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Severed Thumb Murder, National Mall Expansion, and A Summer Peak Bloom

We’re talking about the future of the Mall, a spate of weird crime stories, and why you need to go... more

12 Jul 2024 · 29 minutes
What Happened to the DMV's ‘Black Promised Land’?

For decades, Prince George’s County has been a top draw for Black professionals looking for a suburban life. But lately... more

11 Jul 2024 · 22 minutes
How DC’s Moped Boom Affects You

Police are clamping down amid a massive boom in moped riders. But it turns out it’s not just a new... more

10 Jul 2024 · 21 minutes
Your DC Summer Essentials

School’s out, the first big holiday of the summer is past us, and it feels like endless days of humidity... more

09 Jul 2024 · 21 minutes
Where’s the Best Coffee In DC?

There are so many places to get coffee in DC, it’s a real cafe hot spot. And digital creator Domonique... more

08 Jul 2024 · 14 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 · 52 minutes
DC’s Secret Oasis

Crispus Attucks Park in Northeast D.C. is a great place to spend your 4th of July holiday, so we’re revisiting our... more

03 Jul 2024 · 13 minutes
Rats Invade Dupont Homes, Office Conversions, and Swimming in the Anacostia

What’s happening with converting D.C.’s office buildings, rats in Dupont Circle apartments, and swimming in the Anacostia River? To get... more

02 Jul 2024 · 20 minutes
Your Guide to July In DC

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

01 Jul 2024 · 26 minutes
Police Drones, New Bike Trails, and Melting Lincoln

DC police are getting drones, DC bicyclists are getting a new trail, and Abraham Lincoln has melted! Washington City Paper’s Alex... more

28 Jun 2024 · 26 minutes
Why Georgetown Doesn’t Have A Metro Stop, And Other Explanations

If you live on the Red Line, you know it’s been a summer of Metro closures — which makes it... more

27 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Is Crafting The New Drinking?

Did you spend a bunch of money on craft supplies in the early parts of the pandemic that you never... more

26 Jun 2024 · 15 minutes
Why Metro is Extra Slow Right Now. Plus, Compass Coffee Backlash, and DC's New Library

A D.C. coffee shop is alleged of kicking anti-union efforts into overdrive, the heat is making Metro slow its roll,... more

25 Jun 2024 · 16 minutes
DC's New Financial Plan for Crime, Downtown, and Housing

We’ve got a budget for 2025! And it’s very different from the one that we talked about with Mayor Bowser.... more

24 Jun 2024 · 15 minutes
Bagel Shop Zoning Battle, Commanders Stadium Study, and Heat Wave

We’ve got a zoning battle in Georgetown over bagels, we’ve got a copy of the sports economic study, and we... more

21 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
The Problem with Giant's Latest Security Measure

Since May of this year, Giant has banned bags above a certain size to crack down on shoplifting. For shoppers... more

20 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
Speed Cameras Are Actually Working. Plus, DC’s Budget, and Juneteenth

Are all those new speed cameras making an impact? Plus, we need to hash out D.C.’s new budget, and how... more

18 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
Why DC Kids Are Skipping School

Absentee rates at D.C. schools have gone absolutely off the charts. Everyone agrees it’s a problem, but there’s a lot... more

17 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
WaPo’s Pivot, Parks Quest Continues, and DC Chefs Sweep Awards

The Washington Post is making news, we’ve got James Beard award winners in our own backyard, and we get an... more

14 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
What’s the Point of Pocket Parks?

It’s D.C. Parks Week sponsored by Casey Trees, a week of coverage celebrating D.C.’s green spaces. D.C. was recently named the... more

13 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
How To Forage Your Next Meal in the DMV

It’s Parks Week sponsored by Casey Trees! A week of coverage celebrating DC’s green spaces. If you’re hearing more about foraging... more

12 Jun 2024 · 13 minutes
Is Congress Caving on Weed? Plus, Tornadoes and Reality TV

It’s Parks Week sponsored by Casey Trees! A week of coverage celebrating DC’s green spaces.  In today’s roundup, we dig into... more

11 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Could DC Lose Its Forests?

It’s Parks Week sponsored by Casey Trees! A week of coverage celebrating D.C.’s green spaces. A recent study says 9 of... more

10 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Election Results, New Pet Rules, and Pride Parade Tips

We’re talking election results, pet policies and pride month with City Paper’s Alex Koma and Hey DC’s Kaela Cote-Stemmerman.  Want some... more

07 Jun 2024 · 27 minutes
Are DC's Best Restaurants Plant-Based?

Are you vegan? Vegan-curious? Or just likely to go out to dinner with a vegan? Tom Sietsema from the Washington... more

06 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
The Best Thrift Spots in the DMV, Plus Election Results

There are so many thrift stores throughout the DMV area! So we connected with Sidney Hui, owner of Disco Loft,... more

05 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Gas Leaks Shut Down School, SunTrust Plaza, and Canceled Reservation Charges

Gas leaks at a D.C. elementary school, more news on the Adams Morgan SunTrust plaza development, and can you be... more

04 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
How the 11th Street Bridge Will Change DC

The 11th Street Bridge Park will link Capitol Hill and Navy Yard with the Anacostia and Fairlawn neighborhoods. We spoke... more

03 Jun 2024 · 22 minutes
Panda-monium, DC’s 2025 Budget, and the Best Parks in the Nation

Washington is elated about getting its pandas back, and City Cast CEO David Plotz is here to rain on their... more

31 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Your Guide to June In DC

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

30 May 2024 · 22 minutes
DC Primary Races to Watch

It’s election season in D.C.! Washington City Paper’s Alex Koma is here to give us the low-down on the city’s... more

29 May 2024 · 24 minutes
A 21st Century Battle Over Merging Schools in DC

Two Capitol Hill area elementary schools - Maury and Miner- could merge thanks to D.C.’s redistricting of school lines. And... more

28 May 2024 · 13 minutes
Mayor Bowser Exclusive: From Budget Cuts To Disapproval Ratings

We’d usually be doing our Friday News Roundup, but instead we’re sitting down with the Mayor of D.C., Muriel Bowser.... more

24 May 2024 · 29 minutes
The Ultimate "Sick Day" in DC

If you've ever seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you know nothing beats sick day shenanigans. So how would you spend... more

23 May 2024 · 16 minutes
DC’s Best Long Weekend Escapes

With the long weekend ahead of us, it could be the perfect time to take a quick trip away from... more

22 May 2024 · 18 minutes
Councilmember Charles Allen Strikes Back

If you listened to our episode about the campaign to recall Councilmember Charles Allen, you might have been wondering “what... more

21 May 2024 · 26 minutes
The Case to Recall Councilmember Charles Allen

No member of the D.C. Council has ever been recalled. But there’s a group of Capitol Hill residents who want... more

20 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Falcicchio Fallout, MD Senate Race, and a New Nats Owner?

