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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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Colorado Healing Fund Backlash, Our Parking Paradox, and a S'mores-gasbord

It’s another Friday news roundup! This week, podcaster and cannabis expert Ann Marie Awad joins producer Paul Karolyi and host... more

09 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Is SCOTUS About to Alter CO's Anti-Discrimination Laws?

Ten years after Lakewood baker Jack Phillips refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, a similar case went... more

08 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
The Restaurants We Couldn’t Live Without This Year

Denver lost so many restaurants to the pandemic — RIP Racines, To The Wind, Tables, Piatti, etc. — but there... more

07 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Your Guide to Holiday Fun

Sure, Denverites love the Parade of Lights and the tree lighting at Union Station. But what else is there to... more

06 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
How Looters and Liars Propped Up the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Post published a blockbuster three-part investigation last week, unveiling the spokes of an international criminal conspiracy with Denver... more

05 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Club Q Fallout, Indigenous School Protest, and World Cup Watch Spots

What does it mean to have a safe space? We tackle that question from two different directions in this week’s... more

02 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
How Libertarians Shaped Colorado (And Still Do)

The Libertarian Party celebrates its 51st birthday next week — that’s 51 years pushing a fiscally conservative, socially liberal agenda.... more

01 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Is This a Mayor’s Race or a Clown Car?

With no fewer than 20 declared candidates, the race to be Denver’s next mayor seems to be getting more crowded... more

30 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Chicano Theater Still Matters in Denver’s Changing Westside

It’s a milestone year for Su Teatro, the 50-year-old Westside institution and third-oldest Chicano theater in the country. They’re also... more

29 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Is Denver a Fashion Disaster?

Whether you’re celebrating Cyber Monday today or thinking about a wardrobe refresh for the new year, it’s time to talk... more

28 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
DIA Hacks + Your Craziest Edibles Stories

It’s been a difficult week in Colorado, as the nation reels from yet another mass shooting — this time apparently... more

23 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
Is a Housing Solution Hiding in Colfax’s Many Old Motels?

Everyone knows Denver’s got a housing shortage — but so many proposed fixes seem too expensive, too controversial, or just... more

22 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Another Mass Shooting Rocks Colorado's LGBTQ Community

Shortly before midnight on Saturday, November 19, a 22-year-old armed with a semi-automatic weapon entered one of Colorado Springs’ few... more

21 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Does Denver Hate Hip-Hop? Plus, El Chapultepec's Future and Daddy Bruce's Thanksgiving Legacy

When city officials threatened to shut down yet another hip-hop club late last week — this time Roo-Bar Lounge at... more

18 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
Possible School Closures Cast DPS Into Turmoil

With enrollment declining across Denver Public Schools and funding as scarce as ever, Superintendent Alex Marrero has thrust the highly... more

17 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
The Only Brunches Worth Waiting For

How long would you wait in line for a killer mimosa and huevos rancheros? What about a great bloody mary... more

16 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
How to Make Better Edibles

The holidays are right around the corner. Wouldn’t it be fun if you could add a little something extra to... more

15 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Terrance Roberts Is More Than ‘A Former Gang Member’

“The Holly” debuted at the Denver Film Festival earlier this month and caught a lot of local attention. Based on... more

14 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Boebert on the Brink, Legal 'Shrooms, and Native Comedy

Election day might be over, but Colorado’s still reckoning with some big decisions voters made this midterm, annnnd we have... more

11 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
EMERGENCY POD: Is Lauren Boebert Losing?

Like so many other Coloradans, we are watching with bated breath as the race for Colorado’s Congressional District 3 goes... more

11 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Your Questions on Coffee, Tipping, and the Megadrought

Are the baristas at Thump really rude, or is there more going on with Denver’s coffee scene than we realized?... more

10 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
How Denver Voted

The midterm elections were tight across the country, but the Democrats held their ground in Colorado, with Governor Jared Polis... more

09 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
The Many Sex Rooms of Denver

When “How to Build a Sex Room” premiered on Netflix in July, it took the home renovation reality show formula... more

08 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Cold Weather Camping: It’s Not That Bad!

