118 episodes

City Cast Boise is the daily news podcast that connects us to the city we love. With a companion newsletter, it’s the place where curiosity and passion for Boise meet. Host Emma Arnold local comedian and podcaster, and she’s excited to talk about people, places, and problems that matter to you.

Every weekday morning, Emma will introduce you to your neighbors — from newcomers to born-and-raised Boiseans. It’s like eavesdropping on a great conversation overheard at your favorite downtown coffee shop, except in this case you’re invited to join in. We’ll engage with you online and on the podcast, with stories that spark passion and delight — but sometimes also frustration and anger. With a clear-eyed vision of the challenges and triumphs of our rapidly changing Boise, the podcast will make you feel more connected to this city we share.

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    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

City Cast Boise is the daily news podcast that connects us to the city we love. With a companion newsletter, it’s the place where curiosity and passion for Boise meet. Host Emma Arnold local comedian and podcaster, and she’s excited to talk about people, places, and problems that matter to you.

Every weekday morning, Emma will introduce you to your neighbors — from newcomers to born-and-raised Boiseans. It’s like eavesdropping on a great conversation overheard at your favorite downtown coffee shop, except in this case you’re invited to join in. We’ll engage with you online and on the podcast, with stories that spark passion and delight — but sometimes also frustration and anger. With a clear-eyed vision of the challenges and triumphs of our rapidly changing Boise, the podcast will make you feel more connected to this city we share.

    How To Do Valentine’s Day Right in Boise

    How To Do Valentine’s Day Right in Boise

    Valentines-fanatic Jocelyn Robertson has you covered. Whether you forgot to make a reservation or just want to celebrate a quiet evening at home, she’s got the hacks to help you make February 14 memorable, romantic and even fun for the whole family.

    Need more Valentine’s inspo? We’ll have ideas in our Hey Boise newsletter, which hits inboxes every weekday at 6 a.m.
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    • 17 min
    Pranks, Prisons, and Powder: 36 Years of Idaho Politics

    Pranks, Prisons, and Powder: 36 Years of Idaho Politics

    After thirty years as a journalist in Boise, Betsy Russell is retired and ready to hit the slopes. We talk about obstacles she faced as a woman working at the legislature, her work with Idahoans for Openness in Government, and a memorable story of hers on that changed Idaho prisons for the better.

    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
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    • 19 min
    Campaign Fund Woes, Middle School Fight Club, and Boise Bagel Wars

    Campaign Fund Woes, Middle School Fight Club, and Boise Bagel Wars

    Campaign funds used for steak dinners, a junior high fight club and the bagel wars are heating up! Our Newsletter Editor Blake Hunter and Audio Producer Evelyn Avitia join Emma Arnold to talk through this week’s news— and it turns out they have some strong opinions on whether or not bagels should be used for sandwiches. 

    Have a favorite bagel shop? Let us know by sending us a voicemail or text: 208-546-9485.

    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
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    • 18 min
    Eagle High School Hecklers Go Viral

    Eagle High School Hecklers Go Viral

    Last week, students at Eagle High heckled and walked out during a speech made by Scott Yenor, a Boise State University professor known for promoting misogynistic, far-right beliefs. Boise’s political TikTok star SocialistlyAwkward took note of the moment and joins Host Emma Arnold to talk about community’s reaction and why she is proud of the Gen Z students. 

    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
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    • 18 min
    Wait, Are Militias Illegal in Idaho?

    Wait, Are Militias Illegal in Idaho?

    Heath Druzin from the Extremely American podcast gives us a vibe check on the far-right. We get into Ammon Bundy’s most recent court troubles, news that a leader of a far-right lobbying group doesn’t actually LIVE in Idaho, and why far-right activists are more scared of civil litigation than criminal.

    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.

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    • 20 min
    Death Threats Over a Rodeo? It Happened in Kuna

    Death Threats Over a Rodeo? It Happened in Kuna

    Sydney Kidd with the Idaho Press is here to give us the lowdown on some major small town drama. She recently reported on how Kuna went from an accidental double booking of rodeo events, to death threats — in what felt like less than eight seconds.

    Later in the show: the Kuna City Council is considering offering a livestream of city meetings. The only other city in Ada County that doesn’t already stream council meetings is Garden City. 

    Are you on Instagram? So are we! Follow us for more local news and happenings.  
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Boise_Heazle ,

A fun listen

I love learning more about the city I grew up in. Great topics with a good approach.

In2Idaho ,

Niche.

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KristalaGoGo ,

Wonderful!

This is so good. Thank you, Emma.

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