Podcast Highlights Metro Detroit’s Top 10 Stories of 2023

DETROIT, MI – As 2023 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at the most popular episodes of the Daily J podcast. Hosted by Zach Clark and Brian Fisher, the podcast aimed to tell captivating stories that resonated with Metro Detroiters. From nostalgia, crime, to politics, the top 10 most-listened to episodes covered a wide range of topics.

The most listened-to episode, titled “After 15 years of ‘It’s So Cold in the D’, it’s time to give T-Baby the credit she deserves,” delved into the story behind the viral hit “It’s So Cold in the D” by Detroit artist T-Baby. The episode explored how the song and music video changed her life and became a global sensation.

Another popular episode focused on how Crime Stoppers of Michigan utilizes the power of anonymity and cash rewards to solve heinous crimes in the area. The program’s effectiveness in getting tips from the public to solve crimes was highlighted, providing insight into a crucial aspect of law enforcement in Metro Detroit.

Nature enthusiasts were captivated by an episode that explored the resurgence of the peregrine falcon in Metro Detroit, thanks in part to a nesting box atop the GM Tech Center in Warren. The episode provided an in-depth look at the remarkable conservation efforts that led to the recovery of this once endangered species.

The podcast also delved into the return of millions of insects, including mosquitoes, to Michigan every spring, shedding light on the necessity of these creatures despite being considered a nuisance by many.

As the 2024 presidential election heated up, the podcast raised the question of whether there should be an age limit for presidential candidates. The episode examined the age factor in political leadership and how it impacts the presidential race.

The presence of coyotes in Metro Detroit was also a topic of interest, with an episode exploring why these wild animals are increasingly being spotted in cities and suburbs, and whether their presence poses a threat to the community.

Furthermore, the podcast covered the alarming spike in wrong-way driving deaths on Michigan freeways, prompting discussions on the causes and potential solutions to curb this deadly trend.

In addition, the disappearance of fugitives off the grid, the rejuvenation plans for a massive mall in Sterling Heights, and the iconic “Gibraltar Man” sign outside the Gibraltar Trade Center in Macomb County were also captivating topics that grabbed the attention of listeners.

As the year draws to a close, it’s clear that the Daily J podcast has successfully kept Metro Detroiters engaged with a diverse range of captivating and thought-provoking stories throughout 2023.