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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

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
Pawn Shops vs. Ye, More Election Shenanigans, and a McRib-Cronut Showdown

The weather may be cooling down but the news just keeps coming in hot! In this week’s Friday news roundup,... more

28 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Why Are We Dead Last In Youth Mental Health?

Every year, the Mental Health Institute releases a report on the state of mental health in America. One of the... more

27 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
How Pop-Punk Gave the Middle Finger to High Winds

On Saturday, high winds brought in roiling dust clouds, grounded hundreds of flights, and forced the organizers of the nostalgia-driven... more

26 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Are Ads Helping or Hurting Our Elections?

The November election is right around the corner and if there is any indication of that, it’s the political ads... more

25 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Why the Silver State is Purple Again

Just when you thought Nevada was swinging blue, we swung right back into the murky middle. All eyes are on... more

24 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Audition For Slap Fighting? Plus, The LV Book Festival and Parking Woes

What did the open hand say to the Nevada State Athletic Commission? SLAP. And then they all unanimously agreed to... more

21 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
How NV Resurrected The Equal Rights Amendment

The federal Equal Rights Amendment was a simple thing: An amendment to the Constitution to guarantee equal rights regardless of... more

20 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Political Veteran Chris G. Isn’t Done With Nevada Yet

Chris Giunchigliani, or Chris G. as she’s often known, is a familiar name to Nevadans — from teacher’s union president... more

19 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
The Mysteries of "Outback Nevada"

During his time in Nevada, journalist John M. Glionna has visited pretty much every city, town, township, hamlet, burg, village,... more

18 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
How eSports Could Take Over Vegas

Yes, Las Vegas has rapidly become a sports town — but could we also become an eSports town, too? Ryan... more

17 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
A Punk Rock Paradise, a New Evictions Court, and a Few Surprising Endorsements

Aaaand eyebrows UP! We’ve got some head-turning news for you in the roundup this week. Vogue, Dayvid and Sonja are... more

14 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
Could We Be The Gold Standard For Cannabis Lounges?

It’s a big week for the Vegas cannabis industry. Cannabis consumption lounge applications open tomorrow after 5 years of back... more

13 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Construction Battles At Red Rock Aren't Over Yet

Last week, the Clark County Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve Jim Rhodes’ housing project near Red Rock Canyon —... more

12 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Does Reno Get A Museum of Art… And We Don’t?

Look, we’ve got some great galleries and small art museums here in town — we’re not denying that. But when... more

11 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Sick Puppies, Construction at Red Rock, and 20 Years of First Friday

What. A week. Of news. Before we get into today’s topics, we wanted to acknowledge the violence that occurred on... more

07 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
The Solutions to Homelessness No One’s Talking About

As we’ve discussed on City Cast, homelessness in the Vegas Valley is an urgent issue that’s only getting worse. Our patchwork of... more

06 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
Who Won the Sisolak/Lombardo Showdown?

On Sunday, The Nevada Independent hosted a debate between Nevada gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak, the Democratic incumbent, and Sheriff Joe... more

05 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
What Really Happens in Vegas Dive Bars

Remember that Vice article about Vegas dive bars? Yeah, we panned it in a Friday roundup — it was full... more

04 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
You Say Nevada, I Say… Nevada?

If you’re listening to this podcast, you probably know how to pronounce “Nevada.” Or do you…? Is the Spanish “ah”more historically accurate, and... more

03 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Prison Breaks, Broken Fingers, and the Grasshopper-pocalypse That Wasn't

The escape and eventual capture of prisoner Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was all over the news this week — but could it... more

30 Sep 2022 · 31 minutes
Veteran Politicians Fight For North Town’s Mayoral Seat

Despite being the most diverse city in Nevada, North Las Vegas has yet to see a Black woman mayor. This... more

29 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
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If you’re listening to this podcast, you probably know how to pronounce “Nevada.” Or do you…? Is the Spanish “ah”more historically accurate, and why did... more