City Cast Houston

Food, culture, news and nature in the sweaty Bayou City. Join Host Raheel Ramzanali and the City Cast Houston team as we celebrate and interrogate this sprawling place with our favorite journalists, thinkers, leaders, neighbors and gadflies. Learn more and subscribe to our daily morning newsletter, Hey Houston, at

Daily News
Society & Culture
Two Texas Teachers Explain Why They Quit
Texas teachers are leaving the profession in droves
22 min
Monkeypox Success, a Toxic Threat Map, & a Stud...
It's Friday! And on Fridays, we talk about all the latest news!
28 min
H-town’s Best Brunches
Do you brunch?
22 min
Oak Leaves’ Wild Secrets: What Goes on Inside G...
Where Houston Scientists Are Finding New Species
19 min
50 Years of Downtown HTX’s Growth Spurts
Houston is changing before our eyes — and nowhere more than downtown.
24 min
Houston Lawyer Explains Why Divorces Are So Mea...
Divorce has never been an easy subject
16 min
Big Teacher Raises, RIP Shasta, and Local Team ...
It's Friday! And on Fridays, we talk about all the latest news!
25 min
You lured a friend to visit Houston. Now what?
How, in just a day, can you make your out-of-town friend understand what’s great about this place?
26 min
Malls Are Dying. So Why Is The Galleria Packed?
Wasn’t e-commerce supposed to kill malls?
18 min
Uvalde, COVID & 4th-Grade Math: How to Deal wit...
It's back to school season!
18 min
A Dream of a Blimp Race Around the World
Today on City Cast Houston, host Lisa Gray speaks with Houstonian, Don Hartsell, founder and 1st Commissioner for the World Air League.
16 min
Bribery, monkeypox, and Ferrill’s goodbye
It's Friday, which means it's that time of the week where we round up the news!
25 min
The Bayou Where Houston Was Born
So much to love about Buffalo Bayou
16 min
Why Houston Is Still Space City
The Houston Spaceport will grow space exploration capabilities
18 min
Why Houston's Bees Are at War With Each Other
Like pollinators everywhere, the bees native to the Houston area are struggling.
12 min
City Cast CEO Tests Our Htown Knowledge
Today, we are bringing back one of our favorite episodes
19 min
Fights Over Freeways, Monkeypox, and a Blimp Race
It’s that time of the week where we look back at a weeks worth of news.
26 min
Dog Days Got Your Dog Dazed? H-Town's Cool Dog ...
Cool choices for Houston's canines!
20 min
Listener Tips on Staying Cool in HTX
Today, we're passing the mic on to you, our listeners
13 min
Neighborhood Guide: West U. Is a Small Upscale ...
The Force is with West U!
23 min
Is Houston's Green Energy Future Screwed?
Is carbon capture a "unicorn in the sky?"
12 min
Bonus Episode: Texas Take
56 min
Gas Prices, Street Races, and the Never-Ending ...
It’s Friday again! That means we’ve got a week’s worth of news to catch up on.
21 min
CNBC Disses Texas’ Quality of Life. And Maybe T...
Texas ranked second worst state to live in.
24 min
Why are Pipes Busting All Over Houston?
Houston we have a PROBLEM, and this time it's more than just the heat!
16 min