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City Cast Chicago

City Cast

Chicago’s daily news podcast, fresh every weekday at 6 a.m. Host Jacoby Cochran brings you timely conversations with news and culture makers; activists and artists; bus drivers and students; those who love and hate this place—all in 15 minutes a day. It’s a smart and delightful new way to connect with the city we share. Learn more and subscribe to our morning newsletter at

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Latest Episodes

The Back of the Yards neighborhood is still recovering from a mass shooting that took place over the weekend. WTTW’s Joanna Hernandez and freelance writer for the Windy City Times Jake Wittich discuss what happens next. They also tell host Jacoby Coc... more

39 hours ago

Is the Jane Addams museum haunted? How did Chance the Snapper end up in the Humboldt Park Lagoon? And why do so many Chicagoans hate ketchup? WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer investigates some of the city’s strangest stories and attempts to solve its most baffli... more

3 days ago

We’ve gifted it to someone, maybe gone to a tasting, or seen a vineyard before, but how much do we know about wine? Wine enthusiast and “Wine Convo Generator” author Chasity Cooper tells host Jacoby Cochran the best places for a tasting in the city a... more

4 days ago

Pro-Palestinian protesters blocked traffic on I-190 to O’Hare airport Monday morning. Host Jacoby Cochran and executive producer Simone Alicea talk about what happened and discuss coming protests at the Democratic National Convention. We also respond... more

5 days ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 613 ratings
  • Amazing Way to Connect to The City

    As a sober person, City Cast has been an incredible resource for me to learn about all of the amazing experiences, food, and nature that the city offers that isn’t centered around drinking. Thank you City Cast Team! Your work is so important!!

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    United States2 months ago
  • Friendly, Fun and Informative

    I love tuning in to city cast Chicago to get the rundown on the big Onion!

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    Sir Knee
    United States2 months ago
  • CityCastSuperFan

    Just wanted to clear up an earlier comment. The entire 4 person Chicago team lives and works in Chicago. 3/4 were born and raised in Chicago!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Disappointed

    Love the host and find most of the episodes interesting! Recently found out that not everyone on the production team lives in Chicago, which I found disappointing. We need people who live here to tell our stories!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Always a great listen!

    Chicago City Podcast has seamlessly become a cherished part of my morning routine, especially during my commute. As I sip my coffee and settle into the journey, the hosts' engaging stories about Chicago create a perfect backdrop. It's like having a friendly conversation about the city's hidden gems and stories while I start my day. This podcast has become my ideal companion, turning my morning commute into a delightful and informative experience. If you're a fellow coffee-sipper on your way to w... more

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    Patrice MP
    United States3 months ago

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