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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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Idaho's Best Haunted Roadtrip

For the second installment of our 3-part fall getaway series, Graham McBribe joins host Emma Arnold for a haunted Idaho... more

26 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Where To Check Out Idaho’s Fall Colors

The scent of fall is in the air, and that makes us crave anything pumpkin-themed. It also makes us want... more

25 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
$5 Huskies, Quagga Mussels, and Portland Loo Pushback

Host Emma Arnold’s got Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter with her to dig into the week’s news. They’re talking... more

22 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
The Best Mexican Bakeries in the 2C

Finding real Mexican sweet bread in Boise can be a challenge, so Evelyn Avitia and Mia Maldonado are here to... more

21 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Why We (Mostly) Love BOI Airport

Our airport used to be pretty sleepy, but like most of town, things are changing. There’s a new parking garage,... more

20 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
Why the Kuna Caves Are Worth a Visit

The City Cast Boise crew loves a little day trip adventure but we have to admit, the entrance to the... more

19 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Is Boise a Good City for Young People?

About a decade ago, Boise was the place for young people, especially artists. But rising housing costs and low wages... more

18 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
Candidates on Police Shootings, Bus Survey, and a Jail Expansion?

Host Emma Arnold’s chatting with Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter about the week’s news. They’re talking a possible expansion... more

15 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Where To Party In Boise

Whether it’s sipping on fancy cocktails, enjoying live music, or dancing til the wee hours, Boise’s nightlife offers plenty of... more

14 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Dating In Boise Is A Nightmare

Swiping through Boise’s dating apps can feel like a never-ending nightmare, so Natalie DeWitt joins host Emma Arnold to set... more

13 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
Is Boise in the PNW, or the Mountain West?

Today we’re getting out the map to decide once and for all: are we in the Mountain West, the Pacific... more

12 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
These Landlords Are Most Likely To Evict You

Rent is up, and so are evictions. So which landlords are most likely to try to kick out renters, and... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Idaho’s Labor History, OB-GYN Exodus, and It’s Pride Weekend!

Host Emma Arnold’s rounding up the news of the week with lead producer Frankie Barnhill. They’re talking Idaho’s surprising history... more

08 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
Is It Safe To Be Queer in Boise?

Since the first Pride in the Treasure Valley, there’s always been the same thread of hope: That life was steadily... more

07 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Boise Burgers To Eat Instead of In-N-Out

In-N-Out is finally coming to the Treasure Valley. But can the California chain compete with Boise’s beloved local drive-thrus? Burger... more

06 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Is Boise the Most Dog-Friendly City?

We’ve covered some big hairy topics about our four-legged friends recently. In the final episode of our Dog Days of... more

05 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Wetlands Lose Protection, Dogs Setting Fires, and That Moon!

Host Emma Arnold’s got Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter with her to help wade through the week’s news. They’re... more

01 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Your Dog-Approved Guide to Boise

As part of our Dog Days of Boise series, we’re rounding up some of the best dog-friendly restaurants, coffee shops,... more

31 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Why Does Boise Thrifting Suck Now?

Being blessed by the thrift gods is starting to feel rare, which leads us to wonder: Has the Treasure Valley’s... more

30 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Lost Stuff in the River? This Guy Probably Has It

The official end of floating season on the Boise River is next Monday. So to mark the close of summer,... more

29 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Does Boise Care About Cars More Than Pedestrians?

This has been one of the deadliest years on roads in Ada County for cyclists and pedestrians. So, are Boise’s... more

28 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Water Recycling, BIPOC Playwrights Fest, and Summer Bucketlists

It’s Friday! And our Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter is with host Emma Arnold to float through the week’s... more

25 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
The Most Surprisingly Fun Things To Do at the Fair

The iconic Western Idaho Fair runs through Aug. 27. But we wanted to know, is it actually a good time?... more

24 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Genius Tips for Late Summer Gardening

It’s that time of year when home gardeners have so much squash, they’re sneaking zucchini into cakes, breads, and their... more

23 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
What You Need To Know About Our Vet Shortage

Continuing in our Dog Days of Boise series, you may have heard there’s a national vet shortage. But how’s it... more

22 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Boise Republicans Could Be Screwed In 2024

The Idaho Legislature accidentally eliminated the state’s presidential primary election, so what happens now? Clark Corbin from the Idaho Capital... more

21 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Back To School, Climate Change Rage, and Hurricane Forecast?

