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City Cast Philly
City Cast

City Cast Philly is the daily news podcast about the city you love (and maybe sometimes hate?) and the Philadelphians who are... more

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Episodes

‘Most Valuable Philadelphian,’ Mayor Parker vs. Municipal Unions, Future of Rizzo Statue

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include Mayor Parker’s new return-to-office policy for city workers and how people are... more

24 May 2024 · 25 minutes
The Best Patios, Breweries, and Rooftop Dining in Philly

Summer’s right around the corner, which means that it’s the perfect time to eat outside! Host Trenae Nuri speaks with... more

23 May 2024 · 15 minutes
Eight Places to Hear Philly’s Historic Secrets & Stories

While there’s a lot of buzz lately about how Philadelphia will be celebrating the nation’s 250th anniversary, local organizations like... more

22 May 2024 · 14 minutes
Philly Is Shrinking, Curfew Proposals & More Flights out of PHL

It’s another midweek news roundup! The team talks about how Philly could be losing its spot as the sixth largest... more

21 May 2024 · 16 minutes
Why UC’s Affordable Housing Project Is in Limbo

The Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to build 70 affordable housing units on the former site of the University City Townhomes... more

20 May 2024 · 14 minutes
Parking Crackdown, Biden Loses Ground in PA & Police Watchdog's New Boss

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s crackdown on illegally parked vehicles and a new... more

17 May 2024 · 19 minutes
How To Find Philly’s 20,000 Lead Pipes

Could this be the beginning of the end for lead pipes in Philly? New national regulations from the Environmental Protection... more

16 May 2024 · 14 minutes
A Foodie’s Guide to Chinatown

Chinatown is filled with rich history, culture and — of course — food. To give you the best experience possible... more

15 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Penn Encampment Dismantled, 24-Hour Cheese Machine & Philly News Quiz

It’s another midweek roundup! Today’s topics include an update on the pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Pennsylvania and the... more

14 May 2024 · 24 minutes
The Fight To Preserve a Historic Black Family's Home

At 2908 W. Diamond Street sits the home of the world-renowned Black painter Henry Ossawa Tanner, who rose to fame... more

13 May 2024 · 19 minutes
From City Cast Denver: Introducing ‘Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose’

Hey there! We are excited to share the trailer for a new special limited series from our friends and colleagues... more

11 May 2024 · 2 minutes
Kensington Encampment Sweep, Penn Grad Students Unionize & Pat's vs. Jim's Steaks

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include how the city handled clearing out an encampment of unhoused people in... more

10 May 2024 · 22 minutes
Your Philly Seasonal Allergy Survival Guide

If you’re sniffling and sneezing a lot right now, you’re not alone. Tree and grass pollen numbers are high in... more

09 May 2024 · 12 minutes
The Best Ice Cream, Water Ice, and Gelato in Philly

You may have heard Mister Softee’s signature jingle coming from a truck in your neighborhood … because it’s ice cream... more

08 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Encampment Persists at Penn, FDR Park Updates & Philly News Quiz

It’s another midweek roundup! Today’s topics include the latest from the pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Pennsylvania and updates... more

07 May 2024 · 23 minutes
How To Buy Your First House in Philly

Philly has long been known as a “city of homeowners,” because more than half of houses here are owner-occupied. But... more

06 May 2024 · 20 minutes
School Board Power Struggle, New Bus Station Plan & Wawa vs. Sheetz

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include why one Philly School Board nomination is still in limbo and the... more

03 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Philly's Historic Shift on Needle Exchange Programs

Mayor Cherelle Parker made it clear: “not one city dollar” under her administration will fund syringe exchange programs — a... more

02 May 2024 · 15 minutes
Your Guide to May in Philly

If you're new here, welcome! We’ve put together a starter pack with episodes and articles to welcome you to the... more

01 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Encampment Protests, SEPTA Goes Hybrid & City Hall Solar Power

We’re back with a fresh midweek news roundup. We’re catching you up on the pro-Palestinian campus protests cropping up in... more

30 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
The Best Spas and Wellness Experiences in Philly

Mother’s Day is coming up, and whether it's the mothers in your life who need to be pampered or just... more

29 Apr 2024 · 14 minutes
Is It PASS-YUNK or PASH-YUNK, Sheriff’s ‘Slush Fund’ & Sixers Grievance

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include how the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office used an off-budget checking account to buy... more

26 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
Philly’s Hot Chicken Showdown

Hot chicken might be synonymous with Nashville, but it’s taking over Philly. This style of fried chicken has a signature... more

25 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
Can Philly Streeteries Make a Comeback?

Psst... check out major results from yesterday's primary election in today's edition of the Hey Philly newsletter. Want to dine outdoors... more

24 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Schuylkill River Beach, School Board Drama & Philly News Quiz

We’re back with a midweek news roundup. Today’s topics include University City District’s proposal to put a bi-level water park... more

23 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
Philly's Best Plant Sales & Stores

It’s Earth Day – a holiday to celebrate the natural world and bring attention to environmental issues. One way to... more

22 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
State Rep. Boyle’s Warrant, Philly’s WNBA Dreams & ‘Crazy Driving’ Crackdown

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include: why there's an arrest warrant out for state Rep. Kevin Boyle, whether... more

19 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
10 Free and Low-Cost Spring Activities in Philly Parks

The days are getting longer and the flowers are blooming, so let’s go outside! There are tons of ways to... more

18 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
Is It Local News? Or 'Pink Slime'?

