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An Award-Winning Take on D.C.'s Food Scene

WAMU’s food culture podcast Dish City is nominated for yet ANOTHER James Beard Award this year. It’s a huge accomplishment,... more

31 May 2023 · 19 minutes
D.C. Has One More Day to Fix its Public Housing

Did you know that D.C.’s public housing authority is the poorest performing one in the country? Yikes. The federal government... more

30 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Moon Rabbit Closes, Cop Colludes with Proud Boys, and Ranked Choice Voting

One of D.C.’s top restaurants abruptly shut down Monday under mysterious circumstances. It turns out its an issue that has... more

26 May 2023 · 25 minutes
How Go-Go Got Going

Mike and Bridget sit down with “Big Tony” Fisher, from the seminal D.C. go-go band Trouble Funk. He talked about... more

25 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Tracking Down the 'Freeway Phantom' Serial Killer

From 1971 to 1972, a serial killer who called himself the Freeway Phantom killed at least six Black girls in... more

24 May 2023 · 21 minutes
How To Create Your Own D.C. Tour

Look out for all those tourists, because in a recent poll, D.C. was ranked the third best destination in the... more

23 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Can D.C. Fix Its Lead Pipe Problem?

D.C. ranks in the top 10 cities for lead pipes. As environmental reporter Kayla Benjamin will tell you, that’s not... more

22 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Bowser Placates Congress. Plus, Union Station and Mystics Season

DC’s mayor made a trip to Congress this week and it maybe wasn’t as bad as it could have been?... more

19 May 2023 · 23 minutes
What’s Next in D.C.’s Budget Debate

DC Council passed a first vote on the 2024 budget, and there were a lot of sticking points. Like, should... more

18 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Taste-Test Bizarre Foods at This High-Tech DMV Farm

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

17 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Why MPD Can't Fire Bad Cops

The D.C. police have been trying to fire an officer named Michael Thomas, but he’s managed to appeal and arbitrate... more

16 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Bowser Heads to the Hill

D.C.’s mayor is due on the Hill this week for a hearing where she’s almost certain to sit there as... more

15 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Maryland Senate Race, WashPo's Mea Culpa, and Secret Spy Spots

Maryland has suddenly got a hot, open senate seat race and it’s likely to feature at least three DMV icons,... more

12 May 2023 · 23 minutes
D.C. Restaurants With Secret Spy Lore

Why do restaurants play such a big role in spy stories? And which DC eateries should you hit if you... more

11 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Did “The Americans” Get D.C. Right?

It’s the 10th anniversary of the hit FX show The Americans, which is all about the spies living among us... more

10 May 2023 · 18 minutes
How To Spot A Spy in D.C.

It is Day Two of our Spy Week, presented by the International Spy Museum! Today, former CIA agent Lindsay Moran... more

09 May 2023 · 22 minutes
D.C.'s Best Spy Stories

It is City Cast’s SPY WEEK, presented by the International Spy Museum. Which means we’re doing a week’s worth of... more

08 May 2023 · 18 minutes
D.C.'s Public Transit Feud, New Food Halls, and the XFL Final

DC Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser are engaged in a battle over the free Metrobus plan versus the redesign of... more

05 May 2023 · 25 minutes
How Avalon Theatre Defied The Odds

D.C.’s Avalon Theatre was founded in 1923, back when neighborhood movie houses were everywhere. And as movies moved to suburban... more

04 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Can We Make Downtown D.C. More "Livable"?

Downtown D.C. is known as a place to work, not live or hang out. In a new ranking of downtown... more

03 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Does Marion Barry Deserve His Own Street?

It’s official: the city is moving ahead with changing the name of Good Hope Road in Southeast to Marion Barry... more

02 May 2023 · 19 minutes
DCPS Is Trying To Fix Historic Inequities

City officials are considering redrawing school boundaries for the first time in a decade, and it’s a big deal, even... more

01 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Police Chief’s Exit, Fare Evasion Crackdown, and Arlington’s Zoning Battle

D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee “shocked” many with the surprise announcement of his retirement on Wednesday. We’re talking about that,... more

28 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Local TV News Dead?

Pat Collins was a staple of local TV news at a time when local TV reporters were celebrities. But after decades... more

27 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Why D.C. Residents Are In Prisons Across the U.S.