As the weather changes and we turn toward our favorite snowy outdoor activities, camping is often left out of the... more

07 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Campaign Blunders, Transphobic Mailers, and More Midterm Mania

It’s the Friday before Election Day, and all through the state, every political creature is stirring — donkey, elephant, and... more

04 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
A Skeptic's Guide to Immersive Everything

Between David Byrne’s “Theater of the Mind” and Immersive Dalí, the hottest trend in Denver art is the immersive experience.... more

03 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Your Guide to Denver’s Ballot Measures

As usual, there’s a lot on the Denver ballot this year. We’re voting on everything from library funding to expanding... more

02 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
How Colorado Became a Haven For Jam Bands

It’s no secret: Colorado loves the Grateful Dead… and all the jam bands that formed in the shadow of the... more

01 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
A New Indigenous Mystery Finds Horror in Old Denver

A search for clues at Lakeside Amusement Park. A clandestine meeting at Union Station. A round of putt-putt through an... more

31 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, and Your Halloweekend

Ladies and gentlemen, it's the Halloweekend! So we invited the biggest Halloween freak we could find — host Bree Davies’... more

28 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
All Treats, No Tricks As Denver Gears Up for 2022 Midterms

With the November 8 midterms just around the corner, some voters are feeling anxious about election security. And others are... more

27 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Could Denver Get Swept Up in Another Election Conspiracy?

“If we do not stand up when they go to steal the election, our country is over. It’s over.” That’s... more

26 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
The Wizard’s Chest Overflows with Halloween Inspiration

It’s that time of the year again, when Spirit Halloween pop-ups fill all the empty box stores around Denver, hawking... more

25 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Service Industry Vets Have Choice Words For Your 'Tipping Fatigue'

With Denver’s minimum wage set to go up on January 1, we have got our eyes locked on the local... more

24 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
“The Dearest Field” from Lost Highways

This weekend, we’re proud to present an episode from our friends at History Colorado and their podcast “Lost Highways: Tales... more

22 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Water Woes in the 'Burbs, Touchdown Trouble at Mile High

Two things seem to be in short supply around Denver these days: water and touchdowns. After signing superstar quarterback Russell... more

21 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
What’s Up With All the Booze On Our Ballots?

The future of the neighborhood liquor store is at stake in next month’s election, at least if you listen to... more

20 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Can Larimer Square Lure People Downtown Again?

Larimer Square has for decades been a draw for tourists, a nightlife destination, and a place to get a fancy... more

19 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Is Denver a Pepsi Town?

When Pepsi broke ground last month on a massive, new bottling plant out by DIA, PepsiCo Beverages president of North... more

18 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Who is Michael Bennet Really?

Local historian Phil Goodstein is an… interesting Denverite. On one hand, he has done more than anyone to document our... more

17 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Still No Avs on TV, “Camp Hell,” and a Historic Eco-Architect

Denver was abuzz this week with two big celebs in town to mark major milestones: First, Blink-182 lead singer Mark... more

14 Oct 2022 · 38 minutes
Roasted! Our Picks for Denver's Best (And Worst) Coffee Shops

Summer, spring, winter, fall… every season is coffee season! It’s no secret, Denver has an excellent selection of coffee shops... more

13 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Can a New Sand Creek Massacre Exhibit Do Right by the Tribes?