It's primary election season, which means partisan information is everywhere. So, how do you know if the news you're consuming... more

17 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
Mayor Parker’s 100 Day Report

Late last week, Mayor Cherelle Parker celebrated her first 100 days in office. She also released a sweeping public safety... more

16 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Your 2024 Primary Election Guide

The Pennsylvania primary is next week. While the presidential nominees are basically locked in already, there are some critical statewide... more

15 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
Arena Workers Strike, New Deadly Opioid & 44 Aftershocks

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include a recent strike by concession workers at the Wells Fargo Center and... more

12 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Best Day Hikes Near Philly

In and around Philly, Pennsylvania has some spectacular nature walks and hikes. Whether you’re a birder, a waterfall lover, or... more

11 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Why Philly Only Has 4 Librarians in Public Schools

Philly public schools are down to just four certified, full-time working librarians, serving a student body of more than 116,000... more

10 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
Philly Earthquake Aftermath, Made In America Canceled & News Quiz

We’re back with another midweek news roundup! Tune in to hear the team discuss the science behind last week’s earthquake,... more

09 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
14 Ways To Brunch in Philly

Whether it’s your favorite weekend recovery meal or your Mother’s Day go-to, brunch has mass appeal. In Philly, restaurants with... more

08 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
Parker's School Board Nominees, New Philly Phlush, and Eclipse Plans

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today's topics include the nine nominees for the Philadelphia Board of Education, and which neighborhood... more

05 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
A Philly Art Insider’s Guide to First Friday

At the beginning of each month, Philly’s art scene gets some extra love with a citywide celebration called First Friday.... more

04 Apr 2024 · 13 minutes
The Wild West of Private Security Guards

A disclaimer: this episode contains descriptions of violence and mentions sexual assault. In gas stations, bars and shops in the city,... more

03 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
'Smoke-Free SEPTA,' FDR Park Lawsuit & Philly News Quiz

We’re back with another midweek news roundup. Today’s topics include a new lawsuit attempting to stop the $250+ million renovations... more

02 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
Your Guide to April in Philly

We’ve got your guide for the best things to do in Philly this month, no foolin’. Tune in to learn... more

01 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Contested State Rep. Race, School Trauma Pilot & Beer Gardens Return

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Topics this week include a NE Philly state house primary that pits two politically-connected families... more

29 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
The Best Bagels in Philly

There’s nothing like a fresh bagel with cream cheese, or a bagel sandwich, to kick off your morning. Luckily, Philly... more

28 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
New Housing Is Coming to Germantown. Will Gentrification Follow?

Germantown is going through a transformation. Since 2019, at least 400 new housing units have come online, with another 400... more

27 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
City Council Approves Curfew, SE Asian Market Delayed, and NCAA Trivia

On today's news roundup, we run down some recent headlines out of Philadelphia City Council, from a new ban on... more

26 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Councilmember Lozada Wants Change in Kensington

New city policies are rolling out in Kensington, a neighborhood that’s long been the center of the opioid epidemic and... more

25 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
4-Day Workweeks, Proposed Bus Terminal Move & PA Lottery Returns

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today's topics include plans to move the intercity bus terminal again and why some local... more

22 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
Expert's Guide to the Perfect Philly Cheesesteak

In honor of National Cheesesteak Day this coming weekend, today’s guests weigh in on an evergreen Philly debate: What makes... more

21 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Inside Mayor Parker's $6.3B Budget Plan

Mayor Cherelle Parker’s first budget proposal follows up on her campaign promise to make Philly “the safest, cleanest, and greenest... more

20 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
Chinatown Stitch Project Funding, Another Wawa Closing, Philly-Inspired Superhero

It’s the Tuesday News Roundup! The team talks about a large federal grant for the Chinatown Stitch project and the... more

19 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Why Lawmakers Are Targeting Casino-Style Gaming Terminals

Video gambling machines have cropped up in gas stations and corner stores around Philly. City council now wants to ban... more

18 Mar 2024 · 11 minutes
Dueling Arena Plans, Latest on SEPTA Shootings & Spring Weather

It’s the Friday News Roundup! We dig into how Philadelphians feel about the proposed stadium district redesign versus 76Place, the... more

15 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
The Legal Battle Over SEPTA’s Special Prosecutor

SEPTA is experiencing a spike in high-profile violent incidents, including the shooting of eight teenagers waiting for a bus last... more

14 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
The Essential Philly Donut Guide

Whether you like them with coffee or fried chicken, Philly has donuts you can enjoy year-round! Back in November, host... more

13 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
Bus Stop Shooting Arrests, More Speed Cameras & Philly Trivia

The City Cast Philly team shares updates on last week’s shooting at a SEPTA bus stop that left eight teens... more

12 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
The Harshest 1-Star Reviews of Philly Landmarks

Can you identify some of Philly’s biggest landmarks, based on their haters? A few months ago, City Cast Philly executive... more

11 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Shootings Rattle SEPTA Riders, School Board VP Resigns, More $1 Dogs

Welcome back to the Friday News Roundup. We discuss the four recent shootings on or near SEPTA property, including one... more

08 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
How To Speak Philadelphian

There’s no debating that Philadelphians have an accent. Even within the city, the words and phrases you hear can vary... more

07 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Why Is Philly Still Using Toxic Turf?

More than a dozen ballfields in Philadelphia use artificial turf, and the city has big plans to add more. But... more

06 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Parker’s Back-to-Office Push, No More Dollar Dogs, & Philly Trivia

We're back with another midweek news roundup! We discuss Mayor Cherelle Parker’s back-to-office push and what our Hey Philly newsletter... more

05 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Why More Philly Kids Are Being Raised By Grandparents

In Philly, 17,000 kids live in homes where their grandparents are primary caregivers, according to the nonprofit Generations United. Host... more

04 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
Increasing Black Male Voter Turnout, Philly's Self-Driving Shuttle

It’s the Friday News Roundup! We discuss an initiative to get 2,024 young Black men in Philly registered to vote... more

01 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
Your Guide To March in Philly

March is just around the corner, so the team is back with our monthly picks of the coolest things to... more

29 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
This Tax Break Costs Philly Public Schools Millions

A state-run program called Keystone Opportunity Zones gives tax breaks to some businesses planning to develop blighted or abandoned properties... more

28 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
SEPTA Debuts Multi-Tap, Philly's 'Who TF Did I Marry' Connection, Leap Year Trivia

We're back with another midweek news roundup! The team talks about a new SEPTA Key feature that lets you pay for... more

27 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Philly's 'Night Mayor' On Partying — And Sleeping — Better

Philly has amazing nightlife — but, it could be even better. The city could use more late night food spots... more

26 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
Campaign Payroll Mystery, Housing Market Woes, Broad Street Run Training

It’s the Friday News Roundup! We’re talking about why Mayor Cherelle Parker’s campaign doesn’t have to disclose who was on... more

23 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Your Dining Guide to Philly’s Chinatown

Chinatown is filled with rich history, culture and — of course — food. Host Trenae Nuri and City Cast Philly... more

