Tucsonans have lots to talk about:

Food. Sports. Spooky places. Politics.

They are among the topics that are covered in locally-produced podcasts.

It’s a nationwide craze. The online publication Fastcompany.com reports there are more than 500,000 podcasts available through Apple’s iTunes.

And people are listening: This year, almost half of all Americans ages 12 and older have tuned into a podcast, according to Edison Research and Triton Digital survey data.

There are plenty of compelling podcasts originating in the Old Pueblo. Here are four of them:

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