S2 Ep.5 What Do You Mean, Self Care?

March 6, 2019

It's not exactly clear what we mean when we say "self care." By popular usage, it could mean anything from going to yoga to spending a Saturday in bed. Self care is front and center in our conversations about work-life balance, and it's all over our Instagram feeds. In this episode of DC Diary, we talk about what exactly self care is with Self Care Coach Gracy Obuchowicz. Then, Ronald Young Jr., host of the podcast Time Well Spent, tells a story about how he came to prioritize self care in his daily life. This episode was produced by Michelle Harven. Our theme song was composed by Bryson Kemp.

S2 Bonus: Furlough Special

January 22, 2019

The government has been shutdown for more than 30 days now.  This podcast is about what we do outside of work, but what do we do when there is no work?  We talked with furloughed feds in DC at 2 bars offering shutdown specials - Capitol Lounge and Atlas Brew Works. 

Recording Happy Hour 1.24.19

January 10, 2019

Recording Happy Hour, Thursday, January 24, 6-8 pm at Emissary.  RSVP here

Join the producers of DC Diary podcast for a recording happy hour! Basically, it's a happy hour but instead of networking, we encourage you to loosen that tie, grab a drink, and actually connect with each other. All the while, our mobile recording booth is available for you to record your conversations, musings, rants, and opinions, and we use those clips in the podcast. The themes in the booth with by self-care and all things food. Bring your friends and your colleagues and your Tinder dates. All are welcome!

S2 Ep.4 Give a Little Bit

December 28, 2018

Giving back to our communities is sometimes like exercising and eating well - we know we should do it, it makes us feel good, but if we're not in the habit, it can be hard to know where to start. This episode is about volunteering and giving back. Featuring Friends of the Soldiers Home, a community volunteer group at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and Paws and Read, a volunteer opportunity for kids at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. This episode was produced by Michelle Harven. Our theme song is by Bryson Kemp at

S2 Ep.3 Creating a Side Hustle

October 8, 2018

Creative side hustles can range from stand up comedy to painting, writing to podcasting, baking to music.  We pursue side hustles for any number of reasons: to build a career, to scratch that creative itch, or to share our unique voice.  This episode explores the creative side hustles we pursue and why we pursue them.  

Check out Mike Whitfield online at, and on twitter at @cmikewhitfield. He’s also part of the comedy group definitely real comedy, find them at  You can find Carlos online at

This episode is produced by Michelle Harven. Theme song by Bryson Kemp.  Other music in the episode by Poddington Bear, Jeris, Daddy Scramble, and Blue Dot Sessions.

S2 Ep.2 Flag Football Game Day

August 28, 2018

Young professionals in DC play social sports as a way to meet new people, stay in shape, and have fun. Sometimes, the focus is fun. In the league Project Black Flag, the focus is winning. On this episode of DC Diary, we follow two teams in their bid for the 2018 Spring Championship for Project Black Flag, a flag football league. This episode was mixed and produced by Michelle Harven. Melody Rowell helped with field production. Our theme music was composed by Bryson Kemp.

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

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 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.