147 episodes

City Cast Salt Lake is Salt Lake City’s daily news podcast. Host Ali Vallarta and a bevy of smart and entertaining locals will bring you conversations about the issues that matter most to SLC. Some days City Cast will make you proud; other days it’ll make you angry. It will celebrate Salt Lake’s triumphs, (try to) solve its mysteries, and explore its history. City Cast will help you feel more connected to the Wasatch Front – whether you’ve lived here for 6 months or 6 generations.

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    • 4.8 • 98 Ratings

City Cast Salt Lake is Salt Lake City’s daily news podcast. Host Ali Vallarta and a bevy of smart and entertaining locals will bring you conversations about the issues that matter most to SLC. Some days City Cast will make you proud; other days it’ll make you angry. It will celebrate Salt Lake’s triumphs, (try to) solve its mysteries, and explore its history. City Cast will help you feel more connected to the Wasatch Front – whether you’ve lived here for 6 months or 6 generations.

    Why Would Anyone Want to be Mayor?

    Why Would Anyone Want to be Mayor?

    Lead producer Emily Means joins Ali to round up this week’s news.

    Call or text the City Cast hotline anytime at (801) 203-0137. Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. 

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    • 22 min
    Is Craft Lake City Punk?

    Is Craft Lake City Punk?

    Craft Lake City is not just for knitters! Founder Angela H. Brown shares how Salt Lake’s formative makers market brings together punk DIY-ers and suburban crafters alike.

    Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. You can find us on Instagram @CityCastSaltLake and Twitter @CityCastSLC.

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    • 12 min
    The Best Breakfast Burrito, According to Locals

    The Best Breakfast Burrito, According to Locals

    Have you ever woken up one morning (or afternoon), and thought to yourself, “Man, I could really use a breakfast burrito”? It’s an essential part of the human experience. On today’s show, Ali talks with breakfast burrito enthusiast Shireen Ghorbani about her quest to find The Best (TM) breakfast burrito in Salt Lake — and her pick for number one.

    Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. You can find us on Instagram @CityCastSaltLake and Twitter @CityCastSLC.

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    • 18 min
    Why Would the Jazz Trade Donovan Mitchell?

    Why Would the Jazz Trade Donovan Mitchell?

    The Salt Lake Tribune’s Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen explains why the Jazz would want to trade 25-year-old rockstar player Donovan Mitchell, and how we might have more fun letting go of title talk. Plus, Ali is excited the Jazz are playing their first pre-season game in Canada.

    Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. You can find us on Instagram @CityCastSaltLake and Twitter @CityCastSLC.

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    • 16 min
    BYU Virginity Club: Satire or Serious?

    BYU Virginity Club: Satire or Serious?

    Is it tough to be a virgin in today’s society? That’s what members of the Brigham Young Virginity Club seem to think. It’s an Instagram page that claims to be a “Utah-based club dedicated to preserving and promoting Virginity on college campuses.” And they’re very clear that they have “no affiliation with BYU.”

    What’s not clear is whether the page is serious or satire. Ali and two former BYU students, Cassie Bingham and Shelby Hintze, break down who the page is for, if it’s a productive way of discussing purity culture, and whether everyone is in on the joke.

    Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. You can find us on Instagram @CityCastSaltLake and Twitter @CityCastSLC.

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    • 21 min
    Big Bucks for GSL, Shorter Strolls at the Airport, and Introducing: THE BEST

    Big Bucks for GSL, Shorter Strolls at the Airport, and Introducing: THE BEST

    Lead producer Emily Means joins Ali to round up this week’s news. 

    Wanna catch a ball game this weekend? Find Bees tickets here.

    Call or text the City Cast hotline at (801) 203-0137. Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. You can find us on Instagram @CityCastSaltLake and Twitter @CityCastSLC.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

HKlinger27 ,

can’t start my morning without it!

Legitimately can NOT start my day without my coffee and my CityCast SL. I’ve recommended this podcast to every person I know, absolutely raving about it. 10/10 love that it alternates between important topics concerning the great salt lake, abortion rights, to fun conversations like learning about the best breakfast burritos in SLC or learning about ebikes.

Haley E Burns ,

Great source of local news and culture

This podcast has been an excellent resource for me as someone who moved to Utah during the pandemic. I have found local events, resources, and businesses through this podcast that I never would have found otherwise! I love the format of the podcast, the cadence of the interviews, and the manner in which the political news is shared. I’d recommend this to anyone in SLC—whether they’re from here or a transplant!

GrandpaJacket ,

So good

It's very good

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