S.S.’ only in theaters January 19th ..read more
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This Was Foretold
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by Faith Pinho, Jazmín Aguilera, Asal Ehsanipour, Alex Higgins, Ethel Brooks, Lauren Raab, Heba Elorbany, Vadim Kolpakov, Mike Heflin, Avery Trufelman, Alex PGSV, Sue Horton
9M ago
In the final episode of “Foretold,” Paulina makes a career choice and starts figuring out her place in the world. And Paulina and Bobby’s custody battle culminates in a decision about their daughters’ future. Check out behind-the-scenes photos and host Faith E. Pinho's reflections on the series.    Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: There is no monolithic “Romani American experience,” not even in California — there are a multitude of them. See opinion pieces by Romani writers in conjunction with the "Foretold" podcast at latimes.com/foretold ..read more
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The Fallout
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by Heba Elorbany, Alex PGSV, Asal Ehsanipour, Lauren Raab, Faith Pinho, Jazmín Aguilera, Alex Higgins, Avery Trufelman, Vadim Kolpakov, Ethel Brooks
9M ago
Faced with the consequences of her decisions, Paulina grows estranged from her family — but meets Gina, a cousin who left the community decades before. And Paulina turns to her ultimate battle: the fight for her children in court. Check out more information about this episode.  Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: There is no monolithic “Romani American experience,” not even in California — there are a multitude of them. See opinion pieces by Romani writers in conjunction with the Foretold podcast here ..read more
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Your Laws vs. Our Laws
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by Mike Heflin, Heba Elorbany, Alex Higgins, Lauren Raab, Faith Pinho, Ethel Brooks, Sue Horton, Asal Ehsanipour, Avery Trufelman, Jazmín Aguilera, Alex PGSV, Vadim Kolpakov
10M ago
Now that Paulina has left her family, she has a choice to make: Does she take her custody case through the Romani judicial system? Or does she turn to the American courts, trusting the system she has always been taught to fear? Check out more information about this episode.  Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: There is no monolithic “Romani American experience,” not even in California — there are a multitude of them. See opinion pieces by Romani writers in conjunction with the Foretold podcast here ..read more
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New Territories
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by Sue Horton, Mike Heflin, Ethel Brooks, Asal Ehsanipour, Alex Higgins, Faith Pinho, Lauren Raab, Vadim Kolpakov, Alex PGSV, Heba Elorbany, Avery Trufelman, Jazmín Aguilera, Kasia Broussalian
10M ago
As a young mother, Paulina grows disillusioned with her home life and yearns for independence and a space she can call her own. Once she opens a new psychic shop, she meets a couple of new clients who give her a peek into their outside world — and there’s no going back.  Check out photos and more information about this episode.  Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: There is no monolithic “Romani American experience,” not even in California — there are a multitude of them. Author and activist Nicoleta Bitu shares more on how fighting oppression and patriarchy led her to her ..read more
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The Train Station
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by Sue Horton, Faith Pinho, Ethel Brooks, Vadim Kolpakov, Mike Heflin, Alex PGSV, Heba Elorbany, Lauren Raab, Jazmín Aguilera, Asal Ehsanipour, Avery Trufelman, Alex Higgins, Helen Li
10M ago
Now married, Paulina moves in with Bobby’s family in Orange County and is met with a host of expectations: cooking, cleaning, serving, working at the psychic shop and having children. This kind of family dynamic has helped keep the Romani culture alive across the centuries. But it still catches Paulina by surprise. Check out photos and more information about this episode.  Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: There is no monolithic “Romani American experience,” not even in California — there are a multitude of them. See opinion pieces by Romani writers in conjunction with the F ..read more
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Business Arrangements
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by Alex Higgins, Jazmín Aguilera, Lauren Raab, Heba Elorbany, Faith Pinho, Ethel Brooks, Mike Heflin, Avery Trufelman, Vadim Kolpakov, Asal Ehsanipour, Helen Li
10M ago
Before Paulina was born, her future seemed predestined: She’d marry her relative and close family friend, Bobby. They were a match written in the stars. And their wedding only augured more good things to come. Or so she thought. Check out photos and more information about this episode.  Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: There is no monolithic “Romani American experience,” not even in California — there are a multitude of them. Author Oksana Marafioti shares her recollections of how arriving in Los Angeles as a teenager led her to celebrate her Romani roots.  ..read more
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A Certain Kind of Education
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by Faith Pinho, Asal Ehsanipour, Alex Higgins, Lauren Raab, Avery Trufelman, Heba Elorbany, Jazmin Aguilera, Helen Li, Mike Heflin, Vadim Kolpakov
11M ago
We go back to where it all began: Morro Bay. Paulina shows Faith her hometown, where she recounts a childhood in a tightknit family, vibrant parties and an education cut short.   Check out photos and more information about this episode.  Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: There is no monolithic “Romani American experience,” not even in California — there are a multitude of them. Author Oksana Marafioti shares her recollections of how arriving in Los Angeles as a teenager led her to celebrate her Romani roots.  ..read more
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The G-Word
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by Faith Pinho, Asal Ehsanipour, Alex Higgins, Lauren Raab, Avery Trufelman, Heba Elorbany, Jazmin Aguilera, Helen Li, Mike Heflin, Vadim Kolpakov, Alex PGSV
11M ago
In the fall of 2019, reporter Faith E. Pinho received a tip from Paulina Stevens. Paulina said she had grown up in an insular Romani community in California, where she was raised to be a wife, mother and fortuneteller — until she decided to break away. This opens the door to a story spanning multiple continents, hundreds of years and complex, even metaphysical, realities. Check out photos and more information about this episode.  Read the episode transcript.  Dive deeper: Our Romani cultural consultant's op-ed describing how her heritage fits into her own life ..read more
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Introducing: Foretold
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by Lauren Raab, Asal Ehsanipour, Alex Higgins, Faith Pinho, Jazmin Aguilera, Heba Elorbany, Mike Heflin, Avery Trufelman
11M ago
At 12 years old, Paulina Stevens could predict the course of her entire life. Growing up in a traditional Romani family, Paulina was destined to become a wife, mother and fortuneteller. Married at 17 and a mother by 19, Paulina settled into a predetermined life... until she decided to change the course of fate. "Foretold" is a gripping journey of self-discovery as Paulina navigates the consequences of her decision to leave her community and redefine her identity. Taking listeners beyond stereotypes and myths, “Foretold” explores the history and context of Romani culture, and Paulina’s place in ..read more
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