More than the host of Underbelly L.A., Hadley Meares is a journalist, historian, explorer and occasional stand-in for Amy Poehler. As she prepares for the second season of this podcast, she sat down for an interview with Underbelly L.A. producer Drew Mackie about just how a girl from North Carolina comes to love Los Angeles in all its seamy glory.

Go on one of Hadley’s history-focused tours of Los Angeles: Hadley’s “L.A. History 101” article for Curbed:

Read Hadley’s article about what it’s like to be a stand-in on Parks & Recreation:

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