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Food, culture, news and nature in the sweaty Bayou City. Join Host Lisa Gray and the City Cast Houston team as we celebrate and interrogate this sprawling place with our favorite journalists, thinkers, leaders, neighbors and gadflies. Learn more and subscribe to our daily morning newsletter at houston.citycast.fm.

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Food, culture, news and nature in the sweaty Bayou City. Join Host Lisa Gray and the City Cast Houston team as we celebrate and interrogate this sprawling place with our favorite journalists, thinkers, leaders, neighbors and gadflies. Learn more and subscribe to our daily morning newsletter at houston.citycast.fm.

    The Perfect V-day Date Night for Everyone!

    The Perfect V-day Date Night for Everyone!

    The special day of love is approaching and the city of Houston has a lot of fun things to offer to help you get in the spirit! Whether you’re celebrating galantines, spending time with your lover, or trying to find something kid friendly to do for date night contributor Antre'chelle Dorsey and lead producer Dina Kesbeh have you covered!

    The Warwick
    Juliet
    a'Bouzy
    Post Houston Galentine's Market

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    We're doing a Valentine's Day love story edition, and we'd love to hear how you fell in love in this great city. Text/call us at +1 713-489-6972 with your thoughts, we love hearing from you!
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    • 20 min
    Learning To Love Yourself on V-Day

    Learning To Love Yourself on V-Day

    Although Valentines day is suppose to be a day to celebrate love, for many people it just brings sadness. Most people feel like the holiday is only for couples but, truthfully its a great time to love on yourself! Therapist Maliha Khan, who runs the Instagram page Mental Health with Maliha, is here with lead producer Dina Kesbeh to tell us all about ways to practice self-love.

    Get more tips by following Maliha on instagram @mentalhealthwithmaliha Or book a session! 

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    • 17 min
    New Texans Coach, Police Training & Beyonce

    New Texans Coach, Police Training & Beyonce

    It’s Friday, which means it’s that time of the week where we see what Houston’s talking about. Lead producer Dina Kesbeh, producer Carlignon Jones and political contributor Evan Mintz talk about a returning Texans player named coach, Harris County’s childcare expansion plan, Beyonce’s Houston tour dates and more.

    More on HEB policy story here
    More on Beyonce here
    More on Texan's Coach here
    More on childcare expansion here
    More on pensions here

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    We're doing a Valentine's Day love story edition, and we'd love to hear how you fell in love in this great city. Text/call us at +1 713-489-6972 with your thoughts, we love hearing from you!
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    • 27 min
    A Hater's Guide to Houston's Best Pizza

    A Hater's Guide to Houston's Best Pizza

    What’s your favorite style of pizza, New York, deep dish, pan style, Italian? How do you like your pizza, stone oven, baked, round or square? Do you know what Detroit style is? Well Houston has got you covered, there is a pizza style for any taste palate. Even for you pizza haters out there like our very own producer Carlignon Jones, we bet that after listening to lead producer Dina Kesbeh, producer AK Al-Moumen, and newsletter editor Brooke Lewis tell you about the best pizza in town and where you can find a pizzeria that’ll make you a za believer.

    Brooke's picks

    Coltivare

    bellagreen

    Home Slice


    AK's picks:

    Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

    Vinny's

    Love Buzz Pizza Pub


    Dina's picks:

    Frank’s Pizza

    Empire Pizza

    Star Pizza


    Homework:

    Pink’s Pizza at 2726 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

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    • 28 min
    The Super Weird Fish That Live in Buffalo Bayou

    The Super Weird Fish That Live in Buffalo Bayou

    The Buffalo Bayou is a 52-mile river that flows through the heart of our city. It’s home to some of the most beautiful parks. It seems these days, we’re also learning more about the different species of fish that live between the murky waters of our Bayou. But one fish in particular seems to be in the headlines more often these days; the Alligator Gar. Today, contributor Scott Solomon and Kory Evans, assistant professor of BioSciences at Rice University, join lead producer Dina Kesbeh to talk about the different species that live in the Bayou and the evolution of their body shapes.

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    More on the Alligator Gar here

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    • 21 min
    Houston Is One Step Closer to Ending Homelessness

    Houston Is One Step Closer to Ending Homelessness

    The epidemic of people experiencing homelessness has been a problem all over America, but after being praised by The New York Times for housing over 25,000 people, Houston seems to be on track to possibly solving the problem. Producer Carlignon Jones talks with Anna Rauch of the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston about how an annual survey is used to help us get closer to housing more of the unhoused.

    Want to learn more?
    Check out the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County's website
    You can also find out more about how our city housed 25,000 people by reading this New York Times article!

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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Waking up to City Cast Houston has become a lifeline. Learning so many new things about this crazy city with every episode. Love all the highlights to the community and cool spots to hit up in H-town that I get when listening to those team chats. Keep ‘‘em comin!

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Great show

Congratulations, Antréchelle!

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Gift Cards are garbage gifts. Will keep listening for your good nuggets

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