DMV Download from WTOP News

DMV Download is the only daily local news podcast created for Washingtonians. Every weekday afternoon, hosts Megan Cloherty and Luke Garrett go beyond the headlines with WTOP’s team of reporters and sources to bring listeners more on the biggest stories impacting the D.C. region.

Latest Episodes

Special Release: Depp v. Heard Trial Starts in Fairfax

A jury in Fairfax County heard the opening statements in Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife – Amber Heard – on Tuesday. She called herself a survivor of domestic and sexual abuse in a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece. WTOP’s Michelle Murillo talks about the gruesome details laid out during lawyers’ first address to Virginia jurors. Entertainment and arts attorney Kirk Schroder then breaks down the legal strategies within the case and what precedent it may set for future defamation cases in the Commonwealth. Additionally, WTOP’s John Domen shares his exclusive reporting on why a construction project on Maryland Route 210 is four years behind schedule.

Early Release: The I-95 Nightmare Report

Three months after hundreds of drivers sat stranded on I-95 for 24-hours, Virginia transportation officials released a report on what went wrong and what public transit authorities can do to make sure it never happens again. WTOP’s Dave Dildine talks about the unprecedented situation and details the report’s findings. WTOP’s Luke Lukert explains what actions politicians want to take from the report’s recommendations.