107 episodes

We delve into the stories of one Southwestern city.

City on the Edge Podcast Ty, Nora and Mike

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 72 Ratings

We delve into the stories of one Southwestern city.

    100th Anniversary!

    100th Anniversary!

    100 years ago, an itinerant ox rancher named Mike Smith discovered the Sandia mountains and decided to make a podcast about them. Today, we celebrate that great day with a very self-indulgent ramble session of an episode. We talk City on the Edge history, highs and lows, the Simpsons and whatever else comes to mind over the course of an hour and 40 minutes.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    99. Snowheights

    99. Snowheights

    Mike takes us on a deep dive into the history, meaning and mystery of his street in the suburbs.

    • 57 min
    98. DKB Sellers, the Father of Nob Hill

    98. DKB Sellers, the Father of Nob Hill

    A two time gold rusher, automobile booster and, well, a racist, DKB Sellers was a man with many facets even before he founded one of the most desirable neighborhoods in modern Albuquerque.

    • 43 min
    97. Goodbye Mannie's, and other thoughts on the ephemeral

    97. Goodbye Mannie's, and other thoughts on the ephemeral

    RIP Mannie's. 1965-2020. And RIP to the building, 1940ish-2023.We also talk about the Colour Fence and Leisure Bowl.

    • 46 min
    Madonna of the Trail

    Madonna of the Trail

    Our far-flung correspondent Nora Hickey finds a surprising connection to Albuquerque in her new town: a Madonna of the Trail statue.

    • 33 min
    The Seven Springs of Sandia

    The Seven Springs of Sandia

    Hey, we've come back after a long break! And frankly, we need a refreshing drink of water, preferably from a beautiful, Giardia-free mountain spring. Fortunately, Mike knows where to find them.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

kt12lee ,

Love

I left New Mexico 5 years ago and have missed it fiercely ever since. Don’t know that I’ll ever stop. I LOVE this show, especially the episodes on ghost towns, springs, little known places. Mikes essays some times make me cry, tears of longing & joy that others love these places as much as I. It’s brilliant.

jammypammy74 ,

Really?

I was so excited about a podcast that was going to let me see my new city through the eyes of those who’ve lived there a long while. Instead, it’s full of long-winded stories that include the experiences of young people who have lived there for a few years.

kochanie biskop ,

Wish there were more

podcasts like this (research-based, sincere, passionate), episodes (what happened the past year?), and listeners.

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