Channel 4’s Mark Segraves joins us to talk about the last aftershocks — we hope — from a scandal in... more

17 May 2024 · 26 minutes
The Best DC Meals Under $10

It’s getting more and more expensive to eat out in the city. Luckily, DC native Big Schlim’s viral videos are... more

16 May 2024 · 15 minutes
What to Do if You See a Bear in DC

A bear, affectionately named Otis, was seen in Brookland last week. This is the third black bear sighting in the... more

15 May 2024 · 14 minutes
More DCA Flights, Big Bus Changes, Dating App Decline

More flights out of DCA, big changes to D.C.’s buses and is everyone in D.C. giving up on dating apps?... more

14 May 2024 · 25 minutes
DC's Budget Director Defends Massive Cuts

It’s local budget season in D.C. But don’t let your eyes glaze over quite yet! D.C.’s mayor has proposed a... more

13 May 2024 · 31 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
Revamping Chinatown, MPD vs Protesters, and Uber Wait Times

D.C. is considering a major revamp of Chinatown. The team is here to lay out the options. Plus, we detail... more

10 May 2024 · 23 minutes
One Year In, Was I-82 a Mistake?

It’s been a year since D.C. voters passed I-82, a referendum to phase out tipped minimum wage. The transition has... more

09 May 2024 · 18 minutes
DC's Best Weekend Trip? Philly!

From history and a love for museums to breweries, Philly and D.C. have a lot in common. We caught up with... more

08 May 2024 · 22 minutes
RFK’s Demolition, Legal Weed Patios, and Traffic Crackdowns

Washington Business Journal’s Drew Hansen joins the crew to explain RFK Stadium finally being knocked down, smoking weed outside this... more

07 May 2024 · 23 minutes
How DC Became a Hummus Hub

From Cava to Little Sesame, the DMV consumes a lot of hummus, and we make and export even more. Axios... more

06 May 2024 · 10 minutes
Bowser Unplugged, Doorman Squabble, and Mother’s Day Recs

Cuneyt Dil of Axios joins the team to talk about the state of downtown, your options for mother’s day, and... more

03 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Pro Tips for Urban Gardening in DC

You might not think of D.C. as a gardening city, but gardening in the District actually offers some specific benefits... more

02 May 2024 · 15 minutes
Behind DMV Students’ Stand for Palestine

Protests and encampments regarding Israel and Palestine have taken off across the country. But in D.C., are we doing anything... more

01 May 2024 · 16 minutes
Your Guide To May in D.C.

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

30 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
Big Drama in D.C.’s Little Leagues

Parents behaving badly? High-powered lawyers? The Wall Street Journal’s James Fanelli is here to walk us through his epic story... more

29 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
A New Union Station, D.C.'s Media Failures, and Foxtrot's Demise

Washingtonian’s Andrew Beaujon joins the team to talk about the future of Union Station, the future of D.C. media, and... more

26 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Metro's Stance on Price Hikes, Fare Evasion, and the Funding Crisis

Metro is voting on their proposed 2025 budget TODAY. To explain it all, we sat down with Randy Clarke, who... more

25 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Could Connecticut Avenue’s Bike Lane Be Resurrected?

Recently, D.C.’s Department of Transportation announced that the bike lane planned for Connecticut Avenue was no more. Sauleh Siddiqui, who... more

24 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
DCPS Cuts, Wydown Unionization, and the Real Housewives of D.C.

To get into today’s news and culture updates, City Cast DC producer Ashe Durban and Washington City Paper’s Cat Sposato join... more

23 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
D.C. Needs a ‘Real’ Chinatown

Here in D.C., Chinatown is more like a “China block.” And the longtime Chinese immigrant community has been advocating for... more

22 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
Zombie Office Buildings, RIP Bike Lane, and Trivia Cheaters

Axios’ Cuynet Dil and City Cast’s Julia Karron join our roundup to talk about zombie office buildings and zombie bike... more

19 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
The Crazy History of D.C.’s Alleys

The history of D.C.’s alleys is a weird, crazy metaphor for a couple centuries of race and class and power.... more

18 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
How to Buy, Smoke, and Celebrate Weed in the Nation’s Capital

This weekend is 4/20, the annual holiday where cannabis enthusiasts celebrate all things weed. Being in the shadow of the... more

17 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
The Complicated History Of D.C.'s Emancipation

Today is Emancipation Day. Even if you’ve been living in the District for a while, you might not know much... more

16 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Why Gas Leaks are Happening More Frequently

You might have noticed that gas leaks have been in the news more often. It’s pretty scary! When you suspect... more

15 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
Slashing Metro and Childcare Funding, and Vote For Your Favorite Restaurants

Reporter Michael Pope and author Briana Thomas join the show to talk about what the D.C. budget means for the... more

12 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
How to Kayak, Bike, & Metro to Every D.C. Park

D.C. has an absurd amount of parks – 683! Longtime D.C. environmental reporter Jacob Fenston is hitting up all of... more

11 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
D.C. is Upping Its Public Restroom Game

If you’ve ever had to GO while out and about in D.C., we’ve got good news. Throne Labs, a high... more

10 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Weed Crackdown, Arena Deal Fine Print, and One-Star Reviews

In today’s roundup, we’re talking about the city sending a warning to unlicensed weed shops in the city, an update... more

09 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
The Fight Over U Street's Future

There’s been a crazy fight going on about whether to erect an apartment building on the site of an old... more

08 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Bowser's Brazen Budget Cuts, James Beard Nominations, and a Russian Spy Chef

We’re breaking down the 2025 budget with City Paper’s Alex Koma, and Washingtonian’s Jessica Sidman is here to talk about... more

05 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
D.C. Food Trivia Smackdown

How’s your D.C. food trivia game? Two of the city’s premier food journalists are here to match wits about the... more

04 Apr 2024 · 14 minutes
D.C.'s Best (and Worst) E-Bikes

Right now, through April 15, D.C. residents can apply to get up to $2000 from the city government to buy... more

03 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
Has The Arena Saga Ruined Ted Leonsis' Legacy?

