20 episodes

Wanna Know Idaho is a listener-generated podcast from Boise State Public Radio's newsroom that is driven by YOU! No matter how quirky or serious your question might be, we want to know: What sparks your curiosity about the Gem State, Idaho culture or the people who call it home? Join this curious collective by subscribing, sharing and reviewing this podcast.

Wanna Know Idaho Boise State Public Radio

    • Government
    • 4.7, 21 Ratings

Wanna Know Idaho is a listener-generated podcast from Boise State Public Radio's newsroom that is driven by YOU! No matter how quirky or serious your question might be, we want to know: What sparks your curiosity about the Gem State, Idaho culture or the people who call it home? Join this curious collective by subscribing, sharing and reviewing this podcast.

    How Can I Help Out During Coronavirus?

    How Can I Help Out During Coronavirus?

    Michael Kramer-Duffield had just moved to Idaho and was looking for work in the restaurant industry when COVID-19 swept through. He's out of work, but like many of us, getting antsy and knows he could be putting his free time to use. "Public health officials tell us that the biggest thing we can do to help our community is to just stay at home," he said. But there had to be ways for him to help safely right now, which led him to ask Wanna Know Idaho : We called up Amy Little, CEO of the Idaho

    • 10 min
    Has The Treasure Valley Gone To The Birds?

    Has The Treasure Valley Gone To The Birds?

    Walking her dogs every evening in Meridian, Wanna Know Idaho listener Morgan Keating began to wonder: what’s up with all these seagulls? And s uddenly, birds of all kinds were everywhere. ( Cue the cliche Hitchcock montage.)

    • 11 min
    Abraham Lincoln Never Visited Idaho... So Why Are There Statues In His Honor In Boise?

    Abraham Lincoln Never Visited Idaho... So Why Are There Statues In His Honor In Boise?

    Yesterday would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 211th birthday.

    • 8 min
    Why Are There Counties And Cities With The Same Name But The City Is Not In The County?

    Why Are There Counties And Cities With The Same Name But The City Is Not In The County?

    When Robin Fehlau was planning her move to Boise eight years ago, something peculiar kept throwing off her housing search: homes in Boise County kept on showing up, all of which were miles and miles away from her office.

    • 8 min
    What's 'Wanna Know Idaho' Been Up To?!

    What's 'Wanna Know Idaho' Been Up To?!

    You may have been wondering what Wanna Know Idaho has been up to lately. Rest assured: We'll be back in June! You can always submit a new question here. In the meantime, subscribe to LOCKED, a new podcast coming this summer from Boise State Public Radio and the Mountain West News Bureau. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Audio warning: The following includes graphic descriptions and a reference to self harm.

    • 3 min
    What Was The Treasure Valley Like When There Was Volcanic Activity?

    What Was The Treasure Valley Like When There Was Volcanic Activity?

    On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted. The volcano 50 miles north of Portland sent out a lateral blast first, killing David Johnston, one of the scientists who had been monitoring the mountain months leading up to the blast. There was a 5.1 earthquake and a landslide, and every tree, animal and person within miles died.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

word2mother ,

Good listen!

From Montana, and love my neighbors to the west! Great show!

rabbitty-lambit ,

Great concept and execution!

I love how interactive this program is. It feeds listener curiosity while also building a limitless sense of community. Frankie’s reporting is succinct, thorough and exciting, as always.

Harrison Berry ,

Necessary

BSPR has become indispensable with its slate of local programming and podcasts, and Wanna Know Idaho is a first-rate addition to the lineup.

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