You Have a Friend in Detroit

You Have a Friend in Detroit
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. You Have a Friend in Detroit is hosted by Jason Carr and presented by WDIV Local 4 and

Detroit Rock City
May 16, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Brooklyn/Detroit Connection
May 16, 2018 • 30 min
Episode 5: 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…
Muslim Millennials
May 16, 2018 • 21 min
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.…
Tourist In Detroit
May 16, 2018 • 18 min
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…
American Car
May 16, 2018 • 20 min
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…
What Up Doe?
May 16, 2018 • 19 min
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”…
Introducing “You Have a Friend in Detroit”
May 16, 2018 • 1 min
You Have a Friend in Detroit explores what you think you know about the Motor City, with your host (and friend) Jason Carr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit