Metro Detroit Podcasts to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Scott Davis | April 27, 2020

Many of us are turning to the news and various outlets for updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic. One of the best ways to get a local angle on everything going on is through local podcasts. Many podcasts include various industry professionals who work in Detroit and are speaking about what is currently happening in Metro Detroit.

Seth Ressler hosts The D Brief podcast, which is currently on hiatus since the show normally focuses on things to do in Detroit. His show might be on hold for now, but he spoke about the importance of local podcasts at a time like this.

“I think local podcasts have the advantage of being [both] local and enabling in-depth conversations that you don’t get from traditional news outlets,” Ressler said.

So if you’re looking for informative podcasts with a Metro Detroit angle, check out these great local podcasts.

Detroit Today

WDET’s daily Detroit Today podcast brings listeners the latest news and updates, which is certainly needed during a time like this. The Stephen Henderson hosted podcast has been keeping listeners in the know of the latest Coronavirus updates, including an appearance by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on March 27. You can subscribe to the podcast on WDET’s website.

Daily Detroit

Another daily podcast covering the news in Metro Detroit is Daily Detroit, hosted by Sven Gustafson and Jer Staes. The show hosts conversations with Detroit’s most interesting people, breaks down the news of the day, and features documentary deep dives into specific topics. You can find ways to listen to the podcast – including Apple Podcast, Google, and Spotify – on the show’s official website.

The Craig Fahle Show on Deadline Detroit

Award-winning journalist and former WDET radio host, Craig Fahle hosts his own daily podcast that is keeping Detroiters in the know about a wide variety of topics. The show is a mix of interviews and commentary about important political, business, and cultural stories happening in Metro Detroit. The show is published every weekday and can be found on Stitcher.

Motor City Woman Studios

Motor City Woman Studios’ goal is to provide a 24/7 internet radio network featuring talk shows led by an all-female lineup, and they’ve been succeeding with that since 2015. Their shows highlight local businesses, entrepreneurs, musicians, and more in a fun and informative way. The network regularly broadcasts live from their Facebook page, so be sure to follow them for updated content!