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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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Episodes

Hot Garbage Summer, Putting Teens To Work, and Fentanyl Hysteria

This week Mayor Johnston rolled out a new program that would pay teens extra money for working a summer job.... more

24 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose: The Escort Rumors

This is the first episode of a special, limited-run podcast series, Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose, from City Cast Denver. Between heckling... more

23 May 2024 · 33 minutes
The Secrets Beneath Denver's Oldest Operating Cemetery

At first glance, Riverside Cemetery’s parched plots might appear to be abandoned — but a closer look reveals the graveyard... more

22 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Crime Stat Hysteria and Illegal Hot Dogs in LoDo

It’s Tuesday and we’re rounding up the big stories of the week. First, the anti-war protest camp that ran for... more

21 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Why These Denver Parking Lots Are the Worst

From Whole Foods in Cherry Creek to Costco in Arvada, the Denver metro area is home to many terrible parking... more

20 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Avs and Addiction, a Dem Against Gay Marriage, and Bye-Bye Endless Shrimp

Without leading scorer Val Nichushkin, will the Avs be able to take the Stanley Cup again? This week the team’s... more

17 May 2024 · 50 minutes
The Uncertain Future of Colorado's Most Iconic Hotel

The Stanley Hotel has been a tourist stop in Estes Park for decades since the iconic place appeared in Stephen... more

16 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Denver’s Forgotten Queer History

Denver has emerged as the only U.S. city left out of 10 places worldwide being considered for the 2030 Gay... more

15 May 2024 · 21 minutes
The ‘Spicy Food’ Problem, A Hot Springs Expansion, and Nuggets Bounce Back

Is our food really too spicy? Venezuelan newcomers are saying so — but the guy who dropped off a “boxes... more

14 May 2024 · 25 minutes
What Denverites Need To Know About CO's New Laws

The dust is still settling after state lawmakers wrapped up their legislative session last week, and it was a big... more

13 May 2024 · 27 minutes
A Concert Ticket Fix, Road Rage, and Jamal Murray’s Tantrum

A new bill could require concert ticket sellers to show the actual price of tickets upfront. But data shows that... more

10 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Why Denver Still Lags Behind Other Cities on Homelessness

The City of Denver spent at least $274 million to combat the homelessness crisis between 2021 and 2024, but according... more

09 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Introducing ‘Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose’

The first episode of ‘Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose’ is coming on May 15. What do you think about Congresswoman Lauren Boebert?... more

08 May 2024 · 2 minutes
RiNo’s Vinyl Future, Music Promoter Arrested, and Meow Wolf’s Growing Pains

Expansions, mismanagement, and a major arrest — we’re rounding up the biggest news stories of the Denver art scene this... more

08 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Lawmakers Who Drink, Banning Rent Algorithms, and an Exciting Announcement

Stories about alcohol abuse at the state capitol are nothing new, but a series of high-profile incidents have cast the... more

07 May 2024 · 31 minutes
What Federal ‘Rescheduling’ Means for the Local Weed Scene

Cannabis has been a "Schedule I" drug for decades, meaning the federal government regulates it the same way as heroin.... more

06 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Campus Protest Impasse, Very Online Politicians, and a Hot Dog Bust

It’s Friday, and we’re breaking down the biggest stories of the week. First, more and more students and community members... more

03 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Mayor Johnston on Campus Protests, @DoBetterDNVR, and Running for President

Between the Gaza protests at the Auraria campus and the increasingly acrimonious debate over homelessness, Mayor Mike Johnston has a... more

02 May 2024 · 37 minutes
Your Guide to May in Denver

If you're new here, welcome! We’ve put together a starter pack for you, with episodes and articles to welcome you... more

01 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Why Did DPD Arrest Gaza Campus Protesters? Plus, a Weird Bookstore Mystery

It’s Tuesday, and we’re breaking down the biggest stories of the week. First, student protesters have been living in tents... more

30 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Your Denver Gardening Questions, Answered

It’s that time of year to start digging around in the dirt and laying the foundation for a bountiful summer... more

29 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
How Faster Buses Will Reshape Denver As We Know It

Construction is set to begin this summer on one of the biggest transportation infrastructure projects Denver has ever seen: BRT,... more

26 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
Why Conservatives Can’t Stop Talking About Trans People

Conservatives have been ramping up their attacks on trans people across the country, including right here in Colorado. But local... more

25 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
Is the State About To Boost Funding for RTD?

After years of rumors and speculation, Governor Jared Polis and some of the leading Democrats in the statehouse put forth... more

24 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
Rockies’ Viral Fail, Polis Sides With Renters, and Local Startup Strikes Gold!

It’s Tuesday, and host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are rounding up the biggest stories in Denver this week.... more

23 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
The Battle for Denver's Best Bagel is On!

Denver’s never really been a big bagel town… until now! In the past year, several hot new bagel shops have... more

22 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Meow Wolf Layoffs, Nightmare Denver Blunt Rotations, and To Catch a Predator

It’s Friday, and we’re looking back at the biggest stories of the week. First, Meow Wolf announced 165 layoffs this... more

19 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
A 420 Friendly Guide to Denver’s Best Munchies

Clouds of pot smoke will undoubtedly be billowing above the annual 420 festival in Civic Center Park this Saturday, but... more

18 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Denver’s Best and Worst Streets to Bike On

It’s time to pump up those tires, grease up those chains, and hop on a bike! Whether you’ve got a... more

17 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
Could the Assault Weapons Ban Pass? Plus, Shelter Security Concerns and John Leguizamo

It’s Tuesday, and we’re rounding up the stories that matter in Denver this week. First, the Colorado House of Representatives... more

16 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Data Shows Denver is Over the Subaru

Is the stereotype that Coloradans love Subarus actually true? Based on the commercials alone, it seems like subies are the... more

15 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Xcel’s Big Fail, a $25K Facebook Block, and the 'Chile Crunch' Trademark

It’s Friday and we’re looking back at a big week in Denver. First, the wind! Xcel Energy preemptively shut off... more

12 Apr 2024 · 48 minutes
Can Mayor Johnston Reduce Gun Violence by 20%?

Colorado recorded a record-high number of gun deaths in 2021, according to the Colorado Sun. While gun violence has waned... more

11 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Is Denver’s Population in Decline?

Is Denver still a growing city? According to the data, no — but it’s a little more complicated than that.... more

10 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
GOP vs. the Press, Cherry Creek Rises, and a Pizza Truce

Over the weekend, Colorado Sun politics reporter Sandra Fish was asked to leave the Colorado GOP’s big assembly in Pueblo... more

09 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
The Contested Future of a Demolished Neighborhood

In 1965, a massive flood devastated the Mile High City. Auraria was hit particularly hard and plans were put in... more

08 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
Wage Theft Hypocrisy, Breweries Keep Closing, and ‘Love Is Blind’ Sightings

It’s Friday and we’re looking back at the biggest stories of the week. First, while Denver’s auditor’s office has been... more

05 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
Your Questions on @DoBetterDNVR, Members Clubs, and Those ‘Green’ Buildings

After 9News anchor Kyle Clark discussed the increasingly popular (and controversial) instagram @DoBetterDNVR with us last Friday, the anonymous posters... more

04 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Is Governor Polis Trying To Take Over RTD?

