Rodeo Drive, now world-renowned, began as little more than a bridle path. Pioneering designers, hoteliers and entrepreneurs transformed it into a rival to New York’s Fifth Avenue — with sun, palm trees and Hollywood sizzle. Hosted by Bronwyn Cosgrave, Rodeo Drive-The Podcast connects listeners around the world with up to date stories about the past, present and future of this famed three-block stretch in Beverly Hills.
In Season One, fashion and design luminaries, retailers, and chroniclers including Rose Apodaca, Nicolas Bijan, James Bond, Joan Juliet Buck, Ruth E. Carter, Michael Chow, Simon Doonan, Pari Eshan, Robert Hayman, Stephen Jones OBE, Jay Leno, Faye McLeod, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Cameron Silver, Sergio Zambon and more spoke with Cosgrave about the intoxicating combination of fashion, art and entertainment that put Rodeo Drive on the map, what they envisioned for the future, and what was happening on the street as retailers and businesses navigated the pandemic amidst a moment of reckoning for racial and social justice.
Tune in for Season Two to hear the stories from the makers, creators, architects and designers, who dreamed up Rodeo Drive and helped establish Los Angeles as a global style capital. This season will highlight what’s next in fashion, luxury and entertainment, as a new era for the iconic thoroughfare unfolds in response to unprecedented challenges and change.
Episodes are released every three weeks.
Season 2 will resume on July 6 with weekly episodes. In the meantime, in celebration of the reopening of Rodeo Drive we invite you to listen back to eleven weeks of continuous reruns, dropping every Tuesday from April 20 through June 29, on Apple Podcast, Spotify or wherever you get your podcast.
Executive Producer: Lyn Winter
Host: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Written by Frances Anderton
Audio Engineer and Editor: Avishay Artsy
Theme music by Brian Banks
Production Coordinators: Livia Mandoul and Callie McConnell.
Season Two of Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills, The Hayman Family, Two Rodeo Drive, GEARYS and the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau.
Rodeo Drive Committee
Founded in 1972, Rodeo Drive, Inc., also known as The Rodeo Drive Committee is a 501 C (6) non-profit organization, that provides a forum where its members—consisting of retailers, hoteliers, and landowners—can engage, share a dialogue, and help shape the present and future of the iconic, world-famous shopping destination.
Episode 8: Meet Moncler Genius Sergio Zambon and His Los Angeles Collaborators
Episode 7: High Style On The Road- From Jay Leno To James Bond
Episode 6: Rodeo Drive And The Red Carpet: The Show Must Go On
Episode 5: Noseprints Against The Glass: Windows By Simon Doonan and LVMH’s Faye Mcleod and Ansel Thompson
Episode 4: By Appointment Only, at The House of Bijan
Episode 3: Every Detail is The Universe- Michael Chow’s Design for Giorgio Armani
Executive Producer, Lyn Winter.
Host, Bronwyn Cosgrave.
Scriptwriter and Editor, Frances Anderton.
Editor and Audio Engineer, Avishay Artsy.
Theme music by Brian Banks.
Production Coordinators, Livia Mandoul and Callie McConnell.
Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills.