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Imagine Audio: Peter and the Acid King

Before there was MTV, there was New Wave Theater. Peter & The Acid King is a documentary podcast that explores the life and unsolved death of New Wave Theater host and key cultural curator Peter Ivers. The show takes us on a deep dive through the grimy, chaotic world of  the early ‘80s Los Angeles punk rock scene from which he emerged. Narrated by native LA punk and esteemed director Penelope Spheeris.
 
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Peter and the Acid King: Long Live Peter Ivers

Imagine Audio: Peter and the Acid King

  • 260 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 47:07

Peter Ivers’ death marked the end of an era. Though David Jove tried to recreate New Wave Theater, he couldn’t do it without Peter. We examine the legacy Peter left behind, and the scene that ended with his death.  – This episode features information and audio from the following sources: New Wave Theater Twin Peaks The Top ABC News In Heaven, Everything is Fine by Josh Frank New Wave Musician Killed; Family Creates Harvard Fund 'An Einstein among Neanderthals': the tragic prince of LA counterculture Over the edge: The incredible life and mysterious death of Peter IversSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Peter and the Acid King: Theories

Imagine Audio: Peter and the Acid King

  • 230 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 40:28

Samoan drug gangs, secret lovers, and the acid king. There’s a lot more to Peter’s story that’s left to uncover.    – This episode features information and audio from the following sources: New Wave Theater In Heaven, Everything is Fine by Josh Frank 'An Einstein among Neanderthals': the tragic prince of LA counterculture Over the edge: The incredible life and mysterious death of Peter IversSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Peter and the Acid King: The Party’s Over

Imagine Audio: Peter and the Acid King

  • 210 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 31:51

How do you mourn someone who was so very alive? It’s a question Peter’s friends asked over and over. Today, we look into how Peter’s community grieved the loss of their friend. – This episode features information and audio from the following sources: The Peter Principle, John Leone In Heaven, Everything is Fine by Josh Frank 'An Einstein among Neanderthals': the tragic prince of LA counterculture Over the edge: The incredible life and mysterious death of Peter IversSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Peter and the Acid King: The Crime Scene

Imagine Audio: Peter and the Acid King

  • 190 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 33:56

Many of Peter’s friends arrived at the crime scene before the police. Which meant that by the time the cops arrived, the scene had already been corrupted—and multiple pieces of evidence had gone missing. Years later, people would discover that evidence in some unexpected places. – This episode features information and audio from the following sources: Who Killed Peter Ivers, Michael Bygrave Quincy, ME NBC News CBS News In Heaven, Everything is Fine by Josh Frank 'An Einstein among Neanderthals': the tragic prince of LA counterculture Over the edge: The incredible life and mysterious death of Peter IversSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.