In his scattershot episode of Match Volume, From Where We Are host Gabe Gross sits down with USC professor Gabriel Kahn to discuss a new data driven study about Los Angeles traffic that Kahn is conducting in partnership with USC's Viterbi school of engineering.

Next, we are joined by renowned author and reporter Sam Quinones who talked with Stefanie De Leon Tzic about his new book Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic and his experiences covering crime stories for the past 30 years.

In our final segment, Ellice Martin spoke with the Principle Concert Master of the LA Philharmonic, Martin Chalifour, about his life and career in classical music.

One final note, I am joined by a co-host this week. Victor Figueroa, the founder of match volume, helps me navigate the first five minutes of this podcast. We share some laughs and whimsy.