It’s finally Friday! Emma’s got our Hey Boise newsletter editor, Blake Hunter, with her today to talk back to school... more

18 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Is This Rodeo Worth the Hype?

Often voted as one of the top five outdoor rodeos in the nation, the Caldwell Night Rodeo is a big... more

17 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Your Dog Training Questions, Answered

Training your dog doesn’t have to be a challenge. As part of our Dog Days of Boise series, we asked... more

16 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Where To Find the Best Tacos

One of Nampa’s most beloved taco trucks is celebrating their new storefront location in Boise this week. But not everyone... more

15 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Goatheads Are Really an Equity Issue

This time of year, it feels like goatheads are everywhere. In your bike tires, your shoes, even your pet’s paws!... more

14 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
Vibe Check, Heat’s Returning, and Dog Adoption Joy

Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter is here to break down the stories of the week with lead producer Frankie... more

11 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
Essential Rules for WinCo Shopping

The potential merger of Albertsons and Kroger is still making headlines. But there’s another Boise-based grocery giant that has City... more

10 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Young Boiseans Are Having Fur Babies

Younger generations in the Treasure Valley are putting off or choosing not to have kids, and let’s be honest: They... more

09 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
How Skate Friendly Is Boise, Really?

Boise has a long history of churning out skateboarding stars, but are our show pony days behind us? Push and... more

08 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Our Biggest Peeves About Boise Pet Parents

We’ve been glowing all month about Boise for being the best, most dog-friendly city, but what’s the downside? Boise State... more

07 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Another City Council Appointment, Police Love Masterson, and Supermoons

It’s Friday! Host Emma Arnold’s debriefing on the news with Boise State Public Radio host George Prentice. We’re talking August... more

04 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Why Other States Send Their Dogs to Our Shelters

In today’s episode of our Dog Days of Boise series, Jennifer Adkins with the West Valley Humane Society is here... more

03 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Are Boise Renters About To Get a Break?

Boise renters can’t seem to get a break, but change could be coming. The Idaho Statesman’s Ian Max Stevenson is... more

02 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
Your Boise Farmers Market Etiquette Guide

We love the vendors and volunteers at the Boise Farmers Market, but how’s the vibe? Contributor and ag-kid Jocelyn Robertson... more

01 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Boise Loves Dogs, But...Do They Love Us Back?

Here in the Treasure Valley, we love our dogs, but do we love them a little too much? Today, we’re... more

31 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Boise at the World Cup, Planned Parenthood Billboards, and How Heat Kills

Host Emma Arnold’s rounding out the news with lead producer Frankie Barnhill and Boise State Public Radio’s George Prentice. They’re... more

28 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
What To Pack in Your Boise Go-Bag

Do you have a go-bag ready in case of emergency? With climate change and an ever-extending wildfire season, it’s best... more

27 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Does Boise’s Basque Food Live Up to the Hype?

Boise’s Basque community is vibrant and thriving, but how’s the food? We sent City Cast Boise producer and self-professed “not... more

26 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Why Does Boise Give Everything a Standing Ovation?

