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Listen Local: 10+ podcasts in Kansas City

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


Put on your listening ears. | Photo via Kansas City Revival

Building out your queue of quality ear candy ahead of the long weekend? Look no further than this list of locally-produced podcasts covering a variety of subjects in KC + beyond.

News + community

Kansas City Today, 89.3 KCUR + most platforms | Weekdays
Don’t be fooled, it’s not us. This NPR-affiliate station show gives listeners a deep dive on hot button metro topics in 15 minutes or less.

Northeast Newscast, most platforms | Weekly
The historic Northeast Corridor gets its own spotlight with interviews featuring community leaders, a round-up of latest events, and thought-provoking discussions.

Kansas City Week in Review, Apple Podcasts + Spotify | Fridays + Sundays
Veteran journalist Nick Haines has spent 20 years dissecting KC’s news landscape for this PBS program.

All things sports

Defending the Kingdom, Apple Podcasts, Spotify + YouTube | Weekly
There are plenty of audio options for getting your football fix, but are any of them the official podcast of the Kansas City Chiefs?

Locked On Royals, most platforms | Daily
Supplement the season with a daily ticket to all things Royals with expert, local analysis.

KC Sports Network, Apple Podcasts, Spotify + Youtube | Weekly
KCSN does it all, but we’re focusing on its top-notch coverage of the soccer capital of America.

Special interests

9 from 9, 90.9 The Bridge | Monthly
Trade playlists with your favorite KC-area musicians as they talk “nine tracks that define them as artists.”

Kansas City Revival, Apple Podcasts, Spotify + iHeart Radio | Bi-weekly
This arts and culture podcast is more like a gossip sesh with your besties, offensive humor and silly bits included.

Kansas City Momcast, most platforms | Weekly
For more family-friendly listening, check out the Kansas City Mom Collective’s audio edition of local guides and resources in the City of Fountains.

Business + industry

There’s Something About Kansas City, most platforms | Weekly
Host Frank Boal chats with well-known residents about what makes our hometown so unique.

Kansas City Marketing Legends, Apple Podcasts + Spotify | Weekly
This brand new pod is for anyone looking to go behind the curtain of KC’s creative powerhouses.

Kansas City RealTalk, most platforms | Bi-weekly
Join realtors Alex Goering and Bobbi Howe as they talk with expert guests about industry issues and strategies.

Get your history fix

The History Chicks, most platforms | Bi-weekly
“Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.” We can’t say it any better for this KC-based podcast giant.

History and Mystery in Kansas City, most platforms | Bi-weekly
Cold case mysteries are brought to the life in this true crime experience featuring video podcasts with historic photos + documents.

A People’s History of Kansas City, 89.3 KCUR + most platforms | Monthly
From the original Oreo cookie to hip-hop’s steps on KC streets, this podcast is all about reviving Kansas City’s forgotten memories.

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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