22 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
How To Find Primary Care in Philly — And Why It’s Hard

Many Philadelphians don’t have a primary care physician, making it harder to get basic checkups and manage health care overall.... more

21 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
The Beef Over Dueling ‘Jim’s’ Cheesesteak Spots

Jim’s Steaks in West Philly was a legendary cheesesteak spot that opened way back in 1939. It fell on hard... more

20 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
State Rep. Boyle's Meltdown, City Workers May Return to Office

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today's topics include whether state Rep. Kevin Boyle’s recent public outburst could impact his political... more

16 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Threats Against Philly City Workers Are Rising

For a second year in a row, gun violence in Philadelphia is going down. At the same time, threats of... more

15 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
An Expert's Guide to Dating in Philly

It’s Valentine’s Day – the annual day of love and romance. But not all of us have someone to smooch on.... more

14 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Parker Splits City Depts, Mystery Object in Mt. Airy & Chocolate Trivia

Tune in for the team’s first midweek news roundup! We discuss Mayor Cherelle Parker’s decision to split apart two city... more

13 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Plan To Move Lenape Chief Statue Paused

For nearly 30 years, a statue of the Lenni-Lenape leader Chief Tamanend has stood at a busy intersection in Old... more

12 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Sheriff’s ChatGPT Snafu, Legal Cannabis & Other PA Budget Highlights

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include: how Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal’s campaign used artificial intelligence to spruce up... more

09 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
10 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month in Philly

We're devoting a whole episode to Black History Month events in Philly because there's just so much to celebrate! Host... more

08 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
1,000s of Tires Are Dumped in Philly Every Year

Last year, 3,000 old tires were pulled out of the Schuylkill River, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.... more

07 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
The 8 Best Soups in Philly Right Now

The snow has melted and Punxsutawney Phil, the state’s official groundhog, has signaled an early spring is on the way.... more

06 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
I-95 Versus South Philly

PennDOT is gearing up to redo the portion of I-95 in Philly that runs from the Ben Franklin Bridge to... more

05 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Philly's Giant Beating Heart, PPD Shootings & SEPTA Funding Proposal

It’s the Friday News Roundup! This week’s topics: the Franklin Institute’s Giant Heart display turns 70, the controversy over a... more

02 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Your Guide to February in Philly

Happy February 1st! The City Cast Philly team is bringing you our recommendations for activities, food/drinks, free events, and Valentine’s... more

01 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
PA Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling, Explained

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling related to abortion access. Technically, the case before the court... more

31 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Why City Council Is Looking Into the Office of Homeless Services

Philly’s Office of Homeless Services is facing scrutiny over a bunch of issues: confusion over where to send folks during... more

30 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Passyunk Ave’s Coffee Shop Lease Drama

News that a beloved coffee shop on Passyunk Avenue is losing its space has some neighbors boiling over. The landlord... more

29 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Predatory Towing, the New 'SEPTA Metro,' and Embiid Busts Record

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Listen to hear about the Sixers’ Joel Embiid’s historic 70-point game, SEPTA's updated branding and... more

26 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Is Philly the Best Cheese City in America?

Step aside Wisconsin, the Keystone state is coming for your cheese crown! Pennsylvania is home to 5,000 dairy farms, and... more

25 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
Anti-Blight Legal Fight in Fishtown

There’s a battle brewing in Fishtown. The Fishtown Kensington Area Business Improvement District is trying to take control of a... more

24 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
Best Places to Pamper Yourself in Philly

If you’re looking for ways to prioritize your wellness or find new self-care practices this year, we’ve got you. Host... more

23 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
Should We Stop Calling Philly 'America's Poorest Big City'?

Philly is technically America’s “poorest big city,” a data point that’s often used by politicians, activists, and journalists. But this... more

22 Jan 2024 · 12 minutes
13 Jason Kelce Career Highlights, More Snow & Aggressive Raccoons

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today's topics include Philly's response to the end of our nearly two-year snow drought, reactions... more

19 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Why Philly’s Snow Drought Just Ended

Philadelphia finally got snow! Over 700 days had passed without a one-inch dusting of snow to brush off of our... more

18 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
The Best Restaurants Opening in 2024

After a year of big wins for Philly’s food and drink scene — think four James Beard Awards — 2024... more

17 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Why 5 More Philly Streets Are Getting Speed Cameras

After what some consider a successful pilot program on Roosevelt Boulevard, city government wants to bring more speed cameras to... more

16 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
PA’s Low Minimum Wage, More Mask Mandates & Storm Recovery

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today, we cover how Pennsylvania’s minimum wage compares to surrounding states, why both an increase... more

12 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
The 13 Best Brunches in Philly

Brunch has it all! It’s breakfast and lunch combined — and there’s usually a mimosa or bloody mary involved. To... more

11 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Why Front Street Is Seeing a Housing Boom

Hundreds of apartments are being built on Front Street in the Fishtown and Kensington neighborhoods. This housing boom is all... more

10 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
How to Responsibly Donate Unwanted Items

Need to clean out your house to make room for some holiday presents? Or just want to get a fresh... more

09 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Best Philly TikTok Accounts

Welcome to the Philly side of TikTok. This social media platform may be internationally popular, but Philly content creators are... more

08 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Trump Flag Fight, Parker’s Executive Orders, N. Philly School Reopens

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include: Mayor Cherelle Parker’s 100-day Action Plan and first executive orders, how T.M.... more

05 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
5 Ways To Support Unhoused Philadelphians This Winter

In the winter, living outside can be deadly. But there are many ways to help unhoused neighbors this season. Host... more

04 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
Why More Philadelphians Are Buying Guns

During the pandemic, a lot of people in Philly took steps to start carrying a gun. In 2021, the city... more

03 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
Your Guide to January in Philly

We’re kicking off 2024 with a guide to some of the coolest places to go and things to do in... more

02 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
The Best Movies Set in Philly

When it gets cold outside, sometimes you just want to get cozy and watch a movie. So we put together... more

29 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
From Acme to Aldi: Philly Grocery Hacks

Everyone wants to stretch their dollars during the holidays. Luckily, we’ve got your insider’s guide on where to stock up... more

28 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Slow Down With a Philly-Born Poet

