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Chicago Traffic Sucks, But This Playlist Doesn't

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on June 27
A gif of a Spotify playlist of City Cast Chicago episodes to help Chicagoans get through traffic.

Queue up this traffic playlist! (Sidney Madden / City Cast Chicago)

Stuck in traffic and need to keep the road rage away? We’ve queued up our favorite City Cast Chicago podcast episodes to distract you from NASCAR road closures and expressway construction.

Most likely to make you hungry: Harold's

Your mouth will water hearing about the beloved Chicago institution known for its tangy mild sauce and crispy fried chicken.

Most likely to make you sing: Andrew David

My heart feels so full when I hear the Chicago street performer sing.

Best for dancing: History of House, Country music

Gearing up for Chosen Few Picnic and Windy City Smokeout in a few weeks? Learn about both genres' deep Chicago roots.

Best reminder to watch out for a cyclist: Bike safety

Bike advocates share what local officials can do to keep cyclists safe.

Most likely to teach you something new: ‘Pension crisis’

While Mayor Brandon Johnson’s pension working group is meeting, why are the city’s four major pensions severely underfunded?

Best deep dives: Cabrini–Green parts 1, 2

In the ‘90s, the city started to tear down the Near North Side public housing complex and promised residents new homes. That didn’t happen.

Best for vacation planning: Midwest road trips

Plan a quick little trip to Mackinac Island, Louisville, and more!

Most likely to make you laugh: Samantha Irby

Nobody delivers a punchline like the Evanston native, whose new memoir has everything from bathroom emergencies to bad dates.

+ Excited about NASCAR? Leave us a voicemail at 773-780-0246. You might be featured on the City Cast Chicago podcast.

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