Summer is primetime for live performance in Boise, but are we a little too eager to show our love? We’re... more

25 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
What To Do if You Meet a Rattlesnake

It’s rattlesnake season again and chances are, you’re going to come across one eventually around Boise. Luckily, snake wrangler and... more

24 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Triple Digit Heat, City Council Shakeup, and Retro KTVB Was a Vibe

Idaho’s unofficial #1 news dad Justin Corr from KTVB is here to sift through the week’s headlines with lead producer... more

21 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
These Ice Cream Shops Will Keep You Chill, Boise

Summer heat is officially here. To add to your keep-cool toolkit, we’re ranking the best ice cream joints in Boise.... more

20 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Beat the Heat in Boise’s Public Pools

Boise is feeling the summer heat as we hit triple-digit temperatures, so Graham McBribe joins host Emma Arnold to help... more

19 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Meet the Michelin Star Chef Reviving a Boise Gem

Chef Cal Elliott grew up here, but moved to New York City to learn how to cook. Thirty years and... more

18 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
A Stargazer’s Guide to Boise

If you missed the northern lights over Idaho last week, have no fear. Our Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter... more

17 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
Abortion Trafficking Lawsuit, New Dress Code, and Coyotes on the Bench

It’s Friday! Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter and lead producer Frankie Barnhill are digging into the week’s news with... more

14 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
This 1987 Cold Case Killing Was Just Solved

Thirty six years after Joyce Casper was found murdered in Boise, her case has finally been solved. KTVB’s Alex Duggan... more

13 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Could This Housing Program Help First Time Homebuyers?

Housing keeps getting more expensive, and our once-more-affordable sister cities are now out of reach for many. But a new... more

12 Jul 2023 · 13 minutes
Surprisingly Sweet Boise Date Nights

Whether you’re going on a first date or have been with your partner for years, planning the perfect date can... more

11 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
What We Know About the Abrupt End to the BPD Probe

An investigation of systemic racism within the Boise Police Department was ended early by the city, leaving a lot of... more

10 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
No More Emission Tests, Bundy’s Latest Standoff, and Twilight Criterium

Emission testing is dead, crazy landlord fees are no more, and Ammon Bundy’s “barbecue standoff” was a bust. Host Emma... more

07 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
What Not to Do in Boise This Summer

Boise is great, but we all have our gripes. As the temps in the city heat up, we’re revisiting a... more

06 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
The Unwritten Rules of Attending a Hawks Baseball Game

Are Boise Hawks games a snooze, or the best thing to do in the summer? Baseball megafan and contributor Jocelyn... more

05 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
The Disputed History of Fry Sauce

A July Fourth burger and fries combo would not be the same without fry sauce. You can find the dip... more

03 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Boise Cops Shooting Sparks Protest, and Why Kohberger Could Face Death Penalty

Host Emma Arnold’s going behind the week’s headlines with Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter and KTVB’s Alex Duggan. They’re... more

30 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Yes, Boise Has a Zodiac Sign. Can You Guess It?

Astrology is having a moment! So as cancer season kicks off, we’re curious: Could astrology help us understand Boise better?... more

29 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Don’t Sleep on Mountain Home

Mountain Home gets snubbed when we’re talking about why we love the Treasure Valley, but Idaho State Sen. Geoff Schroeder... more

28 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
What Food Is Boise Known for, Really?

Lots of cities have a food that defines them: Chicago has deep dish pizza, Cincinnati has their weird spaghetti chili,... more

27 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Coming Soon? Weekend Train To Salt Lake

Travel in and out of Boise can be tough in the summer. Flights are often pricey, and driving long distances... more

26 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Remote Worker Influx, ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Policy, and Life After Roe

Host Emma Arnold is digging through the week’s news with lead producer Frankie Barnhill and Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake... more

23 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
Genius Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

Boise’s been spoiled with cooler June weather recently, but the forecast is heating up this weekend. In the final episode... more

22 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Dandelion Beer? Try It at This New Festival

If you feel like you’ve noticed more dandelions around town this season, you aren’t wrong! Sara Arkle from Boise Parks... more

21 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
What Big Changes to Zoning Could Mean for Your Neighborhood

Boise City Council unanimously approved the big shiny new zoning code rewrite last week. But what’s in it, and what... more

20 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Zoning Code Fight, Water Recycling Ick Factor, and Boise Parking Anxiety