What lengths will Governor Jared Polis go to to get his Front Range Passenger Rail? He and some senior Democrats... more

03 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Boebert Gets a Boost, Tattered Cover For Sale, and Your Big Dog Poop Ideas

It’s Tuesday, and we’re talking about the biggest stories shaping Denver today. First up, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert got a big... more

02 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Your Guide to April in Denver

Happy April, Denver! As we inch closer to real spring and out of the grasp of false spring, we can... more

01 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
‘Inevitable’ Shelter Deaths, Poop in the Park, and Kyle Clark!

It’s Friday and we’re looking back on the biggest stories of the week. 9News anchor Kyle Clark joins host Bree... more

29 Mar 2024 · 45 minutes
Private Members Clubs Are Thriving. Are You Cool (and Rich) Enough To Join?

Socializing is a hot commodity in the Mile High, and there are plenty of bars, parks, and adult-oriented entertainment spaces... more

28 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
A Local’s Guide to 36 Hours in Denver

A few years back, The New York Times spent some time in Denver and came back with a visitor’s guide... more

27 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
Mexican Food on Trial, Banning Assault Weapons, and Casa Bonita Is 50

Alma Fonda Fina is one of the buzziest new restaurants in town — but a lawsuit over the potential theft... more

26 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Inside the Two 'Green' New Buildings Rising in Denver

There are two very distinctive, very green buildings being built in Denver right now — maybe you’ve seen them? One... more

25 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
Buc-ee's vs. Johnson’s Corner, Widening Peña Blvd., and Elevator Crimes?

It’s Friday and we’re talking about all the biggest stories in Denver this week. First up, the hotly contested debate... more

22 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
Fashion Police: Colorado Politicians Edition

Denver’s fashion sense is, well, questionable. So it’s no wonder GQ once named Governor Jared Polis as the “worst-dressed congressman... more

21 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Denver’s Best Ramen: Inside the March Madness for Foodies

Over the past few years, ramen shops have proliferated across Colorado, as more and more Denverites hop on the broth-y,... more

20 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
Brown Palace Layoffs, Saving El Chapultepec, and Your Fave Grocery Stores

It’s Tuesday and we’re talking about the biggest stories of the week. First up, downtown is going through a rough... more

19 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
The Case for Radical Parking Reform

Driving around downtown Denver, you’d be forgiven for getting frustrated about parking. But is the solution to our parking woes... more

18 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Boebert vs. Buck, America’s Worst Grocery Stores, and Peña Blvd. Confusion

It’s Friday and we’re talking about the biggest stories of the week. First, Rep. Ken Buck announced this week that... more

15 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
Sen. Michael Bennet on Why TikTok Has Got To Go

If Sen. Michael Bennet had his way, TikTok would already be banned. But after more than a year of intense... more

14 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Demolishing El Chapultepec, Landlord Watch: Algorithm Edition, and Your Bike Lane Comments

When Denver’s most historic jazz club was sold in 2021, developer Kenneth Monfort said he didn’t want to “erase El... more

13 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
City Council Soda Fight, Avs/Nuggs TV Hopes, and Who’s Unionizing Now?

It’s Tuesday and we’re looking at the biggest stories of the week. First, it’s been five years and the Avalanche... more

12 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
Denver’s Best Bars (for St. Paddy's and Beyond)

What’s the best bar in Denver? Is it the bar with the highest average rating on Yelp? Is it the... more

11 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Who Really Won the Primaries? Plus, CPR’s Layoffs and a Celebrity Stoner Fail

Even with record low voter turnout, President Biden and former President Trump easily cruised to victory in Colorado’s presidential primaries... more

08 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Why Denver’s Hottest Chef Walked Away From a Michelin Star

Chef Michael Diaz de Leon had a great 2023. For his work at the buzzy Mexican-inspired fine-downtown dining spot BRUTØ,... more

07 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
WTF is Wrong With Colorado’s Funeral Industry?

Last month, boxes of cremated remains were found in the home of a funeral director, along with a decomposing body... more

06 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Gaza Protest Vote, Labor Union Drama, and Real OG Denver Bagels

Colorado’s presidential primaries are today, and we already know who’s going to win. But local Palestinian solidarity groups have launched... more

05 Mar 2024 · 32 minutes
Your Guide to March in Denver

It’s March, Denver’s snowiest month of the year — but that won’t stop any true Denverite from getting out and... more

04 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Johnston's New Newcomer Plan, Broadway Bike Lane Debuts, and RIP New Saigon

It’s Friday, and we’re looking back at the biggest stories of the week. First up, Mayor Mike Johnston has a... more

01 Mar 2024 · 45 minutes
12 Big Ideas To Fix Downtown

The bad news just keeps rolling in for downtown Denver — more restaurants have closed, office buildings are hitting their... more

29 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Bad Landlords, Controversial Billboards, and Your Stinky Denver Stories

Bright yellow billboards have popped up around Denver proclaiming that something called the Epoch Times is the “#1 Trusted News.”... more

28 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Mayor Johnston’s Big New Plans for 2024. Plus, ‘Noncommitted Delegates’

Two weeks after announcing budget cuts for Parks & Rec and the DMV, Mayor Mike Johnston on Monday laid out... more

27 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
What Really Happens Inside Denver’s Strip Clubs?

There are only five strip clubs left in Denver today, and one of them was just forced to shut down... more

26 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Lawmakers Fight Doomscrolling, Red Rocks Upgrades, and an Epic Pizza Fail

It’s Friday and we’re rounding up the biggest stories of the week. First, if social media is making kids depressed,... more

23 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
The Purina Plant Stinks! But Is It a Health Concern?

Ask any Denverite about the stinkiest spot in the city, and for more than 90 years the answer has been... more

22 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Sidewalk Fee Drama, Casa Bonita Art Show, and Which Pete’s Went Electric?

Back in 2022, voters decided that Denver definitely deserves sidewalks. But not everyone was happy with the new taxes to... more

21 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
AG Phil Weiser on His Effort To Block the King Soopers/Safeway Merger

For the past year, Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating the proposed merger of two of Denver’s biggest... more

20 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
No Money for Trees, Summer Camp Scramble, and New Hostile Architecture

It’s Friday, and we’re looking back at the biggest stories of the week. First, why is the City of Denver... more

16 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
How Electric Ovens Are Converting Fire-Loving Local Chefs

Pizza makers, aka pizzaiolos, are notoriously particular about their ovens. Is it coal-fired? Or wood? How hot does it get?... more

15 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
You’re Not a Real Denverite Until…

What does it take to be a true Denverite? There’s gotta be a turning point sometime after you first see... more

14 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Denver Zoo Expansion, Budget Cuts Blowback, and No ‘Sanctuary’ in Lakewood

Denverites are reeling from Mayor Johnston’s Friday announcement of budget cuts to free up money to provide more support for... more

13 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Should We Be Saying ‘New Immigrants’ Instead of ‘Migrants’?

