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Explosions and smoke-filled tunnels. Frustrated riders and epic commutes. This is the new normal on Washington’s Metro. Metropocalypse, a weekly podcast from WAMU 88.5, explores the unprecedented plan to rebuild tracks and re-engineer culture on the nation’s second largest transit system. Send questions & ideas to
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5.0 stars from 29 ratings
I've actually never written a podcast review before now, but I felt like I needed to express how much I enjoy listening to WAMU's Metropocalypse. As someone very interested in transportation policy I find this podcast very engaging and absolutely fascinating. Guest speakers such as Zachary M....Read full review »
Degos4life via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/16
I love Metropocolypse. My only complaint is that it is only once a week when metro is disastrous on pretty much a daily basis. Hopefully all of this great reporting will really move metro in the right direction. Thanks WAMU!
Brusseldaniel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/16
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I find the podcast interesting and helpful. I would like to suggest, however, that in episodes when you are discussing other topics such as architecture and systems and other cities, you still at least mention what Safe Track closures are in effect at that time. That seems to have fallen by the...Read full review »
Nickname rejected via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/16
Recent Episodes
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Published 12/19/16
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Published 12/12/16
On this week's podcast, we talk Metro's steps toward reducing service hours, a Silver Line throwdown and Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld's first year on the job.
Published 12/05/16
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