Happy Friday! It’s been a gorgeous week and host Emma Arnold’s got lead producer Frankie Barnhill and Morning Edition host... more

16 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
How To Plan the Perfect Summer Day

We’re back with the second installment of our Summer Entertainment Guide, where we help you make the most of one... more

15 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Why Boise Celebrates Pride Twice a Year

Pride Month is in full swing, but here in Boise — we get to celebrate twice this summer. Donald Williamson... more

14 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
8 Boise Breweries You Need to Try

Boise’s obsession with breweries isn’t going anywhere, with local spots like Lost Grove opening second locations just in time for... more

13 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Are Boise’s Wildland Firefighters At Risk?

Murphy Woodhouse knows how tough wildland firefighting can be. Before he became a reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau,... more

12 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
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
What You Get Wrong About Meridian

With over 45,000 Instagram followers, Natalie Plummer from Hello Meridian has a lot of influence, but she’s not super stoked... more

27 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Kuna the Next Meridian?

It wasn’t that long ago that Kuna was a quiet one street farm town. But these days, it’s one of... more

26 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Tips for Staying Safe in Coyote Country

Boiseans love to hike the foothills with our dogs this time of year. But with some recent stories about pets... more

25 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
More Affordable Housing Could Be Coming

Boise’s vibe could change significantly if the city’s new zoning code proposal goes through. Some say it will bring more... more

24 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Vallow Trial, Interfaith Sanctuary Breaks Ground, and Let’s Hunt Morels!

April snow wasn’t the only news of the week, so host Emma Arnold and lead producer Frankie Barnhill are digging... more

21 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Ontario Is Boise’s Favorite Weed Dealer

Cannabis dispensaries in Ontario, Ore. generated more than $100 million sales last year, and it’s no secret that most of... more

20 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
This Boise Business Wants To End Marijuana Stigma

In the second episode of our “weed week” coverage, Host Emma Arnold is chatting with Alicia Miller, the co-owner of... more

19 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Boise Needs More Late Night Diners

Diners Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri has been giving Boise some major love in his latest Food Network season.... more

18 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Meet the Boise Libertarian Pushing for Medical Marijuana

Idaho has the strictest anti-weed laws in the country, and is one of just twelve states where medical marijuana is... more

17 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
Righteous Rage Tweeting, City Hall Drama, and Let’s Party!

Our Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter is with host Emma Arnold digging into the week’s news. They’re talking “righteous... more

14 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Your Guide to Boise’s Farmers Markets

The Boise Farmers Market just started back up and if you’re like us, you’ve been craving a nice sunny Saturday... more

13 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
A Plant Influencer’s Tips For An Indoor Jungle

Boise plant mom LalasJungle has created a thriving community around her love for indoor plants with over 20,000 followers on... more

12 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
What Do the Parents of Trans Kids Do Now?

Michael Devitt is pretty cynical about Idaho these days. He’s the father of a transgender teen in Boise who’s stood... more

11 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Vallow Trial: Inside Boise’s Biggest Case in Decades

Today’s the first day after jury selection in the case of Lori Vallow. She’s charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and... more

10 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Robocalls, Lawmakers Pack Up, and Don't Miss Boise on 'Antiques Roadshow'

It’s been a jam-packed week of news, so we’re breaking down the stories that stuck with us. Host Emma Arnold... more

07 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Against the Odds, This Boise Dance Studio Reopens

Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo Idaho has been sharing the art of Mexican folk dancing in Idaho for 20 years. But... more

06 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
How To Not Get Beat Up By A Goose This Spring

If you’ve ever had a close encounter of the goose kind, you know they can be real jerks. Our Hey... more

05 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
A Boise Novelist’s Take On Book Bans

Idaho politicians are targeting libraries and considering book bans, but plenty of Boiseans have rallied to support free access to... more

04 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Our Favorite Things About Boise Spring

It’s been a long, snowy and cold winter in Boise, so we’re ready to make the most of spring! Host... more

03 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Meridian Loves Libraries, ‘Abortion Trafficking’ Bill, and Boise Chefs Shine

All eyes are on the statehouse, as Idaho lawmakers hustle to wrap up the 2023 session. Things sped up quickly... more

31 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Is Boise’s Drought Finally Over?

