Bantercast #7: Chris Bradshaw - The Vegetable Man
In today's show, we talk to Washington D.C's most notorious gardener, Chris Bradshaw of the non-profit "Dreaming Out Loud". Chris spoke to us about how gardening can heal communities and provide a way of feeding people without relying on giant supermarkets and fast food chains. ...read more
You Know House Of Cards, But Do You Know Washington DC?
One of the biggest grievances Washingtonians have with the spectacular show House of Cards is that while it's set in Washington DC, it's mostly filmed in Baltimore because of financial reasons/getting film permits in DC is a pain the ass. However, the one thing they hold on ...read more
Warning All Men in DC: Do Not Date Quin Woodward Pu
Dating is rough. You like them, they don't like you. You think you have great chemistry, they don't. They like you, you don't like them. They think you 'connected'. You think they were a nightmare. Etc etc etc. Anyone living in a city from the age of 23 upwards should have a ...read more
The Daily Banter 2012 Presidential Election Live Blog from NPR Head Quarters!!
[liveblog] NPR is calling Vermont for Senator Bernie Sanders - a big victory for progressive politics in America. [liveblog]Our live blogging system is again giving us trouble - should be coming at you with poll stats/photos/insights asap! Arrived at NPR and have just been ...read more
Tea Party Rallies Behind Romney Over Twitter Death Threats!
For some reason I seem to be on the 'TeaParty.net' email list and get regular updates from their office in Washington DC. I thought about unsubscribing from the newsletter, but they are usually so funny I decided to stay on it. Anyway, here's their latest email title 'The Tea ...read more
Madonna Believes Fans Trying to Steal Her DNA
One of the reasons I left Los Angeles was the insane celebrity culture that I felt increasingly disconnected from as I got older. The idea that being famous was somehow virtuous and of national importance was always something I found silly, but after listening to horror story ...read more
Occupy DC Camp Wiped Out
From DCist (via InTheCapital): Eight months after their camping gear first started filling up McPherson Square, members of Occupy D.C. discovered today that the last remaining tents and tarps filling the park had been knocked over during the night. As members of the income ...read more
Newt Gingrich Expected to Stand Down, Endorse Romney
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expected to suspend his campaign next week and endorse Mitt Romney, his spokesman has said. Mr Gingrich now says he expects Mr Romney, who won five primaries on Tuesday, to be the Republican nominee. The campaigns are said to ...read more
Romney Takes Maryland, DC and Wisconsin Primaries
Mitt Romney has taken a stride closer to the Republican presidential nomination by winning primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC. He routed his main rival Rick Santorum in Maryland, although his projected margin of victory looked leaner in Wisconsin. Mr Santorum, ...read more
Introducing The Daily Banter Mail Bag!
By Ben Cohen: A quick announcement: Every Friday, we'll be doing a mailbag with myself, Bob Cesca and Chez Pazienza where we will be answering reader's questions. We'll take the most intelligent, succinct and funny queries - nothing is off topic (although please keep it to one ...read more
Move It Van Lines Of Silver Spring Maryland (MD) - Do Not Use
Move It Van Lines Of Silver Spring Maryland (301) 438-3035 is a terrible moving company, and you shouldn't use them. Move It Van Lines quoted our family a rate of $646.80 over the phone. We gave Move It Van Lines of Silver Spring MD our credit card for a deposit on the move. They ...read more
The Metro Accident
I gotta tell you, it is beyond surreal to see that about 9 people have now died in the DC subway accident. Not only is it just down the street from my house, but this is my train. The accident happened between the Takoma Park and Fort Totten stations, and I get on at Takoma Park ...read more
In D.C., a homeless man dived into the water and saved the life of a drowning man. Floyd Lipscomb, who police said is homeless, tried to pull Slaughter out of the channel. But he did not have the strength to pull Slaughter and his heavy wool coat out of the water, Slaughter said ...read more