Dec 1, 2018 - Partners

15 Charlotte podcasts you should be listening to


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Whether you are a podcast junkie or a podcast newbie, there’s never been a better time to be on the podcast bandwagon. And you don’t have to go far for awesome listening material. Here are 15 Charlotte podcasts you should be listening to on your commute, during your work out, or any other time of day.

Charlotte Readers Podcast

Hosted by author, Landis Wade, this podcast invites local authors on to read their work. You’ll hear everything from short stories to poetry. Expect interesting insight and discussions to follow their readings. And you don’t even have to be a literary snob to enjoy it.
Great for: Discovering local authors
When to listen: Weekly
How to listen: Online, Apple Podcasts, Android, Stitcher, TuneIn & Spotify.

Charlotte Talks

This is the O.G. podcast of Charlotte. Started in 1998, Charlotte Talks is really more radio show turned podcast. Hosted by Mike Collins, you’ll hear about anything and everything related to Charlotte, from arts and culture to politics and social issues. Mayor Vi Lyles even comes on the show once a month.
Great for: Local talking points that will impress your friends
When to listen:It’s live on WFAE every weekday at 9 a.m. before being released as a podcast.
How to listen: Online, Apple Podcasts, NPR One, Spotify, Stitcher.

Piedmont Arts Podcast

WDAV presents interviews with local artists, performers and community arts leaders. Recently, they had an episode with the Charlotte Symphony’s Music Director, Christopher Warren-Green. ICYMI, he was personally invited to conduct the orchestra at the 2018 royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Great for: Keeping up with the Charlotte arts scene
When to listen: Episodes are sporadic but typically every other week.
How to listen: Apple Podcasts

#DiscussCLT Podcast

Hosts Andy Goh and Andy Smith take a look at the city’s defining issues in conversation with regional leaders and thinkers. They have a wide variety of people on their show, ranging from retired homicide detective, Gary McFadden, to Bank of America’s chief operations and technology officer, Cathy Bessant.
Great for: Getting perspective from the leaders who impact our city
When to listen: Episodes are a little sporadic but there’s usually one once a month.
How to listen: Online, Apple PodcastsStitcher

WDAV’s Classical Road Trip

Hosts Alexander McCall, Themba Searles and Kali Blevins take listeners on a journey through different periods and styles of classical music. They’ll share interesting facts and expose you to a diverse range of pieces.
Great for: Feeling cultured
When to listen: There haven’t been new episodes since 2017 but you can go back and listen to the old ones.
How to listen: Apple Podcasts

The Charlotte Podcast

Hosts, Miller and John, believe that their complete “lack of qualification” actually makes them the most qualified to talk all things Charlotte. And they talk about it all – the good, the bad and even the “unsavory.” Each 45-minute episode usually has a theme along with an impressive guest. 
Great for: Hearing about relevant local topic from two regular dudes
When to listen: Weekly. New episodes are posted every Tuesday or Wednesday.
How to listen: Online, Apple Podcasts


This WFAE podcast is hosted by the award-winning Joni Deutsch and hits on the Charlotte music scene. Every episode features a different artist or music-related topic. Last month they did a really interesting episode about Lunchbox Records, the record store in Plaza Midwood.
Great for: Music lovers
When to listen: New episodes come out every other Thursday.
How to listen: Online, Apple Podcasts, NPR OneGoogle Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, TuneIn, Spotify, RSS

Roaring Riot Podcast

The Riot Report has a few different podcasts to check out: Keep PounDENN, One Day Contract, It Is What It Is and the Roaring Riot Podcast. The one thing they have in common? They talk about all things Panthers related. Hear post-game commentary, predictions and even player interviews.
Great for: Panthers fanatics
When to listen: New episodes every week but if you listen to all the Riot Report podcasts, you’ll be enjoying them every
How to listen: Online

Margarita Confessionals

A podcast about dating, friendship, careers, women, business, and being a young woman in Charlotte. It’s like having drinks with two of your girlfriends. Plus, they have cool guests like former Bachelor star, Ben Higgins and author, Emily Giffin.
Great for: When you need good advice
When to listen: New episodes every Monday
How to listen: Online, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher

1k Podcast

Each episode is 1,000 seconds long (17 minutes and 20 seconds, if you were wondering) and features a different guest from the entertainment industry. They’ve hosted actors and actresses from Ozark, Stranger Things and Big Little Lies.
Great for: Behind the scenes stories from Hollywood
When to listen: There haven’t been new episodes since September but you can catch up on past ones.
How to listen: Online, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify

The #CharlotteIsCreative Podcast

Love Creative Mornings/Charlotte? The #CharlotteIsCreative Podcast features interviews recorded immediately following each CreativeMornings/Charlotte event that take you in-depth with each month’s speaker. The extended Q&A is hosted by the same cool, creative dudes that host the live event, Tim Miner and Matt Olin.
Great for: A creative boost
When to listen: Every month following the live event
How to listen: Apple Podcasts

Soccer ‘N’ Sweet Tea

Soccer ‘N’ Sweet Tea is an online hub for North and South Carolina soccer. It’s also home to, not one, but FOUR soccer podcasts. Talkin’ Jacks is the show to listen to if you root for the Charlotte Independence.
Great for: Diehard soccer fans
When to listen: Weekly-ish. Sometimes episodes are more frequent.
How to listen: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher

Cheers Charlotte Radio

Cheers Charlotte Radio is a bi-weekly podcast exploring the world of craft beer and home brew in the Queen City. Each episode is recorded live and on site at local craft beer bars, breweries and festivals. You’ll hear interviews with local craft brew professionals.
Great for: Listening with a cold one in hand
When to listen: Bi-weekly
How to listen: OnlineApple Podcasts, Android

Yelp Charlotte Podcast

Hosted by Yelp Charlotte Community and Marketing Director Nikki Wolfe, this podcast features a different person in the Charlotte community on each episode. One week you’ll hear from Corri Smith, owner of Black Wednesday, and another week you’ll hear from NFL beat writer, Jourdan Rodrigue. You never know who’ll be on the show next.
Great for: Getting to know the people of Charlotte
When to listen: New episodes every two weeks
How to listen: Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher

The Comedy Zone Podcast

Recorded at The Comedy Zone here in Charlotte, guests include A-list headlining and feature comedians from across the country. Past guests include Josh Wolf, Mike Lawrence and Craig Robinson.
Great for: A good laugh
When to listen: New episodes every Friday
How to listen: Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud

FAQ City

Have you ever wondered about the ‘Jesus Saves’ guy in Uptown? Or about that gold man statue at the intersection of Queens and Providence? Well, others have wondered about those things too. FAQ City answers all your burning questions about Charlotte. If you have one you’d like answered, you can submit it here.
Great for: Answers to your most burning Charlotte questions
When to listen: New episodes go up every two weeks-ish
How to listen: Online, Apple Podcasts, NPR One, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher

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