David Plotz explains City Cast, the network of local pods he’s launching this winter in cities across the country to “connect you with the city you love” and, knock on wood, help listeners “stop being obsessed with the question of Trump, and instead “reengage with the questions of daily life that are played out on the streets of American cities.”

And speaking of Trump, Walter Shapiro, in the midst of covering his eleventh(!) presidential campaign, talks about how campaigns and campaign coverage have changed, not mostly for the better, in part because the iPhone made every moment an on-camera moment, and his plans to pivot to vaudeville coverage if Trump defies the polls again and wins a second term.