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City Cast Las Vegas
City Cast Las Vegas
City Cast

City Cast Las Vegas is a daily podcast and newsletter created by and for locals (and locals-at-heart) that’ll challenge the easy narratives... more

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Episodes

Jeff German’s Cellphone, Contaminated Cannabis and Verrry Expensive Reptiles

This week, Vogue, Dayvid and Sonja look at a wild week of news: First up, journalist Jeff German’s murder investigation... more

27 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
What We Can Learn From Lombardo's State Address

Governor Joe Lombardo gave his first State of the State address on Monday, using the hour to detail a legislative... more

26 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Has Vegas Outgrown Elvis?

To no one’s surprise, Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster hit “Elvis” got several Oscar nods yesterday, including nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor.... more

25 Jan 2023 · 30 minutes
Will Vegas Finally Get a Cannabis-Friendly Hotel?

Last week, the Artisan Hotel near the Strip made national news when its owners announced their plans to re-invent the... more

24 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
The Best Shortcuts for Vegas Drivers

One of the best badges of being a local is knowing your way around town — like really, really knowing... more

23 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Helldorado is Back! Plus, DTLV’s Odd New Slogan and Kyle Rittenhouse

It’s the end of a cold and rainy week here in Las Vegas, so today we’re cozying up to the... more

20 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
The Best Happy Hours in Vegas

Happy hour is a sacred time. Whether it’s an excuse to leave work early, or after a long shift, it’s... more

19 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
How to be Sober in Vegas

It’s Booze Week over here at CCLV — but for a lot of you, it’s also Dry January. So what’s... more

18 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
The Secret History of Speakeasies in Las Vegas

One hundred and three years ago today, Prohibition became the law of the land. To no one’s surprise, mobsters found... more

17 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Is This Fiore’s Last Fight in Vegas? Plus, Farewell to Carr, and More Flight Delays

It’s Friday, y’all! And today, lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson is joined by newsletter editor Scott Dickensheets and guest Joey... more

13 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
A Newcomer’s Guide to Vegas

60,000 people are slated to move to Las Vegas this year — so what do brand-new residents of our city... more

12 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
How The Iconic Plaza Hotel Stays Relevant

At the time it was built in 1971, The Plaza Hotel was the biggest casino in the world. But now,... more

11 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
The Coolest Tech at CES 2023

The Consumer Electronics Show is considered the most influential technology trade show in the world — and it's taken place... more

10 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Covid Didn’t Kill These Unhoused People — So What Did?

Deaths in Southern Nevada’s homeless population spiked in 2021 — but it wasn’t because of COVID, reporter Michael Lyle tells... more

09 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Free Flights for Cats, Billion Dollar Buildings, and a Debate Over “Sin City”

In our first Friday news roundup of 2023, co-host Vogue Robinson sits down with producers Sonja Cho Swanson and Layla... more

06 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
Sisolak’s Former Chief of Staff Reflects

Yvanna Cancela has long been a familiar name in Nevada politics — and she’s just finished a stint as chief... more

05 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
What’s in the Cards For Vegas in 2023?

To celebrate a new year in Las Vegas, we are swapping our playing cards for tarot cards with long-time Las... more

04 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Your 2023 Resolutions For Las Vegas

We asked, you answered: What should our city’s resolutions for 2023 be? So today, co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler... more

03 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
A Big Win for Nevada’s Public Lands

Avi Kwa Ame is the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain and the surrounding landscape, which is sacred to over 12... more

30 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Public Official Goes to Trial For Journalist Murder

Arguably the biggest story out of Vegas this year was the murder of veteran Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German. German... more

29 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Siegel Suites and the Donut Debacle

What do Siegel Suites and Pinkbox Doughnuts have in common? They are both owned by the Siegel Group, who was... more

28 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
The Colorado River’s Tough Year

With Las Vegas’ proximity to the growing bathtub rings in Lake Mead, it’s no surprise that water conservation was a... more

27 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Are the Desert Dogs our New Golden Knights?

There’s a new sports team in town, Las Vegas — the Desert Dogs!!! So, are we all about to become... more

22 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Hanukkah Food in Vegas

Co-host Dayvid Figler grew up in Las Vegas’s Jewish community, so today, co-host Vogue Robinson asks him all of our... more

21 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
How Vegas Celebrates Kwanzaa

From Henderson to Summerlin, Vegas is teeming with holiday events to close out the year. Today, we’re going to get... more

20 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
How Traffic Tickets are Changing on Jan. 1

Starting on January 1, a whole bunch of minor traffic offenses (like broken tail lights and expired vehicle registrations) will... more

19 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Red Rock’s Fee Hike, a Shooting Victim’s Lawsuit, and Vegas In Memoriam

It’s Friday (hooray!) which means that we’re getting into this week’s news: Today, Sonja, Dayvid, and Scott dig into the... more

16 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Why Police Officers are Dying by Suicide

More police die by suicide than in the line of duty in America. And in a 24-hour, vice-friendly city like... more

15 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
What is Las Vegas Reading?

