Love podcasts, love Charlotte? 27 Charlotte-based podcasts to download right now

Love podcasts, love Charlotte? 27 Charlotte-based podcasts to download right now
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The rise of podcasts doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, but does Charlotte have anything to add to the melting pot? Absolutely. Here are 27 recorded in Charlotte with topics ranging from board games and beer to the paranormal.

A Charlotte Mason Education
What: Catherine Levison, a homeschooling mother and author, shares with homeschooling parents ideas and concepts to put into practice in their own home in a 3-part series.
Listen: Web
Connect: Web

B2U Podcast
What: Andrew Bowen, a Community Research Specialist for the City of Charlotte, keeps listeners up to date on how to save time and money when it comes to business in the city. He’s had guests from CRVA, the Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library to talk everything from intellectual property and how to protect it to the impact HB2 has had on the city.
When: Weekly to bi-weekly
Listen: Web
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Carolina Huddle Podcast
What: Jeremy Igo and Sammi Jo Francis, Charlotte-area journalists, tackle topics that cover every sports team in the city with player interviews and media guest hosts.
When: Sporadic. The last upload was in January of this year.
Listen: iTunes
Connect: Web, Facebook

Carolina Pro Football
What: A podcast created and hosted by Jason Oppel that aims to bring talk about football up a level from the “sub-standard, skin deep, caricatures” that are presented by media. Expect “unparalleled insight” into what goes on behind the scenes of the force that is the Panthers, complete with conversations with coaches as well as medical and sports experts.
When: Sporadically – the last new episode was released in September 2015, but up until that point, it was weekly.
Listen: iTunes, Stitcher
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Charlotte Storytellers Podcast
What: Stories told by first-time, amateur and experienced local storytellers that happen both in-person and are recorded for podcasts.
When: Normally weekly, but uploads can be sporadic.
Listen: iTunes, Soundcloud
Connect: Facebook

Charlotte Talks
What: Mike Collins, the same brain behind Charlotte Squawks, talks about everything from politics and the arts to literature and human interest.
When: It’s live on WFAE every weekday at 9 a.m. (call in and add your two cents!) before being released as a podcast on iTunes.
Listen: WFAE, iTunes
Connect: Web

Cheers Charlotte
What: The city’s food, beer and social scene as told by Weezie, Cesar and Ford, who all have strong roots in the three worlds. Recent episodes have featured Golden Cow Creamery, Moo & Brew and Red Clay Ciderworks.
When: Weekly to bi-weekly
Listen: Web, iTunes, Stitcher
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter

Corkbuzz
What: A series of 5 podcasts related to all things wine. Episodes: Wine 101, Holiday Food and Wine Pairings, Wine Etiquette, Sparkling Wine and Fortified Wine
When: All have been uploaded to Corkbuzz’s website
Listen: Web
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

CPCC’s Going Global
What: Intelligent conversations about things happening all over the world with commentators like Jennifer Roberts, Chase Saunders and Dr. Patricia Skinner.
When: Weekly, but episodes haven’t been uploaded since March 2016
Listen: Web
Connect: Web

Crown Town Soccer
What: The blog by Zach Hall, who focuses solely on the Independence, has launched a new podcast that talks all things soccer in relation to Charlotte. Guests have included Jeff Hamlin, Tom Engstrom and John Rosch.
When: Sporadically
Listen: Web, Soundcloud
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter

Diabetes Connection
What: A podcast hosted by Stacey Simms, award-winning radio and TV broadcaster, that teaches people about diabetes and everything that comes with it. Since its creation, the show has been downloaded 50,000 times.
When: Every Tuesday
Listen: Web
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter

Draft Mechanic
What: A podcast put on by Jake and Danielle Bock and recorded bi-weekly focused on board games and craft beer. Check out the board game nights they host at Salud on the third Tuesday of every month.
When: Every other Monday
Listen: Web, iTunes
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Fermentation Nation
What: Shawn McBride, Joe Domm and Daan Muller, all impressively successful homebrewers, that get together and talk all things homebrewing, including the science behind it and what it takes to create a perfect brew.
When: Up to a few times per month
Listen: Web, iTunes, Android, Stitcher
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Final Round Radio
What: A podcast for the disc golf fanatic that touches on all things golf, put on by Another Round Disc Golf. Past topics have included Pat Bowles’ impact on the sport, the 2016 Vibram Open and prodigy Travis Chumley.
When: Bi-weekly
Listen: Web
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

