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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.

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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.

    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
    Place Names And Volcanic Activity: Which Question Should We Answer Next?

    Place Names And Volcanic Activity: Which Question Should We Answer Next?

    Wanna Know Idaho is your crowd-sourced podcast. We're looking for your votes to determine which story we should report next. Each of these questions were submitted by curious folks in the community just like you: _ _ So which one will it be? Rally your friends to vote too; share this link on social media to garner as many votes as possible! Voting closes Monday, February 18. For more 'Wanna Know Idaho' content, follow host Frankie Barnhill on Twitter Copyright 2019 Boise State Public Radio

    • 28 sec
    What Happens To All The Poop From The Animals At Zoo Boise?

    What Happens To All The Poop From The Animals At Zoo Boise?

    When you search "zoo poo" on the internet, one of the first things that comes up is a link to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. You quickly learn that the facility sells composted animal waste to people in the Pacific Northwest, and at least one person says it makes amazing garden fertilzer.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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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