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City Cast Chicago
City Cast Chicago
City Cast

Chicago’s daily news podcast, fresh every weekday at 6 a.m. Host Jacoby Cochran brings you timely conversations with news and culture makers;... more

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Episodes

Loretto Fraud Scheme, Summer Storm Fallout, and RNC Begins

The Republican National Convention is underway in Milwaukee, just a few days after a suspected assassination attempt on former President... more

16 Jul 2024 · 23 minutes
Chicago Apartment Hunting 101

It’s prime moving season, and Chicago’s rental market remains competitive with median rent hovering around $2,000. Earlier this spring, we... more

15 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
Mourning Weekend Shootings, Fighting Gentrification, and More Kayaking Fans

As Chicago mourns following Fourth of July weekend shootings, WTTW’s Joanna Hernandez and Block Club’s Maxwell Evans tell us about... more

12 Jul 2024 · 33 minutes
Why Everyone Should Go to an Open Mic

We often have people in our inbox who want to get involved in the city’s vibrant arts scene. They’ve got... more

11 Jul 2024 · 27 minutes
Is the Chicago Hot Dog Actually Good?

The Vienna Beef warehouse made a cameo in “The Bear,” next Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, and we are... more

10 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
Another Rainy NASCAR Weekend. Plus, Where to Find a Date in Chicago

NASCAR’s street race was held over the weekend in Grant Park. Between small music crowds, Sunday rain delays, and road... more

09 Jul 2024 · 26 minutes
Can Families Get Financial Help After Gun Violence?

Mayor Brandon Johnson recently expanded financial assistance for families impacted by gun violence, including for funeral expenses. Meanwhile, a state... more

08 Jul 2024 · 29 minutes
Here's What the Entire Country Is Talking About

City Cast CEO David Plotz sits down with hosts from all 13 City Cast daily local podcast hubs to talk... more

05 Jul 2024 · 51 minutes
The Best Chicago Snacks For Your Cookout

Chicago might be the snack capital from big brands like Nabisco and Kellogg to local ones like Garrett Popcorn and... more

03 Jul 2024 · 21 minutes
NASCAR Returns, Best Metra Stops, and Festival Lessons

NASCAR returns to Chicago this weekend. Last year’s race was marked by fierce debate, torrential rainstorms, and mixed economic returns.... more

02 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Loretto Fraud Scheme, Summer Storm Fallout, and RNC Begins
City Cast Chicago