The holidays are a time to reflect. What better way to celebrate than with a Philly-born, award-winning poet who hosts... more

27 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
A Pennsylvania Beer Crawl

Some of the top craft brewers in the country are right here in Pennsylvania. If you’re looking for a local... more

26 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Parker’s Top Hires, 15-Cent Paper Bag Fee, New ‘Porch Pirates’ Law

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Topics include Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker’s picks to lead her administration, what new laws City Council... more

22 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Insider's Guide to a DC Day Trip

Have some free time this holiday season? Why not take a day trip to our nation’s capital! Earlier this year,... more

21 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Reactions To Philly's New Intercity Bus Stop

It’s been just over a month since Philly moved the outdoor bus station for companies like Greyhound and FlixBus from... more

20 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
Philly’s Best Bagels & Spreads

This is the “Great Philly Bagel Debate.” Explore the world of Philly bagels with host Trenae Nuri and City Cast... more

19 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
High and Lows of 2023 in Philly

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? City Cast Philly takes a look back at the most chaotic news events,... more

18 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
SEPTA Police Strike, Resignations at UPenn & Mall Bankruptcy

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s episode covers why SEPTA transit officers went on strike, turnover at the highest levels... more

15 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Last-Minute Gift Guide for Philly Experiences

Stumped on what to get for those last few people on your list? We got you. This episode is your... more

14 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Why Philly Was Named the 'Frenchest' American City

Probably no one has ever confused Philly with Paris. But this year, Philadelphia was deemed the "Frenchest" city in America,... more

13 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
1-Star Reviews of Philly Landmarks

Can you identify some of Philly’s biggest landmarks, based on their haters? City Cast Philly executive producer Laura Benshoff compiled... more

12 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
The Costs of Philly’s Wrongful Convictions

$9.1 million dollars. That’s how much money the City of Philadelphia recently agreed to pay Walter Ogrod after he wrongfully... more

11 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
Macy’s Reopens After Fatal Stabbing, Ski Mask Ban & Snow Day Plans

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Rodrigo Torrejón, criminal justice and law enforcement reporter for... more

08 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
How the Protest Outside of Goldie Went Viral

On Sunday, Pro-Palestinian marchers made a stop outside of the Israeli-style falafel restaurant Goldie in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Their... more

07 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
How Philly’s Reparations Task Force Will Work

The Philadelphia Reparations Task Force is seeking members to study the impact of the institution of slavery on local residents,... more

06 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Can the ‘Ikea Boat’ Reinvent Itself?

Docked across the street from the Ikea in South Philly is a giant rusty ship called the SS United States.... more

05 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
Are Philly Businesses Exploiting Teen Workers?

Many teens work to help their families, or have some spending money. But there’s been a recent surge in complaints... more

04 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Philly's Next Top Cop, New Rocky Holiday & Jason Kelce Mural

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include Philly’s next police commissioner, a new city holiday honoring Rocky Balboa, and... more

01 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
Your Guide to December in Philly

We’re kicking off a new monthly episode where we share some of the coolest places to go and things to... more

30 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Philly’s Cafe Union Movement Hits Roadblocks

At least a half-dozen local Starbucks, and seven independent cafes or restaurants in Philly, have taken steps to unionize in... more

29 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Best Tea (and Boba) in Philly

Philly has a piping hot tea scene! Delicious versions of this internationally-loved beverage can be found around the city, from... more

28 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Can Eagles Merch Save Philly's Newsstands?

There are fewer than 100 newsstands left in Philly. Thanks to a bill recently signed by Mayor Jim Kenney, these... more

27 Nov 2023 · 10 minutes
PHL Airport Hacks for the Holiday Season

Air travel during the holiday season is already stressful. On top of that, Philadelphia International Airport has a reputation for... more

22 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Best Holiday Shows of 2023

From a special Cirque du Soleil performance to the annual light show at Macy's, Philly has no shortage of events... more

21 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Don’t Toss Your Thanksgiving Scraps, Remix Them

This holiday season, don’t throw out your leftovers! Instead, reduce how much food you toss by making a pumpkin pie... more

20 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
Philly Voter Turnout Increased, 911 Dispatch Problems & Holiday Shopping Plans

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Julia Terruso, political reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and... more

17 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
How a 311 Call Threatened The Colored Girls Museum

In Germantown, a three-story rowhome serves as both a private residence and the home of The Colored Girls Museum, an... more

16 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Philly's Bus Terminal Forced to Move...Again

Since Philadelphia’s bus depot closed this summer, travelers riding with Greyhound, Peter Pan, and other major carriers have had to... more

15 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Philly’s Best Donuts

It seems like every few weeks there’s a new donut spot popping up in Philly. This month, Dottie’s Donuts is... more

14 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
Why More Philly Businesses Are Hiring Armed Guards

More businesses, event spaces, and religious institutions in Philly are hiring armed guards to stand watch. Patrons say the practice... more

13 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
Parker's Transition Team, Johnny Doc Trial & New Police Union President

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Chris Brennan, political reporter and writer of the Philadelphia... more

10 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
One Man’s Quest To Change the PPA

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), best known for doling out parking tickets and periodic corruption scandals, is hoping to cultivate... more

09 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
Election Results Are In! Cherelle Parker Is Philly’s Next Mayor

Cherelle Parker will be the 100th mayor of Philadelphia. City Cast Philly is in your feed a little later this... more

08 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Things You Didn’t Know Are Illegal in Pennsylvania

This Election Day, we're taking a look back at some of the weirdest local and state laws previous generations of... more

07 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
Your Last-Minute 2023 Election Guide

Tomorrow is Election Day! If you need to catch up fast, we’ve got your guide to the most important and... more

06 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Juvenile Jail Overcrowding, Harriet Tubman Statue Design, Ice Cream Shops Closing

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Ellie Rushing, criminal justice reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and... more

03 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Philly Mayoral Candidate Interview: Cherelle Parker

In our second interview with Philly’s mayoral candidates, host Trenae Nuri speaks with Democrat Cherelle Parker. Hear about Parker's plans... more

02 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Philly Mayoral Candidate Interview: David Oh

On November 7, Philadelphians will select the city’s 100th mayor. This week, we're hearing from both candidates to get to... more

01 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
What's the 'Brotherly Shove,' and Should the Eagles Trademark It?

