City Cast


So what exactly is City Cast?

Like you, we’ve spent a lot of time listening to podcasts and reading newsletters that help us make sense of the bigger world— politics, sports, fiction, fantasy, technology, and national news. But we’ve longed for a daily podcast and newsletter that help us connect with our own communities — the beautiful, complicated cities where we spend our days (and dollars). So we decided to make one (or, technically, several).

City Cast is a network of daily local podcasts and newsletters that make you feel more connected to the city you love. Currently in Boise, Chicago, Denver, DC, Houston, Las Vegas, Madison, Philly, Pittsburgh, Portland, and Salt Lake-- with more cities coming soon.

City Cast aims to be the smartest, easiest way to connect with the place you live and love.

Why start City Cast now?

Local journalism is in crisis across the U.S.—with newspapers and other outlets collapsing left and right. And yet there’s never been a more critical time for people to understand what’s going on in their communities (see: pandemic, economic crisis, mass movement for social and racial justice, etc.) City Cast’s goal is to help Americans become more informed—and more impassioned—local citizens at a moment when that’s urgently important.

Who is City Cast?

Maybe you! We're building a team of creative, curious people, and we're hiring right now for lots of positions. Check out our jobs page.

The head of City Cast is CEO David Plotzwho has worked in digital media for 25 years. He grew Atlas Obscura from 0 to 70 employees as its first CEO, built Slate’s podcasting business as Slate’s editor in chief, and has hosted the iconic Slate Political Gabfest podcast for the past 15 years. Say hi at:

Meet the rest of the City Cast team.

What’s it like working for City Cast?

City Cast offers competitive pay, great benefits, and a culture of creativity and inclusion. We love our work and want to love our (virtual) workplace too. We value diversity, integrity, kindness, flexibility, and humor. Let’s make something great together—and enjoy doing it. Check out our jobs page and read more about our mission and values here.

Who owns City Cast?

City Cast is owned by Graham Holdings Co., an Arlington, Va., based company with deep experience in both local news and on-demand audio.

Any more questions about City Cast?

Reach out if you have specific questions we haven’t answered! If you want to talk about working with us, try us at: If you want to go straight to the CEO, email