362 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.
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 • 75 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.

    How Duck Club Reshaped Boise’s Music Scene

    How Duck Club Reshaped Boise’s Music Scene

    How do you grow a local music scene? That’s the question Eric Gilbert with Duck Club Entertainment has been trying to answer for the last dozen years. He joins guest host Nick Quah to talk about how the company has gone from a small, DIY crew to owning two venues and operating two festivals each year. 
    Thinking of attending Treefort Music Fest this year? Heads-up that ticket prices are going up on Friday, March 1. 
    Want some more Boise music intel? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get the scoop on local concerts every week. 
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    • 27 min
    Boise’s Thrifting Scene Needs a Revamp

    Boise’s Thrifting Scene Needs a Revamp

    Thrift store shopping in the Treasure Valley isn’t what it once was — but if you know where to look you can still find a good haul. A while back, producer Evelyn Avitia chatted with local thrifters Emma Arnold and Rachel Spacek about how things have changed, and how to still find a good deal.
    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
    How To Find Cheap Flights out of Boise

    How To Find Cheap Flights out of Boise

    Budget airline Avelo just announced a new direct flight to California’s wine country from Boise. So are tickets out of BOI airport actually getting more budget-friendly? Scott Keyes with the website GOING tells us why we’re in the golden era of cheap flights, and how you can fly from Boise to Europe and back for less than your month’s rent — if you’re smart about it. 
    Want to learn more about what’s going on at BOI? We recently spoke with Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp to find out about upcoming changes to food court options, parking, and much more. 
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
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    • 22 min
    New Flight Added, GOP Targets Renters, and ‘Arthur’ the Skyscraper

    New Flight Added, GOP Targets Renters, and ‘Arthur’ the Skyscraper

    Guest host Nick Quah is rounding up the week’s news with Hey Boise newsletter editor Blake Hunter. They’re discussing how Republican state lawmakers seem to be targeting Boise’s new tenant protections with a bill in the House, a 26-story luxury apartment building named “Arthur,” and gentrification arriving to west downtown. Plus, why Blake Hunter might hop a flight to wine country someday.
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 23 min
    Margarita Showdown: Where’s the Best Sip?

    Margarita Showdown: Where’s the Best Sip?

    It’s national margarita day, and City Cast Boise producer Evelyn Avitia is taking it very seriously. She has your new guide for enjoying one of these icy cocktails. Whether you’re looking to get loose or grab a drink with a date, she’s guiding us through the most delicious sips around the Treasure Valley.
    Want some more Boise food and drink info? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
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    • 18 min
    Is Pickleball Boise’s Favorite Sport?

    Is Pickleball Boise’s Favorite Sport?

    Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the country, and Boise Parks & Recreation have been busy building outdoor courts in recent years. But is the sport also a good business proposition? Executive producer Frankie Barnhill is talking with Zach Spencer, co-owner of S2 Pickleball, Boise’s first-ever indoor club dedicated to the sport. They talk about the benefits of picking up a paddle, tips for new players, and how Zach hopes the gym can benefit the community — beyond pickleball diehards. 
    Attend S2 Pickleball’s grand opening on Feb 23.
    Want some more Boise news? Head over to our Hey Boise newsletter where you’ll get a cheatsheet to the city every weekday morning.
    Interested in advertising with City Cast Boise? Find more info HERE.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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.

dc.peter ,

Funny, Informative, and Thought-Provoking

The episodes are short, funny, and insightful, and it’s my favorite way to keep up with all things Boise, from politics to arts to food. As the city’s best stand-up comic, Emma Arnold gives the show a unique mix of humor, pathos, and insight, Blake does a fantastic job researching, summarizing, and explaining local news stories, and the rest of the crew and guests are always interesting and entertaining. Boise badly needed a show like this, keep up the great work!

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