After a deal on immigration reform died in Congress last week, Mayor Mike Johnston made a decision he didn’t want... more

12 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
‘Outside Festival’ Revealed, Suncor’s Big Fine, and DIA’s Foot-Eating Walkway

It’s Friday, and we’re digging into all the local stories that mattered this week. First, Suncor Energy is getting hit... more

09 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Cheap, Fun Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Have you planned something extra thoughtful for your sweetie?Did you remember to make a reservation? Fear... more

08 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
Why This Popular Museum Exhibit Closed Forever

Spurred by new guidelines issued last month by the Biden Administration, curators at the vaunted American Museum of Natural History... more

07 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
Johnston’s First Veto, Yellow Vest Vigilantes, and Your Votes for Worst Intersections

Late last week, Mayor Mike Johnston responded to City Council’s ban on sweeps of homeless encampments during freezing temperatures with... more

06 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
The Romantic Myth (and Bloody Reality) of Denver’s Old Streetcar

Did you know Denver used to have a streetcar? That simple, nostalgia-fueled question has lured many transit nerds and urban... more

05 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Is Denver Still 'Menver'? Plus, Bad Cell Reception and Tenants’ Rights

Do you have that one spot in the city where your phone calls always get dropped? Or that place in... more

02 Feb 2024 · 43 minutes
Your Guide to February in Denver

It’s the month of love! It’s also “false spring,” aka temps in the 20s and 60s. So, what is a... more

01 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Are These Denver’s Worst Intersections?

What makes a particular intersection worse than another? Or more dangerous? Or just plain rage-inducing? From the urban streets we... more

31 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Transit Battles, Deepfake Election Anxiety, and Pronouncing ‘Buena Vista’

It’s Tuesday, and we’re talking about all the stories that matter in Denver this week. First, Secretary of State Jena... more

30 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
The Northside’s Secret Mozzarella Dynasty Drama, Explained

One of Denver’s richest men just won another major ruling in a years-long legal battle with his own nieces over... more

29 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
City Council Ethics Probe, GOP Turmoil, and a Pastor’s Crypto Scam

It’s Friday, and we’re talking about all the stories that mattered this week. District 7 city councilmember Flor Alvidrez is... more

26 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
A Mile High Guide to Booze-Free Fun

Dry January is coming to a close, but what if you want to keep the booze-free party going? Beyond Denver’s... more

25 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Mayor Johnston on the Migrant Crisis, ¡Viva! Streets, and His Iconic Corduroy Jacket

With busloads of migrants still arriving in Denver nearly every day, Mayor Mike Johnston just returned from a second trip... more

24 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Banning LOLs on I70, A Park Hill Preservation Fight, and Your Meat-Free Recs

State transportation officials for years have been using humor to spice up their safety messaging (e.g., “camp in the mountains,... more

23 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
What if Mayor Johnston Hired the Migrants Himself?

It seems like Mayor Mike Johnston has tried everything to make Denver a welcoming place for the nearly 40,000 South... more

22 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Renters Fight the Power, Most Anticipated Eats, and Hotties in RiNo

A Lakewood woman is suing her apartment’s management company for “junk fees” after it allegedly added hidden charges to her... more

19 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
Denver's Best Meat-Free Eats

Everyone knows the reasons why you might want to eat less meat — it’s good for the Earth, it’s good... more

18 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
Goodbye ¡Viva! Streets, Parking Lot Robots, and Your Yellow Vest Comments

¡Viva! Streets brought more than 40,000 Denverites out to enjoy car-free streets in 2023. But the pedestrian-centered effort to revitalize... more

17 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
What Denverites Can Expect From the State Legislature This Year

The Colorado state legislature returned to work last week, with Democrats still in control of both the House of Representatives,... more

16 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
Yellow Vests Downtown, Mayor Johnston and the Arts, and the Truth About Rocky Flats

Sponsored by Tecovas, Western Week reaches a thrilling finale! The Downtown Denver Partnership and Mayor Mike Johnston rolled out a new... more

12 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
We Tried Rocky Mountain Oysters (So You Don’t Have To)

Sponsored by Tecovas, Western Week continues! And we are digging into one of Denver’s most unusual claims to culinary fame —... more

11 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Live at the National Western Stock Show: Tips, Tricks, and Hijinks

Sponsored by Tecovas, Western Week continues! And we are going into the belly of the beast, the Stock Show itself. Join... more

10 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Can Johnston House Another 1,000? Plus, Who Did Boebert Punch?

Welcome back to Western Week, our weeklong celebration and investigation into Denver’s Western roots, brought to you by Tecovas!  Host Bree... more

09 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Can You Guess Which Wild West Tales Are Real or Fake?

Welcome back to Western Week!  Sponsored by Tecovas, our celebration of Denver’s Western roots continues today with a game about the... more

08 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Can Boebert Win DougCo? Plus, Wolves vs. Beef and a Parade!

Sponsored by Tecovas, Western Week continues!  As the longhorns paraded down 17th Street yesterday to kick off the National Western Stock... more

05 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
An Expert’s Guide to the 2024 Stock Show

Presented by Tecovas, Western Week continues!  The National Western Stock Show kicks off this weekend, serving up 16 days of fun... more

04 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
The Day the Stock Show Almost Left Denver

Welcome to Western Week, sponsored by Tecovas! The National Western Stock Show is set to open this weekend in Denver, as... more

03 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Your Guide to January in Denver

It’s 2024! Maybe you’ve joined a gym or made some new year’s resolutions. But what are you doing for fun?... more

02 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
The OG 1-Star Review Game

Could you guess a Denver institution based only on how its haters described it in a 1-star review? Play along... more

29 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
How Colorado Became the EV Capital of America

CPR climate reporter and EV owner Sam Brasch says there is “no better state in the country to buy an... more

28 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Did Mayor Johnston Keep His Campaign Promises?

Mike Johnston made a lot of big promises when he was on the campaign trail earlier this year — like... more

27 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
How the Denver Art Museum Acquired Stolen Relics

It’s been exactly one year since the Denver Post published a blockbuster three-part investigation uncovering an international criminal conspiracy involving... more

26 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Trump Ruling Fallout, Our Predictions for 2024, and Who Owns Blucifer?

The Colorado Supreme Court made international headlines this week when it ruled that former president Donald Trump will not be... more

22 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
Is the 'Shake Shack of Mexican Food' Rising in the ’Burbs?

Twenty-one years after Northsider Jose Ramirez ventured into Centennial to open the first Los Dos Potrillos in 2002, his sons... more

21 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Does Rep. Lauren Boebert Have a Chance in 2024?

After Rep. Lauren Boebert’s “Beetlejuice” moment back in September, Liberals across the country gleefully jeered and cheered as she tried... more

20 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Mayor Johnston’s ‘Deception’, DA Looks at ’Shrooms, and a New Colorado Christmas Song

Mayor Mike Johnston has less than two weeks left to bring almost 500 people off the street into housing if... more

19 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Can Denver Stop Evictions Forever?

