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Don't make me stop this car! (The Off-Ramp Finale)




A closed off-ramp on the 110 freeway.
A closed off-ramp on the 110 freeway.
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For the finale, John does something he’s never done: the entire episode takes place in his car, including: Tom Petty's keyboardist, Benmont Tench, cramming his Casio into the back seat to play a very Off-Rampy song ... Off-Ramp’s first producer, Queena Kim, talks about the genesis of Off-Ramp ... Russ Parsons, the former LA Times food writer, and John talk about how food unites the diverse communities of Southern California, over a piece of delicious pie ... Two champions of local history and historic preservation – Charles Phoenix and Chris Nichols – talk about the joys of getting lost in Southern California ... Airtalk host Larry Mantle takes John to Pasadena’s historic Colorado Street Bridge ... And shhh! Don’t tell anyone … LA Mayor Eric Garcetti will be there, too. (PHOTO: A closed off-ramp on the 110 freeway. Credit John Rabe)