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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.
Every weekday morning, our hosts 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 • 91 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.
Every weekday morning, our hosts 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.

    Can Open Primaries Save Idaho's Democracy?

    Can Open Primaries Save Idaho's Democracy?

    It’s notoriously difficult to get successful traction on voter initiatives. So, we’re talking with Luke Mayville, co-founder of Reclaim Idaho. His group just managed to get the Open Primaries Initiative on the November ballot. Luke explains to host Lindsay Van Allen why over 97,000 Idahoans signed on, and why he thinks people want more of a say in our local elections. 
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Learn more about the sponsors of this July 22nd episode:
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    Incogni - Use code CityCast for 55% off the annual plan.
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    • 18 min
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    Is Biden inching toward dropping out, or is he committed to staying put? If he did make a move, when would he do it, and how? Live in Madison, Jon, Lovett, Tommy, and Dan parse the latest news and discuss the worst and the weirdest of the Republican convention alongside guest host Errin Haines of The 19th and special guest Ben Wikler, chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Then, Sen. Tammy Baldwin stops by to talk about her crucial Senate race and what Democrats need to do to win Wisconsin in November.
     
    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

    DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is an independent podcast episode not affiliated with, endorsed by, or produced in conjunction with the host podcast feed or any of its media entities. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the creators and guests. For any concerns, please reach out to team@podroll.fm.

    Red Lion Housing To End, Evictions Rise, and Open Streets Comes to Latah

    Red Lion Housing To End, Evictions Rise, and Open Streets Comes to Latah

    The heat‘s not the only thing rising in the Treasure Valley: eviction filings jumped significantly, according to a new report. Our Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter joins host Lindsay Van Allen to discuss what this means after the city council announced plans to spend $436,000 more on temporary hotel housing for families — but with a one-year time limit. Plus, a local company is booming after reports of toxic chemicals found in tampons — and Latah Street is getting a carless makeover (for a day). 
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a rundown of the news you need to know every weekday morning.
    Learn more about the sponsor of this July 19th episode: Incogni - Use code CityCast for 55% off the annual plan.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
    Reach us at boise@citycast.fm.
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    • 25 min
    Hot Tips for Visiting Roaring Springs

    Hot Tips for Visiting Roaring Springs

    Boise is not getting away from the heat anytime soon, but if you’re looking to cool down host Lindsay Van Allen has a decade’s worth of tricks to take on a day at Roaring Springs Water Park. From when the lines are shortest, to the lowdown on their new cocktail menu, she’s sharing her essential tips.
    Want some more local tips on how to embrace the heat? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Learn more about the sponsor of this July 18th episode: Incogni - Use code CityCast for 55% off the annual plan.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
    Reach us at boise@citycast.fm.
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    • 21 min
    Is Our Abortion Ban the Most Restrictive in the U.S.?

    Is Our Abortion Ban the Most Restrictive in the U.S.?

    With the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the Idaho abortion ban case, folks have been left wondering what reproductive care they can expect if they have an emergency. States Newsroom reporter Kelcie Moseley-Morris is with host Lindsay Van Allen to break down what you need to know about the ruling and what healthcare is available now. Plus, do we still have one of the most restrictive bans in the country?
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Learn more about the sponsor of this July 17th episode: 
    Incogni - Use code CityCast for 55% off the annual plan.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
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    • 23 min
    Food Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss This Summer

    Food Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss This Summer

    Mark your calendars: it’s food festival season. From Basque croquetas, to small town huckleberry milkshakes, to southern comfort dishes — our Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter breaks down where you can try some of the most delicious food in our region. Plus, they’ve got your insider tips and can’t miss activities for each summer festival.
    For more on the history of the Boise Soul Food Festival, listen to our conversation from 2022 when the event returned after several years off. 
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Learn more about the sponsor of this July 16th episode: Incogni - Use code CityCast for 55% off the annual plan.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
    Reach us at boise@citycast.fm.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Stever208 ,

Consistency

These podcasts are consistently excellent and that includes the production of them. They are always easy to hear and understand and the levels are just right. That’s the backstage stuff. Up front Lindsay is fantastic. She is capable of discussing topics of all genre (though when it comes to politics she has a famous history!). Lindsay interviews people with skill. We learn a lot during these interviews. Thank you City Cast Boise crew.

JohnG4 ,

It has made me respect (a small corner of) Idaho

What I formally regarded as a backwater nowhere, these excellent journalists have no opened my eyes to a thriving little community. It still needs light rail and alternatives to car-dependency, though.

Armoredshoes ,

Excellent

One of the few local news sources I can stomach. The hosts rule.

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