Podcasts are great sources of entertainment. The D.C. area doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re interested in catching up on politics, spending your morning with some upbeat personalities or enjoying pop culture references, here are six options to try.
- The Tommy Show – D.C. media darling Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis spend every morning making us tired, stressed Washingtonians feel better. They’re kind and fun and their podcasts offer great entertainment in overwhelming times. According to their website, The Washington Post has called them the “fun table at a wedding.” Both Collis and McFly are active on social media too. You can reach McFly on Instagram @MrTommyMcFly and Kelly on Instagram at @cityshopgirl.
2. The Kojo Nnamdi Show – Monday through Thursday at noon, longtime Washingtonian Kojo Nnamdi talks news, politics and social trends. Nnamdi is a Guyana native and often brings a level-headed, global perspecive on the DMV area. The podcast includes lots of listener call-ins, emails and more. The show debuted almost 30 years ago. Nnamdi is on Twitter at @kojoshow.
3. Metropocalypse – For anyone who’s ever had to deal with Metro, this podcast is an homage to you. The podcast airs weekly and is made by WAMU 88.5 News. Expect lots of info on the latest developments, including the Metro stations currently closed due to what’s going on right now, rider questions and lots of humor because how else could we deal with Metro without some fun? Metropocalypse can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Metropocalypse/.
4. Hey Frase – Local media personality Sarah Fraser, along with co-host AJ on the Mic host a weekly pop-culture focused podcast. They discuss topics like Netflix’s Tiger King, an interview with America’s Got Talent’s Preacher Lawson and how to make homemade hand sanitizer. Fraser recently created a six-part true crime series called “The Mansion Murders” based on a local family’s murder. The series appeared regularly in iTunes Top 200 podcasts.
5. What’s With Washington – Locals know just how interesting DC can be. Host Mikaela Lefrak and roving reporters explore the area asking the questions to topics we’ve all discussed at at least one dinner party. Episodes include Feb. 11, 2020’s “Why do Washingtonians Freak Out About Snow?”and Dec. 17, 2019’s “D.C.’s Buildings Have Peaked: The Height Rule, Explained.”
6. D.C. Public Libraries Podcast – The D.C. Public Library’s program is everything you want to know about local libraries. There are stories about the area library system, presentations and special author talks. The weekly series premieres every Tuesday at 1 p.m., perfect to listen to over lunch.