Like most things in the District, D.C.'s criminal justice system is all tied up in the federal government. That means D.C.... more

26 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Why D.C. is One Big Adult Playground

From arcade bars, to kickball leagues and adult mini golf, D.C. has a lot of pastimes geared toward our inner... more

25 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
D.C.'s New Environmental Justice Center Spotlights Marginalized Voices

On Saturday, the Anacostia Community Museum opened a new Center for Environmental Justice. It draws on the neighborhood’s long legacy... more

24 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Metro Funding Struggles, Police Shortages, and Concert Season

In today's roundup, friend of City Cast Hannah Denham, from the Washington Business Journal, is here to talk about everyone’s... more

21 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
D.C.’s Rat-Hunting Dogs, And Other Rat Solutions

The D.C. rats are already scurrying around this spring, and it’s only going to get worse as this warm year... more

20 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Power Ranking D.C.'s Seasons

Today, we’ve got another classic co-host debate: Which season is best in D.C.? Spring’s got deadly allergies. Summer, its mugginess.... more

19 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Your Guide To 4/20 in D.C.

It’s the week of 4/20 and days before the National Cannabis Festival, and we’re talking with its founder about the... more

18 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Traffic Cameras Everywhere!

If you drive in D.C., you probably know all about the city’s red light cameras. But did you know D.C.... more

17 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Dan Snyder Picks A Buyer. Plus, Buses, Cannabis, and Georgetown Transformers

After months of hand wringing, Dan Snyder has picked a buyer for the Washington Commanders! Audio Producer Julia Karron is... more

14 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
The Mosquitos Will Be Worse This Year

D.C.’s mosquitos are about to be back. And, after a warm winter, this year could be especially bad. Reporter Jacob Fenston,... more

13 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
Celebrating Lou Stovall’s Impact on D.C.’s Art Scene

D.C. lost an icon this year. Born in 1937, artist Lou Stovall studied printmaking at Howard and his posters and... more

12 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
A New Civil Rights Investigation Into D.C. Police

On March 18th, Park Police shot and killed 17 year old Dalaneo Martin as they tried to apprehend him in... more

11 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Should There Be Bike Lanes on Connecticut Avenue?

The city’s bike lane plan for Connecticut Avenue NW is so controversial that there are petitions floating around with thousands... more

10 Apr 2023 · 26 minutes
Yellow Line Drama, Big Bucks for Pickleball, and a New Concert Venue

The Yellow Line is coming back! But its route is not quite the same. Plus, D.C.’s proposed budget sets aside... more

07 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Why D.C. Is A Great Place To Raise Kids

Austin Graff has made a living off of exploring D.C., and with a kid in tow, no less. He’s here... more

06 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Remembering the 1968 Unrest, With the Founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl

D.C. burned for days in April 1968, after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, and Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street... more

05 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
What D.C. Learned From the 1968 Uprisings

More than 900 D.C. businesses were damaged, and nearly 700 homes destroyed during the unrest in April 1968 after Martin... more

04 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
D.C.'s Youngest Politician Wants to Revitalize Local Schools

We’ve all heard the misconception about young people being apathetic when it comes to government and politics. But here in... more

03 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
Congress's 'Oversight' Hearing, Awful Traffic, and Bizarre Smoke

The House Oversight Committee voted Wednesday to block D.C.'s police discipline and accountability bill. It was part of a larger... more

31 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
How Walmart Abandoned H Street

The Walmart on H Street Corridor closes for good tomorrow, and it’s pissed off city officials more than you’d expect.... more

30 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
What Makes D.C.'s Gay Clubs Special

LGBTQ spaces are under attack nationally, and that means D.C.’s queer bars and clubs have even more importance. D.C. actually... more

29 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
What 'D.C. Cab' Gets Right (and Wrong) About Our City

There are so many pieces of media that take place in D.C. - some good, some bad, and some totally... more

28 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Union Station’s Upgrade Will Transform The Entire Neighborhood

Union Station is about to undergo a massive renovation. In this interview originally aired last summer, WAMU’s Jordan Pascale walks... more

27 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Mayor's Top Advisor Abruptly Resigns, Plus a New Budget, and E-Bikes

There’s never been a D.C. mayoral aide quite so powerful as John Falcicchio. And all of a sudden, he’s gone... more

24 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Why Uyghur Restaurants Are Booming in the DMV

For decades, geopolitics has shaped Washington’s restaurant scene. And one of the latest trends is the boom in Uyghur restaurants,... more