If you've watched a Philadelphia Eagles game this season, you may have seen quarterback Jalen Hurts surging through a pile... more

31 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Local Universities Struggle To Message Around Israel-Hamas War

When leaders at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University released statements about violent attacks in Israel and Gaza, they... more

30 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Mayoral Debate Highlights, Wawa Pizza Review, and a Phillies Postmortem

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Chris Brennan, political reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer and O.J.... more

27 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Candy Corn to Dubble Bubble: Grading Philly's Best Candies

Did you know candy corn was most likely invented in Philly? And that bubble gum, specifically Dubble Bubble, definitely was?... more

26 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
How More Trees Could Make Philly Healthier

On some Philly blocks, there's a tree in front of every home. On others, there are no trees, only concrete.... more

25 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
Best Last-Minute Philly Halloween Costumes

If you don’t have a Halloween costume picked out yet, don’t worry. Host Trenae Nuri, lead producer Laura Benshoff, and... more

24 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Can One Person Close a Philly Charter School?

School closure turmoil is not new in Philly, but what happened recently at the Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School... more

23 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Catalytic Converter Ring Sting, Mütter Museum Meeting & Eating Organ Meat

It's the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Rodrigo Torrejón, criminal justice and law enforcement reporter for... more

20 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Have You Been to These Unexpected Philly Landmarks?

Visitors to Philly often go see the Rocky statue, the Liberty Bell and, of course, go eat a cheesesteak. But... more

19 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
The Rebirth of the PES Refinery Site

Back in 2019, massive explosions shut down Philadelphia Energy Solutions, what had been the largest and oldest oil refinery on... more

18 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
8 Soups To Try in Philly Right Now

From wonton to French onion, ramen to matzoh ball, it’s soup season! Host Trenae Nuri chats with City Cast Philly... more

17 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
Despite Vision Zero, Philly Traffic Deaths Persist

Seven years ago, Philadelphia signed onto a plan called Vision Zero, a commitment to eliminate traffic deaths in the city.... more

16 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Philly’s Downtown Resurgence, Temple's Brewing Labor Battle & $10 Pet Adoptions

It’s the Friday news roundup! We hear about how Philly’s downtown is coming back post-pandemic, another labor battle brewing at... more

13 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Where Can Philly Kids Be Kids?

If you follow the news, our city can seem like a bad place to grow up. There are tons of... more

12 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Mütter Museum’s Ethical Drama

The Mütter is Philly’s iconic medical history museum. More than 100,000 visitors come every year to see displays like Albert... more

11 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Is PHL Really the Worst Airport in North America?

Philadelphia International Airport was recently named the worst large airport in North America, based on customer surveys by the data... more

10 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
Overdose Deaths Rise, Penn’s COVID Cash Cow, & Phillies Playoffs Update

It’s the Friday news roundup! Dive into the Nobel Prize-winning research that made the University of Pennsylvania over a billion... more

06 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
Converting Center City Offices Into Homes

When COVID shook up how we all live and work, Philly’s big office towers emptied out. Some workers have returned,... more

05 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
The Perfect Red October Day at the Ballpark

The Phillies have once again made it to the playoffs, facing the Miami Marlins in a three-game Wild Card series... more

04 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
The Best Diners Left in Philly

South Philly’s iconic Melrose Diner was demolished last month to make way for an apartment building. The plan is to... more

03 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Philly’s Police Watchdog’s Dubious Expenses

The Citizens Police Oversight Commission was created in 2021 to be an independent oversight organization, investigating allegations of police misconduct... more

02 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Police Murder Charges Dismissed, Livestreamed Looting & T-Swift Swaps Kelces

It’s the Friday news roundup! We’re talking about a municipal judge’s decision to dismiss murder charges against former Philadelphia Police... more

29 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
SEPTA's Bus Revolution Is Coming

For the first time in 60 years, SEPTA is overhauling its bus routes. The final plan, which took six years... more

28 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Philly’s Controversial New School Shooter Training

For years, active shooter drills in Philly schools taught students and teachers to barricade themselves in classrooms. Now, the School... more

27 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
Text This Scientist 4 Squid Facts

If you’ve walked around Philadelphia, you may have seen colorful posters that say “Get Squid Facts,” with a phone number... more

26 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
Philly’s Construction Safety Problem

When you see a home renovation or major construction project happening in your neighborhood, you assume that work is done... more

25 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
TU Acting President Dies, Mayoral Debates & Beloved Bagel Shop Closing

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Oliver Sabo, reporter at The Temple News, Philadelphia Inquirer... more

22 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Best Fall Winery Getaways

We’re bringing you the third and final installment of our Fall Getaways series! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Philly wine... more

21 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Best Haunted Road Trips This Halloween Szn

We’re bringing you the second installment of our fall getaways series, where we share our best tips for making the... more

20 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
Fall Day Trips Within 2 Hours of Philly

Get in listeners, we’re going leaf-peeping! Today's episode is the first in a three-part series on the best fall getaways... more

19 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
How Philly Is Trying To Make Pregnancy Safer

A recent statewide study found that severe pregnancy complications spiked in Pennsylvania between 2016 and 2022, part of a worsening... more

18 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Cavalcante Captured, TU’s New President Search, Safe Injection Site Vote

It’s the Friday news roundup! Today's topics include: the capture of Chester County Prison escapee Danelo Cavalcante, the move to... more

15 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Fixing PA’s Underfunded Public Schools

Back in February, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the way the state funds public education is unconstitutional. But... more

14 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
7 Surprising Facts About the Chester County Manhunt

UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Danelo Cavalcante was taken into custody after 8 a.m. on Wednesday... more

13 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
Philly Insider’s Guide to Grocery Shopping

From why you should avoid grocery shopping on Sunday, to items that are weirdly cheaper at Whole Foods, we’ve got... more

12 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
Should You Still Kill Spotted Lanternflies?

