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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.
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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 Westword's Best Podcast of 2021, 2023

    Hot Garbage Summer, Putting Teens To Work, and Fentanyl Hysteria

    Hot Garbage Summer, Putting Teens To Work, and Fentanyl Hysteria

    This week Mayor Johnston rolled out a new program that would pay teens extra money for working a summer job. Will the infusion of cash be an effective way to curb youth violence? Meanwhile, the Colorado GOP sent a letter to families encouraging them to pull children out of public schools before they “turn more kids trans” — but the political benefit of this maneuver remains to be seen. Then, the Mile High’s new compost program was supposed to do wonders for our waste, but it seems more like hot garbage. Producer Paul Karolyi and host Bree Davies are joined by comedian and Casa Bonita immersive actor Joshua Emerson to dig into these stories, plus the mayor’s low approval ratings, Denver sports fans’ low morale, and the low blows of a new hysteria-laced documentary on fentanyl. 
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    Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose: The Escort Rumors

    Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose: The Escort Rumors

    This is the first episode of a special, limited-run podcast series, Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose, from City Cast Denver.
    Between heckling President Biden’s State of the Union address in 2022 and her big night out at a production of “Beetlejuice” last year, Lauren Boebert is perhaps the most infamous member of Congress. But alongside the headlines, there are a million salacious stories swirling around about her personal life. On the first episode of this limited podcast series, we track one of the most sensational allegations into the dark underbelly of American politics. 
    Bree Davies is our host. Paul Karolyi reported and produced this episode with tons of support from the rest of the team at City Cast, including but not exclusively Wil Fulton, Olivia Jewell Love, Andi McDaniel, Xandra McMahon, David Plotz, Andrea Silenzi, and Noah Sniderman, Our music is by Don Chicharrón and Los Mocochetes. Thanks also to Joshua Emerson for production support.
    Paul mentioned this New York Times article on recent defamation lawsuits. 
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    • 33 min
    The Secrets Beneath Denver's Oldest Operating Cemetery

    The Secrets Beneath Denver's Oldest Operating Cemetery

    At first glance, Riverside Cemetery’s parched plots might appear to be abandoned — but a closer look reveals the graveyard is actually ahead of the curve when it comes to water conservation. The dusty burial ground is also the city’s oldest-operating cemetery, home to headstones for some of the Mile High’s earliest and most important figures — including Clara Brown and Silas Soule, and the most Civil War veterans of any graveyard in the state. As Memorial Day approaches, Skyler McKinley went digging around to find out more about the long lost history of important Denverites and what the future could look like if more cemeteries embraced an environmentally-conscious approach.
    Read Skyler’s cover story on Riverside Cemetery for Westword this week. Bree and Skyler also talked about the Tabor Grand Opera House, which once stood at 16th and Curtis Streets.

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    • 23 min
    Crime Stat Hysteria and Illegal Hot Dogs in LoDo

    Crime Stat Hysteria and Illegal Hot Dogs in LoDo

    It’s Tuesday and we’re rounding up the big stories of the week. First, the anti-war protest camp that ran for more than three weeks on Auraria campus was dismantled over the weekend, but questions remain over what led to the decision. Then, is violent crime a growing issue for Colorado? According to a new report from US News and World Report, we’re the 3rd most dangerous state in America — but a closer look at the data reveals a more complex picture. Finally, the City of Denver says sales of illegal hot dogs are on the rise, leaving us wondering: what’s so bad about an non-permitted dog? Host Bree Davies is joined by Westword editor Patty Calhoun to dig into these stories, plus a listener comment shines a light on the Stanley Hotel’s recent film industry past. 
    Bree mentioned a statement posted to Instagram by the Students for a Democratic Society after the dismantling of the Auraria encampment. We also discussed our previous episode on the fate of the Stanley Hotel and the original Stanley Film Festival that ran from 2013-2015. We also talked about our past episode on auto theft numbers going down. 

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    • 24 min
    Why These Denver Parking Lots Are the Worst

    Why These Denver Parking Lots Are the Worst

    From Whole Foods in Cherry Creek to Costco in Arvada, the Denver metro area is home to many terrible parking lots. But which ones are the absolute worst to navigate, and what makes them so bad? Host Bree Davies is joined by Denver Post neighborhoods reporter Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, who went on a mission to find out what makes the parking lot predicament so messy in the Mile High. Plus, readers and listeners share their thoughts and feelings about their least favorite parking situations in the city. 
    Bree talked about the dream many environmental activists have for public transit to Red Rocks. She also mentioned our episode with Ken Schroeppel of Denver Infill where we talked about the parking conundrum with new developments in Denver. 9News shared information on the Auraria campus anti-war encampment dismantling on Friday. 
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

BACNE SPEARS ,

Praise with a dash of shade…

I love this podcast... Denver NEEDS it. I tell everyone to listen to it. Its truly a great way to feel more connected to the city and what's going on around town.

I'm a little tired of the filler content AKA an excessive amount of the "Top 5 burritos" etc episodes. How about scaling back to doing eps every other day?

What’s a review without a little shade ? Here we go: Paul is lucky to have Bree to help him understand A LOT of things ("what's mutual aid, bree?").

Lastly, I'm a little surprised here to see complaints about how slanted the perspective is on this pod..I don't think they are trying to present a "fair and balanced" perspective in their 15 min eps nor do I think they need to...it's mostly a progressive take. Go in with your eyes open:)

Nicolewaves ,

Make them shut up

This podcast could be great but is kinda sad and pathetic. Paul is a terrible host and essentially touts being an apathetic racist. Bree is loves to talk about diversity when it benefits her, but is completely performative with her commentary. She contradicts herself often and is the type of advocate who you wish would just sit down and shut up. I’ve tried to get over how annoying the hosts are to see if I could just learn more about Denver, but these two make the podcast pretty unbearable.

Good Humor Fan ,

New Politics Format…Bye Felicia

Pick a lane, I don’t want candidate sway, hope you are getting paid for your time. Later, I’m out.

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