Denver is on track to see more people evicted from their homes this year than any time since 2008. But... more

18 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Why Aren’t Coloradans More Optimistic? Plus, Wins and Fails of the Year

A new poll shows that Coloradans are “slightly” optimistic about the direction of the state. But a closer look at... more

15 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
The Fate of Car-Free Streets, Lemonade Scandal Hits Local Paneras, and French Fries!

The beverage of the moment here in Denver — like the rest of the country — comes from an unlikely... more

14 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Should Denver Open Emergency Warming Shelters Sooner?

Cold weather is a fact of life up here in Mile High. But current city policy says that Denver’s emergency... more

13 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Neighbors Rally To Support Migrants, Hotel Shelter Mix-Up, and Blucifer’s Nemesis

Since Central and South American migrants started arriving in Denver almost exactly one year ago, more than 30,000 people have... more

12 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Did Colorado Fix Its Auto Theft Problem?

The numbers are in and it’s official, Denver is not the car theft capital of the country. Car thefts are... more

11 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
What’s Denver’s Word of the Year? Plus, the Nutcracker’s Cheap Seats and Dyketopia!

Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a popular Denver holiday tradition, but ticket prices have barely increased in the... more

08 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
The Best Holiday Pop-Up Bars

The hottest trend in Denver dining right now is the holiday pop-up. These timely takeovers have been popping up everywhere... more

07 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Your Guide to December in Denver

The holidays are in full swing, but December is just getting started! From holiday markets in picturesque mountain towns to... more

06 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Red Rocks Hailstorm Texts Revealed. Plus, Did ‘Zero Fare for Better Air’ Work?

Over the summer a show at Red Rocks was hit by a hailstorm that injured several people and left hundreds... more

05 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Will Rep. Tim Hernández Lose His Seat Over Gaza Protests?

Tim Hernández came on our show for the first time two years ago as a 24-year-old teacher who was not... more

04 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Gaza Protests Escalate, the Mayor’s Plan for Downtown, and El Tepehuan Closing

Ever since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, tensions over the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict have been on the rise... more

01 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Will the Holidays Save Local Liquor Stores? Plus, 7 Pounds of Ramen

Last year, Colorado voters decided that grocery stores could sell wine along with beer, which had many independent liquor store... more

30 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
What Will Happen to Downtown’s Empty Office Buildings?

With construction on the 16th St. Mall now set to last through 2025 and many office workers happier working at... more

29 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
‘Political Theater’ in the Mayor’s Office? Plus, Biden’s Visit and Chile Rellenos

Mayor Mike Johnston’s effort to house 1,000 people by the end of the year is not looking great, with more... more

28 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
The Best Green Chile in Denver (and What Exactly Is Green Chile?)

It seems like everyone has an opinion on where to find the best green chile in town. So why do... more

27 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Tension Over Migrants, Our Denver Gratitudes, and United’s New DIA Rom-Com

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re celebrating the short week with a round-up of all the local stories that matter. First, it’s been... more

22 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Our Guide to Holiday Shopping in Denver

Black Friday and the holiday shopping season are right around the corner, but while the big chain stores are rolling... more

21 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
What if There Was a Museum of Denver?

Many cities have a museum solely dedicated to telling their own story, and many of those museums are a source... more

20 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
Gas Price Wars, DIA Train Fails, and the Population Growth Question

Gas prices are trending down nationwide, but they are perhaps nowhere lower than the exit off I-25 into Greenwood Village.... more

17 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
The Delivery App Debate, a ‘Reducetarian’ Thanksgiving, and Holiday Markets

Hungry for lunch but don’t want to go out? One local restaurant owner hopes you don’t reach for that meal-delivery... more

16 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Denver’s Best Movie Theaters (Now That The Esquire Is Closing)

After a water main break, the rise of streaming, and a global pandemic put the Esquire Theatre on the brink,... more

15 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Better Buses Inbound! Plus, How Will Denargo Market Reshape RiNo?

It’s Tuesday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that matter this week. First, local officials are officially hyped... more

14 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Why Colorado Is Failing Its Climate Goals

The State of Colorado has a lot of big, lofty goals to help stave off climate change. But according to... more

13 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Prop HH Failed, Jumbotron Proposals, and Who’s Gonna Beat Boebert?

It wasn’t the biggest election of our lifetimes. It wasn’t even the biggest election in Denver this year! But this... more

10 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Tom’s Starlight Closing, Food Influencer Drama, and On-Screen Eating

A few years ago Tom Messina made a deal to sell off his iconic East Colfax building — then known... more

09 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Election Results Are In! Plus, Inside Denver’s Budget Battles

Voter turnout was unsurprisingly low for yesterday’s off-year election, but we still have plenty of results to dissect from all... more

08 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
The Englewood Scammer Saga Continues! Plus, More Last-Minute Election News

It might not feel like it, but today is election day. So host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are... more

07 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
How Will CO’s Ski Biz Navigate Growth, Housing, Labor This Season?

Between the ongoing I-70 traffic conundrum, housing affordability issues in basically every ski town, pricey passes to overcrowded lift lines,... more

06 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Unmasking the 'Rat' in the Weed Biz, Bye Bye Ken Buck, and Is Denver Unfriendly?

Epic weed drama erupted this week, with the outing of a “rat in the community” who allegedly made dozens of... more

03 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Japanese Food Old and New, the Rise of Bodegas, and Cozy Vibes

It’s Thursday, and we are so ready for the weekend. So as usual, newsletter editor and our resident foodie Peyton... more

02 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Your Guide to November in Denver

Welcome to November, the month of 5 p.m. sunsets, extended family visits, early holiday shopping, and colder temps. Newsletter editor... more

01 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Dark Money, the Scammer Running Unopposed, and Is Denver in the Midwest?

Election day is just a week away and while it’s an off-year, there are plenty of important races and issues... more

31 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
How To Save Denver’s Nightlife

With Halloween coming up tomorrow, we’re thinking about everything that goes bump in the night. But the importance of Denver’s... more

30 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
BONUS: What Bree Learned at MSU

Our friends at Metropolitan State University of Denver (aka MSU or just plain “Metro”) recently hosted our very own Bree... more

28 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Big Police Reform Report, Club Q Reborn, and the Nuggs Are Back, Baby!

