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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 • 84 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.

    Book Ban Outrage, Money for Crumbling Schools, and Spicy Restaurant News

    Book Ban Outrage, Money for Crumbling Schools, and Spicy Restaurant News

    Sine Die, finally! Host Lindsay Van Allen and executive producer Frankie Barnhill are looking back on the 94 days it took the Idaho Legislature to get business done. Gov. Brad Little ended the session by signing into law Republican’s “harmful materials” library bill, despite strong community opposition. On the other hand, the state did pass a funding bill to fix crumbling schools. Plus, Lindsay shares why a new backyard visitor is bringing her joy this spring — and Frankie shouts out a delicious social media moment this week. 
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    • 32 min
    Idaho vs. Oregon: Who Gets To Claim the Tater Tot?

    Idaho vs. Oregon: Who Gets To Claim the Tater Tot?

    We all know Idaho is the potato state. But who gets to own the tater tot origin story? Turns out, Oregon is claiming ownership over that fried snack. Executive producer Frankie Barnhill’s getting to the bottom of this spud story with Portland food writer Heather Arndt Anderson. Plus, Heather shares why Boise bar menus need to adopt “tatchos”.
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    • 17 min
    ‘Zombies’ and a Doomsday Cult: Chad Daybell Faces the Death Penalty

    ‘Zombies’ and a Doomsday Cult: Chad Daybell Faces the Death Penalty

    All eyes are on the Ada County Courthouse today, as Chad Daybell’s murder trial begins almost one year after his wife Lori Vallow’s trial ended in a guilty verdict. The stakes are even higher for Daybell, with the death penalty on the line. His doomsday beliefs about zombies and demons allegedly led to the deaths of four people, including his stepchildren, whose bodies were found in Daybell’s backyard. 
    Today on City Cast Boise, we’re breaking down the trial with Nate Eaton of East Idaho News, who shares what to expect, and what new evidence we might see.  
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a breakdown of what’s happening every weekday morning.
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    • 20 min
    Boise’s Funniest 1-Star Reviews

    Boise’s Funniest 1-Star Reviews

    Online one-star reviews are a wild ride of insightful anecdotes, ridiculous rants, and chaotic haters. But that single star is the dread of every local business. Today, we’re poking fun at these reviews and sharing our love for some beloved Boise institutions. Host Lindsay Van Allen is challenging executive producer Frankie Barnhill and contributor Minerva Jayne to see who can guess these Boise icons based only on their worst reviews. 
    Want some more Boise insider intel? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
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    • 23 min
    Why Luxury Real Estate Is Taking Off Around Boise

    Why Luxury Real Estate Is Taking Off Around Boise

    There’s no denying the Treasure Valley is growing, and so is the demand for luxury homes. These over the top mansions have fountains, basketball courts and even 25 car garages. But where are these luxury listings located, and who is buying them? Idaho Statesman reporter Nick Rosenberger gives host Lindsay Van Allen the low down on this exclusive market.
    Want some more Boise real estate and housing news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
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    • 14 min
    Boise Police and Scott Yenor Test First Amendment Rights, plus the Week’s Worst Bills

    Boise Police and Scott Yenor Test First Amendment Rights, plus the Week’s Worst Bills

    Boise is clearly in retrograde this week. Our Hey Boise newsletter editor, Blake Hunter, joins host Lindsay Van Allen to break down the Sierra Club’s lawsuit against Boise claiming they are squashing amplified free speech during protests. Meanwhile, Boise State University defends a far-right professor, also citing free speech. Plus, is the legislative session actually over or not?
    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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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

FallingBomb ,

The best way to start a Boise day

Fun, thoughtful, engaging! Especially loved the most recent episode on the child care crisis in Boise!

Noname287 ,

Local highlights

I enjoy this show! I love your interviews with local artists! I enjoy the news recaps in à factual friendly manner. I also enjoy the personal stories you all share. Thank you for creating a community feel!!

PenName69 ,

Better stuff out there

Not a great reflection of Boise or Idaho. Pay to play content. Overall not a good listen.

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