In 2017, spotted lanternflies showed up in Philly. This invasive species is a threat to local agriculture, so Philadelphians got... more

11 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
City Council Preview, Eagles Season Opener & Game Day Food Recs

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Sean Collins Walsh, City Hall reporter at The Philadelphia... more

08 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Philly's Top Cop Is Resigning

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, the first Black woman to serve in this high-profile position, is leaving her post at... more

07 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
The Pros and Cons of Philly’s $6,000 Trashcans

Philly has a lot of litter, enough that it’s earned the nickname “Filthadelphia.” One way our city deals with trash... more

06 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
How Climate Change Threatens Philly’s Water Supply

Parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York, all drink from the same water supply: the Delaware River. And... more

05 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
What We Love — and Hate — About Philly

It’s the Friday News Roundup! But, a little different this time. We're talking big picture... about the changes we’re most... more

01 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Transforming Philly's Vacant Lots

Philadelphia has 40,000 vacant lots, according to city data. Keeping them clean and green can help reduce crime and littering,... more

31 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Philly Pickleball 101

Pickleball fever has swept Philly — and the nation. A mix of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong, the game is now... more

30 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
The Unwritten Rules of Philly Parking

In Philly, there are official parking regulations... and then there are those unwritten rules, legal or otherwise. Host Trenae Nuri,... more

29 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Why 10,000 PA Teachers Left the Classroom

Philly's new school year starts next week, but districts across Pennsylvania have struggled to hire and retain enough teachers to... more

28 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Mayoral Campaign Plans, North Philly Station Facelift & New Arena Opponents

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Paul Schwedelson, commercial real estate reporter at The Philadelphia... more

25 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Your Guide to Outdoor Dining in Philly

Summer is fading fast, but there's still time to grab a bite to eat or a drink at one of... more

24 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
The Changing Story of Eddie Irizarry’s Death

A Philadelphia police officer shot and killed 27-year-old Eddie Irizarry in North Philly last week. A police department spokesperson initially... more

23 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
PHL ↔ DC: Local Guide to a Good Time

We’re taking a trip down I-95 South to Washington, D.C.! Host Trenae Nuri chats with City Cast DC host Bridget... more

22 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
What’s Derailing Philly’s High Line

Atlanta, Chicago, and New York have all transformed unused railroad lines into beautiful public parks. Philly has been trying to... more

21 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
SEPTA Operator Issues, PA Ties to Trump's Indictment, Springsteen Postponed

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Tom Fitzgerald, transportation reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and... more

18 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Bye-Bye, ‘Boom Parties’?

Philly and South Jersey residents have long complained about loud music blasting from cars during late night ‘boom parties' held... more

17 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
How Philly Is Fighting Senior Scammers

Crimes against the elderly are on the rise, according to the Pennsylvania state courts. Host Trenae Nuri speaks with Alex... more

16 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Date Night ABCs in Philly

Let’s face it, even if you love your sweetheart, sometimes you can fall into a rut with date ideas. Enter... more

15 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
Can You Afford a Starter Home in Philly?

There’s new research from the real estate brokerage company Redfin that says first-time homebuyers in the Philly region need to... more

14 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
Magic Mushrooms, Tiffany Church Windows, & Clergy Abuse Amendment Fail

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Zoe Greenberg, features reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stephen Caruso,... more

11 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Is Philly a Rock, Hip-Hop or R&B City?

This week, hip-hop turns 50. Even though the Bronx birthed this music genre, Philly’s produced some legendary rappers. But that’s... more

10 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
The Case To Recognize Central Jersey

There’s been a debate brewing in the Garden State for years. Is Central Jersey a real place? Well, a bill that... more

09 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Philly Pizza Showdown: Where's the Best Slice?

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a slice of pizza. Luckily, there are plenty of great Philly pizza parlors to... more

08 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
One Year Into the Sixers Stadium Debate

Just over a year ago, the Philadelphia 76ers announced a new plan to build a stadium in Center City. Since... more

07 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Eagles Kelly Green-Gate, Temple Owl Rebrand, New Baseball Exhibit in Philly

It’s a ~sporty~ Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by John Barchard, co-host of Bell and the Birdmen... more

04 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
How to Make Philly More Kid-Friendly

Philly is a great place to raise kids, but it could be even better. Host Trenae Nuri goes from A-to-Z... more

03 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Why 1 in 5 City Jobs Are Vacant in Philly

Thousands of Philly city government jobs are vacant, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. This labor shortage affects everything from how... more

02 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Meet the Edible Plants in Your Neighborhood

Lemon Hill is usually a place where people host cookouts, but it’s also a great spot to forage for local,... more

01 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
The Philly Area's Massive Sinkholes, Explained

Potholes are just part of life in Philly, and now it feels like sinkholes are too. In the last few... more

31 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Unlicensed AirBnB Crackdown, Delco Cold Case Solved & Glen Mills To Reopen

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Asha Prihar, reporter at Billy Penn, and Kenny Cooper,... more

28 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
How PA Liquor Laws Are Changing Philly's Bar Scene

Philly’s bar scene is changing. There’s more trendy, beer gardens popping up, and you can drink in grocery stores. But... more

27 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
What A.I. Thinks of Philly

Artificial intelligence is everywhere right now. It’s writing travel guides, doing customer service, and even making art. ChatGPT is one... more

26 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Is the Water Bill So High

Some Philly residents are frustrated by surprisingly high water bills. The Philadelphia Water Department says they’ve upgraded residents’ home water... more

25 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Weirdest Local Laws Still on the Books

Pennsylvania’s laws can sometimes feel like they were written for another time. That’s because many of them were. From a... more

24 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
How To Survive a Flash Flood, Looming UPS Strike

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri talks with Lizzy McLellan Ravitch, workplace reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer,... more

21 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
The Mystery of Philly's Enormous Center City Dinosaurs

Imagine waking up one day and looking out your window to see 20 dinosaurs mounted on a roof of a... more

20 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
Is Philly Really Bike-Friendly?

