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City Cast Denver
City Cast Denver
City Cast

Join Host Bree Davies and the City Cast Denver crew every weekday morning as we celebrate, explore, and challenge an ever-changing Denver.... more

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Will This Family-Owned Pizza Joint Survive Another Pandemic Winter?

It’s official: the Omicron variant has hit Colorado. As we brace for continued disruptions in our daily lives, there’s still... more

03 Dec 2021 · 14 minutes
Did Denver’s Last Lesbian Bar Weaponize Its Status?

There is only one lesbian bar left in Denver. It’s one of only around 20 left in the United States.... more

02 Dec 2021 · 18 minutes
Finding a Recovery Community through Coffee

When Pastor Ryan Canaday confessed his alcoholism to his congregation back in 2013, he was shocked by the outpouring of... more

01 Dec 2021 · 16 minutes
Step Inside Camp Christmas, Lonnie Hanzon’s Glittery Wonderland

We may have yet to see snow on the ground, but artist Lonnie Hanzon has successfully captured the feeling of... more

30 Nov 2021 · 14 minutes
Tattered Cover’s Books of The Year

What’s the best part of any good local bookstore? The staff recs! Duh. We love those colorful little handwritten notes... more

29 Nov 2021 · 14 minutes
Den-Mex (Uncensored)

We’re taking the rest of the week off to be with friends and family, so please enjoy this re-run of... more

24 Nov 2021 · 21 minutes
A Popular News Anchor Became Disabled. Then 9News Fired Her.

After suffering a stroke in 2019, Kristen Aguirre was let go from her dream job at 9News. Her colleagues supported... more

23 Nov 2021 · 16 minutes
Casa Bonita’s Food Needs Help. Chef Dana Rodriguez to the Rescue!

For the last 20 months, the fate of Casa Bonita has been uncertain. Would Denver’s original “immersive experience” survive a... more

22 Nov 2021 · 16 minutes
Could The Words "Gourmet" and “Casa Bonita" Really Go Together?

These days, it seems like the Casa Bonita news faucet never turns off. This week, the new owners Matt Stone... more

19 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
BookBar Buys The Bookies

The Bookies has been an institution in Denver for decades. Tucked away inside a nondescript Glendale strip mall, the bookstore... more

18 Nov 2021 · 14 minutes
Is It Really That Hard to Build Affordable Housing in Denver?

It’s no secret that Denver’s a pretty expensive place to live these days. But there’s hope — in recent years,... more

17 Nov 2021 · 17 minutes
Denver on Shrooms: It's Been a Trip!

Way back in the spring of 2019, Denver became the first American city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin, or... more

16 Nov 2021 · 14 minutes
Thunderbird Man's Legacy Now Includes a Library

Like many American cities, Denver is home to many buildings, streets, and monuments commemorating problematic figures from our sometimes violent... more

15 Nov 2021 · 16 minutes
Traffic Deaths, Vision Zero’s Zero Score, & Denver’s World Cup Possibility

Denver had to face a hard truth this week: so far in 2021, 73 people have been killed on the... more

12 Nov 2021 · 29 minutes
An Ode to The Denver Diner Before It Gets Chase-Bank'd

Last week, it was announced that the boarded-up Denver Diner would not re-open, but instead become a Chase Bank. The... more

11 Nov 2021 · 18 minutes
Author Jenny Shank Seeks Human Connection in 'Mixed Company’

Jenny Shank grew up in southeast Denver, but when it was time for school, she was bused all over the... more

10 Nov 2021 · 15 minutes
Why You Can’t Watch the Nuggets, Avs or Rapids on TV

If you’ve tried to watch the Nuggets or the Avalanche on TV at all in the last three years, you... more

09 Nov 2021 · 13 minutes
15 Years of Food Justice on Colfax

Walk into SAME Café on East Colfax, and it looks like your average fast-casual lunch spot. But there’s A LOT... more

08 Nov 2021 · 17 minutes
Chipotle vs. Illegal Pete’s: A Denver-Style-Mission-Style Burrito Battle

Way back in the early ’90s, the Denver-style-Mission-style burrito rolled into town thanks to Chipotle. They introduced a massive meal you... more

05 Nov 2021 · 34 minutes
BONUS: What Sara Terry Learned at Mobile Home University

In this morning’s episode, Bree talked to documentarian Sara Terry about her new film A Decent Home, which is premiering... more

04 Nov 2021 · 5 minutes
Searching for 'A Decent Home' at an Aurora Mobile Home Park

After filmmaker Sara Terry almost lost her home in 2008, she thought a lot about housing stability and inequality. In... more

04 Nov 2021 · 20 minutes
How Denver Voted (And How We Feel About It)

Yes, voter turnout was low. And yes, there weren’t any major offices up for grabs. But there were a lot... more

03 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
A Denver Royal Gives Up Her Crown

In the spring of 1958, Marilyn Van Derbur was on University of Colorado’s ski team, worried about moguls and final... more

