Listen to the first episode of The Good News Is podcast

It’s here! The first episode of The Good News Is podcast launched today and we’re so excited to share it with you.

The Good News Is — presented by The Charlotte Observer and powered by OrthoCarolina — is a weekly podcast with a similar mission to what we do here at C5: To get you CharlotteSmart, fast with fun, interesting and useful news about the city.

You can listen to it on SoundCloud (above) or subscribe to it on iTunes. (And leave us a review while you’re at it!)

It’s hosted by C5’s Corey Inscoe and Sarah Crosland and will come out every Thursday. You can follow the podcast on Twitter (@TheGoodNewsCLT) and like us on Facebook. You can also reach us by email at

For our first episode, we talked to Observer development reporter Ely Portillo on what trends he’ll be watching in 2016. This guy is an expert in all things apartments, breweries and the growth of this city.


Special thanks this week to Stephen Rice for editing the podcast for us. You can also check out his podcast, Who Knew? Also, thanks to Advent Coworking, where we recorded this episode.

Want to read more about what we talked about in this episode? Here are some links:

3 Charlotte development trends to watch in 2016

– Rush of apartment openings will test Charlotte market in 2016

In new Charlotte apartments, luxury is the rule

Doc Porter’s distillery opens in South End today. Here’s what you need to know

The Great Wagon Road leads to Charlotte-made whiskey

Legion Brewing in Plaza Midwood

Three Spirits Brewing

– Plans would transform a defunct mill near uptown into a food hall and creative offices

Argos to refurbish West End cotton mill

What eight years with a light rail tells us about planning for Charlotte’s future

A bike trail across Charlotte? Details of the Cross Charlotte Trail

Corey bikes to work

Seven stops to make before dinner at Kindred in Davidson

Chopt opens in Charlotte today

Chicago sandwich shop (Potbelly) hopes to open at least 4 Charlotte locations

Marriott bringing James Beard Award-winning chef (R.J. Cooper) to uptown Charlotte hotel

Photo: Jen Rothacker