Philly was recently named the 4th Best Place to Bike in America, according to PeopleForBikes, a nonprofit that focuses on... more

19 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Ranking Philly’s Most Iconic Treats

From Peanut Chews to Tastykakes, pretzels to water ice, Philly is home to some great treats. In this show from... more

18 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
When Philly Evictions Turn Violent

Philadelphia uses a private law firm, known as the landlord-tenant officer, and private security companies, to carry out many evictions.... more

17 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Greyhound Bus Station Relocation, Families Ditching the Jersey Shore

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Meir Rinde, investigative reporter at Billy Penn, and... more

14 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
How Philly Feels Climate Change

Philly‘s had some wild weather this summer. There’s been a drought watch, downpours, as well as killer heat and humidity.... more

13 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Beyonce, Burlesque & BalletX: Philly’s Best Dance Shows

All summer long, we’ve talked about music festivals, free events and places to eat. Add a dance show to your... more

12 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Devil’s Pool: Philly’s Forbidden Swimming Hole

It’s no secret Philly gets unbearably hot in the summer. So every year, people find a place to swim in... more

11 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
The Battle to Preserve Spruce Hill

In West Philly’s Spruce Hill, homeowners are hoping that the third time’s the charm to get the area declared a... more

10 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
A Deadly SW Philly Shooting & Catalytic Converter Thieves Busted

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Ellie Rushing, criminal justice reporter for The Philadelphia... more

07 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Philly’s Smoking Bars Are on Borrowed Time

McGlinchey’s Bar is a long-standing dive on South 15th Street in Center City. It’s also one of the few bars... more

06 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Offbeat Attractions in Philly from Atlas Obscura

Philadelphia is known for the Rocky statue, the Liberty Bell and cheesesteaks. But this city also has Philbert the Pig,... more

05 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Vanity Plates Get Rejected in PA

Not all roads in Pennsylvania lead to getting a vanity plate green lit. Host Trenae Nuri joins City Cast Pittsburgh’s... more

03 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Conservative Summit in Philly, Driving I-95 Again, Alternative Walking Tours

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Thomas Fitzgerald, transportation reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and... more

30 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
The Best Ways to Celebrate July 4th in Philly

July 4th is a big deal, especially here in Philadelphia. This city is the birthplace of the nation, and its... more

29 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Things You Didn’t Know Your Library Card Could Do

From music to binoculars to cake pans, your Philly library card can be used to check out way more than... more

28 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Summer Activities in Philly Parks

From the meadows of FDR Park to the Belmont Plateau, Philly has some amazing green spaces. There’s more than 10,000... more

27 Jun 2023 · 14 minutes
What’s So Attractive About Philly’s Market East?

Downtown Market East has seen a lot of changes over the past few years. New restaurants, office spaces, and apartments... more

26 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Keeping Roosevelt Blvd Speed Cameras, Minimum Wage Bill, New Philly Landmarks

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Maggie Mancini, staff writer at Philly Voice, and... more

23 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Free Stuff To Do This Summer in Philly

This is the final episode of our Summer Entertainment Guide, where we help you make sense of summer’s overwhelming options... more

22 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Why Aren’t Philly’s Sidewalks Safer?

Have you ever gone down a Philly sidewalk and suddenly there was a giant construction barrier — and you had... more

21 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
What to Eat in Philly This Summer

Summer brings great weather, time outside, and, of course, great food. Host Trenae Nuri chats with Dave Wez, creator of... more

20 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
I-95 Rebuild, SEPTA Safety Concerns, and a Roosevelt Blvd. Subway?

It’s the Friday News Roundup. Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Denise Clay-Murray, City Cast Philly political contributor and co-host... more

16 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Your Guide to the Perfect Phillies Game

For the next installment of our Summer Entertainment Guide, where we help you make the most of this season. Host... more

15 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
How Philly Is Dealing with I-95 Disaster

A tanker truck caught fire beneath I-95 Sunday morning, causing the north bound lanes of the highway to collapse. Pennsylvania... more

14 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
Why Philly Was Named America's 'Frenchest' City

Michelin's Green Guide, a French tourism guide, recently gave Philly an interesting honor. It named our city the Frenchest American... more

13 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
The Fight to Keep Philly Pools Open

Pools are a quintessential part of summer, but Philly’s pools have been struggling. It is not because people don’t want... more

12 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Smoke Expected to Linger, Mayoral Debates, and the City Blocks Block Parties?

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Isaac Avilucea, reporter at Axios Philadelphia, Frank Kummer,... more

09 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Your Guide to Philly Concerts This Summer

Summer is on it’s way here and so is the stress of trying to fit in absolutely every warm-weather activity... more

08 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Philly’s Alternative to Locking People Up

A Philadelphia Police Department pilot program, that refers people to social services instead of jail, is set to expand to... more

07 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
The Local Beers You Should Be Drinking This Summer

Philly Beer Week is happening! Many of the top craft brewers in the country are right here in Pennsylvania. Host... more

06 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Owning vs. Renting a Home in Philly

A new analysis by the online real estate brokerage company Redfin found buying a home is slightly cheaper than renting... more

05 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Philly Pride, New Safety Plan at Temple, Free Sunscreen at Parks

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by City Cast Philly arts & culture contributor, Charles Tyson,... more

02 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
The Asbestos Problem in Philly Schools

Six school buildings have closed due to asbestos this year, and the School District of Philadelphia is scrambling to inspect... more

01 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
Why SEPTA is Updating its Key System

SEPTA is updating the Key system. Those are the electronic “smart cards” that replaced tokens and paper passes. But, that... more

31 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Uncovering South Asian History in Philly

If you grew up in Philly, you probably took a field trip to the Liberty Bell, City Hall or even... more

30 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Cleaner Air in Philly, Memorial Day Food Guide, & Spraygrounds for Summer

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Ali Mohsen, food and drink reporter at Billy Penn, and Sophia Schmidt,... more

26 May 2023 · 14 minutes
The Fight to Rename Taney Street

What do the Grays Ferry, Fairmount, and Tioga neighborhoods have in common? Taney Street, named for the author of one... more

25 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Is Philly Losing its Murals?