23 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Why D.C.'s Flag Is the Best in the U.S

It’s official: DC’s flag is awesome. And Maryland’s isn’t too shabby, either. Virginia’s? Well… Today we’re talking with two leading... more

22 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Here’s How To Game the D.C. Housing Market

Pretty much everyone in D.C. is obsessed with finding a good place to live. Jamie Manning started the popular Instagram and... more

21 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Union Kitchen's Got Union Troubles

Staffers at Union Kitchen, a food business accelerator, are suing their employee for wage theft. It’s the issue that initially... more

20 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Redeveloping Eden Center, D.C. Jail Controversy, And A New Commanders Bidder

The Eden Center, the Vietnamese mall in Northern Virginia, is about to see some changes and the local Vietnamese community... more

17 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Why D.C.'s Metro Is Actually Underrated

Anyone who’s ever stared at a Metro map has probably fantasized about their ideal Metro line, the new route that... more

16 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Washingtonians Love Sharing Their Salaries. Here's Why.

This week marks Equal Pay Day, the point in the year that women have to work just to break even... more

15 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
What AI Gets Wrong about D.C.

We’ve been told that ChatGPT would take over our jobs, so we had to put it to the test to... more

14 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
How D.C. Landlords are Profiting Off the Housing Authority

For years, D.C. has paid rent to landlords for poor people who might otherwise live in public housing. But a... more

13 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Senate Rejection, Dress Codes in Bars, and Weekend Events

The biggest local news in a long time, the Congressional vote to overturn a DC bill for the first time... more

10 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Senate Blocks D.C. Crime Bill

It’s official. Senate has voted to reject D.C.’s criminal code reforms. The President has said he’s going to sign it,... more

09 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
A Walking Tour of D.C. Women’s History

Today is International Women’s Day and D.C. is full of stories of female empowerment and impact that might not always... more

08 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
This Rising D.C. Band Started As Buskers At Dupont Circle

The band Dupont Brass started unexpectedly as a side gig for a group of Howard University students, and now they’re... more

07 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
This New Southeast Park Wants To Build Community, Not Displace It

The 11th Street Bridge connects Anacostia to Navy Yard. And a project to create a park there for everyone to... more

06 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Voting Out Dan Snyder, Cherry Blossoms, and No More Free Metrobus?

We’re back with another live taping at Politics and Prose Union Market! This time, City Cast DC Contributor Dan Reed... more

03 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Where Is the FBI Moving?

The FBI Headquarters at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW is a famously ugly blot on an otherwise beautiful D.C. street. But... more

02 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Meet D.C.’s Death Doula

There's just no way around it — all of us are going to die. Sadly, in D.C., a lot of... more

01 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
A Peek Inside Navy Yard's Newest Bar

Trouble Bird Bar is opening tonight in Navy Yard, in the space that used to be Maxwell Park Wine Bar.... more

28 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Should D.C. Public Schools Have Cops?

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she’s redoubling her efforts to reverse the council’s move to pull police who have been... more

27 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
A New Museum, Housing Segregation, and Weekend Events

We’ve got a new museum that will open under the Lincoln Memorial! And the D.C. metro area is banding together... more

24 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
What Makes D.C.'s Roller Skating Culture Unique

Roller skating became all the rage during the pandemic, but for D.C., this wasn’t really a new thing. Just ask... more

23 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Bathrooms Are D.C'.s Most Neglected Public Space

We’ve all been there. You’re out and about when nature calls. And if you’re in D.C., this could be especially... more

22 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
D.C.’s Fentanyl Crisis is Different

Fentanyl is a national crisis, and the D.C. area is no exception. But the communities bearing the brunt of it here... more

21 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
Defending Statehood, RIP MetroHero, and Logic’s New Album

Congress is pushing back hard on two D.C. bills and many local leaders are … letting them? City Cast DC Contributor... more

17 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
How To Prevent More Break-Ins in Adams Morgan

If you've been in Adams Morgan recently, you’ve probably seen the aftermath of attacks on local businesses. For example, Retrobottega... more

16 Feb 2023 · 14 minutes
What a New Nats Owner Means for D.C.

Ted Lerner, the 97-year old patriarch of the family that owns the Washington Nationals, died this week. But the team... more

15 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
From D.C., With Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! We asked all of you to share your love stories, and boy did you deliver. Here are... more

14 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
D.C.’s 911 System Needs Fixing

911 is no joke to Dave Statter. The longtime D.C. investigative reporter is the man behind some huge scoops on... more

13 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
D.C. Is Clearing the McPherson Square Tent Encampment

In today’s roundup, the Washington Post’s Marissa Lang joins us to chat about the plan to clear the McPherson Square... more

10 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Last-Minute Date Ideas in the District

The D.C. Love Kit — our week of episodes devoted to love in the District — would not be complete... more

09 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
How to Love Making New Friends in D.C.