Four years after the killing of Elijah McClain, Aurora police are finally on trial. But what about the systemic injustices... more

27 Oct 2023 · 48 minutes
Inside Baker’s New Chinese Spot, Boulder Bites, and the ‘Hawaiian Plate Lunch’

We’re talking noodles, dumplings, and cocktails unapologetically seasoned with MSG as host Bree Davies chats with newsletter editor Peyton Garcia... more

26 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Mayor Johnston on Angry Neighbors, Canceled Micro-Communities, and Meeting Travis Scott

Can you believe it’s already been 100 days since our new mayor Mike Johnston was inaugurated? He hasn’t even had... more

25 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Polis’ Transit Fail, Shenanigans in the ’Burbs, and Bagels

It’s Tuesday, and we’re talking about all the stories that matter this week. First up, Governor Jared Polis made a... more

24 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
How the City Will Spend $1.74 Billion of Your Money

The City of Denver’s official budget for 2024 determines how the powers that be will spend a whopping $1.74 billion... more

23 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Tattered Cover’s Bankruptcy, Meow Wolf’s New Bar, and Denver’s Worst Bridges

Tattered Cover filed for bankruptcy this week after a rough few years for the beloved Denver institution. Three of the... more

20 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
The Juicy DIA Burger Scandal and a Weekend of Tricks & Treats

The weekend is so close you can almost taste it. So we’re digging into the biggest food story of the... more

19 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Did Colorado Get Its Indian Boarding School Report All Wrong?

Earlier this month, History Colorado released a major report documenting the history of Indigenous “boarding schools” across our state, including... more

18 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
What’s Next in the Elijah McClain Trials? Plus, Stan Kroenke vs. Commerce City

It’s Tuesday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that matter this week. Four years after Elijah McClain was... more

17 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
BONUS: TABOR TALK

This morning on the podcast, we did our best to understand the most confusing and most impactful question on Colorado... more

16 Oct 2023 · 8 minutes
Everything You Need to Know About Prop HH

The Wall Street Journal called it a “back-door tax hike.” Colorado conservatives are calling it a TABOR killer. Even Democrats... more

16 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Real Triangle Bar Story, Lauren Boebert's Divorce, and the Big Bigfoot Sighting

The Triangle Bar closed “indefinitely” last Sunday, owner Scott Coors blamed homeless encampments, and the press ran with an easy... more

13 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Is Casa Bonita Still a Thing? Plus, a 'Food Truck Park' and Where to Get Your Dessert On

It’s Thursday, and we’re here to get you ready for a great Denver weekend! Newsletter editor and resident foodie Peyton... more

12 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Why Triangle Bar Closed, Kaiser Strike Not So Permanente, and Albuquerque

Three thousand Kaiser Permanente employees went on strike across Colorado last week and, although their bosses didn’t cave, all those... more

11 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
The 1-Star Review Game: Haunted Spots Edition

We had so much fun last month with our game show based on 1-star reviews of Denver icons, we decided... more

10 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Denver a True Sanctuary City? Plus, DIA Construction Forever and 'Red Pant Man'

It’s Friday and we’re digging into all the local stories that mattered this week. First, this week’s influx of Central... more

06 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
Is Denver Done With Food Halls? Plus, a Soup Vending Machine and Choctoberfest

Are food halls officially over? Axios Denver reports that food halls across the Denver metro are closing or being sold.... more

05 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
RTD’s Funding Woes, Front Range Rail, and Bike Lane Drama

It’s been more than a month since RTD’s Zero Fare For Better Air promotion beckoned riders to just get on... more

04 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
Megafights Over Micro-Communities, a Social Media Lawsuit, and Ecoterrorism

Mayor Mike Johnston says he plans to house 1,000 people before the end of 2023, and so far he’s got... more

03 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
Your Guide to October in Denver

‘Tis the spooky season! October is upon us and there are so many cool things to do, see, and imbibe... more

02 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
A Big Break for Polluters? Plus, Pedestrian Deaths and Jon Caldara’s Poop

It’s no secret — Colorado’s air quality is suffering, and last Friday regulators approved yet another new plan to address... more

29 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Our Favorite Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants

As we wrap up a week of fall getaways, we wanted to leave you with an enticing list of delicious... more

28 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
The 6 Most Haunted Places in Colorado

What’s the most haunted place in all of Colorado? A lot of folks would tell you it’s the Stanley Hotel... more

27 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Is Pickleball Too Noisy for Denver? Plus, Mayor Johnston’s Housing Thermometer

Pickleball fever has swept the country, and after three years of explosive growth it looks like it’s not going anywhere... more

26 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Weekend Getaways for a Perfect Colorado Fall

All this week, we’re celebrating the gorgeous season that is fall in Colorado. Today, we’re focusing on perfect weekend getaways... more

25 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Denver’s Got Startup Fever, More Hotels Not Housing, and a Green Chile Debate

More than ten thousand people with big dreams arrived in the Mile High City for this year’s Denver Startup Week,... more

22 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
High Plains Comedy Turns 10, ‘Vandal Futurism,’ and Music for Beer-Drinking

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of what our guest calls “Comedy Christmas” — aka, the High Plains Comedy Festival.... more

21 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Should Denver Rename These 6 Parks?

At the height of the racial justice protests of 2020, Denverites — like the rest of the country — reckoned... more

20 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
Is the 'Homeless Bar' Real? Plus, Public Overdose Deaths Are on the Rise

It’s Tuesday, so host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are breaking down all the local stories that matter. First,... more

19 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Has Denver’s Dumpling Moment Finally Arrived?

With the opening of Yuan Wonton’s new shared brick-and-mortar restaurant in Park Hill, the food trend of the fall is... more

18 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Boebert’s Big Night Out, Paying Legislators, and a Trash-Eating Bear

U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert had a big night out at the theater in Denver this past weekend, complete with vaping,... more

15 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
What Did CO’s New Michelin Stars Really Cost? Plus, Mountaintop Arby’s

After months of anticipation and rumors, the Michelin Guide bestowed five local restaurants a Michelin star at an exclusive ceremony... more

14 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Do These Denver Icons Deserve 1-Star Reviews?

The humble user review — taken alone, is just one person’s opinion. But put a bunch together, and that aggregated... more

13 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
What Do Denverites Really Think? A New Poll Shows All

It’s easy to walk down the streets of Denver and see the major issues facing our city — housing, homelessness,... more

12 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Is There Such Thing as a ‘Denver Accent’?

It’s easy to forget, but Denver is still a young city, constantly searching for an identity. So it’s confounding why... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
South Broadway on the Brink, Hypocrite Activist Outed, and UFOs

Mayor Mike Johnston is tackling Denver’s homelessness crisis head on, but the city might not be able to wait for... more

08 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
The Buzzy New Vietnamese Spot, CBD Coffee Is Back, and Our Bakery Recs

When a brand new Denver restaurant landed on Bon Appétit’s most anticipated openings list, we were sooooo curious — what’s... more

07 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
A Defunct Westside Power Plant: Eyesore or Opportunity?

For more than 100 years, the brick power plant at Zuni Street and West 14th Avenue generated electricity for Denver... more

06 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Our Best Bets for September

Denver’s a cool place, full of cool things to do each and every month — and September is no exception.... more

05 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
When a Senator Gets Towed, Baby Orangutans, and Jack Harlow Hearts Denver

When State Senator Julie Gonzales wrote the Towing Bill of Rights last year, she had no idea that she’d have... more

01 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
The Michelin Guide Value Menu, Drinks on the Go, and Pumpkin Spicy Takes

The Michelin Guide is giving some mystery, top tier restaurants highly coveted stars at their invite-only event on Sept. 12,... more

31 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Why Are New Buildings in Denver So Ugly?