Ted Leonsis, who owns the Capitals and Wizards, is giving us some major whiplash. He’s had an abrupt change of... more

02 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
Your Guide to April in D.C.

April in D.C. is about more than just cherry blossoms. The City Cast D.C. crew has recommendations for upcoming festivals,... more

01 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
Caps and Wiz Stay in D.C., New Rosslyn Food Hall, and Nats Park Upgrades

In a dramatic turn of events, Monumental Sports owner Ted Leonsis announced that the Capitals and Wizards will be staying... more

29 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
D.C.’s Weirdest and Hugely Influential Unelected Board

Anything built in Georgetown has to go through the Old Georgetown Board. And, most recently it refused to approve an... more

28 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
D.C.'s Got Snakes. Here's What To Do (And Not Do)

You might not think of D.C. as a city where you need to watch out for snakes, but multiple snake... more

27 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
What We Hate About D.C.'s Weed Culture

It seems like there are weed shops, vape shops and smoke shops on every corner in D.C. these days. For... more

26 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
How Landlords Are Ripping Off The City

There’s been a lot of controversy around D.C.’s public housing agency. The latest involves the question of whether the city... more

25 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
Frat Chaos at UMD, E-Bike Vouchers, and Visiting All 683 D.C. Parks

Environmental reporter Jacob Fenston joins the team to talk about frat chaos at the University of Maryland, e-bike vouchers in... more

22 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Tinkering with D.C.'s Height Act

One of the most notable features of Washington’s cityscape is the skyscrapers: there aren’t any! That’s thanks to a law... more

21 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
How to Survive D.C.'s Wild Allergy Season

Allergy season is here. It may seem a little early, but this year’s unusually warm weather has pollen counts near... more

20 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
Blossoms Blooming, National Airport Debate, and Jefferson Memorial One-Star Reviews

Cherry blossoms are peaking early thanks to climate change and there’s a fight over D.C.’s busiest airport. The City Cast... more

19 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
What To Know About D.C.'s Impending Budget Crisis

It looks like D.C.’s city budget is about to have a big fat hole in it. If you feel like... more

18 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
Fare Evasion, Baseball Tax, and Pricey Parking Spaces

We’re talking Metro fare evasion, the future of Nats Park, and the cost of a parking space. City Cast Contributor... more

15 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
How to Avoid Trash Collection Fines

Are you confused about your trash? What goes in what can, when should you use bags, and just what are... more

14 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
Why You Should Explore 16th Street Heights

Big changes could be coming to 16th Street Heights. Businesses on the 4700 and 4600 blocks of 14th are doing... more

13 Mar 2024 · 11 minutes
Is the Monumental Sports Arena Deal Dead?

The deal to move the Capitals and the Wizards to Virginia isn’t looking good. Last week, both VA’s senate and... more

12 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
Why D.C.'s Crime Lab Is In Trouble

A few years ago, D.C. set up its own crime lab to process evidence and help investigators work cases faster.... more

11 Mar 2024 · 14 minutes
Crime Bill Passes, Service Fee Cap, and Office-to-Art Conversion

D.C. Council passed two major bills this week — one that’s supposed to fight crime, and another that deals, yet... more

08 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
The Development Fight Tearing Chevy Chase Apart

There’s an epic fight over the redevelopment of the public library in Chevy Chase —- a fight that involves affordable... more

07 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
How D.C. Broke Sports Betting

GambetDC, the District’s sports betting platform, is marred with issues. So much so that the city was willing to find... more

06 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
How the Smithsonian is Rectifying its Racist Past

It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but throughout the early 20th century, the Smithsonian acquired more than... more

05 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Your Guide to March in D.C.

The days are finally feeling longer, it’s greener outside, and we’ve got an estimate for peak cherry blossom and it’s... more

04 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Ambitious Downtown Plan, Maryland Senate Shakeup, and Foggy Bottom Catnapping

Mayor Bowser has a plan for a wild future of downtown D.C., The Washington Post’s Michael Brice-Saddler is here to... more

01 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
How DCPL Preserves D.C.'s Unseen Black History

The MLK library is home to D.C.'s People’s Archive, a living breathing collection honoring the city's cultural, social, and political... more

29 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
What D.C.'s Empty Offices Cost You

D.C. could be “ground zero” for office distress, AKA expensive downtown office buildings sitting unused and empty. And It could... more

28 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Unions Protest Arena Move, RIP DCist, and D.C.’s Polyamory Scene

The Washington Post’s Teo Armus explains why some Virginia unions have come out against the plan to move the Capitals... more

27 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
What DCist's Closure Means for Local News

On Friday, public radio station WAMU announced that it was killing its local news site DCist. Fifteen journalists lost their... more

26 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
Nadeau Recall, Retail Security Upgrades, and Chesapeake Oyster Boom

There’s another recall campaign, this time against Ward 1 councilmember Brianne Nadeau. NBC4’s Mark Segraves is here to tell us... more

23 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
Behind Closed Doors: How D.C. Lost The Caps and Wizards

The plan to move D.C.’s hockey and basketball teams to Virginia is one of the biggest stories of the year... more

22 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Why D.C. is So Lonely

It's still that time of year when the weather is gloomy and nights are long, and it can be hard... more

21 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
Were the Robberies at the Chinatown Walgreens an Inside Job?