D.C. Love Kit Day 3 is all about friendship. Did you know there’s a science to making friends? Psychologist and... more

08 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Dating in D.C. Sucks. This Dating Coach is Here to Help

For day two of the City Cast DC Love Kit, we're here with dating coach Erika Ettin to break down... more

07 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Local Trips to Spice up Your Love Life

Valentine's Day means couples trips. City Cast DC Contributor Tim Ebner is here to break down all the best deals... more

06 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Rising Crime, Reeve's Center Facelift, and DC's Weird Sports Culture

It’s another week where crime stories are in the headlines. Dan Reed from Greater Greater Washington joins us to talk... more

03 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Our Conversation with Bill Nye, the D.C. Guy

Legendary science broadcaster Bill Nye has recently moved back home to D.C, where he was born and raised. Here’s here... more

02 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
D.C.’s 100 Best Restaurants

Washingtonian just put out its list of D.C.’s 100 Very Best Restaurants, for the first time since before the pandemic.... more

01 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
The 1984 Murder that Transfixed D.C.

The horrific murder of Catherine Fuller transfixed Washington in 1984. And now, nearly 40 years later, it’s the subject of... more

31 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
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
D.C. Charities Worth Your Support

It’s Giving Tuesday. And whether you’re writing a check or planning to volunteer your time, you’ll want to know whether... more

29 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
D.C.’s Hidden Gems, According to Clockout DC

Washington is full of world-famous tourist sites, but there are so many hidden gems you’ve probably never heard of. Today,... more

28 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
D.C.’s Turkey Whisperer

For some reason, we all just take it for granted that every Thanksgiving, the White House pardons a turkey. Have... more

23 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
The 1977 Siege That Paralyzed D.C.

In March 1977, a group of Hanafi Muslim gunmen took 149 people hostage in Washington, D.C. Marion Barry was shot.... more

22 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
An Expert Guide to D.C.'s Best Bookstores

D.C. has a ton of bookstores with their own personalities. So how can you possibly pick one? Coralyn Maguigad, who’s... more

21 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
World Cup Bars, a New Criminal Code, and Best Thanksgiving Pies

DC Council this week agreed to overhaul the city’s ancient criminal code, but not everyone’s thrilled about it, including the... more

18 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Where Will the New Commanders Stadium Be?

The Washington Commanders are looking for a new home. They currently play at the much-maligned FedEx Field in Landover, MD.... more

17 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
What D.C.’s Food Tells Us About The City

Ruth Tam and Patrick Fort, the team behind WAMU’s Dish City, join us to chat about all things D.C. food.... more

16 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Tracking Go-Go Music’s Controversial Past and Present

Go-Go has been THE sound of D.C. since the late 1970’s. In 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser designated it the official... more

15 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
The Silver Line and Dulles Airport Get An Upgrade

Dulles Airport used to be in the middle of nowhere. But 21st century suburban sprawl caught up to the Space... more

14 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Judging The Commanders' Potential Buyers, Plus DMV Election Analysis

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine delivered yet another blow to Dan and Tanya Snyder as they apparently prepare to sell... more

11 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
So the Election Is Over. What Now?

While federal Washington was paying attention to the midterms, hometown D.C. had its own consequential election on Tuesday. What happened?... more

10 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Election Results and an Outdoorsy Distraction

First up, we've got election results for you. And then for something completely different — Is D.C. a good place... more

09 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
What This Election Could Mean For Home Rule

There’s been a one-man crusade against D.C. Home Rule in the House of Representatives. But if Republicans turn the House,... more

08 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Should D.C. Scrap The Tipped Minimum Wage?

We’ve got one more election prep episode for you before voting ends tomorrow. There’s a ballot initiative on scrapping the... more

07 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Snyder Explores Selling, Bad PR For MPD, and Taylor Swift‘s Snub

Dan and Tanya Snyder are officially considering selling the Washington Commanders football team. Twitter is buzzing, of course, as are... more

04 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
This D.C. Election is ... Spicy?

