Coming March 2021

A daily news podcast for Chicago, fresh each weekday at 6 a.m. It’s a smart and delightful way to connect with the city you love. Plus, a morning newsletter packed with what you need (and want) to know about Chicago today.   

City Cast Chicago is Chicago’s newest daily news podcast, with a companion newsletter. Host Jacoby Cochran is a native South Sider, storyteller, and teacher who has been walking the streets of this city since he was a kid—and is excited to have you join him.

Be the first to know when the City Cast Chicago podcast and newsletter go live.

Meet our host

Every weekday morning starting in March, Host Jacoby Cochran will bring the passion, intimacy, and honesty of podcasting to the Chicago stories and issues that matter most. He’ll have the conversations—messy and ardent—that help listeners understand the city’s problems, and its joys, too. 

Why launch City Cast in Chicago?

Chicago is diverse, boisterous, and fraught with some of the most pressing issues of our time—from the pandemic and the economic crisis to the movement for racial justice. None of that diminishes Chicagoans’ deep passion and pride for our city, whose story is still being written. City Cast’s goal is to help Chicagoans become more informed—and more impassioned—local citizens at a moment when that’s urgently important. 

Send us ideas at Chicago@CityCast.fmFollow Jacoby Cochran on Instagram at @CobyCochran, and email him at