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L.A. TACO’s and Neon Hum’s “The Sellout” Podcast Was Nominated for a Webby Award, Vote For Us to Win!

9:58 AM PDT on April 8, 2022

    Wouldn’t a Webby Award look so good next to our James Beard Award, Los Angeles?

    As you might remember, L.A. TACO partnered with Neon Hum Media last year to bring you “The Sellout,” a podcast about former city council member Jose Huizar, a politician dogged by allegations of corruption, harassment, and pathological pettiness. It also about the residents who fought gentrification even as their neighborhoods were sold to the highest bidder.

    The Sellout was served L.A TACO-style and went beyond the spectacle of alleged brazen corruption and also focused on how residents in CD-14 fought rent hikes, neglect, and gentrification. 

    The year and a half effort that went into making “The Sellout” started to pay off when The Atlantic featured “The Sellout” in “The 50 Best Podcasts of 2021 list and was featured in the Los Angeles Times.

    “The Sellout” was nominated for a Webby Award on Tuesday, and we’re ecstatic! Winning a Webby Award would mean so much to our hardworking staff behind the production of it and it would show that audiences want more stories about political corruption, housing, and our LA neighborhoods. L.A. TACO readers can help us by voting for us here

    Support the little TACO newsroom that could, vote for us, and push us to the top. If you haven’t been able to become a member, this is a great way to support us in a way that’s free-ninety nine.  

    Help us get this Webby Award, tell your friends to vote for us, tell your family, and even your neighbors.

    Vote here.

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