It’s been a cold and snowy March. But what does that really mean for Boise’s water supply? Our Hey Boise... more

30 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
We Tried the ‘Idaho Potato Fry Ice Cream’ so You Don’t Have To

Everyone’s talking about it, so we had to know: is that Idaho Potato Malted Milkshake & Fries ice cream actually... more

29 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Lewiston Is Still Mad That Boise Stole the Capital

All eyes are on the statehouse in downtown Boise as lawmakers aim to wrap up the legislative session this week.... more

28 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
What Boise Gardeners Need To Know

The crocuses are coming out and the robins are back, so we’re ready to get serious about spring gardening! Master... more

27 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Boise Mayor’s Race Heats Up, and Meridian Shows Up for Libraries

The race for the next Boise mayor is officially on, the Meridian Library District gets a major boost from the... more

24 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
What’s Up With Idaho’s UFO Sightings?

They say that the truth is out there. Could it be in Idaho? If it is, Jim Millard could be... more

23 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Why This Superfan Made Treefort Her Wedding Venue

Treefort Music Fest starts today in downtown, and organizers are expecting a record number of attendees over the five-day event.... more

22 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
What Search Warrants Could Mean for Kohberger Case

It’s been a few months since Bryan Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania for the alleged murder of four University of... more

21 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Your Boise Nightlife Guide

Just in time for spring break, we’re talking Boise nightlife! The scene has changed a lot in recent years, and... more

20 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Amtrak Love, Boise Mayor Cries ‘Portland,’ and Free Press Intimidation

Attacks on a local reporter, Ada County says “nope” to homelessness relief funds, a bill that could cause problems for... more

17 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Everything You Were Too Afraid To Ask About Boise

What’s Boise’s reputation to outsiders? What stereotypes are totally bogus, and which are actually true? We’re finding out with City... more

16 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Will the Legislative Session Ever End?

This legislative session has been a lot, but at least it’s just about done. Or is it? Boise State Public... more

15 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Where To Party On St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for the best corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day? Minerva Jayne is here with her picks for... more

14 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Boise’s Best Urban Legends

Creepy clowns, Chinese tunnels, and the Boise curse. Citizen historian Graham McBride is here to walk us through our city’s... more

13 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Oscar Picks, Does Boise Need More Cops, and We Hate Daylight Saving

We’re talking about the stories that stuck with us this week. From Boise’s embattled police department wanting to grow, to... more

10 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Does Salt Lake Want A Train To Boise?

Boise is stoked about the potential of Amtrak’s Pioneer Route coming back. The old train ran until 1997 from Salt... more

09 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Why The Meridian Library District Is Fighting For Its Life

The Meridian Library has been under fire from Christian Nationalists for months, and it’s about to get even uglier. Director... more

08 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
A Hater’s Guide to Boise

We’re the first to say how much we love Boise, but it’s not perfect. So today, Host Emma Arnold’s favorite... more

07 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Why Landlords Support Limiting Rental Fees

If you’re a renter in Idaho, you’re less protected from fees than if you leased a storage unit. In some... more

06 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
Fringe Politics, Restricted Driver’s Licenses, and March Is In Like a Lion

We made it to another Friday, Boise! Scott McIntosh with the Idaho Statesman is chatting with host Emma Arnold and... more

03 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Meet 2023’s National Miss Voice for Autism

It’s our first time having royalty on the show! Caldwell teen Kylie Welch was recently crowned the 2023 National Miss... more

02 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
Insider’s Guide to Boise Recycling

Recycling in Boise can be confusing, but we’ve got your back! From “wishcycling,” to what to do with those crinkly... more

01 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
‘Dante’s Peak’ Is Terrible (but We Kinda Love It)

James Bond, acid lakes, scalded skinnydippers, and coffee coffee coffee. Filmed right here in Wallace Idaho, “Dante’s Peak” is an... more

28 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Has Boise’s Music Scene Changed Forever?

