You Have a Friend in Detroit

By WDIV-Local 4 and Graham Media Group

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You Have a Friend in Detroit is the podcast that explores the nooks and crannies of America’s most denigrated, celebrated, forgotten, important, decimated, resurgent city. Everything you’ve heard about Detroit is true. There are wastelands, and there are artisanal bakeries. There is crime, and there are concerts. There is unemployment, and there are the hardest-working, most creative people you’ll ever meet. You Have a Friend in Detroit tells the stories that are unique to Detroit, the stalwart city that captures the whole world’s imagination. You know all the words to our music, our innovations got you to work this morning, and you probably have a picture of us in your minds. But now you know someone in Detroit.

Episode Date
Detroit Rock City
From Aretha to Eminem, Detroit is home to indisputable music legends. On this episode, we explore Detroit’s musical present, through the eyes of an industry insider who came all the way ‘across the pond’ to set up shop in the city, and why he’s betting the next pop star could come from Detroit.
May 16, 2018
Brooklyn/Detroit Connection
Episode 5:&nbsp;<br>A few years ago, billboards popped up in Brooklyn designed to entice creative types to move to Detroit. And quite a few of them did. We talk to three New York natives now living in Detroit about why they came, what they found when they got here, and whether Detroit really is the “new Brooklyn”.
May 16, 2018
Muslim Millennials
Everything you’ve always wondered about what Muslim women wear, but don’t know anyone to ask. Metro Detroit is home to a large number of Arab-Americans and Muslims, so we talked to three millennial-aged women about why they do or don’t wear the hijab.
May 16, 2018
Tourist In Detroit
There used to be t-shirts that said “I’m so bad, I vacation in Detroit.” Now it’s not ‘funny’ anymore. Why are so many (especially European) visitors spending their holidays in Detroit? We tag along for the tourist experience, and see what people DO after they’ve crossed an ocean to be in Detroit.
May 16, 2018
American Car
There was a time in the 1980s when Detroiters bashed in the windshields at Japanese car dealerships. Now you see more Audis, Hyundais and Toyotas on the road than ever. How have Detroiters’ attitudes shifted in the face of globalization, and what does it mean to “buy American” in the Motor City?
May 16, 2018
What Up Doe?
If you want to pass as a Detroiter, you’ll have to know this greeting native to the city. We take a light-hearted look at its origin and uses in pop culture. We discuss how slang spreads (or stays associated with one area). We also touch on “Midwestern” words like pop and party store that aren’t used across the country.
May 16, 2018
Introducing "You Have a Friend in Detroit"
<br>You Have a Friend in Detroit explores what you <em>think</em> you know about the Motor City, with your host (and friend) Jason Carr.
May 16, 2018