The 1864 Sand Creek Massacre was one of the most horrific moments in Colorado history — hundreds of Cheyenne and... more

12 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
We Get Lost in David Byrne's "Theater of the Mind"

World-renowned art-rock icon David Byrne is not from Denver. So we were as surprised as anyone when he announced that... more

11 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Furrygate 2022: The Governor's Race Goes off the Rails

Incumbent governor Jared Polis is polling way up on his Republican challenger Heidi Ganahl, so she’s looking to gain traction... more

07 Oct 2022 · 31 minutes
Does the Great American Beer Fest Still Matter to Beer Lovers?

The streets of Denver are already awash in crisp American lagers, hazy New England IPAs, ultra-tart fruited sours, and the... more

06 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Inside Chubby’s, the Northside's Green Chile Empire

Fall is here and the chiles are roasting — but at The Original Chubby’s Burger Drive Inn, it’s always green... more

05 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Roasted Chiles Are Better This Season

Fall is in the air… and by that, we mean the air is filled with the tantalizing aroma of roasting... more

04 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
The Far Right Are Among Us Still

A Proud Boy spotted at a Northside supermarket. Local elected officials and law enforcement found on a leaked Oath Keepers... more

03 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
The Final Pizza Showdown

The epic conclusion of Pizza Week is here! With our host Bree Davies out with COVID, it’s up to producer... more

30 Sep 2022 · 43 minutes
Honey on the Crust: The Plot Thickens

Welcome to Pizza Week: Day 3! What is the deal with all these local pizza parlors offering honey for your crust?... more

29 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Pizza Myths, Mysteries, and Madness

Pizza Week continues! Our producer Paul Karolyi is a certified pizza obsessive, searching low and Mile High for the most... more

28 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
The State of Pizza in Denver is…

Welcome to City Cast Denver’s Pizza Week! We’re kicking off our week-long celebration of (and descent into madness through) Denver’s... more

27 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
Why Peter Sagal Can't Forget Isabella Thallas’s Murder

On June 10, 2020, Isabella Thallas was out for a walk in the Ballpark neighborhood with her boyfriend Darian Simon... more

26 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
What's Better For Unhoused Folks: "Housing First" or Cash?

Has Houston been so good at tackling its homelessness problem that Denver can take a page from its playbook? Last... more

23 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
Black Pioneers and a New Story of the Old West

Much of who and what has been depicted as Colorado history paints a picture that is not very diverse, let... more

22 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
So Much More Than PSLs: Why We Love Fall in Colorado

Fall officially begins this Thursday, September 22. But what makes fall in Colorado so special? How do we celebrate the... more

21 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Why the ‘Latino Vote’ is a Big Deal This Year

It’s election season and there’s some big ticket races going down in Colorado. But the one to watch? Congressional District... more

20 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Did Police Shoot a Man Who Called Them For Help?

On June 11, 22-year-old Christian Glass called 911. His car had gotten stuck just outside of Silver Plume and he... more

19 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
A Moment on the Sidewalk with Jonathon Stalls

Earlier this week, Bree sat down for an emotional conversation about walking with Jonathon Stalls, the man behind the wildly... more

17 Sep 2022 · 4 minutes
Will Hot E-Bike Summer Fizzle Into Cold Car Winter?

The summer of the e-bike is over. Thousands of Denverites are now happily zipping around on these climate-friendly fun machines,... more

16 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
How Walking Saved This Man’s Life

We talk about transit a lot — but how often do we talk about, well, walking? The pedestrian experience is... more

15 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Does DIA Deserve More Love Than it Gets?

From the conspiracy theories to the seemingly endless construction, there’s never been a shortage of issues at Denver International Airport.... more

14 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Wanna Eat Japanese in Denver Like a Pro? Talk to Gil.

Japanese food has always been a deeply personal obsession for local author Gil Asakawa. He grew up in Japan and... more

13 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Long Live The Shagman! A Denver TV Icon Bids Farewell

It’s the end of an era for Denver — Rocky’s Autos has closed its doors for good after 40 years.... more

12 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
'Tipping Fatigue' Hits Denver

Denver’s minimum wage is going up to $17.29 starting in January, and with restaurants already on the brink, Denverites can.... more

09 Sep 2022 · 41 minutes
Can Denver Rethink What We Throw Away?

Denver has a trash problem. And so far, efforts to improve recycling and composting rates have fallen far short of... more

08 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Denver’s Got a Police Problem. Will the Chief’s Retirement Fix it?