The holidays are a busy time for bookstores — and their holiday sales are actually kind of a microcosm of... more

14 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
The Trouble With Opt-In Sex Ed

CCSD recently released a proposal they’re planning to take to the state legislature next year: They want sex education to... more

13 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Our Naughty or Nice List, Vegas Edition

Ask Mr. Claus — there are two kinds of people in the world: naughty and nice. So which Las Vegans will producer... more

12 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The Rogue Lion, Tony Hsieh, and Why Las Vegans Stay Mad!

It’s Friday (WE DID IT, we made it to the end of the week, y’all!) and it’s also the end of a... more

09 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
Are Vegas Streets Dangerous by Design?

Between the cars, bikes, pedestrians, and traffic cones, there's a lot going on on Las Vegas roads. This year, Las... more

08 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping season is upon us, and man, can that be stressful. Fear not, fellow Las Vegans, because we’ve got... more

07 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
Should We Ban Puppy Sales?

Today, the Clark County Commission will vote on an ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, rabbits, and pigs... more

06 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
The Country’s Best Mariachi Team is from Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, The College of Southern Nevada’s mariachi team, Mariachi Plata, became back-to-back winners at the biggest... more

05 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Big News for Nature in NV! Plus, a CCSD Lawsuit & a Sandwich Showdown

Hello, sweet, sweet Friday. We’re back in your feeds with a roundup of the week’s news. Vogue, Davyid & Scott... more

02 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Chef-Approved Eats in Chinatown

If you love good food, Chinatown is THE happening neighborhood in Las Vegas right now, says Lorraine Blanco Moss. Lorraine... more

01 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
The Vegas Movies That We Love (And Hate)

As people find themselves with more downtime around the holidays, the age old question presents itself: what do we watch?... more

30 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
The Trailblazing Architect Behind Iconic Vegas Buildings

Decades after his passing, mid-century architect Paul Revere Williams is finally getting his due: He was the first Black certified... more

29 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
How This Sandwich Spot Stole Vegas’ Heart

Like many Las Vegans, the beloved sandwich shop Capriotti’s wasn’t born in this town — but they made Las Vegas... more

28 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Crosswalk Turkeys, Sexy Volcanos, and What Makes For a Good Judge

It’s not the weekend, but it’s also kinda the weekend — so we’ve got a special roundup episode of our... more

23 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Why Did Howard Hughes Move to Vegas on Thanksgiving Night?

On Thanksgiving in 1966, Howard Hughes arrived in Las Vegas in the dead of night on a secret train from... more

22 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Best Hidden Food Gems

Las Vegas is a food town. From the high-end restaurants to the gas station taco stands, there are almost too... more

21 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Bronze Statues, Banned Media + Christmas Cactus

Producer Layla Muhammad jumps into the host seat to welcome co-host Dayvid Figler and friend of the pod reporter Michael “MJ” Lyle of the Nevada... more

18 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
How Pat Spearman Lost AND Won This Election

Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman lost her bid for North Las Vegas’s mayoral seat this election cycle — but less... more

17 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Buildings We Love to Hate

YES we love our city, but sometimes we gotta complain about it. Today, Vogue, Dayvid, Scott and Sonja sit down... more

16 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Why ACLUNV Sued Nye County Four Times

Election denialism hit hard in Nevada. So hard, in fact, that our neighbors in Nye County moved to hand-count their... more

15 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
History of Sex and Sin City

Did you know Las Vegas has an Erotic Heritage Museum? Of course we do! On the outside, it looks like a... more

14 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Guest Episode: Mobbed Up's Stories from the Steer

Everybody loves a true-crime story. Today, we have a special guest episode from our friends at the Las Vegas Review... more

12 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Election Night Pizza and the Tripledemic

Hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler welcome Nevada Independent political reporter Tabitha Mueller to the Round up to figure out the shape... more

11 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
We Can’t Stop Thinking About Those Lake Mead Remains

A few weeks ago, a sixth set of human remains was found in Lake Mead. And just last week, a... more

10 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Election First Impressions

Congratulations everyone, we’ve made it past Election Day! Voting for the 2022 General Election may be over but the counting... more

09 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Vegas Voting Stories

The day is finally here! Dawn has broken on Election Day 2022 and whether you’re braving the weather to go stand... more

08 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
How To Combat Election Anxiety

Look, the elections fatigue, stress, and anxiety is real. We’re all feeling it, no matter what side of the aisle... more

07 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
The Best Off-Strip Casinos! Plus, a Mall Raid and Becky Hammon’s New Job

Not all the news this week is election-related! In our Friday news roundup, host Vogue Robinson talks with lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson and... more

04 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Thai Food Took Off in Las Vegas

Vegas restaurant icon Lotus of Siam put Thai food in our city on the national map — one food critic... more

03 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
A City-County Showdown

Sure, we tell folks that we’re “from Las Vegas” when we’re traveling… but how many of us are actually from... more

02 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
A Water Cop Ride Along

With Las Vegas’ close proximity to Lake Mead, it is no surprise that the Valley has put some serious thought... more

01 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
The Haunted Casinos of Las Vegas

Happy Halloween! Las Vegas is a fairly young city, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some (literal) skeletons in... more

31 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
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Vegas restaurant icon Lotus of Siam put Thai food in our city on the national map — one food critic called it... more