The Chinatown Walgreens was hit by armed robbers eight times in a year. It’s a story that seemed to be... more

20 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
VA Senate Stalls Arena, New Police Hubs, and Dive Bar Rankings

Could VA Senators actually kill the plan to move the Wizards and the Capitals? For once, Washingtonians are rooting for... more

16 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
A New Airport is Coming to the DMV

The D.C. area is about to get a new airport — in Manassas. An old private-aviation facility is in the... more

15 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
The Expert's Guide to Making Friends in D.C.

D.C. is a unique place to make friends. It was recently named the loneliest city by the Chamber of Commerce.... more

14 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
D.C.’s Most Underrated Bars

If you committed to dry January, you might be ready for a nice cocktail. Luckily, D.C. is a great bar... more

13 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
The Billionaire Vs. The Busker

Could a street musician have driven D.C.’s hockey and basketball teams out of town? That’s the takeaway from a wild... more

12 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Police Reformer Recall, RFK Redevelopment, and Black History Month Guide

As a recall campaign gets going against a top police reformer, the D.C. Council is on its way to passing... more

09 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
What D.C.’s New Environmental Laws Mean For You

A bunch of new environmental proposals in DC could change the way you drive, bike, and even cook. Jacob Fenston... more

08 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Fixing D.C.’s High Infant Mortality Rate

D.C. has the fourth highest fetal mortality rate in the US. And while it’s mostly Black babies who are dying... more

07 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Your Guide to February in D.C.

We’re LIVE at The Square Food Hall to bring you our guide to February in DC. Jade Womack of the... more

06 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
D.C. Speeding Is Out Of Control. Could This Law Fix It?

D.C. is on the verge of passing a new traffic law that's supposed to actually stop people from speeding in... more

05 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Razing Cap One Arena? Plus, Deadly Carjacking Spree and Wolf Trap’s Lineup

The Washington Post’s Emily Davies and City Cast contributor Dan Reed join us to talk about carjackings, whether D.C. should... more

02 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Valentine’s Day Plans For Lovers and Haters

February is here, and heart-shaped decor is everywhere. We wanted to have a whole episode dedicated to Valentine’s Day planning!... more

01 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Why Salary Transparency is Important in D.C.

People in D.C. aren't shy about talking about how much they make. And D.C. recently passed a law requiring employers... more

31 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
51 Cars Smashed, CVS Closing, and Defending the Arena Move

Crime is on everyone’s mind, a bunch of CVS’ are closing in DC, and the owner of the Washington Wizards... more

30 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
D.C. Parents Vs. Weed Dispensary

We’re talking about a fight over a cannabis dispensary that some parents say is too close to their kids’ school.... more

29 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
D.C.'s 100 Best Restaurants, Bus Lane Fines and City Harassment Probe

We’re talking about Washingtonian’s annual ranking of best restaurants with the magazine’s lead critic, our pal Ann Limpert. Plus, we’re... more

26 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Metro's New Look

If you’ve spent any time recently at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, you might have noticed something about the signage:... more

25 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
Bowser Wants to Make Downtown D.C. More "Livable"

Conversations about the Caps and Wizards potentially moving to Virginia are just one more strike against D.C.’s downtown as a... more

24 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
Restaurant ‘Junk Fees,’ Boil Water Advisory, and What Makes a Real Washingtonian

A pretty popular restaurant group in D.C. just dropped its “Initiative 82” service fee after it was sued over it.... more

23 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
Understanding D.C.'s Dognapping Spree

We love our furry friends here in D.C. But sadly, there have been at least 11 dognappings in the city... more

22 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
Another Blow For Downtown, Snow Closures, and Pocket Parks

There’s more worry about the future of downtown DC. Plus: Snow! It snowed, and might snow again, and people in... more

19 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Power Ranking D.C.’s Cupcakes

What IS the best cupcake in D.C.? We tested a bunch of them, for scientific reasons of course, to figure... more

18 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Will D.C.’s New Bill Slow Down Crime?

Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto just introduced a massive 90-page crime bill to counter the uptick in homicides, carjackings, and... more

17 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
The Bizarre D.C. Buildings That Never Got Built

Sometimes the most interesting buildings in a great city are the ones that didn’t get built. Like the Lincoln Pyramid,... more

16 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Chinatown Task Force, New Speeding Crackdown, and MLK Day of Service

DC is making plans — a little late — about the future of Chinatown. Plus, some changes to DC traffic... more

12 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
Tips for Composting in D.C. in 2024

Composting can seem like a smelly, messy, complicated affair. But City Cast DC Contributor Abi Newhouse tells us that in... more

11 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
How To Get Fit for Free in D.C.

Most gyms in D.C. are expensive. It’s a bummer, especially if your New Year's Resolution involves getting out and moving... more

10 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
Washington Post Buyouts, TikTok Tunnel Girl, and Barnes and Noble Returns

In today’s Tuesday roundup, the team breaks down what’s going on with the Washington Post buyouts, a Herndon woman digging... more

09 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
What’s In and Out in D.C. in 2024

It’s the season of in-and-out lists, and Washingtonian food editor Jessica Sidman and City Cast DC Senior Producer Julia Karron... more

08 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Charles Allen Recall, Local Mall Youth Ban, and D.C.'s Weird Weather

There’s a recall effort against a liberal DC Councilmember, more agita about shoplifting teens, and…snow! Or maybe not? Yep, it’s... more

05 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Why D.C. Traffic Is Getting Worse

People in D.C. are working from home pretty often. So why does it seem like traffic is getting worse? It... more

04 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
How To Find Local Music Around D.C.

Finding local music can be tough - where do you start? Christopher Naoum co-founded Listen Local First to support D.C.’s... more

03 Jan 2024 · 14 minutes
Your Guide to January in D.C.

It’s January, which usually means the cold weather is setting in, the holidays have wrapped up, and maybe you’re feeling... more

02 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
What Bill Nye (the Science Guy) Learned From D.C.

Bill Nye, yes the science guy, is also a D.C. guy. The legendary science educator is a D.C. native and... more

29 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
The Secret to Finding Housing in D.C.

