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City Cast Pittsburgh
City Cast Pittsburgh
City Cast

Join us weekdays at 6 a.m. for a fast-paced daily news podcast that will get you talking — and make you question... more

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Episodes

Tips To Relieve Holiday Stress

Let’s face it, the holiday season can be stressful. Whether you’re visiting family or spending it alone, we’ve got tips... more

23 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
How Black Pittsburgh Revolutionized Emergency Healthcare

In the 1960s, sick or injured people would get taken to the hospital in the backseat of a cop car... more

22 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Meet the Pgh Tattoo Artist Covering Up Hate

Have you ever gotten a tattoo that you regret? It's the risk that comes with permanently inking your skin, and... more

21 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
The Incline's Makeover, Light Up Night & Sustainable Holiday Eats

It’s the Friday news roundup! The team's getting you prepped for Light Up Night this weekend, sharing some fun funicular... more

18 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Why PA's Ski Season Is Turning to Slush

We just had our first snow day in Pittsburgh! While some local ski bums might be ready to hit the... more

17 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Dishing On Allergy-Friendly Recipes For Thanksgiving

Dietary restrictions and food allergies can be a real damper on all of the delicious holiday dishes, but they don’t... more

16 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
What Happened to Pittsburgh's Immigration Court?

Pittsburgh’s immigration court closed six months ago, forcing people to either travel across the state to make their case in... more

15 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Want Fries With That? Pgh Always Says Yes

From sandwiches to salads, Pittsburgh has a long history of putting fries on just about everything. City Cast Pittsburgh host... more

14 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
What the Blue Wave Means for the Future of Pennsylvania

It’s the Friday news roundup! A blue wave swept through Pennsylvania on Election Day. Democrats won both the races for governor... more

11 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
It’s Good Soup: Chatting with Pgh’s Brothmonger

Funeral director Sarah McAlee is a soup-lebrity on the North Side. She goes by brothmonger, and you’ll have to sign... more

10 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
PA Gets a New Governor...And Other Election Results

Ahead of the election, all eyes were on the Keystone State thanks to competitive races for US Senate, governor, and... more

09 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Why Does Pittsburgh Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

This time of year stinks in Pittsburgh, and not just because it’s election season. City Cast Pittsburgh producer Elizabeth Kauma... more

08 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Everything You Need to Know About Local Elections

Mid-term elections are tomorrow! While our statewide races are getting a lot of national attention, we wanted to help you make... more

07 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Breaking Down PA's Governor and US Senate Races

It’s the Friday news roundup! Election Day is around the corner, so our own Morgan Moody is breaking down some of the... more

04 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Pittsburgh's 'Dear Zoe' Hits the Big Screen

A new Pittsburgh-shot film is premiering this weekend! “Dear Zoe” follows Tess, a teenage girl played by “StrangerThings” star Sadie Sink, who grapples... more

03 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Why Can’t Pgh Score an NBA Team?

While Philly sports teams are killing it on the other side of the state, Pittsburgh’s on the struggle bus. And we’re wondering: would... more

02 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Pittsburgh’s Trash Pandas Deserve Kindness, Too

It’s officially raccoon hunting season in Pennsylvania. While these garbage-loving creatures make some of us uneasy, wildlife advocates want us... more

01 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
Meet Pittsburgh’s Most Iconic Scream Queen

George Romero’s 1968 movie “Night of The Living Dead” is a cult classic. The horror flick is considered the godfather of the flesh-eating... more

31 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
What’s the Deal With Pittsburgh Pigeons? Plus, Ballot Prep!

It’s the Friday news roundup! Prepping for Election Day is stressful but not to worry, the City Cast team is clearing up... more

28 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
In Memory and Mourning: 4 Years Since the Attack at Tree of Life

Four years ago today, a gunman killed 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill. The city of... more

27 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Confronting Your Sex Ed Horror Stories

After years of teaching abstinence as the “expected norm,” Pittsburgh Public Schools recently updated its sex ed curriculum to be more comprehensive... more

26 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Why Election Ads Are So Intense This Year

Does it seem like election ads are getting worse and more unavoidable every election...and like candidates get away with stretching... more

25 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Bigfoot Scammers in PA Parks?