Boise’s music scene has long been our city’s pride and joy but it hasn’t been an easy few years. Andrew... more

27 Feb 2023 · 13 minutes
Firing Squads, Dog Shelters Need Help, and Guy Fieri Ate Here!

We’re chatting about the local stories of the week, featuring Lead Producer Frankie Barnhill’s with Host Emma Arnold. We look... more

24 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
‘Greater Idaho’ Is a Joke, Right?

The Greater Idaho movement seems to be picking up steam with Idaho lawmakers. But how likely is it that our... more

23 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
Should You Get Backyard Chickens?

Egg prices are through the roof, and that’s got a lot of us asking: should we get inflation chickens? Backyard... more

22 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
How Boise’s Biggest Book Club Picks Their Titles

Molly Nota from Treasure Valley Reads is with us to talk about celebrating more than 20 years of being Boise’s... more

21 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
Amtrak Eyes Boise, Elderly Evictions, and Religion in Politics

We’re chatting about the local stories that caught our eye this week. First up, Host Emma Arnold asks Boise State... more

17 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
What One Teen Thinks About Idaho’s Anti-Trans Bills

We caught up with Boise trans rights advocate Eve Devitt to get her thoughts on a bill that seeks to... more

16 Feb 2023 · 13 minutes
This Boise Suburb Has One Of the Worst City Flags

Caldwell’s flag is one of the worst in the country, at least according to the North American Vexillological Association. But... more

15 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
Undocumented Boiseans Want to Drive Without Fear

Getting a driver’s license should be a fun rite of passage, but undocumented Idahoans are unable to apply for one.... more

14 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
Is It OK To Skinnydip at Hot Springs?

Winter weather is here to stay for the next couple weeks at least. But on the bright side, this is... more

13 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Moscow Murder Gag Order, Trans Youth Testimony, and New Boise Housing

Lead producer Frankie Barnhill is with Emma to dig into this week’s news. They chat about the chaotic hearing for... more

10 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
What’s It Like To Be Single in Boise?

Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean being alone! The Boise Weekly’s Minerva Jayne is here to share... more

09 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
How To Fall in Love With Boise

Whether you’re new to the city or feeling jaded and looking to rekindle the spark, City Cast Boise Lead Producer... more

08 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
How To Do Valentine’s Day Right in Boise

Valentines-fanatic Jocelyn Robertson has you covered. Whether you forgot to make a reservation or just want to celebrate a quiet... more

07 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
Pranks, Prisons, and Powder: 36 Years of Idaho Politics

After thirty years as a journalist in Boise, Betsy Russell is retired and ready to hit the slopes. We talk... more

06 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Campaign Fund Woes, Middle School Fight Club, and Boise Bagel Wars

Campaign funds used for steak dinners, a junior high fight club and the bagel wars are heating up! Our Newsletter... more

03 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
Eagle High School Hecklers Go Viral

Last week, students at Eagle High heckled and walked out during a speech made by Scott Yenor, a Boise State... more

02 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
Wait, Are Militias Illegal in Idaho?

Heath Druzin from the Extremely American podcast gives us a vibe check on the far-right. We get into Ammon Bundy’s... more

01 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Death Threats Over a Rodeo? It Happened in Kuna

Sydney Kidd with the Idaho Press is here to give us the lowdown on some major small town drama. She... more

31 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
Boise’s Maker Shop Wants You To Start Making

We’re talking with Alex Jangard from the Boise Maker Shop about the joys of making your own stuff. From pens,... more

30 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
Youth Silenced at Statehouse, Lawmakers Grill BSU, and Boise’s Best Chefs

Are Idaho lawmakers scared of young people? Is Boise State’s budget at risk after a rough presentation at the statehouse?... more

27 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Meridian’s Man of the Year Goes Viral Defending Libraries

We’re talking with Meridian Library Director Nick Grove about going viral for pushing back against censorship and harassment at a... more

26 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
This Renter’s Story Could Save You Pain

It can be a real struggle to rent in the Treasure Valley, even though home prices have started to go... more

25 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
These Are Boise's Best Coffee Shops

It’s a new year and a new you, but are you still drinking the same old coffee? Host Emma Arnold... more

24 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
What’s It Like to Be From Caldwell?