Pretty much everyone in DC is obsessed with finding a good place to live, including Jamie Manning, the creator behind... more

28 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Honoring the History of Ben’s Chili Bowl

Virginia Ali, the woman behind one of the most historic D.C. spots, Ben’s Chili Bowl, recently turned 90. So in... more

27 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
Our Most Scandalous D.C. Restaurant Takes

What are D.C.'s most overrated restaurants? Are Georgetown cupcakes actually the best in the city? And How much is too... more

26 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
D.C.’s Best and Worst of 2023

In our last new episode of the year, we’re turning it over to you, the listeners. What did D.C. do... more

22 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
How To Make Sense of 2023’s Crime Wave

Crime has been one of the biggest issues of the year, with high-profile incidents drawing national attention and Congressional intervention.... more

21 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Alexandria’s Concerns About a New Stadium

There’s been a vocal contingent of Alexandria residents grumbling about the planned Washington Capitals and Wizards stadium in Potomac Yard... more

20 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
D.C.'s Hollywood Problem

DC shows up in films and movies all the time, but how many of those projects actually film in the... more

19 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
Metro's 'Catastrophic' Budget Proposal

Metro recently released a dire looking budget. Layoffs, fewer trains and stations, and higher fares are all on the table.... more

18 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
Mayor's Response to 'Monumental' Loss, and RIP Harrington Hotel

Cuneyt Dil from Axios joins us to analyze the political fallout of the shocking announcement that the Wizards and the... more

15 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
How Virginia Poached the Caps and Wizards

Well, it’s almost official. Ted Leonsis is probably moving the Capitals and Wizards across the river by 2028. Tristan Navera... more

14 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Our Take On NYT's '36 Hours In D.C.'

Recently, the New York Times put out an itinerary of how to spend 36 hours in D.C. And our team... more

13 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Unpacking D.C.'s Huge Fentanyl Drug Ring Bust

Recently, D.C. police helped bust a fentanyl distribution ring with global impact, and the two-year investigation all started after a... more

12 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Is Crime Driving Restaurant Closures?

Some recently closed restaurants blame crime as a main reason they're closing — but the stats are a little less... more

11 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
24/7 Police Surveillance, Arlington House Explosion, and Snow Days

We’re talking about a new surveillance program with D.C. and the feds that’s supposed to target crime. Plus Axios’ Mimi... more

08 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Are Open-Air Drug Markets The Key To Solving D.C. Crime?

A new D.C. effort aims to crack down on open-air drug markets. It’s the city government's latest attempt to grapple... more

07 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Best D.C. Winter Activities, According to Clockout DC

When the temperature drops, it can be tempting to cozy up inside if you don’t love the cold. But Jade... more

06 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
D.C.'s Most Influential People of 2023 (Part II)

D.C. is a special city. There’s so much to do, see, and taste here. And with so much to experience,... more

05 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
D.C.'s Most Influential People of 2023 (Part I)

It’s our first annual list of the City Cast 6: A half-dozen people who have changed D.C. in 2023, for... more

04 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
Controversial Zoning, Metro Shutdowns, and Heurich House Christmas Markt

Alexandria has moved to ban single-family zoning — which is kinda a wonky concept, but one with big implications that... more

01 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Ranked Choice Voting Has Powerful Enemies in D.C.

A potential D.C. referendum called Initiative 83 could pave the way for ranked-choice voting in D.C. At first blush, it... more

30 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
An Alternative to Cops in D.C.

To call the police or not call them? D.C. is exploring alternative emergency responses in the city. How would they... more

29 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Hit All 98 Metro Stops

Have you ever wondered how long it would take to visit every metro stop on the Metro? Well, these three... more

28 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
The Ultimate D.C. Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday shopping season is stressful, to say the least. Luckily, Cornelia Poku of Black Girls Explore DC is here to... more

27 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
How a Turkey Gets Pardoned

This week, President Biden pardoned two turkeys, Liberty and Bell, in honor of Thanksgiving. Last year, we had so much... more

22 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Delayed Shelter Opening, Giving Tuesday, and New Underrated Restaurants

A group of anonymous property and business owners are trying to block a homeless shelter in the West End, and... more

21 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
The Future of D.C. Housing

DC has built a ton of housing over the last 20 years, but it’s mostly been in a small number... more

20 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
D.C. Sues Landlords, FBI Building Mayhem, and Climate Protest Vandalism

D.C. is suing a bunch of landlords over a program that may be costing you money. Plus, remember when we... more

17 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
The Flaws in Metro's Redesign Plan

Metro is considering building out a Blue Line Loop (the Bloop), and a lot of us are excited about it!... more

16 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
Why Pickleball Is Dividing Neighborhoods

Pickleball is taking over the nation. But not everyone is so happy to see the sport take off - it’s... more

15 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
How to Spy a Secret Agent in DC

Who’s that behind you? Are you being followed? It’s not paranoia because if you’re in D.C., there’s a non-zero chance... more

14 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
You’re Recycling Wrong — Here’s What To Do About It

Also! We’re kicking off our FIRST-EVER City Cast 6 Awards, where we recognize six individuals transforming D.C. in various categories... more

13 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
FBI's New Home, City-Funded Stadium Makeover, and New Credit Card Fees

The FBI has finally said where it’s moving — a decision that could have a big impact on the shape... more

10 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
There Was Almost a Black Chevy Chase. What Happened?

In 1906, a group of entrepreneurs set out to create an upscale Black suburban community in what is now Chevy... more

09 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Eastern Market Turns 150. Here’s How To Celebrate

It’s Eastern Market’s 150th anniversary this weekend, and we're here to talk history, favorites, and what’s on tap for the... more

08 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Are D.C.’s Shadow Senators Failing?

