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Washington City Paper and WAMU Are Making a Podcast

Readers, we know you've always wanted to consume Washington City Paper on as many platforms as you can. (That's why you follow @wcp on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and keep asking Friendster when it's going to relaunch so you can friend-request us there, too.) So today, we've got good news: You can listen to us, as well as read us. That's because City Paper and WAMU 88.5 FM are launching a new weekly podcast, The District Line.

Each week, WAMU's Patrick Madden will join me or City Paper's managing editor, Jonathan A. Fischer, and other guests at Smoke & Barrel, a bar near our Adams Morgan office, to talk about what you're talking about—which is to say, whatever's going on in the District. In our pilot episode, which you can listen to or download below, we discussed food trucks with Young & Hungry columnist Jessica Sidman, the Washington Post's endorsement of Patrick Mara in the D.C. Council at-large race and whether endorsements matter with Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman and once (and future?) D.C. Council candidate Bryan Weaver, and the city's regulation of nightlife with arts editor Ally Schweitzer.

Check it out here, and look for new episodes early every week here and (soon) on WAMU's website and on iTunes. And let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • Caroline

    Great content but horrible execution. I had a hard time listening because of all the background noise.

  • 20011

    Listening to Patrick Madden on the air in more than 30 second increments is like nails on a chalkboard.

  • Kevin

    Great idea, but the production was not so great. Microphone selection / mix was pretty weird.

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