Both state officials and Bigfoot believers have a bone to pick with a batch of fraudulent flyers posted across Pennsylvania... more

24 Oct 2022 · 10 minutes
Tricks & Treats for Your Pittsburgh Halloween

It’s the Friday news roundup! If you’re scrambling to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume and plans, we’ve got you... more

21 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
It’s a Beautiful (Birth)day in the Neighborhood

Ten years ago, a new children’s show premiered on PBS starring 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, the animated son of the beloved... more

20 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
How The Post-Gazette Strike Will Affect You

What would it mean to lose a fixture in Pittsburgh news? It's a grim future we’re getting a glimpse of... more

19 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Catch Pgh’s Ghost Signs…Before They Disappear

We can’t stop talking about ghosts during spooky season, but we’re inviting City Cast contributor Rossilynne Skena Culgan on the pod to... more

18 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Perk Up, Pittsburgh! It’s Coffee Week

From having the most coffee shops per capita to being center stage for the coffee union movement, the Steel City... more

17 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Leaf Peeping Season > Election Season

It’s the Friday news roundup! The team is talking about John Fetterman’s first on-air interview since his stroke — and... more

14 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
The Creepiest Airbnb on the Block

Did you know Pittsburgh is the backdrop for one of the most thrilling horror movies ever made? The Silence of the... more

13 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Who Will Respect Bike Lanes If Even Police Won't?

There’s a locally developed app called Dashcam for your Bike and it works by recording your rides and reporting any... more

12 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Whose Land Was Pittsburgh Built On?

The Steel City loves to revel in its own history, but many of those stories are rooted in colonialism and... more

11 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Andy Warhol's in Court Again, Plus How To Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day

It’s the Friday news roundup! Do you know the history of the Point of View statue on Mt. Washington? Plus,... more

07 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
How Downtown Pgh Became a Public Urinal

If you find yourself Downtown and need to use the bathroom, you might be out of luck. Journalist Adam Smeltz gets... more

06 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Maybe Think Twice About That Haunted Prison Tour

We love spooky season, but lots of local and regional haunts make us feel sorta gross. Across the nation, many former... more

05 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
The Supreme Court’s Big Impact on PA Elections

SCOTUS is back in session this week, but what does that mean for us in PA? Oh, you know, just... more

04 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Trash or Treasure? Your Guide to Thrifting in Pgh

Sweater weather is already here in the burrrrgh and you can find some real gems if you’re into thrifting. Christen... more

03 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Wait, Coolio Was From Pittsburgh?!

It’s the Friday news roundup! The City Cast pod-squad is talking the Pittsburgh Zine Fair and federal funding for better... more

30 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
Bad Allergies? Snot Girl Summer Ain't Over Yet

Thanks to climate change, the seasonal part of “seasonal allergies” is a bit of a misnomer in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Our... more

29 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
Inside Pgh’s One-Stop Shop for Free School Supplies

Pittsburgh-area teachers often spend their own (very hard-earned) money on classroom supplies. But twice a year, they can stop by the Education Partnership’s Teacher... more

28 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
What are Nurdles? Plus Why the New Shell Cracker Really Matters

Shell is opening an Ethane Cracker in Beaver County, but we still have some questions. Like why here, in Western... more

27 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
A New Way to Explore Downtown's Most Interesting Buildings

From the courthouse to the Clark Building, Doors Open Pittsburgh lets Pittsburgh get nebby about all kinds of Downtown spaces,... more

26 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
What’s Your Favorite Banned Book? Plus, We Try a Pawpaw

It’s the Friday news roundup! This week, we dive deep into Banned Books Week, explore the intersection of race and policing... more

23 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
America's Longest Running Art Show Opens Saturday

Billboards, discos, murals, and more will light up Pittsburgh over the next six months as part of the 58th Carnegie... more

22 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
How Community Kitchen Cooks Up Job Training

For most organizations, an expansive job training program might be enough, but not the Hazelwood nonprofit Community Kitchen Pittsburgh. Executive director and... more

21 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
You Pay Taxes, So Why Don’t Colleges & Hospitals?

Roughly 20% of Pittsburgh land and 10% in Allegheny County is owned by nonprofits exempt from paying property taxes, including... more

20 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
One of the Nation’s Best Bike Trails is in Our Backyard

There’s a path that takes you from Pittsburgh to D.C. with almost no car traffic — you just have to bike a few hundred miles. The Great... more

19 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Zombies Take Over Tiny Town & Nursing Home Workers Win Big

It’s the Friday news roundup! This week, the City Cast team is talking about how city officials are tackling what they call an... more

16 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
With 988 Rollout, Crisis Centers Need More Resources

The national 988 hotline, which went live in July, provides free and confidential emotional support for people with mental health... more

15 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Heinz or Bust: How Our City's Favorite Ketchup Became King

Can you imagine sitting down with a crispy plate of fries, reaching for your trusty bottle of ketchup, and watching... more

14 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
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From the courthouse to the Clark Building, Doors Open Pittsburgh lets Pittsburgh get nebby about all kinds of Downtown spaces, including theaters,... more