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Join Host Bree Davies and the City Cast Denver crew every weekday morning as we celebrate, explore, and challenge an ever-changing Denver. It’s the daily news podcast for all Denverites — whether you’ve been here for six months or six generations. We’ll break down the news you need (and want) to know with journalists and culture makers; activists and artists; neighbors and ne’er-do-wells — and John Elway, if he ever returns our calls. Learn more and subscribe to our morning newsletter at citycast.fm/denver.
*Named Best Podcast in Denver of 2021 by Westword

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Join Host Bree Davies and the City Cast Denver crew every weekday morning as we celebrate, explore, and challenge an ever-changing Denver. It’s the daily news podcast for all Denverites — whether you’ve been here for six months or six generations. We’ll break down the news you need (and want) to know with journalists and culture makers; activists and artists; neighbors and ne’er-do-wells — and John Elway, if he ever returns our calls. Learn more and subscribe to our morning newsletter at citycast.fm/denver.
*Named Best Podcast in Denver of 2021 by Westword

    When a 911 Call Got Lost Between Denver and Aurora

    When a 911 Call Got 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, and beloved community member was the latest victim of gun violence in Denver. But soon after Kaing’s death, her community came forward with serious concerns over the effectiveness of 911 calls made from the Denver neighborhood that sits on the border of Aurora. Today, host Bree Davies sits down with Denver Post reporter Noelle Phillips to talk 911 call centers, emergency response, gun violence, and East Colfax’s unsteady relationship with their councilwoman. 

    Read more of Noelle Phillips’s reporting on the East Colfax community tragedy in the Denver Post.

    A GoFundMe has been set up to support Ma Kaing’s family. 

    For more on the removal of the racist Chinatown plaque Bree mentioned, here’s the report from Rocky Mountain PBS. Listen to our episode with Dr. Wei from last August to learn more about Denver’s lost Chinatown.

    Casa Bonita is back in the news this week, and you know we’re all over it. Get the latest in today’s CCD newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/

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    • 18 min
    Oh My God! They’ve Been Killing Kenny for 25 Years

    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. That’s hundreds of episodes packed with thousands of jokes made at the expense of politicians, pop stars, and us, the faithful residents of Colorado. Host Bree Davies sits down with her friend and South Park superfan Kalyn Heffernan to talk all things Kenny, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman. A musician, artist, former mayoral candidate, and disability rights activist, Heffernan has a deep love for South Park’s irreverent humor and the version of Colorado portrayed on the show, and Bree wanted to get to the bottom of that love. 

    If you want to join the 25-year anniversary celebrations, there’s a two-night live music extravaganza happening at Red Rocks with creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, along with their band-friends Ween and Primus. Of course, South Park is also cashing in on the immersive experience trend with a shipping container wrapped in Cartman’s image, peddling photo-ops and memorabilia for fans to see and pose with. That’ll be outside the concert and at McGregor Square this weekend. More on that here. 

    Bree offered an update on BALLOT TRIP, our four-part investigation into the future of psychedelics in Colorado. To hear the whole series, here’s where you can find part one, part two, part three, and part four.

    Catch up on all the Denver news with the CCD newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/

    Got a favorite South Park joke about Colorado? Let us know on Twitter @citycastdenver

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    • 19 min
    Ballot Trip: Who Gets to Decide the Future of Psychedelics?

    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 of the story, here’s where you can find part one, part two, and part three.

    Who will decide the future of psychedelics in Colorado? Is it the big-money, out-of-state campaign with nationwide ambitions? Or the grassroots-driven Decriminalize Nature measure that wants to take things a little slower? In this final episode of our four-part series Ballot Trip, award-winning investigative reporter Chris Walker highlights the grassroots approach and why their organizers are wary of moving too fast. 

    Get all the Denver news you need, plus cool events happening this week and more in today’s CCD newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/

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    • 21 min
    Abortion. Abortion. Abortion!

    Abortion. Abortion. Abortion!

    It’s only been six weeks since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ripple effects are still being felt across the country — including here in Colorado, where surprising new fronts have opened in the battle to keep reproductive healthcare safe, legal, and accessible. Today, host Bree Davies sits down with two Colorado experts on abortion issues: Denver Post reporter Elizabeth Hernandez shares insight from her reporting on healthcare providers and Coloradans looking for reproductive healthcare, and Justine Sandoval, a political insider who’s been working on abortion rights legislation for close to a decade.
     
    Find all of Elizabeth’s fantastic reporting on the local ripple effects of the Roe decision via The Denver Post.

    Justine mentioned supporting abortion access advocates already doing the work, like: Cobalt, COLOR Latina, and National Abortion Funds. 

    Looking for fun stuff to do this weekend? Check out the City Cast Denver newsletter for editor Peyton Garcia’s handpicked list: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/

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    • 32 min
    Dang, Bud. Are You a Denver Foo, or What?

    Dang, Bud. Are You a Denver Foo, or What?

    Denver is home to many neighborhoods, cultures, and people. But lately, our host Bree Davies has been stuck on a certain kind of Denverite: the Denver Foo. Thanks to the @DenverFoos303 Instagram account, you can stay up-to-date on where local Edgars get their Polo shirts, what’s really going down in LoDo after let-out, and who serves the best tacos on a paper plate in the city. Bree sat down with Benny, one of the guys behind the IG account, to talk about what makes a true Denver Foo, what this particular subculture says about Denver, and why this account is an appreciation — not an appropriation — of a certain style of Mile High human. 

    More news you can use in our daily City Cast Denver newsletter. Read and subscribe: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/

    Give a shout out to the Denver Foo in your life on Twitter, bud: @citycastdenver

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    • 19 min
    Real Talk on Buying a House with Theo Wilson

    Real Talk on Buying a House with Theo Wilson

    The journalist and community organizer Theo Wilson is fresh off a high-profile new gig, hosting his own show for the History Channel. On “I Was There,” Theo explores the history you know from an angle you don’t know. So we invited Theo to give the “I Was There” treatment to an issue many Denverites are dealing with in different ways: our housing crisis. It turns out Theo is in the market to buy a home himself, and he’s got tons of insight from history, his research into other housing models around the world, and his own personal experience to help point us in the right direction. 

    Theo mentioned that he is taking advantage of a new housing equity program called the Dearfield Fund. Check out our episode from March 9 with another beneficiary of the program and one of the folks who designed it to learn more. 
     
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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312 Ratings

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CO expat keeps in touch

New England has plenty of trees and fresh water, but I sorely miss the Centennial State. This podcast is a link to my old hometown, and is a daily delight. Variety of topics and great production values!

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HD6 coverage

The disparity in questions asked of both HD6 candidates was really disappointing.

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Not just pro-gun, actually pro-shooting people

The May 23rd episode “Do ‘Gun-Free’ Zones Really Keep Denverites Safe” advocates becoming judge, jury, and executioner. If you believe that Kyle Rittenhouse was correct and we should all bring guns to the park to shoot people who in our opinion are dangerous then by all means keep listening to this podcast. Even if you agree with their sentiment, it would be good to have an interviewer who actually asks a follow-up question asking for some sort of evidence that this philosophy actually works.

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