They don’t make stuff like they used to…turns out that’s true for Denver’s buildings as well. Art Writer and Architecture... more

30 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
An Activist Turns Legislator, Micro-Communities are Coming, and More for Our Visitors Guide

Host Bree Davies and state politics and green chile correspondent Justine Sandoval are breaking down all the local stories that... more

29 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
The Park-Lovers Guide to Denver’s Green Spaces

Denver’s park system is something to behold — we have more than 250 dedicated green spaces in the city proper... more

28 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
Is Coach Prime Too Cool for Boulder? Plus, A/C at DPS and John Fielder's Favorite Fleece

When the University of Colorado hired NFL Hall of Fame superstar Deion “Prime Time” Sanders to be their next head... more

25 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
New Tacos in Cap Hill, Why Guy Fieri Loves Denver, and Dogs in Restaurants

Guy Fieri’s people have returned to two Colorado restaurants made famous by “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” — which has us... more

24 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Is the Expansion of Peña Boulevard 'Inevitable'?

Well, it’s happening again. Complaints about traffic have driven the powers that be to make the same old proposal: What... more

23 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
New Clues to the Westside's Future, the Startup Bug, and the Hottest 'Za in Town

It’s Tuesday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that matter this week. First, the Latino Cultural Arts Center... more

22 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
The Ultimate Visitor's Guide to Denver

A few years ago, the New York Times spent a weekend in Denver as part of its “36 Hours” series,... more

21 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
The New Labor Wars, A Forgotten Theme Park, and Indigenous Biology

Unions are all the rage this summer. It’s looking like the busiest summer of labor action since 2000, with 323,000... more

18 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
How to Keep Cool and Survive a Denver Summer

We’re hitting that late-summer stride in Colorado as temps rise into the upper 90s, and being without air conditioning feels... more

17 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
The Most Instagrammable Spots to Tell a New Denver Story

Denver looks different through everyone’s eyes. So, how do you capture the Mile High City in a way that showcases... more

16 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Gov. Polis Said What? Plus, Your Takes on the DPS Scandal

Host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are breaking down all the local stories that matter this week — starting... more

15 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Could Empty Office Buildings Offer a Real Housing Solution?

Downtown Denver has a lot of big, beautiful office buildings that are… empty. Simultaneously, the city is facing an ongoing... more

14 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
The ‘Seclusion Room’ Scandal at DPS, Pricey Port-a-Potties, and Roller Coasters

What a week it was in Denver! First, DPS is in the midst of a crisis, this time involving a... more

11 Aug 2023 · 52 minutes
Patio-Yeah! Denver’s Best Outdoor Hangs

That Mile High sun is a-blazing, and that can only mean one thing. It’s patio season here in Denver. So... more

10 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Inside the GOP’s New Power Play. Plus, Should You Hike That 14er?

The Colorado Republican Party sued the state last week in an effort to stop unaffiliated voters — who make up... more

09 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
The Sweep No One Wanted, Another Bike Lane Fight, and Peaches!

Prior to the first sweep of a homeless encampment on his watch, Mayor Mike Johnston made a visit to meet... more

08 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Are Denver’s Strip Clubs Dying?

Is there still a place for strip clubs in Denver’s vast world of entertainment, arts, and “immersive” experiences? Can our... more

07 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Colorado Wedding Disasters, Trash Pickups for Encampments, and Fancy-ish Toast

It’s wedding season in Colorado, and that means… your $2-million Aspen wedding could be ruined by a crappy sound system... more

04 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
Our Best Bets for August

We love talking about cool events and things to do around Denver. But there are so many to choose from!... more

03 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
A Tour De Hot Dog With Denver’s Wiener King

It’s summertime and we’re thinking about what else — hot dogs. Does the Mile High actually have a hot dog... more

02 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Drivers Hitting Stuff, Downtown's Bounceback, and DIA Art Needs a Nickname

Are drivers more aggressive in Denver than they used to be? Has it become the norm to speed on neighborhood... more

01 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Why Colorado is the Best Place to Buy an Electric Vehicle

When it comes to climate change, Governor Jared Polis and the Democrats in control of the statehouse are betting big... more

31 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Johnston and the Sweeps, Worms in the Sweet Corn, and RTD's Fare Decrease

We’re less than a month into Mike Johnston’s first term as mayor, and things are already off to a bumpy... more

28 Jul 2023 · 46 minutes
PSA: A Warning for Evergreen Hikers

Content warning: This episode contains mentions of sexual violence. Earlier this week on our episode about self care, we recommended a... more

27 Jul 2023 · 3 minutes
Brain Freeze! Denver’s Best Ice Cream

Who makes the best ice cream in town? Is it the parlor with the best vibes? Or does it all... more

27 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Why Is Salt Lake City So Obsessed With Us?

Our friends at City Cast Salt Lake picked this fight, and we’re finally hashing it out. Can Salt Lake City... more

26 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
An ‘Ugly’ Bike Lane, the Casa Bonita Union Fight, and Barbie Mania

Neighbors in Congress Park and Country Club say that new infrastructure meant to keep cyclists safe is making their neighborhoods... more

25 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Take Yourself on a Denver-Style Self-Care Date

Today is International Self-Care Day, and what more prompting do any of us need than to spend some time with... more

24 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Introducing the Colfax Hall of Fame

It was a raucous night on Colfax last night -- as usual -- and the renovated garage behind Bruz Off... more

21 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
The Lost History of Downtown’s Secret Tunnels

Next time you find yourself in LoDo or wandering around near Union Station, look down. Just below the streets of... more

20 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Will Mike Johnston Make History?

Robert Speer. Michael Hancock. Benjamin Stapleton. Federico Peña. Wellington Webb. Each mayor of Denver leaves their mark on the city... more

19 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Mayor Mike Vibe Check, Our Rival City, and Your Colfax Stories

Mayor Mike Johnston was inaugurated yesterday, with an inspiring speech and… a killer music festival? It’s Tuesday, so host Bree... more

18 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
What Goes in a Colfax Starter Pack?

Do you remember your first time on Colfax Avenue? It was probably equal parts exhilarating, interesting, confusing, and entertaining, as... more

17 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Who Is a ‘Denver Native’? Plus, Dry Water Fountains and Swifties Takeover

With our first new mayor in 12 years set to be inaugurated on Monday, we’re running out of time to... more

14 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
Take a Hike! Our Favorite Colorado Trails

Is there anything worse than a bad hike? Maybe you ran out of water. Maybe you didn’t pack the micro-spikes.... more

13 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Big Ideas for How Mike Johnston Can Bring Denver's Mojo Back

Mike Johnston will be sworn in as Denver’s 46th mayor on Monday, and he’s already making moves. He hired a... more

12 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Lowriders on Car-Free Streets, Mile High Rent Burden, and Empower Field (Taylor's Version)

¡Viva! Streets! took over Broadway once again, literally intersecting with the Lowrider Show and Shine event outside the Denver Art... more

11 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Why Aren’t Denver Teens Working Anymore?

