City Cast Denver

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 Best Podcast in Denver of 2021 by Westword

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Can We Change Denver’s Transit Culture For the ...
41 min
2
A New Story of Resilience Blooms at Camp Amache
Camp Amache was a Dark Moment in Colorado’s History. But Mother Nature Sheds Some Light
17 min
3
Colfax is Changing. And Maybe That’s Good?
A Walk Down Colfax with Frank Locantore
17 min
4
303, 720, and Now, 983. What Does Your Area Cod...
19 min
5
Do ‘Gun-Free’ Zones Really Keep Denverites Safer?
The case against the concealed carry ban.
17 min
6
Why Doesn’t Stan Kroenke Want Us to See the Avs...
29 min
7
Is Denver Ready for a Pueblo-Themed Bar? We ask...
15 min
8
This Queer Gym is Not Only Transforming Bodies,...
16 min
9
Real Talk About the Fentanyl Bill Waiting for P...
15 min
10
She’s a Globe-Trotting Climate Justice Warrior....
14 min
11
BONUS: Living Unhoused Under the Camping Ban (v...
21 min
12
The Unvarnished Truth Behind 10 Years of Sweepi...
37 min
13
A Shooting. A Neighborhood Divided. What's Next...
14 min
14
He's a Beloved Northside Teacher. Why Did DPS L...
18 min
15
What’s the Can’t-Miss Spot to See a Lion, Tiger...
18 min
16
Should Denverites Be Paying For Trash Pickup?
15 min
17
Denver’s Best Donut: Who Takes the Cake?
We’re tackling something sickly sweet and asking the big, round, frosted question: Who makes the best donuts in Denver?
49 min
18
Can Denver Throw a Booze-Free Party That's Actu...
One Musician Says Yes
15 min
19
Abortion is Still Legal in Colorado. But the Fi...
Let’s Talk About Roe v. Wade
19 min
20
Renovated for Reading AND Play: Inside DPL’s Ne...
Denver Public Library’s Central Branch is one of the city’s most beautiful, iconic structures, with a design by world-renowned architect Michael Graves.
14 min
21
Inside the Fentanyl Fight at the Capitol
14 min
22
This Week in Colorado Politics: DUIs, Tax Money...
It’s Friday and we’re talking politics.
31 min
23
The Inconvenient Truth About 'Colorado-Style' P...
Two years ago, producer Paul Karolyi and his wife, Megan, reviewed local iconic pizza joint Beau Jo’s for their show
15 min
24
Does the ‘Denver Accent’ Exist? CU Researchers ...
18 min
25
Denver Athletes Dominate a New Global Sport: Pr...
World Chase Tag championships are in May, and Colorado is set to dominate.
14 min
26
The Avalanche Are The Best Team In Hockey. So I...
15 min
27
Beef Fat Jet Fuel, E-Bike Rebates, & Other Clim...
It’s the City Cast Denver green and mean Earth Day special!
33 min
28
Willow Pill Talks 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' Coming ...
She dazzled the judges all season with her Victorian baby doll style, and now Denver’s own Willow Pill has made it to the finale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
17 min
29
Happy 420! Now Let’s Smoke Some Pot in Public
18 min
30
Coloradans Are Freaking Out About the Rainbow G...
13 min
31
Denver’s Air Quality is in the News Again and I...
Denver’s brown cloud is in the news… again.
14 min
32
Who Could Be Denver’s Next Mayor?
26 min
33
Thanks to TikTok, a Punk and Goth Boutique Serv...
FashioNation: Denver’s Epicenter for Cool Weirdos Since 1987
14 min
34
The Idaho Stop Is About More Than Cyclist Safet...
16 min
35
1800 S. Broadway: Talk Back
23 min
36
Aurora Hired a New Police Chief to Reform the D...
What is Wrong with Aurora PD?
18 min
37
1800 S. Broadway: Part Two
If not there, where?
21 min
38
1800 S. Broadway: Part One
Would you want a weed smoking lounge in your neighborhood?
32 min
39
Early Birds and Night Owls Face Off Over Daylig...
Why Coloradans Are Divided on DST
13 min
40
Janae Burris is 8.5-Months Pregnant. But Her Co...
Janae Burris used to fudge the numbers when people asked how long she’s been doing stand-up comedy.
16 min
41
Is Colorado's Outdoors Overcrowded? Or Do We Ju...
It might be a false spring, but can you blame us for letting a little nice weather get us excited for camping season?!
15 min
42
How Can Colorado Tackle the Crisis of Missing a...
17 min
43
Rush Hour at Union Station
Union Station is a mess.
35 min
44
The Underground Music Showcase is Fun. But Can ...
News broke last week that local music non-profit Youth on Record was buying a stake in the Underground Music Showcase, one of Denver’s biggest annual music festivals.
16 min
45
‘I Walk In Everyday Expecting To Be Fired’: Ins...
The push to unionize Starbucks workers started in Buffalo, New York, with one small group of baristas stepping forward to call for better working conditions at their cafe.
15 min
46
Why The New Fentanyl Bill Has Harm Reductionist...
20 min
47
After 156 Years, Denver Fire Finally Has its Fi...
17 min
48
The Union Station Snafu, Benny’s is Back, and a...
It’s Friday and we’re chatting about stories big and small in Denver this week, starting with Union Station
28 min
49
Artist Stevon Lucero’s Chicano Futurism Lives o...
16 min
50
Lincoln Hills Has Offered Nature and Respite to...
20 min
51
The Magic That Keeps Denver's Longest Running D...
17 min
52
Should Anorexia Patients Have a Right to Die Un...
17 min
53
How Two Years of Pandemic Have Changed Denver
It’s Friday! And we’re looking back at two years in Denver since lockdown.
