According to the data gods, City Paper’s print readers and online readers are two substantially different groups, with little overlap between them. This column appears in the print paper every Thursday and shows up online at around the same time.
But this week we devote it to our print-only readers, who may not know that City Paper launched a podcast. It’s called Washington City Podcast, and you can find all of the episodes at washingtoncitypaper.com/podcast. Most episodes feature a 20-minute conversation with a person whose perspective can illuminate some aspect (or many aspects) of life in the District. Staffer Will Warren, who triples as City Paper’s social media editor and copy editor, hosts and edits the podcast.
Our first episode was with D.C.’s 14-term congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. In the second episode, Arts Editor Matt Cohen interviewed musician Brother Ah, who once played the flute for a bird at the National Zoo who was having trouble laying an egg.
“This is SO good. Brother Ah is a legend around here and this pod is a great audio landscape and interview all around,” tweeted @clintonyates. “Tremendous musician and steward of the culture and good dude all around.”
In our most recent episode we review the new holiday songs of 2017, song samples included. Find a few more of those reviews written out in this week’s paper, and the full collection online.
Only one commenter has written about the podcast on iTunes so far, but it was a comprehensive comment, so I’ll print it here: “If you live in D.C., and you love it, this is the podcast for you. (And if you don’t live in D.C. and have a misguided sense of our city as “Washington” and “The Beltway,” instead of a place where real people live, this is a great podcast for you to know the real D.C.) The folks at Washington City Paper have always taken a fresh and interesting and affectionate look at our city and the people who *actually* live here, and their podcast follows that same insightful and affectionate tradition. Even if you think you know D.C., you will learn something new,” writes News junkie in dc.