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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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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
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Wait, There’s an Ostrich Farm in Kuna?
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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