It’s Election Day! But in the District this year that’s pretty boring. So we’re looking ahead to a 2024 race... more

07 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Rockville Could Let 16-Year-Olds Vote

Would you let a 16-year-old vote? Rockville is considering it, and it’s actually on the ballot tomorrow. Becca Fulton is... more

06 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Virginia Elections, Nutty Weather, and a Bib Gourmand Tasting

We’re joined by Virginia Public Radio’s Michael Pope to talk about the elections in Virginia and what they mean for... more

03 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Why People Hate That NoVa Is a Data Center Hub

You might not think of NoVa as a data center hub, but it is! And it’s possible it’ll expand even... more

02 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Your Fall Guide to D.C.'s Underrated Art Scene

D.C. is a great arts city, even if it doesn't always get the shine it deserves. And once you start... more

01 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
MPD Overtime Pay, D.C. Halloween Etiquette, and Name That Neighborhood

There’s an alarming stat floating around – that D.C. needs to shuffle around more than 16 million dollars in funding... more

31 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Could A New Bill Save Local News?

The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would allocate government funding for local news outlets, and residents would get... more

30 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
New Crime Bill, Zebra Saga Ends, and Leaf Collection Guide

We’re joined by Axios’ Cuneyt Dil and City Cast contributor Dan Reed to talk through the D.C. mayor’s sweeping new... more

27 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Why We Hate D.C.’s New Slogan

D.C. is rolling out a new slogan this November, to entice more international tourists to visit. But our hosts Michael... more

26 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
A New Home for D.C.'s Coolest Artifacts

D.C.'s got some incredible historical artifacts. Think Duke Ellington’s birth certificate, a will for Alexander Graham Bell, and even some... more

25 Oct 2023 · 9 minutes
RFK Stadium Frustration, Fake Headlines, and Listener Emails

There was a HEATED community meeting last week about RFK stadium, and the team breaks it all down. Plus, we’re... more

24 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
How D.C.’s Parole System Could Change

D.C.’s parole system is run by the federal government, just like the prison system as a whole, and that has... more

23 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
Wawa Fight, Statehood Struggles, and a Transformed Museum

We’re talking about a fight at a Wawa — or at least about how that fight was covered, and what... more

20 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
D.C.’s Most Haunted Spots

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

19 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
Is The DMV’s Next Great Downtown in NoVa?

Is National Landing the next big thing in the DMV? That bit of Northern Virginia — including Crystal City, Pentagon... more

18 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
Local Palestine-Israel Efforts, Stop Sign Cameras, and Best Speakeasies

The weight of what’s happening in Israel and Palestine is so heavy that it’s palpable for many of us here... more

17 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Why a NoVa School Might Go to the Supreme Court

Thomas Jefferson High School, the math and science magnet school in Northern Virginia, is one of the most famous public... more

16 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
AdMo Housing Debate, Unsavory School Names, and Friday the 13th

The team chats about the latest twist in a goofy Adams Morgan development saga — and why it oughta matter... more

13 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
Why D.C. Sports Betting Is a Mess

In D.C., you’re only allowed to use one sports betting app — and the company behind it is a WRECK.... more

12 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
D.C.’s Most Underrated Restaurants

There have been a lot of buzzy new restaurant openings in DC lately, but don’t forget about the durable, DC... more

11 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
After District Dogs: What Can D.C. Do About Flooding?

D.C. has had intense floods this year, and with climate change, it’s only poised to get worse. Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe, a... more

10 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
Pricey Nats Upgrade, DC’s Budget Surplus, and Pandas’ Farewell

Mike is joined by Julia Karron and Kaela Cote-Stemmermann and they’re talking about taxpayer money — first for a stadium... more

06 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
What a New RFK Stadium Could Mean For D.C.

The House Oversight Committee actually agreed on something, and that was to possibly bring the Washington Commanders back to the... more

05 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Shaw May Ban New Liquor Licenses

Some Shaw residents are calling for a three-year moratorium on new bars and nightclubs on 9th Street between T St... more

04 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Dismissed Harassment Complaints, New Metro Taxes, and Washington Monument Reviews

The team discusses new details about how D.C. government handles sexual harassment complaints. Short answer: not well. Plus, D.C. is... more

03 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
How Social Media is Propelling D.C.'s Youth Homicides

It’s no secret that homicides are up in DC: Last week, we recorded our 200th murder of the year. But... more

02 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Skyrocketing Homicides, Shutdown Guide for D.C., and McDonald’s Mumbo Sauce

DC passed a grim homicide milestone this week — 200 murders before October, for the first time since 1997. Plus,... more

29 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
D.C. Fashion is Making Waves

D.C. is not always known as a fashionable city. But as you’ll see this weekend, at D.C.’s fashion week events,... more

28 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
The DMV’s Best Wines and Where to Get Them

It’s the last installment of our fall guide, and we’re talking wineries and vineyards. You might not realize the DMV... more

27 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
Leaf-Peeping in the DMV Without a Car

It’s day two of our fall getaway guide and we’d be remiss if we let this week go by without... more

26 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
D.C. Fall Fairs Worth Your Time

With the humidity finally abating, we’re eagerly looking forward to fall festivities. In the first installment of our three-part fall... more

25 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Liquor License Mayhem, New Metrobus Names, and Modern Art

Amanda Michelle Gomez from WAMU tells Mike and Julia about her reporting on liquor licenses and allegations of discrimination against... more

22 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
The Ultimate D.C. Trivia Showdown

How well do you know our city? Actually, how well does City Cast know our city? City Cast CEO David... more

21 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
The Battle Over Connecticut Avenue’s Bike Lanes

Things are getting TENSE up in Cleveland Park over a plan to install bike lanes on Connecticut Avenue. Arguments over... more

20 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Should D.C. Pay Reparations?

After slavery, D.C. paid financial restitution...to former enslavers that is. Now, DC Council is considering creating a task force to... more

19 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
What Should Brookland Metro Station Look Like?

