Podcasts have become a popular avenue to indulge in everything from sports to literary fiction to pop culture.
That little purple app on your iPhone (that you may have deleted or moved to a random folder) holds hours of audio leisure. They can also be found on Spotify + dozens of podcast-specific apps. Much like how Netflix or Hulu offer series to binge, podcasts deliver a series of “episodes” or audio files that you can listen to at your own pace.
Whether you’re a newbie or a fifth-generation Raleighite, here are just a few local podcasts to fill your day.
🎧 Podcast Raleigh | Listen to notable people of Raleigh, including our Mayor, sports figures + business owners.
🎧 WakeMed Voices | Tune in and hear health tips from WakeMed experts on topics ranging from children’s health to chronic conditions, caring for an aging parent + everything in between.
🎧 Tech on Tap | WRAL TechWire podcast covering the latest and greatest on Triangle tech startups + news.
🎧 919 Beer | Hear about the latest news about your favorite local brews (and breweries). Covering new brewery openings to fresh new tastes in the NC beer scene, this podcast covers it all.
🎧 3 Oak Podcast | Sit down with AJ The Menace, Shane M. Petty + Cherry TNT, all based out of Raleigh, as they chat about the latest in music, movies, and social media.
🎧 Voices from the Village | Take a closer look at the addiction recovery community within Wake County + hear from the individuals and community partners who are helping our neighbors in their recovery journey.
🎧 Canes Cast | The official podcast of the Carolina Hurricanes.
🎧 Tested | a WUNC podcast that talks about how NC is dealing with the pandemic.
🎧 Bits of History | Deep dive into our state’s history with the NC Museum of History.
🎧 Neighbors of Raleigh | Listen to Raleighites from all walks of life and how they came to call this city their home.
🎧 JUST | WRAL podcast sharing how communities are being built rooted in justice.
🎧 NC F&B Podcast | Learn about the ins and outs of the food and beverage industry in our state, hosted by hospitality industry experts. Hear from local chefs, sommeliers, distillers, farmers, brewers + more.
🎧 Eye on the Triangle | NC State student radio station (WKNC 88.1 FM) podcast that covers everything in the Triangle that’s centered around public affairs — with news, interviews, opinion, sports + arts.
🎧 RIot Underground | Learn about the latest happenings in the tech and startup world from RIot + hear from instigators who are changing the world with disruptive technology.
🎧 Domecast | The News & Observer podcast covering what’s going on in NC’s government.
🎧 Raleigh Raleigh Raleigh | An archived podcast that interviews local shop owners, brewers, musicians, artists + more.
🎧 How to Commit Journalism | WRAL dives into the nitty gritty of what it takes to be a modern day journalist.
🎧 Triangle Talk Show | Learn about what’s going on in our Research Triangle political world from Gary Pearce + local guests from across the Triangle. This show is also recorded live and can be streamed on Youtube or their Facebook Page.
🎧 The Holderness Family Podcast | Sit down with a local family as they share the real-life ups and downs of living together, working together + raising kids together, in a funny and entertaining way.
🎧 Logan’s Garden Shop Podcast | Join Logan’s Garden Shop (or “Logan’s”) for a gardening podcast that goes beyond the planting and digs deep into your love of gardening.
🎧 Financial Symmetry | Learn about financial opportunities to help you balance enjoying today with being ready to retire later from Raleigh financial advisors.
🎧 Your Money in 20 | Tune in with Woodward Financial Advisors located in Chapel Hill as they break down complicated financial planning topics in bite sized chunks of twenty minutes or less.
🎧 AcaDames | Co-hosts Whitney Robinson and Sarah Birken — professors in Chapel Hill — interview a diverse range of women to learn their perspective on whether they think being a woman in academia is a dream, game, or scam.
🎧 Now Look Inward | Hosted by Angela Connor, this podcasts challenges “Corporate America” to make Black voices and contributions matter inside their organizations.
🎧 Path to Ending Hunger | ABC11’s Tisha Powell and Amber Rupinta introduce the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC’s leaders, staff, and volunteers and their vision for the organization. The podcast tells the story of 40 years of nourishing people and building solutions to end hunger.
🎧 The Fly Angle | The Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s Communications, Government, and Community Affairs team go behind-the-scenes of their airport, introducing special guest interviews and answering burning questions about little-known aspects of airport life.
🎧 Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out | This podcast — hosted by Julie Coraccio — discusses clutter in all its forms: spiritual, energetic, emotional, mental, and physical + provide tips for decluttering your life, home organizing, and how to organize your life.
🎧 Convincing Creatives | Local filmmaker Evan Kidd dives into what truly empowers creatives and how today’s creators are convincing in their process by sitting down with curated guests to navigate how creatives of this world define our culture.
Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of every local podcast. Check out Triangle on the Cheap’s list of podcasts from producers around the Triangle for more. Are there any we missed? Let us know.