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Special Feature: The 2018 Woolsey Fire

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Why do people stay during wildfires and how did the Wild West culture shape the people who live on this hilly, chaparral-covered coastline? A history of Malibu, the evolution of surf localism, and the genesis of the Point Dume Bombers. We meet the obstinate Queen of Malibu whose determination and love of this land shaped the culture of one of the best surf spots in the world.

This is an episode from Sandcastles, a podcast about home, how we create it, and why we fight so hard for it. Sandcastles is hosted and created by Adriana Cargill. To listen to the full season, visit or find Sandcastles wherever you get your podcasts. 

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