To the chagrin of many summer lovers, Denver’s public pools are once again operating with limited hours, due to —... more

10 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
What's Denver's Favorite Drink? Plus, RIP Pizzeria Locale and the Lakewood Panty Raider

It’s Friday and we’re talking about all the news that mattered this short, holiday week. From our expansive craft brew... more

07 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
Downtown’s Lunch Scene is Back and Better Than Ever

Downtown Denver is definitely not the hellhole that some suburban Republicans think it is, but since the pandemic it’s certainly... more

06 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Mortified Live: Confessions of a '90s Denver Teen

Did you keep a diary as a kid? Did you have that safe place where all of your teenage thoughts... more

05 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Surviving Denver

Every city has its unwritten rules, and when Politico published its rules for surviving Washington DC, we figured why not... more

03 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
Tipping vs. Service Fees, Why BCycle Died, and Drake Night

It’s Friday and we’re talking about the big local stories this week. Casa Bonita continues to dominate the news cycle... more

30 Jun 2023 · 51 minutes
The New Rules of Compost

Starting in July, the City of Denver is officially launching its free composting program, which will serve more than 180,000... more

29 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Inside the Secret Meeting that Led to the Return of Cops in Schools

In the wake of the March 23 shooting at East High School, thousands of students walked out of class in... more

28 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Free Public Transit, French Fry Art, and More Tourist Traps

It’s Tuesday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that matter this week. First up, RTD’s “Zero Fare for... more

27 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
How to Plan Your Next Epic Tubing Adventure

After a wet winter and super rainy spring, our rivers and creeks are running high. Does that mean we’re about... more

26 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Queer Book Bans, Disaster at Red Rocks, and an Ice Cream Beer Experience

It’s Friday and we’re talking about all the the stories that mattered this week. The big Pride weekend is finally... more

23 Jun 2023 · 50 minutes
Don’t Get Tourist Trapped! We Can Help.

There are lots of glitzy attractions around Denver — but which ones are really worth it? Which destinations are just... more

22 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Unseat Lauren Boebert

Colorado’s most infamous Republican, Rep. Lauren Boebert, won re-election last November by a mere 546 votes, shocking the unsuspecting Denver... more

21 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Who Pays the Price for 'We Buy Ugly Houses'?

You ever see one of those signs that say “We Buy Ugly Houses” stapled to a telephone poll? Or plastered... more

20 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Nuggets on Parade, Welcome to ‘Lavender Hill,’ and Monster Truck Palooza

The Nuggets are finally world famous! Denver’s hometown ballers won their first NBA Championship in franchise history, and the city... more

16 Jun 2023 · 42 minutes
Everything You Need to Know About the Reckoning at DMNS

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is full of dioramas depicting wolves in the arctic, rare birds from across... more

15 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Our Best Bets for Your Summer

Every Friday on City Cast Denver, our newsletter editor Peyton Garcia joins the crew to offer some event recommendations, and... more

14 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
Jor’Dell Richardson Bodycam Footage, Politicians Can Block You, and Your New Brunch Spot

UPDATE 6/13/23: After this episode was published, we learned that the location of the Jor'Dell Richardson community memorial and procession... more

13 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
Has AI Already Taken This Denver Job?

AI is everywhere right now — at least that’s how it seems. The technology has a lot of people worried,... more

12 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
What Will Define the Johnston Era? Plus, the NYT takes on Casa Bonita and Cows Attack!

It’s Friday and we’re talking about all the local stories that grabbed our attention this week — aka, the election.... more

09 Jun 2023 · 53 minutes
Amid Colfax's Queer Rebirth, an Iconic Bar Rises Again

When nightclub owner Steven Alix bought the old Irish Snug, he didn’t know anything about Sid King or his famous... more

08 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Denver Elects Mike Johnston as Mayor

The people of Denver have elected Mike Johnston to become their first new mayor in 12 years. While the results... more

07 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
An Insider's Guide to the Best Summer Entertainment

Summer is finally here! But no need to stress if your calendar’s not already full of summer fun. Over the... more

06 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
The Best Local Concert Venues, According to the Pros

Yes, Red Rocks is a world-famous concert venue, drawing music-lovers from all walks of life to the Denver suburbs. But... more

05 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Brough and Johnston on Homelessness with ‘Elevated Denver’

What will the next mayor do when it comes to housing and homelessness? There are so many important issues at... more

03 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Mayoral Attack Ads, a Mysterious Missing Hat, and Is Denver Disney-Ready?

It’s Friday and we’re chatting about all the local stories that caught our eyes this week. With Election Day looming,... more

02 Jun 2023 · 44 minutes
What’s at Stake in the City Council Runoffs?

The mayor’s race is grabbing all the headlines lately, but what about Denver City Council? With contested runoffs in Districts... more

01 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
A Secret Szechuan Gem and Our Other Asian Food Faves

While Denver’s dining scene has attracted top chefs from all over the world, it’s our mom-and-pop shops and holes in... more

31 May 2023 · 23 minutes
How Colorado Fell in Love With the ‘Daytona Dong Sarong’

Shinesty CEO Chris White got his start selling thrift store finds to his fellow CU Boulder students hoping to stand... more

30 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Spicy Wings and Spicy Questions for Brough and Johnston

The mayor’s race is getting spicy! No, we’re not talking about the latest attack ad; we’re talking about hot wings.... more

27 May 2023 · 45 minutes
BREAKING: We Saw Inside the New Casa Bonita!

Hey Denver newsletter editor Peyton Garcia got a sneak preview of the new Casa Bonita this morning, and she’s calling... more

26 May 2023 · 10 minutes
The 'Silent' Man Behind the Nuggets, Broomfield's Arena Fail, and Inflatable Amusements

It’s Friday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that mattered this week. After sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers,... more

26 May 2023 · 41 minutes
Can Lakewood Cash In on the Casa Bonita Hype?

A nostalgia bomb is about to go off on West Colfax, because the long-awaited return of Casa Bonita is expected... more

25 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Mayor Hancock Defends His Legacy

After a historic 12 years in what he calls the “best political job in Colorado,” Michael Hancock is ready to... more

24 May 2023 · 21 minutes
A Fresh Start in the Springs, AI Art at the DAM, and Casa Bonita Backlash

It’s Tuesday, and we’re breaking down all the local stories that matter this week. First, Colorado Springs has a brand-new... more

23 May 2023 · 31 minutes
What You Need to Know About Migrants Arriving in Denver

More than 10,000 migrants from Central and South America have arrived in Denver since December, seeking opportunity, shelter, or just... more

22 May 2023 · 17 minutes
‘Been There Done That’ with Jo Ann Allen

We love having Denver Post columnist Jo Ann Allen on our Friday shows, but did you know she makes a... more

20 May 2023 · 35 minutes
How Empty Is Downtown? Plus, the Most Mayoral Madness Yet

It’s Friday and we’re talking about all the local stories that caught our eyes this week. First, we talk a... more

19 May 2023 · 45 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Mike Johnston Makes His Final Pitch For Your Vote

Twenty-seven Denverites ran for mayor. Seventeen made the ballot. Now it’s down to two: Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston. Ballots... more

18 May 2023 · 35 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Kelly Brough Makes One Last Case For Your Vote

It’s time to vote for a new mayor… again! Ballots for the June 6 runoff are in the mail this... more

17 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Car-Free Streets, Brough's New TV Ad, and So. Much. Rain.