In our final installment of our election coverage, we’ve got D.C. proper covered. What’s the deal with the At-Large Council... more

03 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
A Guide For Maryland Voters

Should marijuana be legal in Maryland? And what does this year’s Governor race say about politics in the state more... more

02 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
What’s At Stake In Virginia’s Election

We’re a week out from the election and here at City Cast, we’re keeping everyone informed about the various races.... more

01 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
D.C.’s Creepiest Ghost Stories

Halloween is here! Which means it’s time to tell scary stories. And rather than make brand-new ones, we asked Washingtonian... more

31 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Metro Updates, A Parking Controversy, And Local Halloween Costumes

We’re going a bit transportation heavy in today’s episode. Dan Reed of Greater Greater Washington and Martin Austermuhle from WAMU... more

28 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
A Runner’s Guide To Washington, D.C.

With the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend, we got to thinking: What makes D.C. different from all other cities when... more

27 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
D.C. Is Reforming Its 121-Year-Old Criminal Code

DC Council is about to rewrite the city’s ancient criminal code. And that’s just one of the many big projects... more

26 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
What David Krucoff Wants For Ward 3

We’re putting a microscope on the Ward 3 council member race. After nabbing an endorsement from the Washington Post, David... more

25 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
D.C. Has Its Very Own “Onion”

D.C’s satirical website “The Cherry Swamp" is bursting with gut-busting headlines. Think “The Onion,” but specifically for D.C. One of... more

24 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
MoCo’s Planning Board Troubles, Dan Snyder Drama, and an Ambitious Park Plan

Montgomery County’s Planning Board quit last week in a huge, dramatic shake-up, and it’s Dan Reed, from Greater Greater Washington,... more

21 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
At Markoff's Haunted Forest, Someone Is Always Watching

It's spooky season, and our team went on a field trip to Markoff's Haunted Forest. Which we've learned is actually... more

20 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
What Makes For An Iconic D.C. Jersey?

With both the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals debuting new throwback jerseys this season, it got us thinking about... more

19 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Matt Frumin's Vision for Ward 3

Election season is here! To kick off our coverage, we sat down with Matt Frumin, the democratic candidate for Ward... more

18 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
The Secret History Of Gay Washington

The D.C. History Center just unveiled a new exhibit to celebrate LGBT History Month. But D.C’s queer community hasn’t always... more

17 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
D.C. Public Safety Scandals, Plus Some Local Fall Adventure

In today’s news roundup, we’re joined by DCist’s Jenny Gathright to discuss the history of the D.C. Jail uprising and... more

14 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Meet D.C.'s Ramen King

Daikaya Owner Katsuya Fukushima knows D.C.’s food scene like few others. He’s led the way on a bunch of local... more

13 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
Why the Capitals Could Surprise Fans This Season

The Washington Capitals are one of D.C.’s most successful teams, and they start their 2022-23 campaign tonight. The Washington Post’s... more

12 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
What D.C. Could Learn From Tiny Home Communities

Eden Village is a complex of tiny homes that has helped mitigate homelessness in Missouri. But could it work in... more

11 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Threats against Children’s National Hospital, Left v Center Left, and the Wharf Reopening

In this week’s Front Page Friday, the team discusses the recent threats against Children’s National Hospital, the Wharf reopening, and... more

07 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Can DCPS Change its Toxic Work Environment?

The toxic work culture in the DC Public School system has long been an open secret. Now, Deputy Chancellor Melissa... more

06 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
The Meteoric Rise of Clockout DC

Jade Womack never expected her Clockout DC to grow as quickly as it did. But now, she’s got 70,000 followers... more

05 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
How To Find Decent Rent in This City

Rent is too damn high!! Urban Turf's Mark Wellborn joins us to talk about why rents are skyrocketing in D.C.... more

04 Oct 2022 · 10 minutes
How El Tamarindo Became an AdMo Institution

We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the longest-standing Salvadoran restaurant in the city. Ana Reyes’s family opened El Tamarindo in... more

03 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Get That Metro Money

In today’s roundup, Michael Brice-Saddler from the Washington Post joins Michael Schaffer and Julia Karron to discuss a new initiative... more

30 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
How You Can Help End Food Insecurity in D.C.

