While my primary focus of real estate business is in Pasadena, I often find myself driving to the far reaches of LA county as I strive to suit the needs of home buyers and sellers all around.

I end up spending a lot of time in my car, sometimes up to 200 miles a day. After growing tired of Pandora and my iTunes, I discovered Podcasts, and for the past four years, it is what I am listening to 90% of the time.

With so much time and so much Podcast consumption, I have become quite the connoisseur (those that share my appreciation of all things Podcast can attest to this).

With this in mind, I will highlight a new show monthly. Have one you love? Please let me know, I am starting to run out.


February 2019 Highlight


It’s February so we should focus on love, or when love goes bad perhaps. For this month I have a two-fer. First up is This Is Love, a second more recent show created and hosted by the host of Criminal (the January highlight). This Is Love centers around the mysteries and little known tales of love. Episode #8 Message in a Bottle follows what happens after years of researching a found message doesn’t result in a glorious union. Episode #11 Nothing Compares To You is the story of Prince’s sound technician sharing insights about the mysterious artists most famous love songs.

This is love podcaast.jpg

Next Up is Where Shall We Begin, a fly on the wall perspective as a martial therapist consults couples near the brink of separation. Host Esther Perel is brilliant and her Belgian accent draws you into these personal moments by sharing her own tales of relationship crisis. Often cringe worthy, anyone that has ever been in love can sympathize and perhaps learn a couple things from this series. Check out Season 2 Episode #6 You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married.


January 2019 Highlight:


I kick off the guide guns blazing with hands down my favorite: CRIMINAL. Host Phoebe Judge has a hauntingly smooth voice and a gentle manner the coaxes her guests to share immensely personal tales of being true crime victims or the true crime assailant. Theses are crazy stories that don’t make the movies or the local news.

Like episode #11, I’m About to Save Your Lifewhen a mild-mannered Boeing engineer got into a little fender bender that ended up torturing him for the rest of his life. Or the mystery of a daughters repeated identity theft that chills the whole family. The archive is deep with 100+ episodes to date. By the time you get caught up, my next suggestion will publish.

Happy Listening, you may not want to listen to this one right before bed.


About Podcasts: Not sure what a Podcast is? Podcasts are free “radio shows” that you can access on a mobile phone or computer. Podcast shows will have episodes, some are seven part shows and then they end while some have been podcasting for ten or more years and crank out a new episode every week.

There are podcasts for every topic under the sun. General news, industries, home improvement, real estate investing, crime shows, kids shows, underwater basketweaving shows, literally everything. There are 630,000 podcast shows and 18.5 million episodes and more shows and episodes come out every day. Literally.

Apple users access them through the native Podcast App, Android users have similar apps. There are other free podcast apps like Overcast and Stitcher as well. Just search your app store, install the app and start searching. Did I mention it is free entertainment?



Michael Robleto

REALTOR®-Compass Real Estate


Michael Robleto is a Pasadena based REALTOR®. His analytical and open approach to sales and representation have served his clients well in his twenty years of sales experience. Michael is a staunch homeowner advocate that blends compassion with a highly advanced technology-driven approach to the buying and selling of real estate in and around Los Angeles.  His client accolades of insight, integrity and hard work support the fact that he is not your average agent. 

Michael leverages his personal passion for historic architecture to provide his clients the unknown insight on the pros and cons of older homes.  Michael, a California native, grew up in an older Bungalow home and has spent 23 years in Southern California admiring the unique architecture of the region.  He often writes on homeownership strategy, historic residential architecture and Pasadena related topics which can be found on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram under the common profile name of his blog; BungalowAgent or at 

Michael is a committee member and frequent volunteer for the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage as well as a supporter of the Five Acres center for children.