Inspired Minds

Chip Jacobs

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Episode notes

Bestselling author/acclaimed journalist Chip Jacobs joins us to explore his magical and powerful craftmanship. His debut novel, "Arroyo," a historical fiction masterpiece set in 1913 around the construction of Pasadena's Colorado Street Bridge, was a "Los Angeles Times" bestseller, "CrimeReads" most anticipated book, and Independent Book Publisher Award winner.  Other books include "The Darkest Glare: A True Story of Murder, Blackmail, and Real Estate Greed in 1979 Los Angeles" and "Strange As It Seems: The Impossible Life of Gordon Zahler," which was an Indies Book of the Year finalist and optioned for a streaming series. With William J. Kelly, he wrote the "The People’s Republic of Chemicals" and the international bestselling "Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles." Jacobs also contributed pieces to anthologies like the bestselling"Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine" and "Go Further: Literary Appreciation of Power Pop."  As a journalist, his work been published and aired in some of the biggest outlets in the world, including "The New York Times," "The Los Angeles Times," "Los Angeles Daily News," "L.A. Weekly," the Southern California News Group and CNN. Special thanks: Marilee Albert, author of "The Tutor."