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City Cast is the daily, local audio companion you knew DC needed. Washingtonians are gritty, proud, and resilient — necessary qualities for a community facing issues that range from an affordability crisis to the fight for statehood to the movement for racial justice… and useful qualities for a region full of whip-smart people, dynamic culture, and constant change. Washingtonians are deeply passionate about our city, whose story is still being written, and City Cast DC is here to tell it.

Every weekday morning, our hosts Michael Schaffer and Bridget Todd will engage people from all over the eight wards in conversation about DC’s crises and its beauty, both literal and figurative. It’ll have the feel of eavesdropping on an energetic and informative coffee shop chat, except that with City Cast DC, consider this your official invitation to listen in.

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    • 4.6 • 126 Ratings

City Cast is the daily, local audio companion you knew DC needed. Washingtonians are gritty, proud, and resilient — necessary qualities for a community facing issues that range from an affordability crisis to the fight for statehood to the movement for racial justice… and useful qualities for a region full of whip-smart people, dynamic culture, and constant change. Washingtonians are deeply passionate about our city, whose story is still being written, and City Cast DC is here to tell it.

Every weekday morning, our hosts Michael Schaffer and Bridget Todd will engage people from all over the eight wards in conversation about DC’s crises and its beauty, both literal and figurative. It’ll have the feel of eavesdropping on an energetic and informative coffee shop chat, except that with City Cast DC, consider this your official invitation to listen in.

    Bagel Shop Zoning Battle, Commanders Stadium Study, and Heat Wave

    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 all have to find a way to survive the heat wave crushing the city. ANC member Topher Matthews and the Washington Post’s Michael Brice-Saddler are here to chat all about it.
    Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. You can also become a member, with ad-free listening, for as little as $8 a month.
    Learn more about the sponsors of this June 21st episode:
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    And we’d love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654.


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    • 23 min
    The Problem with Giant's Latest Security Measure

    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 like our host, Bridget, this means not only an inconvenience, but the company putting corporate responsibility onto their customers. 
    Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. You can also become a member, with ad-free listening, for as little as $8 a month. 
    Learn more about the sponsors of this June 20th episode:
    PaintCare
    Paulson & Nace 
    Eagle Bank 
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info HERE
    And we’d love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654.

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    • 22 min
    Speed Cameras Are Actually Working. Plus, DC’s Budget, and Juneteenth

    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 to celebrate Juneteenth! To dig into all of this, we’re joined by Briana Thomas, author of Black Broadway in Washington, D.C.
    Learn more about the sponsors of this June 18th episode:
    PaintCare
    Paulson & Nace 
    Eagle Bank 
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. You can also become a member, with ad-free listening, for as little as $8 a month.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info HERE. We’re also on Twitter! Follow us at @citycast_dc
    And we’d love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654.
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    • 30 min
    Why DC Kids Are Skipping School

    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 of disagreement about how to fix it. Axios’ Cuneyt Dil has been covering kids playing hooky and grownups playing politics.  
    If you enjoyed this interview with Alliance Française's Executive Director, Sara Dilligenti, learn more here.
    Learn more about the pther sponsors of this June 17th episode:
    PaintCare
    Paulson & Nace
    Eagle Bank
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. You can also become a member, with ad-free listening, for as little as $8 a month.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info HERE
    And we’d love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 22 min
    WaPo’s Pivot, Parks Quest Continues, and DC Chefs Sweep Awards

    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 update on the ultimate park's quest. Ann Limpert from Washingtonian and Jacob Fenston are here to get into all of it.
    Learn more about the sponsors of this June 14th episode:
    Casey Trees
    Alliance Française
    Eagle Bank
    Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. You can also become a member, with ad-free listening, for as little as $8 a month.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info HERE
    We’re also on Twitter! Follow us at @citycast_dc And we’d love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654.
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    • 21 min
    What’s the Point of Pocket Parks?

    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 country’s best big city park system by the Trust for Public Land for the fourth time in a row! We are a park city, and not all of our parks are big. Greater Greater Washington’s Dan Reed and Kelly Collins Choi of Casey Trees sound off on what makes DC’s pocket parks so special. 
    Learn more about the sponsors of this June 13th episode:
    Casey Trees
    Alliance Française
    Eagle Bank
    Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. You can also become a member, with ad-free listening, for as little as $8 a month.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info HERE
    And we’d love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

John f alderman ,

Citycast is the best

Citycast has made me feel so much more connected to DC. It’s an easy way to get up on the most important and interesting issues facing the city. I recommend the newsletter, too.

Samuelezrajacov ,

Upper-Middle Class Transplant Radio

Looking for lukewarm takes from upper middle class 40 year old executives regurgitated through their hip local mouthpiec- er, “reporters”? Want hard hitting conversation on mundane social issues that don’t really effect you because you have real problems? This is the show for you!

Anonymouslizz ,

Great local podcast

I love that this podcast covers such interesting and timely topics. Definitely one to listen to regularly if you live in the dmv.

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