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Listen Local: 20+ podcasts in Richmond

Whether you’re interested in local news, music, sports, or wellness, there’s a River City podcast for you.

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Whether you’re a pod aficionado or are just getting into the world of audio entertainment, there’s probably a show for you that’s produced in Richmond. Here’s our guide to local podcasts in a variety of genres.

News

VPM Daily Newscast
You can listen to VPM’s rundown of Central VA news in podcast form.

The Boring Show
Tune in to hear audio from various public meetings in the city, from budget work sessions to committee meetings.

Chesterfield Behind the Mic
Hear directly from county leaders about upcoming programming, ongoing developments, local news, and more.

Arts

Small Venue Music
This video podcast showcases local musicians, venue owners, and fans to give you a taste of the River City scene.

Notable episode: Chilton House owners Angi Baber and Rob Pannell share how they host artists for intimate shows in their Forest Hill home.

Sifter
Jerry Williams — aka TV Jerry — dives into the world of film, television, and streaming with a Virginia focus.

Liner Notes
The team at HearRVA chats with Richmond musicians in this video podcast series featuring short animations.

Geeks Under the Influence
This podcast network is home to all things geeky in culture — from reviews to previews of TV shows and movies to panels and celebrity interviews.

Studio B RVA
A music podcast that started as a radio show in 1995, this show features live performances and interviews with local musicians.

Didn’t Read It
Every episode dives into a work of literature, its adaptations, and its impact — often with special Richmond guests.

Culture

Hang Up
The first season of this reality dating show podcast centers around Richmond bartender Maxine’s quest for love.

Notable episode: Meet Maxine and the six callers who will attempt to make a good first impression in the first episode, “Speed Dial.”

O Lala! (In the Dungeon)
Two blondes interview various Richmonders in this chatty podcast with new episodes every other week.

The Cheats Movement
Explore the back catalog of this arts, politics, and style pod with culture journalist Marc “Cheats” Cheatam and co-host Gigi Broadway.

Food

Eat it, Virginia
Hosts Scott and Robey dig in to the local food scene with interviews with local chefs and restaurateurs.

Notable episode: Keya Wingfield discusses Bombay Chips and her life after winning the Food Network show “Spring Baking Championship.”

Sports

Rivercity 93
Red Army members Elliot Barr and Chenier Durand II give weekly game analysis and interviews with current and former Kickers players.

The Black and Gold Fan Podcast
Launched in 2022, this podcast aims to be your one-stop shop for VCU men’s hoops.

Notable episode: The guys preview what fans can expect for A10 play.

The Funnville Nine
Play-by-play broadcaster Trey Wilson hosts the official podcast of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

ESPN Richmond
Get an overview of local and regional sports, plus interviews with players, coaches, and more.

Black Baseball Mixtape
Marc Cheatham talks all levels of Black baseball, from interviews with special guests to game breakdowns.

Notable episode: Derek Jeter joins the pod at the Players Alliance meeting in the Bahamas.

Wellness

Practically Happy
Miranda Anderson shares inspiration and ideas for applying positive psychology to your everyday life.

Notable episode: Miranda discusses practical examples and strategies for adopting a decision-making system that works for you.

Good Eye Podcast
Get inspired with conversations about health and wellness including mindfulness, charity work, faith, and outreach.

CommonHealth
Virginia Community Healthcare Association produces this pod which digs into several aspects of community health.

How the Wise One Grows
Host Holly Zajur covers spirituality, health, wellness, and other aspects of the human experience through interviews with special guests.

Education

Henrico CTE Now
This show hosts students, business owners, and community leaders in discussions about career and technical education.

Writing Our Way Out
This series from 2020-21 comes from VCU professor David Coogan, based on writing workshops he taught at Richmond City Jail.

Cuppa Hope
Students at VCU Brandcenter share local stories that brew hope, nurture connection and foster community.

Fiction

Split Oak Lane
An apartment manager searches for a missing tenant — but uncovers more secrets than expected — in this sci-fi tale.

If we missed one of your favorites, let us know and we’ll pop in our earbuds and check it out.

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