Metro is planning to redevelop the Brookland Metro stop, but what should the new version look like? Considering this project... more

18 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Hell’s Kitchen Drama, Loudoun NIMBYs, and Exciting New Restaurants

A NIMBY fight in the suburbs is pitting mental health advocates against disability rights activists. Plus, there have been shocking... more

15 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
How To Talk Like a D.C. Local

How can you tell if someone’s from D.C.? Minnie Quartey can do so with her eyes closed: As the coordinator... more

14 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
District Bridges Wants to Help You Hire (Sponsored)

Hiring in D.C. can be tricky and time-consuming, especially if you want to be mindful of diversity and inclusion along... more

13 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
The Viral Mass Thefts Worrying D.C. Shoppers

Property crime is on the rise in DC and there’s an aspect to it you might not be familiar with... more

13 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
A New Approach to Art on the National Mall

“Beyond Granite: Pulling Together” is a first-of-its-kind outdoor exhibit on the National Mall, highlighting stories that are underrepresented in the... more

12 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
How D.C. Is Managing This Drought

You might not know it, but DC is in the middle of the drought. But we’ve also had flooding in... more

11 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
Giant Pulling National Brands, Heat Wave, and New Food Hall

The only major grocery store east of the Anacostia River is facing a theft crisis that has prompted big changes.... more

08 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
District Dogs Flood Exposes D.C.’s Flaws

It’s one of the saddest stories of the year — and the most infuriating. A flood at a DC doggie... more

07 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Finding the Right D.C. Book Club For You

Joining a book club not only forces you to actually finish a book for once, it also lets you tap... more

06 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
What Metro's Changing this Fall

Anyone who lives here knows that if you want to get any two people in the region into an argument,... more

05 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Pandemic Migration Costs, Driverless Cars, and Renaming the Commanders

Pandemic-era changes in where people live may be messing with DC’s budget, self-driving cars may soon be messing with DC’s... more

01 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Are Georgetown Streateries Here to Stay?

Streateries were a feature of the pandemic. Three years on, they’re still with us — and city planners are looking... more

31 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
What the COVID-19 Surge Means for You

The COVID-19 hospitalization rate in D.C. rose 29% earlier this summer. But it definitely doesn’t feel like a pandemic out... more

30 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
D.C.'s Troubled 911 System Has Fatal Consequences

The 911 call center is back in the news after the flooding that killed 10 pups at District Dogs daycare... more

29 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
D.C.’s Most Coveted Undeveloped Land

Poplar Point is a federally-owned waterfront property in Anacostia. It’s also one of the most contested spaces in D.C. because... more

28 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Comparing Crime Rates, Little League Drama, and Best Pizza

A new poll says most Americans think DC is a safe city to live in, but around here, it seems... more

25 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
How to Safely Bike Around D.C.

Locals Siddharth Muchhal and Bobo Stankovikj set out to visit every Bikeshare dock in the DMV. Why did they do... more

24 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
D.C. is Bringing Roller Skating Back

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

23 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Celebrating 65 Years of Ben’s Chili Bowl

The word “iconic” gets used too much in D.C. But in the case of Ben’s Chili Bowl, the U Street... more

22 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Why Our Social Worker Shortage Is Driving Up Houselessness

Houselessness is still below pre-pandemic levels in the District, but that good news doesn't paint the entire picture. Because there’s... more

21 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
D.C. Sued For Anti-Abortion Arrest, Dogs Drown, & Is That Really The Best of D.C.?

District Dogs day care in Northeast flooded again, but this time, 10 dogs drowned. Our team talks about what happened... more

18 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
How To Start Running In D.C.

D.C. has loads of parks and trails, which make it a great city for running. It also has a lot... more

17 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
D.C. is Losing Jobs to Virginia

The pandemic changed where you work — and where the people who sell you stuff want to set up shop.... more

16 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
How To Get a New D.C. Memorial Constructed

During World War 2, women took on roles as codebreakers, pilots, butchers, and farmers to aid in the war effort. These... more

15 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
What Haters Get Wrong About D.C.

D.C. gets a bad rep ... in a lot of ways. People say we're not fashionable, we're careerist snobs. Are... more

14 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
National Guard Intervention? Plus, Beyonce Concert Blunders, and Restaurant Vacations

This week, a Councilmember called for the National Guard to help curb D.C. crime, Beyonce fans came up against the... more

11 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Is It Time To Change D.C.'s Skyline?

When you think of city skylines, you might picture dazzling skyscrapers and high-rises. But not in D.C., where the Height Act... more

10 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
The Best Places to Cry in D.C.

D.C. can be a tough city and sometimes we all need to have a little cry. And it turns out... more

09 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
Excavating D.C.’s Slave History at Mount Zion Cemetery

Mount Zion is one of the oldest Black cemeteries in D.C. and a lot of former enslaved people are buried... more

08 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Should All D.C. Stoves Be Electric?

It’s a common attitude among foodies that gas stoves are better, but not if you ask Rob Rubba, chef at... more

07 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Suspicious Festival Cancellation, Preventing Power Outages, and a New Penn Ave

While America is talking about what’s happening in a certain local courtroom, our team is talking about the mystery of... more

04 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Brutally Honest D.C. Restaurant Opinions

What are D.C.'s most overrated restaurants? Is $20 for a sandwich actually a reasonable price? Washingtonian’s food editor Jessica Sidman... more

03 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
The Dark and Twisted Pasts of D.C's Famous Sites

D.C.’s streets are full of hidden histories. JoAnn Hill wrote the literal book on them, and she’s here to share... more

02 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Hot Tips for Staying Cool in D.C.

We’ve had excessive heat warnings the last few days in D.C. and with the start of August, things probably aren’t... more

01 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
Which New Route Should Metro Build?

Metro is considering its largest expansion since the announcement of the Silver Line. Jordan Pascale, WAMU’s Transportation Reporter, shares details... more

31 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Avoiding the Heat, Invasive Worms, and Ugliest Buildings

It’s hot, even for us sweat acclimated Washingtonians. Our team is covering how to stay cool, plus an invasion of... more

28 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
D.C. Food Critic Spills Industry Secrets

Tom Sietsema has spent a career eating his way through town as the Washington Post’s restaurant critic. He won’t tell... more

27 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Living on the Streets in the D.C. Heat

No matter where you live, summers in D.C. are brutal. But do you know what it feels like to wake... more

26 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Kids Are Dying From Gun Violence in Record Numbers This Year

It’s been a deadly summer in DC so far. 12 kids have already died from gunfire this year. Emily Davies, reporter... more

25 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
We’re Finally Free of Dan Snyder. Now What?

