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Telling the personal stories from political Washington.

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    • Society & Culture

Telling the personal stories from political Washington.

    S2 Ep.5 What Do You Mean, Self Care?

    S2 Ep.5 What Do You Mean, Self Care?

    What do we mean by "self care?" By popular usage, it could mean anything from going to yoga to spending a Saturday in bed. Self care is front and center in our conversations about work-life balance, and it's all over our Instagram feeds.  In this episode, we talk with Self Care Coach Gracy Obuchowicz.  Then, Ronald Young Jr., host of the podcast Time Well Spent, talks about how he came to prioritize self care in his daily life.  This episode was produced by Michelle Harven.  Theme song by Bryson Kemp.

    • 26 min
    S2 Bonus: Furlough Special

    S2 Bonus: Furlough Special

    The government has been shutdown for more than 30 days now.  This podcast is about what we do outside of work, but what do we do when there is no work?  We talked with furloughed feds in DC at 2 bars offering shutdown specials - Capitol Lounge and Atlas Brew Works. 

    • 6 min
    S2 Ep.4 Give a Little Bit

    S2 Ep.4 Give a Little Bit

    Giving back to our communities is sometimes like exercising and eating well - we know we should do it, it makes us feel good, but if we're not in the habit, it can be hard to know where to start.  This episode is about volunteering and giving back.  Featuring Friends of the Soldiers Home, a volunteer group at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and Paws and Read, an opportunity for kids at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. This episode was produced by Michelle Harven.  Our theme song is by Bryson Ke

    • 21 min
    S2 Ep.3 Creating a Side Hustle

    S2 Ep.3 Creating a Side Hustle

    This episode explores the creative side hustles we pursue and why - from stand up comedy to painting, writing to podcasting, baking to music.  We pursue side hustles for any number of reasons: build a career, scratch a creative itch, or share our unique voice.

    Mike Whitfield is at whitfieldcomedy.com, definitelyrealcomedy.com and @cmikewhitfield. Carlos is at carmonamedina.com. Production: Michelle Harven. Theme song: Bryson Kemp.  Other music: Poddington Bear, Jeris, Daddy Scramble, Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 28 min
    S2 Ep.2 Flag Football Game Day

    S2 Ep.2 Flag Football Game Day

    Young professionals in DC play social sports as a way to meet new people, stay in shape, and have fun.  Sometimes, the focus is fun.  In the league Project Black Flag, the focus is winning. On this episode of DC Diary, we follow two teams in their bid for the 2018 Spring Championship for Project Black Flag, a flag football league.
    This episode was mixed and produced by Michelle Harven.  Melody Rowell helped with field production.  Our theme music was composed by Bryson Kemp. 
     

    • 22 min
    S2 Ep.1 What's Your 5–9?

    S2 Ep.1 What's Your 5–9?

    Welcome back to a brand new season of DC Diary! In season two, we're focusing on anything outside of your 9-5.  Episode one is all about how we keep our personal and professional lives separate... Or how we don't. 
    “I'm a very professional, political guy. I really love art, I love movies, I love listening to new music, I love very experimental artistic movies. And I really enjoy keeping professional politics stuff from 9-5.” This episode was produced by Morgan Givens and Melody Rowell.  Our production assistant is Simona Ruzer.  Our theme music was composed by Bryson Kemp, and you can find him at brysonkempmusic.com.

    • 23 min

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