Philly has more than 4,000 murals, and claims the title “Mural Capital of the World.” But these public art pieces... more

24 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Where You Can Still Eat Outside in Philly

It’s prime time to eat outdoors! During the pandemic, more than 800 Philly restaurants set up spaces to serve guests... more

23 May 2023 · 18 minutes
50 Unhoused Philadelphians Will Get A Proper Burial

The remains of 50 unhoused Philadelphians will be laid to rest at Mount Peace Cemetery in North Philadelphia on Tuesday,... more

22 May 2023 · 12 minutes
Election Debrief, Philly Jailbreakers Caught & Loving Fairmount Park

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Chris Palmer, criminal justice and law enforcement reporter at... more

19 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Your Guide to Philly's BYOB Scene

Is it a sweet riesling type of night? Or a boxed wine brunch Sunday? With Philly’s 300+ BYOB restaurants, you... more

18 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Cherelle Parker Wins Democratic Nomination for Mayor & Other Election Results

City Cast Philly is in your feed a little later this morning to bring you the most up-to-date results of... more

17 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Affordable Housing vs. Rising Rents in Philly

Philly may lose more than 10,000 federally-backed affordable housing units in the next decade. To try to slow that trend,... more

16 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Your Last-Minute Philly Voter Guide

Tuesday is the big primary election in Philadelphia we’ve all been gearing up for. If you haven’t been paying much attention... more

15 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Immigrant Busing Resumes, $25 Concert Tickets, & Mütter Museum Reexamines Exhibits

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Alan Yu, science reporter at WHYY’s The Pulse,... more

12 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Mother's Day Started in Philly. The Founder Hated It.

Mother’s Day is a national celebration, but it was founded by Anna Jarvis in Philadelphia. Host Trenae Nuri talks with... more

11 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Philly Schools are Failing Black Girls, Here’s What They Say They Need

A new report by the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania says Black girls in local public schools experience an oppressive... more

10 May 2023 · 20 minutes
The Best Hoagies in Philly Right Now

Philly is known for its amazing sandwiches, like the cheesesteak and of course and the hoagie. Host Trenae Nuri and... more

09 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Your Guide to the City Council Primary

Philadelphia’s City Council races are taking up a lot of space in the upcoming primary election - literally. There are... more

08 May 2023 · 16 minutes
PPA's Bike Lane Patrol, Philly’s First Youth Ombudsperson & Philly Tech Week IRL

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Eliot Olaya, fellow at AL DÍA News and... more

05 May 2023 · 15 minutes
How a Philly Drag Legend Deals With Protestors

States across the country have introduced bills restricting or criminalizing drag shows. While that’s not happening in Philly, local performers... more

04 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Why Your Allergies Are So Bad This Year

If you’re sniffling and sneezing a lot right now, you’re not alone. Pollen counts in the Philadelphia region are showing... more

03 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Philly's Public Plea to Solve Murder Cases

More than 500 Philadelphians were murdered in 2021 and 2022. But fewer than half of these homicides have resulted in an... more

02 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Philly’s Mayoral Race Is a Dead Heat

The Committee of Seventy, a non-partisan and nonprofit group, has released the first independent poll in Philly’s 2023 mayor’s race.  In... more

01 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Heated Mayoral Debate, Philly's Labor Movement, Trans Teen Book Banned

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Kristin Hunt, senior staff writer at PhillyVoice, and... more

28 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Pennsylvania May Soon Officially Recognize Girls Wrestling

This February, the 100th school in Pennsylvania started a girls wrestling team. That’s the threshold to get sanctioned and fully... more

27 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Celebrating 24 Years of Philly Black Pride

The 24th annual Philly Black Pride celebration kicks off this week. The four-day festival includes dance parties, karaoke, and even... more

26 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
What To Do With Philly's 40K Vacant Lots?

Philadelphia has 10,000s of vacant lots, according to City data. Keeping them clean and green can help reduce crime and... more

25 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
The AI Program Watching Your Kids Online

School districts in Bucks and Philadelphia counties are using AI software to track students' online activities on school-issued devices. The... more

24 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
Sen. Fetterman Back to Work, Jalen Hurt’s Extension & Multilingual Emergency Alerts

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is join by Emily Neil, digital content producer for WHYY News,... more

21 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
How the Phillie Phanatic Changed the Mascot Game

The Phillie Phanatic turns 45 next week. So, how did a giant, flightless bird from the Galápagos wind up as... more

20 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Does ChatGPT Know Philly?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere right now. It’s writing travel guides, doing customer service, and even making art. ChatGPT is one... more

19 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
What Went Wrong With Philly's School Lottery

The process of getting into a selective high school has recently changed. The school district launched a lottery admissions system.... more

18 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Where Philly’s Mayoral Candidates Are Getting Their Money

Millions of dollars are flowing to Philly’s Democratic mayoral candidates ahead of the May primary election. Host Trenae Nuri talks... more

17 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Redeveloping Former PES Site, Temple’s Acting President, & Trade School Groundbreaking

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Oliver Sabo, staff writer at Temple News, and... more

14 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Philly’s Long History With Block Captains

City Cast Philly producer Abby Fritz is joined by Dawn Woods, administrator for the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, to talk... more

13 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
If You Don't Pay Your Philly Workers, The City Might Sue You

The city has recently sued an employer for not paying its workers. This is the first time Philly has enforced... more

12 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
Can You Financially Thrive in Philly?

What does financial freedom mean to you? There’s lot of definitions, but for some Philadelphians it’s hard to meet this... more

11 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
The Cowboys Stole North Philly’s Hat

Any self respecting Eagles fan knows that you shouldn’t be repping the Cowboys in Philly, but maybe we should make... more

10 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Is Jeff Brown Code-Switching? Plus More Mayoral Forums and Fundraising Results"

It’s the Friday news round up! Producer Abby Fritz speaks with Denise Clay-Murray, political contributor and co-host of the Philadelphia... more

07 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
This Philly Comedian Wants You to Laugh at Her Terminal Illness

It's unsurprisingly hard to find humor in terminal illnesses, that is unless you’re Philly comedian and actor Kirsten Michelle Cills.... more

06 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Traffic Tips for Navigating Philly

Whether you’re driving from the Ben Franklin Bridge to 76 and Broad Street to Fairmount Park, traffic in Philly can... more

05 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Life Lessons From an Award-Winning Philly Poet

April is National Poetry Month. What better way to celebrate than with a Philly-born, award-winning poet who’s hosting an award-winning... more

04 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Could Monthly Cash Payments Reduce Philly’s Infant Mortality Rates?

Black infants in Philadelphia are more likely to die within the first year of their lives than babies of other... more

03 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
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What does financial freedom mean to you? There’s lot of definitions, but for some Philadelphians it’s hard to meet this goal. Host... more