It’s Training Men
What: Local athletes Vance Ricks and Jacob Stohler give listeners an inside look at the intense training they went through for events like marathons and century rides.
When: Weekly
Listen: iTunes, PodBean
Connect: PodBean

Locked on Hornets
What: “Hornets talk for the hardcore fan” with Doug Branson, David Walker and Jason Thomas. Expect in-depth, smart talk about the Hornets and the NBA.
When: Every weekday
Listen: Web, iTunes
Connect: Web, YouTube

Official Hornets Podcast
What: Collin Hoggard hosts weekly conversations with Matt Carroll, Hornets Interactive Media Manager Eryn Gradwell and Interactive Media Coordinator Jace Darling about everything happening in the NBA. Past episodes have touched on All-Star games, Steph Curry and the team’s progress.
When: Weekly when the season starts again
Listen: Web
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Public Conversations
What: Set up like a community forum in which Charlotteans could discuss “timely and relevant topics,” this WFAE podcast, which ended in 2015, aimed to create public conversations between residents and expert panelists. Topics covered in its time included end-of-life planning and views on HOAs.
When: N/A
Listen: Web
Connect: Web

The Black Guy Who Tips
What: “Nothing’s wrong if it’s funny” is this free comedy podcast’s belief. Rod and Karen, who have been together since they were 16 and married since 2002, have gained a large fanbase and spotlights on Huffington Post and Spreecast talking about everything from killer clowns to more serious topics like a rapist feeling as though he’s paid his dues.
When: 5 days a week
Listen: Web, iTunes, Podmatic, Stitcher
Connect: Web, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter

The Charlotte Podcast
What: Miller and John, who believe that their complete “lack of qualification” actually makes them the most qualified to talk all things Charlotte, even the things that are “unsavory” and disappointing. Each 45-minute episode has a theme and impressive guest like Bob Peters or Chef Alyssa.
When: Every Monday
Listen: Web, iTunes
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter

The Comedy Zone Podcast
What: Expect the headlining and feature comedians that take the stage at the comedy club to bring it into the studio. Past guests include Craig Shoemaker, DeRay Davis and Josh Wolf.
When: Every Friday and noon
Listen: iTunes
Connect: FacebookTwitter

The Craft Beercast
What: A group of anonymous craft beer enthusiasts (some homebrewers, some just drinkers) that do what we’ve all thought would make us rich someday – getting together, getting drunk and recording the ideas that come out during drunken conversations. It hasn’t worked yet, but they say that if you’re into hearing a group of guys giving “unsolicited and uncensored opinions” on beer topics both local and national, you’ve found your match.
When: Every Thursday
Listen: Web, iTunes
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

The CharlotteFive Podcast
What: CharlotteFive writers Corey Inscoe and Sarah Crosland talk everything that’s interesting, new and important in Charlotte. Topics have included Jamal Tate, inmate turned CEO, and how to make a relationship work.
When: Weekly
Listen: Web, iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

The Margarita Confessionals
What: Ali and Lauren discuss dating, friendship and more. One of the Agenda’s local favorites.
Listen: Web, iTunes
Connect: Web, FacebookTwitter, Instagram

The Morning Stir
What: Agenda’s own Cristina Wilson launched this podcast with the goal of easing listeners into their day with 10-15 minute messages and offer an escape from the general clutter of the morning rush. It’s done with far less frequency now, as she’s busy making the Agenda what it is, but it’s worth a listen.
When: Infrequently
Listen: Web, iTunes
Connect: Web

The Second Yellow Soccer Podcast
What: ESPN’s take on all things soccer in Charlotte, with topics like Hope Solo, the Charlotte Independence’s playoff chances and stadium upgrades.
When: Every Wednesday
Listen: Web

#weloveCLT
What: While it was running, #weloveCLT was a community-driven podcast that sought to shed light on different kinds of experiences, personal and business, throughout the city.
When: Episodes are no longer being recorded
Listen: iTunes
Connect: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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