September is Hunger Action Month, and as it draws to a close, we’re thinking about how one in three D.C.... more

29 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
The Fight Over Trans Rights In Virginia Public Schools

Virginia's “model policies” on how schools should treat transgender students received more than 17,000 public comments in just the first... more

28 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
Do You Still Need to Tip With Service Charges?

Over the last few months, you've probably seen a 20% service charge on some of your restaurant bills. Are you... more

27 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Prepare Yourself for Downtown D.C. 2.0

D.C.’s use of office space during the pandemic plummeted, and it hasn’t returned. What does that mean for the city... more

26 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
A Long-Awaited Grocery in Southeast, NoVa Takes on Youngkin, and 'Monumental' Graffiti

In this week’s roundup, we discuss why the new LIDL grocery store is a big deal, Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new... more

23 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
The 'Biggest Trivia Event Ever' Is Coming to DC

People in D.C. love trivia. And that love of trivia has reached its peak since SporcleCon, a gathering of everyone who’s... more

22 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
How a Soccer Icon Can Save D.C. United

D.C. United used to be at the top of Major League Soccer. Now, they’re floundering and have enlisted one-time United... more

21 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
Meet the Legendary Artist Behind the Dupont Center

85-year-old artist Lou Stovall has made an indelible mark on the D.C. art scene — from his protest artwork in... more

20 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
D.C. Council Could Abolish Right on Red ... Tomorrow

The D.C. Council is set to debate legislation that would allow the Idaho Stop for bikers and discontinue Right on... more

19 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Housing Vouchers, Mayoral Beef, and Renaming Metro Stations

In today’s news roundup, we’re covering D.C.’s potential new housing voucher rules, the feud between Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chairman... more

16 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
‘Ghost Kitchens’ Are Hiding In Plain Sight

Throughout the pandemic, ghost kitchens — restaurants without seating — thrived. But where can you find them and how do they... more

15 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Tipped Minimum Wage is Back on the Ballot

D.C. residents have the chance to vote again on a new minimum wage for restaurant and bar workers on this... more

14 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Kojo Nnamdi’s Take On D.C. Statehood

The fight for statehood has been a longstanding wish for residents of the District. Will D.C. get it? Who is... more

13 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
The Showdown Over Adams Morgan Plaza

The battle for AdMo Plaza is being heard right now in the D.C. courts to decide if the land can... more

12 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Youth Curfews, Landon Boys, and Frances Tiafoe

So it turns out it's not just PG County enforcing its youth curfew ban. D.C. quietly restarted enforcement weeks ago.... more

09 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
The FBI is Moving Out

The FBI Headquarters at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW is a famously ugly blot on an otherwise beautiful D.C. street. But... more

08 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Why D.C.’s Restaurants Are Dropping Like Flies

It’s been a brutal month for D.C. area restaurants, with a bunch of favorite eateries going out of business. What’s... more

07 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
The Science to Making Friends in D.C.

Did you know there’s a science to making friends? Psychologist and D.C. local Marisa G. Franco has been researching friendship, and she... more

06 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Carjackings, NIMBYism, and Judging Your Neighbors

The shooting of Commanders’ running back Brian Robinson Jr. was a huge talking point all week long, especially in light... more

02 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Matt Yglesias’ Wild Plan To Fix D.C. Housing

D.C. has a housing problem. But how can we fix it? ANC slush funds? Parking for life? Matt Yglesias, the... more

01 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
PG County vs. Pit Bulls

Drizzy the pit bull is sweet, playful, and loves children, he isn't allowed to live in PG County. We talked... more

31 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
Union Station's $10 Billion Facelift

Union Station is about to undergo a massive renovation. WAMU’s Jordan Pascale walks us through what the transit hub will... more

30 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Who Belongs On D.C.’s Mount Rushmore?

There are so many iconic Washingtonians. If you had to whittle it down to just four — your Mount Rushmore... more

29 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
New School Year, New Vaccination Problems

It’s a new school year, and there’s a new problem facing D.C. Schools. A staggering amount of kids aren’t vaccinated.... more

25 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
This Secluded Park Is One of D.C.'s Best Kept Secrets

What happens when neighbors band together and transform a section of asphalt in their own backyard? Bridget Todd meets up... more

23 Aug 2022 · 12 minutes
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The FBI Headquarters at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW is a famously ugly blot on an otherwise beautiful D.C. street. But maybe not... more