Three miles of Broadway and Welton were shut down for the inaugural ¡Viva! Streets Denver last weekend, as pedestrians and... more

16 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Are Colorado Lawmakers Letting Ticketmaster Off the Hook?

Planning on buying tickets to your favorite show? Good luck! If you happen to be a Swiftie, a member of... more

15 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Chaos at the Capitol, Miller Moths, and an Exclusive Mayoral Endorsement

It’s Friday, and we’re digging into all the local stories that mattered this week. First, state lawmakers are officially done... more

12 May 2023 · 40 minutes
Fact or Fiction: Subaru is Colorado’s Favorite Car

Ask any Denverite what they’d guess is the most popular car in Colorado, and nine times out of ten they’ll... more

11 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Denver on the Cheap: A Great Day for Only $52.80

We all know Denver isn’t the super affordable city it once was. But we’re all still here, trying to get... more

10 May 2023 · 31 minutes
Denver’s Most Mom-Worthy Brunches

Mother’s Day is just around the corner — have you made plans with your mother yet?! This holiday often centers... more

09 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Colorado On Its Way to A True Water Crisis?

Colorado was lucky to have a particularly wet winter in 2023, meaning water runoff from the mountains is really strong... more

08 May 2023 · 19 minutes
The Real Impacts of Sports Betting, a Big Tofu Deal, and Who's Afraid of DIA?

It’s Friday, and we’re talking about all the local stories that mattered this week. Way back in November 2019, Colorado... more

05 May 2023 · 47 minutes
A Crash Course in Colorado Camping

It’s not just you— trying to get a camping spot in Colorado feels impossible these days because it kind of... more

04 May 2023 · 22 minutes
How Big Music Money is Reshaping RiNo

There didn’t used to be a place in Denver called RiNo. So it wasn’t a problem when a bunch of... more

03 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Skyrocketing Property Taxes, Suncor Emissions, and Which Lawmakers Want to Block You

With 2023 state legislative session almost over, the race is on to get these bills outta the house — but... more

02 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Meet the Nuggets' Secret Weapon (Who Never Touches the Ball)

The Nuggets are having a history-making season, and — knock on wood! — Denver could be on its way to... more

01 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Gov. Polis vs. the NIMBYs, Preserving History, and Sister City Trivia

It’s Friday, and we’re rounding up the stories that caught our eye this week. Housing has been top of mind... more

28 Apr 2023 · 40 minutes
The Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing Around Denver

Are the stars more beautiful from Denver? We are one mile closer, after all. But seriously, after the surprise Aurora... more

27 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Insider Tips From A Denver Gardening Pro

Gardening in Colorado comes with a unique set of challenges. Between our clay-heavy soil and our seriously dry climate, getting... more

26 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Dems Divided on Guns, Understanding 'Abortion Reversal,' and a Post-420 Reality Check

It’s Tuesday, and we’re looking at all the important stories shaping Denver this week. With only a few weeks left... more

25 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Quiznos?

Way back in 1981, a humble New York transplant named Jimmy Lambatos opened an innovative toasted sub shop at the... more

24 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Real Solutions for the Cherry Creek Conundrum

It’s time for the thrilling conclusion to Cherry Creek Week! All week long, we’ve been talking about one of Denver’s most... more

21 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
Can Cherry Creek Become a True '15-Minute City'?

It’s Cherry Creek Week, Day Four! The story of Cherry Creek is the story of big dreams, yet with each exciting... more

20 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
The Workers Behind Cherry Creek's Ritzy Reputation

It’s Cherry Creek Week — Day Three! When Denverites talk about Cherry Creek, the conversation often goes to the neighborhood’s multi-million... more

19 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
The Hidden History of Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek Week continues! Sometimes it feels like the only constant in Denver is change. And that feeling is especially present... more

18 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Fighting for the Heart of Cherry Creek

Welcome to Cherry Creek Week! Density. Growth. Infrastructure. Housing. Overcrowding. These words represent our biggest challenge as a city: How can... more

17 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Nuggets Playoff Predictions, Northside Faves, and Bigfoot Believers Gather

The Nuggets are having one of their best seasons in decades as they take the number one seed in the... more

14 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
What You Need to Know About the ‘More Housing Now’ Bill

Is the Polis administration’s “More Housing Now” proposal the solution to our state’s affordable housing woes? Some think it’s a... more

13 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Sam Tallent on How Denver’s DIY Comedy Scene Shaped Him

Sam Tallent is kind of a big deal — the Denver metro-raised comedian has been touring the stand-up circuit for... more

12 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Students Encounter Police at the Capitol, DPS Expulsion Rates Under Scrutiny, and Big Pizza News

It’s Tuesday and we’re talking about the big stories around Denver this week, especially what’s happening with Denver Public Schools.... more

11 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Blucifer, the New World Order, and Other DIA Conspiracy Theories

From the Illuminati and the New World Order to the runways and some weird art, there are too many conspiracy... more

10 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Dark Money From Dems in CD3, More Election Updates, Plus Our Weekend Recs

It’s Friday! Although election night is behind us, we’re still waiting for all the ballots to be counted. We know... more

07 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Can We Reimagine Denver’s Nightlife?

Denver’s LoDo neighborhood has long been a magnet for nighttime revelry, with its concentration of restaurants, breweries, shops, and nightclubs.... more

06 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
How Denver Voted for Mayor, Council, and the Golf Course

For the first time in 12 years, Denver will have a new mayor. And now we’ve officially narrowed the field... more

05 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Pickleball Problems, A Robo-McDonald's Mystery, and No Elections Talk at All

It’s Election Day! We’ll be back to dig into the results on tomorrow’s episode. But for now, we’re digging into... more

04 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Paul and Bree on 'Get More Smarter'

After interviewing almost all of the original 17 candidates for Denver mayor, host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi have... more

03 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Why Denver is Raising Bison... And Returning Them

Last month, the City of Denver transferred 35 bison from our historic herd at Genesee Park outside Golden to the... more

03 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Mayoral Madness: Who You Should Vote For If...

It’s the Friday before election day and these races are heating up. Or are they? Low voter turnout for mail-in... more

31 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
How to Make Money (And Not Ruin Your 'Hood) On AirBnB

Short-term rentals — like AirBnB or VRBO — may be controversial, but after a pandemic downturn, they’re back and more... more

30 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
City Cast Denver
Can We Reimagine Denver’s Nightlife?
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Denver’s LoDo neighborhood has long been a magnet for nighttime revelry, with its concentration of restaurants, breweries, shops, and nightclubs. But the... more