Today, our producer Evelyn Avitia gives us a tour of Caldwell while sharing her favorite local eats and go-to spots,... more

23 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Idaho Targets Boise, Abortion Bills Surface, City Council Loses A Voice

It’s been a busy week in Boise, so we’re chatting about the local stories that mattered most. Lead Producer Frankie... more

20 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
What a Boise Drag Performer Wants Lawmakers To Know

Drag shows are the new target of conservative politicians in Idaho. There’s a good chance that a ban on all... more

19 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
How To Finish Dry January Strong In Boise

If you’re ditching the hangover and trying Dry January, you should know about Sober 'N Boise. The sober movement is organized... more

18 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Fall in Love With Idaho’s Winter Sports

Clark Corbin from the Idaho Capital Sun is here to tell us about how getting into Idaho’s winter sports is... more

17 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
Moscow Says “FU” to Nancy Grace, and Caldwell’s Chaotic School Board Meeting

Emma’s with the Idaho Statesman’s Mia Maldanado and our audio producer Evelyn Avitia to talk through this week’s news. They... more

13 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Boise Comedians Are Trying to Keep This Man Out

Our lead producer Frankie Barnhill talks to host Emma Arnold about why she and other Boise comedians are calling for... more

12 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Boise’s Isolation A Good Thing?

Did you know that Boise is the most geographically isolated urban area of the Lower 48? Today, we’re chatting with... more

11 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
How to (Properly) Do Brunch In Boise

Boise’s food scene is evolving, so we’re talking with brunch experts JJ Saldaña and Antonio Hernandez about the best spots... more

10 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Wait, There’s an Ostrich Farm in Kuna?

We’re talking with Alex McCoy from American Ostrich Farms about sustainability and building their own processing plant during COVID. Also,... more

09 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
Abortion and Drag Bans, and the Moscow Murder Suspect Is in Jail

It’s our first weekly news chatter episode of 2023, and there’s plenty to cover. Boise State Public Radio’s James Dawson... more

06 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Winter Blues? Cozy Up, Boise!

The January blues are here but the Boise Weekly’s Minerva Jayne is here to shoo the inversion right out of... more

05 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
Boise’s Late Night Food Leaves Us Hungry

We’re chatting with Margaret Carmel about her beef with Boise’s late night dining desert. We dig into third spaces, Western... more

04 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Boise’s 2023 Resolutions and Predictions

We’re ringing in 2023 with your New Year’s resolutions and predictions for 2023. Debates over public education, wild card candidates... more

03 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Is Our Love of Standing Ovations A Problem?

Have you ever been to a play or concert in Boise and at the end of the performance, you realize... more

30 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Meet The Boise TikTok Creator With 6M Likes

We’re awarding a few of our favorite episodes of the year with some classic yearbook superlatives. In this episode, Lead... more

29 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Trailside Coffee Is So Very Boise

It’s our winter break and we’re awarding a few of our favorite episodes with some classic yearbook superlatives. A while... more

28 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Dipping Into Boise’s Fry Sauce Obsession

Fry sauce is Boise’s favorite condiment. But, is it actually from Idaho? Turns out City Cast Salt Lake Host Ali... more

27 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Boise Needs To See These Two Films This Winter

Emma’s movie bestie George Prentice from Boise State Public Radio is here to chat about two films he thinks are... more

22 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
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We’re talking with Alex McCoy from American Ostrich Farms about sustainability and building their own processing plant during COVID. Also, are ostriches... more