Denver’s Chief of Police Paul Pazen is retiring. After 28 years on the force, Chief Pazen was appointed to the... more

07 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
What We Learned From RTD’s Month of Free Fares

For the entire month of August, public transportation was completely, utterly FREE. The no-cost ride effort was in part meant... more

06 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Day Trips! Our Recs For Your Long Weekend

Labor Day weekend is upon us! We put our heads together and came up with our favorite places around Colorado... more

02 Sep 2022 · 32 minutes
Colorado is Making SO Much Money in the New Space Race

There’s a new space race on, and getting back to the moon or Mars is only part of the fun.... more

01 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
The Future of Lunch is on E. Evans Ave.

When the very first Chipotle opened on E. Evans Ave. in 1993, hungry DU students fueled the restaurant to world... more

31 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
The End of Predatory Towing (Hopefully)

There’s no faster route to a bad day than having your car towed. And especially in the last few years,... more

30 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Is Denver Hoarding Water?

Ever since Denver Water was founded in 1918, the agency has demonstrated enviable foresight, building out a massive infrastructure across... more

29 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
The OG LoDo Scapegoat: Nightclub Kingpin Valentes Corleons

On July 17, Denver police shot into a crowd of hungry club-goers waiting for a bite to eat around let-out... more

26 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Could This Bold New Plan Get Denverites Out of Their Cars?

Could it be true? Could Colorado really be working toward our climate goals… and actually stop widening our highways? According... more

25 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
How a Burger Dive Thrives in Ritzy Cherry Creek

The secret is out: Denver is an awesome place to live. But in the past 15 years, that’s led to... more

24 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
New Broncos, New Mission: World Domination

When the Denver Broncos open their regular season on September 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, they’ll look completely different than... more

23 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
School’s Back in Session and the DPS Board Can’t Stop Fighting

Students head back to Denver Public Schools today — but what in the heck is going on with the district’s... more

22 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
If Denver Had a Mt. Rushmore…Who Would Be Our Famous Faces?

Which four people embody the spirit of Denver? Which four represent the very highest of our ideals? Which four represent... more

19 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Sun Valley Wants to Be Celebrated, Not “Discovered”

Stuck between highways and hidden under a viaduct, the Sun Valley community has quietly gone about its business — until... more

18 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Can LoDo’s Let-Out Problem be Fixed?

Around 1:30 a.m. on July 17, just as the bars and nightclubs were letting out in LoDo, Denver police confronted... more

17 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Hungry for Casa Bonita Updates? We’ve Got a Spicy One

Ever since South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker bought Casa Bonita last year, Denverites have been worrying, speculating,... more

16 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Denver Deserves Sidewalks. Will Voters Agree?

It’s no secret: most Denver neighborhoods have sidewalks that are pretty terrible. In fact, around 40 percent of sidewalks around... more

15 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Snarf’s Vs. Cheba Hut: The Ultimate Sandwich Smackdown

The City Cast Denver crew is back at the table with a new local food challenge and this time, we’re... more

12 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
The Real Story Behind the $750 Check in Your Mailbox

More than 3 million Coloradans are receiving $750 checks in the mail this week, but who’s to thank? Is it... more

11 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Where 911 Calls Get Lost Between Denver and Aurora

On July 15, Ma Kaing was shot and killed outside her home in the East Colfax neighborhood. The mother, restaurateur,... more

10 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Oh My God! They’ve Been Killing Kenny for 25 Years

South Park, AKA the show that introduced the world to Casa Bonita, is celebrating 25 years on TV this week.... more

09 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
Ballot Trip: Who Gets to Decide the Future of Psychedelics?

***This is the final episode in our four-part series on the future of psychedelics in Colorado. To get the rest... more

08 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
Abortion. Abortion. Abortion!

It’s only been six weeks since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ripple effects are still being felt... more

05 Aug 2022 · 32 minutes
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Ever since South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker bought Casa Bonita last year, Denverites have been worrying, speculating, and looking... more