02 Nov 2021 · 18 minutes
Colorado Snagged $34 Million For Transit and RTD Gets... None?

It’s no secret that RTD has been struggling for years. Even before the pandemic, the regional public transportation provider was... more

01 Nov 2021 · 16 minutes
Halloween Spooktacular! With Denver’s Clerk & Recorder Paul López

It’s Halloween weekend and the City Cast Denver crew created a special episode to celebrate the spooky season. Today on... more

29 Oct 2021 · 12 minutes
You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Build a Skate Park

It’s election season here in Denver, but elections are far from the only way to make changes you want to... more

28 Oct 2021 · 14 minutes
Denver City Council vs. Bubble Gum Vape Juice

There’s been a battle brewing over kids and vaping for the past few years — and now Denver is mired... more

27 Oct 2021 · 14 minutes
Why Denver Should NOT Pay For A New National Western Arena

The National Western Stock Show has been a big deal in Denver for decades, drawing farmers, ranchers, equestrians and rodeo... more

26 Oct 2021 · 17 minutes
Why Denver Should Pay For a New National Western Arena

Every January for more than 100 years, Denver has hosted the National Western Stock Show. The event draws farmers and... more

25 Oct 2021 · 15 minutes
BONUS: The DAM’s “Marie Antoinette Moment”?

The Denver Art Museum opened up its new $175-million front door this morning, and Bree has some thoughts.  Learn more about... more

24 Oct 2021 · 18 minutes
#ListenLocal: How Art is Born

Berry is back! That's right, our favorite local podcast critic is back with another #listenlocal recommendation for your weekend. Berry’s... more

23 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Election-Palooza 2021

It’s an off-year election, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an important one. Denver voters will be deciding things like... more

22 Oct 2021 · 42 minutes
What’s So Scary About A Bunch of Adults Living Together?

There’s a measure on Denver ballots this year that was many, many years in the making. After countless community debates,... more

21 Oct 2021 · 16 minutes
What is Dark Money? And How is it Impacting Our Election?

Denver is in the middle of another election. Did you notice? It’s an off year, but there are still plenty... more

20 Oct 2021 · 17 minutes
The Revolutionary Music of Los Mocochetes

The music you hear every day on City Cast Denver wasn’t made for a podcast — it’s the work of... more

19 Oct 2021 · 17 minutes
Why A Big Brother Tech Giant Moved to Denver

Palantir Technologies is a massive, publicly traded defense contractor founded on the promise of bringing Silicon Valley-style data analysis to... more

18 Oct 2021 · 18 minutes
Colorado’s ‘Rich Mosaic of Dining’, Plus Denver Trivia That Stumps Even Bree

Welcome back to Fridays at City Cast Denver where the crew chats about the news of the week and shares... more

15 Oct 2021 · 32 minutes
Identity, Resistance and Resilience at the Museo

It has been 500 years since the fall of Tenochtitlan, but the Spanish colonization of Mesoamerica still reverberates across the... more

14 Oct 2021 · 16 minutes
28 Years of Roasting Chiles with the Morales Family

Ron Morales has been roasting green chiles in a parking lot at the corner of 52nd and Sheridan every fall... more

13 Oct 2021 · 14 minutes
Is Denver Repeating the Past By Sweeping this Indigenous Camp?

Since 2012 when the City of Denver enacted the Urban Camping Ban, the forced removal of people from tents and... more

12 Oct 2021 · 18 minutes
EXTRA: Get 'More Smarter' on Redistricting

Redistricting is important. We swear. Every ten years, our elected officials fight over how and who will elect them next... more

09 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
A Newspaper’s Worst Nightmare, Mountain Town Faves, and…Chowdermeister?

It’s Friday, which means the City Cast Denver team chats about some of the craziest news items from the week.... more

08 Oct 2021 · 33 minutes
Are Colorado’s Sex Offender Laws Really Keeping The Community Safe?

It’s tough to talk about, but we’ve got a problem. There are 20,000 people on Colorado’s sex offender registry, including... more

07 Oct 2021 · 16 minutes
BONUS: Is Casa Bonita More Fun than Meow Wolf? Or Lakeside?

In this morning’s episode, Bree went deep on what makes Casa Bonita special with David Thomas, “professor of fun." But... more

06 Oct 2021 · 10 minutes
Why Casa Bonita is Textbook Fun (and Why Matt and Trey Couldn't Ruin It If They Tried)

It’s official: Trey Parker and Matt Stone have purchased Casa Bonita. So, now what? Will the Lakewood landmark stay the... more

06 Oct 2021 · 17 minutes
Is Tay Anderson Owed An Apology?

Back in March, Black Lives Matter 5280 posted an account of alleged sexual assault by Denver Public Schools board member... more

05 Oct 2021 · 17 minutes
Are Denver's New Hotel Shelters Any Better Than The Old Kind?

Denver has been in a housing and homelessness crisis for many years, and the pandemic only increased the need for... more

