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S2 Ep.1: What's Your 5-9?

July 24, 2018


Welcome back to a brand new season of DC Diary! In season two, we're focusing on anything outside of your 9-5. Episode one is all about how we keep our personal and professional lives separate... Or how we don't.

“I'm a very professional, political guy. I really love art, I love movies, I love listening to new music, I love very experimental artistic movies. And I really enjoy keeping professional politics stuff from 9-5.”

This episode was produced by Morgan Givens and Melody Rowell. Our production assistant is Simona Ruzer. Our theme music was composed by Bryson Kemp, and you can find him at brysonkempmusic.com.


DCist: 'DC Diary,' The Podcast Hosted At D.C. Happy Hours, Returns For Season 2

July 23, 2018

“DC Diary” is capturing the conversations of the city again. The podcast that starts conversations with residents at happy hours around the District will be premiering its second season on July 24, according to creator Stephanie Logan.

Launched in March of 2017, the show is made up of chats at bars focused around one theme per episode. Logan sets up her makeshift sound booth at happy hours, coaxes interviewees inside, and has candid talks about happiness, burnout, and dating, among other topics. Now for Season 2, following its gold award win in the podcasting category at the DC Web Fest this spring, Logan and her new team are focusing on diversifying the voices in the booth. Topics this season include side hustles, drinking with co-workers after-hours and answering the question “when do you feel most like yourself?”

Read the full article on DCist here.


Press Play: The Best Podcasts Made Here In The District

June 20, 2018

There is a bustling crowd at Penn Social’s happy hour before a Capitals game. The bar is a popular hangout spot for locals. And on any given night you’ll find people mingling, drinking, and playing hours of cornhole.

At a place like this, Stephanie Logan feels right at home.

This is an ideal crowd for her award winning podcast- DC Diary, which typically records during happy hour. A vibe that has led Logan and her team to winning gold at the DC Web Fest in April.

“It is really hard to get people to be personal when they are sitting in their office,” Logan says. “When I first started doing the show, I would interview people but the responses were more like a job interview. I wasn’t getting the kind of vulnerability, the kind of emotional connection I wanted. That’s when we started doing interviews over drinks.”

Logan says the city is what inspired her to start DC Diary in the first place- “What I heard about DC and the narrative that I had was not my lived experience.”

Read the full article here.  


Recording Happy Hour

May 14, 2018

Recording Happy Hour, Tuesday May 22, 6-9 pm, Colony Club, RSVP here

We're kicking off Season 2 of the DC Diary podcast with a v casual Recording Happy Hour in partnership with 730DC and Colony Club. Basically, it's a happy hour but instead of networking and being uncomfortable in your heels and polyester garments (hello summer), we encourage you to loosen that tie, grab a drink, and actually connect with each other. All the while, our handy mobile recording booth is available for you to record your conversations, musings, rants, and opinions, and we use those clips in the podcast. Bring your friends and your colleagues and your Tinder dates. All are welcome!


We Won Gold at DC WebFest, Bonus Content

April 8, 2018

We were honored to win Gold at the DC WebFest this weekend!  We're totally blown away, and we're totally going to refer to ourselves as "award-winning podcasters" from here on out. 

For the festival, we put together a short piece that gives a little flavor of the show. We thought we could share this bonus content with your podcast feed. And don't worry - we're working on season 2 right now, so there's more DC Diary to come. 

Thank you for listening and supporting the show, and thank you for lending your voices and stories to us so we can keep creating.  


S1 Ep.6: Earth to Washington

January 22, 2018

Sometimes we get caught up in the crazy news cycle and we lose track of what's really going on around us. In this episode, we do a quick reality check for Washingtonians. At happy hour, you answered the question, "What's something everyone knows but no one wants to admit?" And Stephanie talks to Mike Gula, a Republican fundraiser, about what it's really like watching from the inside.

This is the last episode of Season 1 of DC Diary! Thanks for sticking with us over the past year. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. We'll have new events and episodes for you soon. Our brand new theme song was composed by Bryson Kemp, you can find him at brysonkempmusic.com. Other music in our episode was composed by Broke for Free, Miró Belle, Jahzzar, and Podington Bear.

Our sponsors for this episode are Time on the Hill and Pixel Eyewear. Adam Hainsfurther is our Executive Producer.



Listener Picks: Best First Date Spots in Washington, DC

December 11, 2017

We just published an article on Medium with 730DC !

Listener Picks: Best First Date Spots in Washington, DC

There are a few crucial pieces of information that every Washingtonian should keep in the back of their mind: the WMATA SafeTrack schedule, where the closest caffeine is to your current location, and whether or not Congress is in session. But arguably, for the young singles among us (hello!) nothing is more critical than knowing the best first date spots in the city. And not just knowing the best spots, but knowing when to use ’em.

So we at DC Diary asked our listeners to help us, help you. At a recent Recording Happy Hour, we asked our listeners to share their wisdom and tell us what is the best first date spot in DC and why they love it. So read on to see our picks, hear why, and even snag some deals for your next date!

Read the full article here!


S1 Ep.5: The One About Dating In DC

December 7, 2017

Forging relationships in DC can involve a certain amount of nuance - we trade business cards for friendship and flirt at receptions to find a date.  On this episode of DC Diary, we explore the dating scene and how we can meet and connect with other singles in the city.  Comedian and writer Jon Savitt and host Stephanie Logan come up with 5 tips to meet people in real life. And guest London tells the story of meeting her girlfriend (it involves a lot of cross-Atlantic travel).  

We want to hear your stories and tips on dating in DC (and hear how our 5 tips work for your dating life!), so use #IRLDCdating to send us your stories. You can find us on Twitter at @dcdiarypodcast and follow Jon at @Savittj.  


S1 Ep.4: Where It Feels Like Home

October 3, 2017

When you live in DC, chances are most of your friends grew up somewhere else. And whether home is inside or outside the beltway, it seems like we're always missing somewhere. Our guests are from South Dakota, Colombia (by way of Virginia), Afghanistan (by way of New Mexico), and Washington, DC. Hear how homesickness affects each of them, despite their different backgrounds.


S1 Ep.3: Busyness as Usual

August 3, 2017

In this episode of DC Diary, hear your stories from our recording happy hours on stress and burnout. Also featuring an interview with an entrepreneur about reaching her breaking point.


Recording Booth at the Agora

August 2, 2017

We are so excited to share that we will be bringing the DC Diary recording booth to the Agora - DC's largest outdoor public affairs marketplace. We will be joining hundreds of advocacy professionals on George Washington University's campus to record their stories. Are you a DC advoacy professional? See you there! 

About: The Grassroots Professional Network (GPN) in partnership with George Washington University's Graduate School of Political School of Management (GSPM) and The Hill are hosting the Agora "The Marketplace for the Government Relations & Public Affairs" Industry. Join hundreds of advocacy professionals for an outdoor marketplace, network with industry peers, and sample the latest technology, tools, and trends. Make sure you visit the center stage to listen to live fireside chats hosted by GPN, GSPM, and The Hill's leadership.

When: August 31st from 3pm-6pm

Where: University Yard. H Street between 20th and 21st Streets, NW on the urban campus of The George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC.

Who: This forum is for government relations, advocacy, grassroots, PAC, public affairs, public relations, lobbying, and political professionals from entry level to the C-Suite.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-agora-government-relations-public-affairs-marketplace-tickets-35366144089