Welcome to “Coastal Connections,” a unique podcast series recorded high above the shimmering waves on the iconic Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Join us each month for candid conversations between two individuals who play vital roles in the vibrant tapestry of Santa Monica.
In this relaxed and unhosted podcast, we explore the rich stories and shared experiences of individuals deeply connected to Santa Monica and the West Side of Los Angeles. From community leaders to longstanding residents, our guests offer insights into the diverse facets of life in this beachside paradise.
In our inaugural episode, embark on a captivating journey through Santa Monica’s rich tapestry of history, tradition, and unexpected moments with Jim Harris and Rob Schwenker. Discover the exciting plans these community leaders have for their organizations in 2024, delve into the spirited celebrations of Dia de los Muertos, and hear fascinating anecdotes—from Rob’s memorable wedding proposal on the iconic Santa Monica Pier to Jim’s days bartending at the Boathouse in 1989. Explore the profound mission of the Santa Monica History Museum and gain insights into the vibrant energy of Santa Monica Pier’s Local’s Night. Join us for an authentic and engaging conversation that unveils the layers of Santa Monica’s unique identity.