04 Oct 2021 · 15 minutes
Where is The "Real Creativity" in Denver? Plus, Pumpkin Flavor Season Begins

It’s the City Cast Denver Friday chat with Producer Paul Karolyi, Newsletter Writer Peyton Garcia, and Host Bree Davies. This... more

01 Oct 2021 · 33 minutes
Titwrench: 13 Years of Musical Revolution

Thirteen years ago, a group of friends and strangers got together and decided to start a music festival in Denver.... more

30 Sep 2021 · 14 minutes
A Serious Breakfast Burrito Throwdown

You’ve called, you’ve written us, and now we bring you the hotly anticipated Breakfast Burrito Throwdown where the City Cast... more

29 Sep 2021 · 23 minutes
Why Our Sidewalks are Broken, Crumbling, and Missing

Denver’s sidewalks are in a sorry state, and that’s if you’re lucky enough to live in a neighborhood that has... more

28 Sep 2021 · 10 minutes
Legal Weed Delivery Exists in Denver... Sort Of

The first legal weed deliveries happened in Denver last month. But like many aspects of the weed business, the actual... more

27 Sep 2021 · 16 minutes
Digging Into the Tay Anderson Investigation, Saying Goodbye to Kmart

Happy first Friday of fall! For our news roundup, this week: Producer Paul Karolyi and Host Bree Davies discuss the... more

24 Sep 2021 · 27 minutes
Did We Really Need to Close Civic Center Park?

On September 15, the City of Denver set up metal barricades around Civic Center Park, blocking people from taking in... more

23 Sep 2021 · 14 minutes
Breakfast at the New Zaidy's with David Sirota

Zaidy’s is back! Once a Cherry Creek staple, the Jewish deli’s owners decided it was time to close up shop... more

22 Sep 2021 · 15 minutes
A Better Way To Feed Denver’s Hungry

After being unhoused and struggling with food insecurity himself, Jim Scharper knew he wanted to help others. What started out... more

21 Sep 2021 · 18 minutes
Breaking Down the Tay Anderson Investigation

Back in March, Black Lives Matter 5280 issued a statement on behalf of a woman who said that Denver Public... more

20 Sep 2021 · 16 minutes
Concert Vaccination Protocols, Palm Scanning and Shotgun Willie’s

As more businesses and events require a COVID vaccine, and Gov. Jared Polis chomps at the bit for booster shots,... more

17 Sep 2021 · 28 minutes
From Denver Catholic School to the E! Network: Justine Marino Talks High Plains

The High Plains Comedy Festival returns to South Broadway this weekend and the line-up is stacked with funny people, including... more

16 Sep 2021 · 17 minutes
A Dead Accountant, 33 Zombie Businesses, and $2.3 Million in Fraud

Jeremy Jojola and Zack Newman were doing what they normally do as journalists at 9News: Poking around. What they came... more

15 Sep 2021 · 17 minutes
What Happens When a County Breaks Up With Its Health Department?

It was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the Denver metro area — the 1965 South... more

14 Sep 2021 · 14 minutes
How One Brewery Is Promoting Vaccines to Denver's Undervaxxed Latino Community

For breweries in Colorado, September is typically a month of fests. There’s Oktoberfest, of course. And then there’s the Great... more

13 Sep 2021 · 12 minutes
#ListenLocal: Escaping Denver

Our friend and resident podcast connoisseur Berry of Podcasts in Color is back with another recommendation to spice up your... more

11 Sep 2021 · 26 minutes
Civic Center Park Woes, Stackable Homes, and Slumlords

Earlier this week, the city of Denver shut down Civic Center Park, closing off the public space for at least... more

10 Sep 2021 · 32 minutes
With Evictions Looming, These Activists Have a Plan

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium two weeks ago, approximately 12,000 Denverites woke up... more

09 Sep 2021 · 15 minutes
Uncovering Denver's Complicated Legacy of Forced Busing

In the late ‘60s, Denver Public Schools began busing children across the city in an effort to desegregate our schools.... more

08 Sep 2021 · 17 minutes
What is ShotSpotter? Why Is It So Expensive? Why Does DPD Use it?

Police departments across the country have fallen in love with an obscure technology company called ShotSpotter, which purports to use... more

07 Sep 2021 · 14 minutes
The Elijah McClain Case, Beta Nightclub Drama and Domo’s TikTok Disaster

This week, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that the Aurora police officers and paramedics involved in Elijah McClain’s 2019... more

03 Sep 2021 · 31 minutes
The Broncos’ Quarterback Dilemma

What’s going on with the Broncos? That’s one of the many questions producer Xandra McMahon asked our Sports Guy Jake... more

02 Sep 2021 · 14 minutes
Fact or Fiction: Colorado’s 300 Days of Sunshine

You’ve heard it before and probably uttered the words yourself: “Colorado has 300 days of sunshine.” It’s no secret that our weather... more

01 Sep 2021 · 14 minutes
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With Evictions Looming, These Activists Have a Plan
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When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium two weeks ago, approximately 12,000 Denverites woke up to the... more