33 min
54
How CU Boulder Football's Sexual Assault Scanda...
“Winning a Game is Not, and Should Not, Be More Important Than a Woman’s Life”
18 min
55
Wanna Open a Restaurant in Denver Right Now? St...
17 min
56
A Toast to Our First Anniversary and Mizuna’s F...
Denver Restaurant Week is the perfect occasion for a nice night out without breaking the bank.
15 min
57
When the Pandemic Pushed Restaurant Workers to ...
15 min
58
This Ain’t No Cowtown: Culinary Masters Shine D...
Denver Restaurant Week kicks off today!
26 min
59
Did Denver Police Use Excessive Force Against G...
19 min
60
Are $40,000 Loans The Key To Closing Denver's R...
17 min
61
Can Louisville Afford to Build Back Greener Aft...
After the Marshall Fire, Louisville Wants to Build Back Greener. But Who Foots The Bill?
16 min
62
Tackling the Housing Crisis One Heated Ice Fish...
16 min
63
So What Really Did Happen to That Denver-Boulde...
It’s the transportation quagmire of a generation: the RTD train to Boulder that never arrived.
31 min
64
How An Obscure Zoning Board Got Reformed (And W...
Last May, we brought you the story of Shawn and Ben Johnson, a Sunnyside couple who wanted to build an ADU, or accessory dwelling unit, in their backyard so Shawn’s disabled mom could live close.
16 min
65
Ski Traffic Sucks. But is Widening I-70 Really ...
15 min
66
Is the Acclaimed Cherry Creek School District H...
Racism, Sexism, and Pay Disparity: Allegations Haunt a Prized Colorado School District
14 min
67
Colorado is Fitness-Obsessed. Is there Space Fo...
16 min
68
BONUS: So You’re Getting a Buc-ees… (via City C...
12 min
69
The “Sh*tstorm” Heading For Lauren Boebert, and...
No, it’s not deja vu. The Supreme Court is going to hear yet another LGBTQ+ discrimination case out of Colorado.
24 min
70
EXTRA: Scenes From a Ukraine Solidarity Rally
10 min
71
A Brewing Conflict: How Craft Brewers' Battle W...
3 Billion Dollar Company vs. 3 Billion Dollar Industry
17 min
72
How Denver's Tech Industry Put Roadblocks in Fr...
When Parker McMullen Bushman and her business partner, Crystal Egli, founded Inclusive Journeys, they were on a mission to bring the idea of the Green Book into the 21st century.
13 min
73
“More Like Poisoning Than An Overdose”: AG Phil...
The overdose deaths of five people in Commerce City over the weekend were a harsh reminder that fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is wreaking havoc in our communities, and has been for some time.
21 min
74
BONUS: Why Salt Lake Said Yes to the Olympics.....
On the eve of the Closing Ceremony...
17 min
75
Battle of the Bird: City Cast Denver’s Fried Ch...
It’s time for another City Cast Denver food fight!
32 min
76
What Police Chief Pazen is Doing About Denver's...
18 min
77
Is This a Moment for Optimism in Colorado’s Hou...
The pandemic has created a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to tackle Colorado’s housing crisis.
17 min
78
From Comedy Works to America’s Got Talent: How ...
16 min
79
Denver, Be Mine 💘
Your Denver Love Stories: 2022 Edition
18 min
80
The 16th St. Mall Needs Revitalizing (Again). C...
32 min
81
Why Librarians, Nurses, and Adjunct Professors ...
17 min
82
Did Denver Sweep Unhoused Folks All The Way To ...
16 min
83
Finding Inspiration in the Wild West Tale of “R...
19 min
84
DougCo’s Conservative School Board Majority Wen...
13 min
85
Was Elway Hungover? Should the Broncos Pursue A...
31 min
86
The Epic Family Saga Behind Denver’s Biggest Lu...
12 min
87
Denver's Mask Mandate is Lifting. So Is This Th...
13 min
88
A Final Treasure Hunt at One of Denver's Oldest...
There is a special place in Denver with all the best old junk
13 min
89
Can Denver's Tourist Trap of an Aquarium Treat ...
14 min
90
Groceries... at Liquor Stores? Plus, Dearfield ...
Too many neighborhoods in Denver lack access to fresh food.
27 min
91
Smashing Disability Stereotypes with Phamaly Th...
Denver’s Phamaly Theatre Company doesn’t just accommodate theatre artists with disabilities, they welcome them and celebrate them — they are them.
17 min
92
Can Skiers and Snowboarders Take on a Corporate...
15 min
93
Denver's Tumultuous Tattoo History, In Alicia C...
18 min
94
The Picket Lines Are Down. But The King Soopers...
12 min
95
When Is It Ok For Legacy Businesses To Change?
For this week’s Friday news roundup, City Cast Denver host Bree Davies and producer Paul Karolyi are joined by Westword editor and founder, Patty Calhoun, to discuss a couple legacy businesses in the city that are undergoing some big changes.
25 min
96
Everything You Wanted to Know About Denver But ...
People have been moving to Denver since, well, Denver became Denver.
16 min
97
Why is RTD “Dramatically” Overhauling Bus Route...
Denverites are slowly returning to public buses, trains, and light rail, but ridership is still far below pre-pandemic levels.
14 min
98
Five Points Has Changed. Is There Still Room Fo...
17 min
99
Scenes from the King Soopers Picket Line
32 min
100
The Marshall Fire Was Undoubtedly A ‘Climate Fi...
The Marshall Fire burned hundreds of homes and businesses in Colorado to the ground, leaving many of us to wonder: Are wildfires in urban areas becoming a common occurrence?
17 min