On Friday, the Washington Commanders gained a new owner — and the city lost a collective enemy. Defector Media's Dave... more

24 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
New Police Chief, Ranked Choice Voting's Fate, and World Cup Watch Parties

D.C. has a new Police Chief. Will she find a solution to the District’s crime surge? How does her appointment... more

21 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
Will The Commanders Return To D.C.?

Washington is on the cusp of a new stadium debate: The Commanders, now under new ownership, want out of Landover,... more

20 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Are D.C. Spaces Accessible?

July is Disability Pride Month, and we need to talk about the accessibility of D.C.’s spaces. One in four adults... more

19 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
The Best Time to Visit Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens? Right Now.

The Lotus and Water Lily Festival is in full bloom over at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and will be running until... more

18 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
A Landlord Vs. Tenant Smackdown in Northeast

There’s an ugly fight going on about terrible conditions, tenant protests, and questionable evictions at an apartment building in DC’s... more

17 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Emergency Crime Bill, Metro’s Ambitious Plans, and BWI’s Bathrooms

DC Council passed emergency crime legislation in its last meeting of the session. Will it actually quell the rising crime... more

14 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
D.C.'s Most Annoying Development Debate

The McMillan Sand Filtration Site is about to emerge as the Reservoir District, rebranding a part of town that for... more

13 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
What To Eat, Drink, and See in Georgetown

Fringe Festival kicks off today! It’s an exciting annual event that highlights the local theater scene, but … it’s in... more

12 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Best River, Lake, and Ocean Day Trips From DC

If this is your least favorite time of year for D.C. weather, you’re not alone. I’m right there with you.... more

11 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
A Controversial, New Shelter in Foggy Bottom

The city is pushing ahead with plans to build a controversial homeless shelter in a former George Washington University dorm.... more

10 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Cheap Air Filters, Best Local Ice Cream, and Branded Metro Cars

The Canadian wildfires are likely to keep smogging up our air on and off through October. The team is here... more

07 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Creating a D.C. High School From Scratch

This fall, DC will open its first new neighborhood high school in decades. Harold McCray, the new principal of MacArthur... more

06 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Should New Buildings Fit “Neighborhood Character”?

There's a big debate happening in Shaw over potential new condos at 1515 Ninth Street NW. A local developer wants... more

05 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Why D.C. Fast Casual Reigns Supreme

CAVA just went public, to huge success in the market. District Taco announced this year that it wants to go... more

03 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
School Board Protest, Sportswashing, and Fourth of July

Hundreds of people showed up to a Montgomery County school board meeting this week, protesting the LGBTQ+ books in the... more

30 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Harassment Scandal Casts Doubt on Mayor's Leadership

This week has brought still more ugly workplace sexual misconduct allegations in the case of John Falcicchio, who was Mayor... more

29 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Why D.C. Traffic Enforcement is Such A Mess

Traffic fatalities in D.C. are up 50% this year. But enforcement is way down. Now, the city is sending out... more

28 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
How E-Scooters Are Changing D.C.

Lime broke its D.C.-area record for e-scooter and e-bike trips in May, with 430,000 trips. It’s proof of the thing... more

27 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Bears are Roaming D.C.

Bears! They’ve been spotted in Rockville, Hyattsville, Arlington, Roosevelt Island, and Northeast D.C.’s Brookland, where neighbors called animal control about... more

26 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Mayoral Office Harassment Scandal, GOP's Traffic Meddling, and Swimply Drama

In this week’s roundup, Cuynet Dil from Axios DC and City Cast contributor Dan Reed are here to chat about... more

23 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Which D.C. Airport Should You Use Most?

Washington is the rare city where locals have three airports to choose from. And even if you’re aiming to buy... more

22 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
GRRRR! Kicking Off DCPL’s Dino Roar Contest

The DC public library is officially kicking off its annual dinosaur roar competition. In the past, the contest has been... more

21 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
A Guide to D.C.’s Summer Festivals

Today we’re all about festivals — summer in D.C. is full of them, and Nicole Schaller from District Fray is... more

20 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
More Flights at DCA? Plus, Ruby Corado's Dramatic Fall and Juneteenth Plans

There’s a big fight going on over adding more flights to DCA — which side should you be on? Plus,... more

16 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
D.C.’s Path to Statehood

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

15 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
What To Do When the Snakes Come Out

D.C. is in prime season for snake sightings. That might sound a little scary for some, but local wildlife educator... more

14 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Why You Need to Visit Anacostia Park

D.C. has one of the most dynamic parks around. It’s bigger than NYC’s Central Park, and you can roller skate,... more

13 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
The Future of Dave Thomas Circle

Did you know that Dave Thomas Circle — that weird, notoriously chaotic triangle-shaped block out in Northeast where there used... more

12 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
Suffocating Smog, Congress Attacks D.C. Elections, and Local Pride History

It’s hazy out there! We chat about what to do about the Canadian smoke spreading across D.C. Plus, Congress has... more

09 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
D.C.-Made Beers You Have to Try

D.C.’s craft brewery scene is young, but prolific. There are 16 craft breweries in the city, and it’s home to... more

08 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
The Chaotic Phasing-Out of the Tipped Minimum Wage

D.C. residents voted to phase out the tipped minimum wage, and it’s finally now happening, but gradually and confusingly. In... more

07 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
D.C.’s Best Outdoor Movie Screenings

Grab your blanket and popcorn, because we’re kicking off our Summer Entertainment Guide series by talking about outdoor summer movies!... more

06 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
Moon Rabbit Mysteriously Closed. What's Next?

Moon Rabbit, the award winning restaurant that was at the base of the Wharf’s Intercontinental Hotel, closed down abruptly two... more

05 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Metro Crime, Commanders’ Trademark Issues, and Best Pools

On this week’s CCDC roundup, we’re talking crime on the Metro, more drama around the name of our football team,... more

02 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
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Moon Rabbit, the award winning restaurant that was at the base of the Wharf’s Intercontinental Hotel, closed down abruptly two weeks ago.... more