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City Cast Boise
City Cast Boise
City Cast

City Cast Boise is the daily news podcast that connects us to the city we love. With a companion newsletter, it’s the... more

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Bankrolling the Bus, Wildfire Predictions, and Tubing the Co-op Parking Lot

It’s been a busy, windy week but it’s finally Friday! Emma’s got lead producer Frankie Barnhill and the Idaho Statesman’s... more

09 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
How ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Captures Idaho Cringe

Nineteen years ago, the iconic and seemingly inescapable film “Napoleon Dynamite” came out. Constantly quoted — with a soundtrack that... more

08 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
Insider’s Guide To Boise’s Best Patios

In the first installment of our Summer Entertainment Guide, we’re coming in hot with a fan favorite: patio season. We’re... more

07 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Boise’s Hidden Queer History Still Has Echoes Today

We like to think of Boise as a place where all are welcome, but our history has some dark secrets... more

06 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Will an Idaho Chef Win a James Beard Award Tonight?

The James Beard Foundation awards ceremony for restaurants is tonight in Chicago, and for the first time, two Idaho chefs... more

05 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Housing Crisis Updates, Greenbelt Envy, and Boise’s Moment of Zen

It’s your Friday news download! Rachel Spacek with the Idaho Statesman is here to give us the latest on the... more

02 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Is Boise Finally Fashionable?

The joke goes that Boise’s about 15 years behind every trend. But with our love of outdoorsy gear, did we... more

01 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Your Guide to Boise’s Best Donuts

Friday is National Donut Day, so we’re asking the big maple-frosted question: Who has the best donuts in the Treasure... more

31 May 2023 · 16 minutes
How Boise’s Isolation Shaped Our Culture

Summer concerts are just around the corner, and lots of touring bands are stopping in Boise. But it wasn’t always... more

30 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Kohberger Trial Update, Mayoral Race Heats Up, And Memorial Weekend Plans

KTVB’s Alex Duggan and City Cast Boise lead producer Frankie Barnhill are with host Emma Arnold to break down the... more

26 May 2023 · 20 minutes
The New Rules of Tipping

The pandemic was the breaking point for a lot of Boise service industry workers. But are things any better for... more

25 May 2023 · 12 minutes
We Answer Your Boise Gardening Questions

Want to start a veggie garden but not sure where to start? Master gardener and author Gretchen Anderson is here... more

24 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Is the Idaho GOP Scared of Gen Z?

High school graduation is this week, so Boise school board member Shiva Rajbhandari is  with us to talk about serving as... more

23 May 2023 · 18 minutes
This Boise Suburb's Rapid Growth Is Freaking Out Locals

Star, Idaho, used to be a one-street farm town that bragged about having more cows than people, but that’s changing... more

22 May 2023 · 18 minutes
BPD Investigation Results, Book Bans Lose, And FBI Investigates Comedian Visiting Boise

It’s finally Friday! Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter and lead producer Frankie Barnhill are with Emma to dig into the... more

19 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Fall In Love With Boise (All Over Again)

The Greenbelt is packed with the weather being so beautiful this week, and it’s a good reminder that there are... more

18 May 2023 · 29 minutes
What’s Happening to 11th Street?

Downtown Boise is a construction mess right now — especially 11th Street — and it feels like the street has... more

17 May 2023 · 11 minutes
BOI Airport Love (And Hate)

Summer travel is almost here and just in time, the Boise airport says that they’re hoping to expand their flight... more

16 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Lori Vallow Found Guilty. Here’s What Happens Next

Lori Vallow has been found guilty on all counts, but what happens now? KTVB’s “Inside the Courtroom” host Andrea Dearden... more

15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Home Prices Jump, Idaho Republicans Are Fighting, And Library Elections

Happy Friday, Boise! Emma’s joined by lead producer Frankie Barnhill and Boise State public Radio’s James Dawson to sort through... more

12 May 2023 · 25 minutes
10 Essential Rules for Surviving Boise

Boise’s a pretty chill place to live but it can be tricky to navigate if you’re new. Luckily, Frankie Barnhill... more

11 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Street Taco Wars: Boise vs. Canyon County

One of the Treasure Valley’s most popular taco trucks — Birrieria Garnacha Que Apapacha — is moving from Nampa to... more

10 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re stressing because all the brunch reservations are taken — we’re got your... more

09 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Sorry Boise, Your Utility Bills Are Going Up

It’s not just the price of eggs and the total it costs to fill up your tank: inflation is also... more

08 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Evictions Lawsuit, BSU Grads, and a Political Revolution?

A ‘mass eviction’ leads to a lawsuit, Boise State University grads get ready take on the world, and is a... more

05 May 2023 · 25 minutes
How To Make Friends in Boise

Whether you just moved here or have been here your whole life, Boise isn’t always the easiest to make new... more

04 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Let’s Do Brunch, Boise

We love brunch all year, but it’s definitely better now that it’s finally warm enough to lounge the day away... more

03 May 2023 · 17 minutes
A Hater’s Guide to Boise: Crowds, Fries, and ‘Mom Bait’

Loving a city deeply means you’re allowed to dislike some things about it, so we’re back with a Mother’s Day... more

02 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Idaho Schools Are Literally Falling Apart

There’s an elementary school in North Idaho where kids wear coats in class because the heat doesn’t work well. Teachers... more

01 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Airport Wishlists, Library Board Mistake, and What We’re Watching

Before you soak up the sun this weekend, catch up on the local stories of the week! Boise State Public... more

28 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re stressing because all the brunch reservations are taken — we’re got your back. Marissa... more