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City Cast DC
City Cast DC
City Cast

City Cast is the daily, local audio companion you knew DC needed. Washingtonians are gritty, proud, and resilient — necessary qualities for... more

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Episodes

The D.C. Civil Rights App Created by Students

Black History Month is coming up, which has a special significance in a place like D.C. Lily and Eliza Dorton,... more

30 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Home Rule Under Attack, Plus RIP Movie Theaters

The old Metro boss is now head of transportation in Maryland — what does that mean for DC commuters? Congresspeople... more

27 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Single and Seeking Help

City Cast D.C.’s single ladies have grabbed the mic to chat about dating in D.C. Spoiler alert: it’s hard. So... more

26 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Odometer Fraud Has Hit The District

Did you know that D.C. is one of the worst cities for odometer fraud? Emilie Voss from Carfax says it’s... more

25 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Mayor Bowser's Plan to 'Bring D.C. Back'

Mayor Bowser’s office has an ambitious plan to revitalize DC’s downtown, and a big part of it is getting remote... more

24 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
The People Counting D.C.’s Cats

Like a lot of people, we love cats! But if you’re a bird or a squirrel, our purring four-legged friends... more

23 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Metro Troubles, Wes Moore, and E-Bike Rebates

It’s been yet another rough week for Metro and its safety commission, and this time it seems like they want... more

20 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Dulles Is Getting Noisier. Here's How Neighbors Are Fighting Back

This will be a surprise to no one: airports are loud. Which maybe means you’re not that sympathetic to someone... more

19 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
How D.C.'s Nightlife Task Force Affects You

In an effort to increase public safety, D.C. police launched what they’re calling the Nightlife Task Force. Axios DC’s Chelsea... more

18 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
How To Do Shrooms in D.C.

Here in D.C., cannabis is mostly established — folks know how to use it and where to buy it. But... more

17 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Karon Blake, New Economic Goals, and Racing Presidents

2023 is off to a grim start on the crime front, most recently with the shooting of 13-year-old Karon Blake... more

13 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
This D.C. Spy Hid in Plain Sight

The most damaging female spy in US history operated out of an apartment in Cleveland Park and used to do... more

12 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
The Struggles of Regulating Weed

The Maryland legislature is back in session for a new term, and there’s one topic that residents have gotten onto... more

11 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
Why Georgetown is In and The Wharf is Out

Washingtonian Food Editor Jessica Sidman just put out a controversial list of predictions for D.C.’s restaurant scene this year. Like... more

10 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
What This Murder Conviction Means For D.C. Cops

A jury has convicted a D.C. police officer of murder in the case of Karon Hylton-Brown. Another officer was convicted... more

09 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Major Tuddy, Proud Boys Trial, and Downtown’s Transformation

It’s a new year! But we’re still talking about familiar storylines: Football ineptitude, January 6 fallout, and the fate of... more

06 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Why D.C. Wins at Fast Casual

District Taco just announced that it’s planning to expand across the East Coast, from New Jersey to Florida, and it’s... more

05 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Is D.C. Part of 'The South'?

Today, Bridget and Mike tackle a question that needs an answer: Is D.C. considered ‘The South’? And if not, what... more

04 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
New Year, New D.C.

2023 is going to be our year! At least if all of us, and our neighbors, and city leadership pay... more

03 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
D.C.’s Hidden Oasis

Today's episode is related to our NYE resolution to follow through even more on listeners' pitches! Like this episode, which... more

30 Dec 2022 · 14 minutes
The Rat Problem Is Our Fault

One of City Cast DC's resolutions is to not just present problems about the city, but also find a way... more

29 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
D.C.'s Most Haunted Forest

A big resolution for us here at City Cast is to continue picking stories that make people smile, have fun,... more

28 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
How The Whittle School Failed

One resolution we have at City Cast DC is holding those in power to account. We are local journalism after... more

27 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
D.C.'s Best Bread

What’s the best bread in DC? Jill Nguyen, the Bread Lady of Capitol Hill, dove into baking during the pandemic,... more

22 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
How George Mason Helped Transform the Suburbs

George Mason University started 50 years ago as a pokey little commuter school. Since then, it’s evolved into a global... more

21 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
A New Vision for the National Mall

The National Mall has limited space. So what happens when you want to add a new monument or site? This... more

20 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
How 'Street Sense' Empowers D.C.'s Homeless

Street Sense is a newspaper with a mission- to end homelessness in DC. In honor of the paper’s 20th anniversary,... more

19 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
D.C. Public Housing Troubles, Plus Our Dreams for RFK Stadium

The D.C. Housing Authority's troubles seem to just dig deeper and deeper. Lead Producer Priyanka Tilve and Mitch Ryals from... more

16 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
At This DMV Farm, Plants Taste Like Oysters

Area 2 Farms in Arlington is not what you imagine when you think of a farm. It's indoors and has... more

15 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
D.C.’s Rap Scene is Booming

D.C. has it own sound that sticks with you. And nobody knows that more than D.C. rap legend Kokayi. He... more

14 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
What Metro’s Changes Mean For You

It’s a big week of changes for Metro — more service and shorter waits on trains, free rides on D.C.... more

13 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
The Best Cocktails in D.C. Might Be Non-Alcoholic

Bottoms up! But hold the hangover? Booze free bars are becoming a new trendy thing with one called Binge Bar opening... more

12 Dec 2022 · 13 minutes
Facelifts For Two D.C. Institutions, Plus Huge Women's Soccer News

For this week's roundup, we’re talking about some pretty notable D.C. renovations — one for an outdoor music venue and... more

09 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
The Debate Over Marion Barry Ave

There’s a plan to rename Good Hope Road after Marion Barry. Is this a good idea? Performative nonsense? Both? Cohosts... more

08 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
The Push To Decriminalize Street Vending

DC Council is closer than ever to decriminalizing unlicensed street vending, but … as the year end nears, sellers pushing... more

07 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
The D.C. Holiday Spots You Have To Visit

The holidays are here! Which means it’s time to entertain yourself and your visiting family. City Cast DC contributor Cornelia... more

06 Dec 2022 · 14 minutes
D.C.’s Recent School Shooting Scare

On November 18, a mass shooting DIDN’T take place at D.C.’s Jackson-Reed High School. But the day was still traumatic.... more

05 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Judicial Vacancies, Zoo Opinions, and Books to Gift

It’s our first ever live taping! We’re at Politics and Prose Union Market, but we’re still talking about the news... more

02 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
Should Childcare Workers Need College Degrees?

There’s been a push to require that all D.C. childcare workers have college degrees, and the first set of new... more

01 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
A Guide To D.C.’s Indigenous History

Today is the last day of Native American Heritage Month, but we shouldn’t limit conversations about Indigenous culture to November.... more

30 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
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There’s been a push to require that all D.C. childcare workers have college degrees, and the first set of new regulations go... more