By Changing Denver
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Every month, we take a look at one of Denver’s neighborhoods, streets, parks, or other areas through a relevant political, cultural, or historical lens.
||CleanSeason Four Trailer||Unclear Danger: The Colorado Story of Rocky Flats will begin on April 2. One week after the first episode is published, we'll be hosting a panel, titled "Remembering Rocky Flats," at the Denver Public Library. Find us on the 7th floor of the central...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Artist and Her Snails||On this episode of Changing Denver – the finale of season three! – we share the story of Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, a local artist and writer. You can follow Lauri on Twitter at @Lynnxe and learn more on her website. - Recommended reading: Meow...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Newcomers and the Transplants||Our third agent of change is a group of people, the newcomers and the transplants. It comprises two interviews, one with Helen Thorpe, author of a new book about refugee and immigrant teenagers at South High School, and the other with Zena Ballas,...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: Revisiting “The Five Points and the Six”||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, we revisit our episode about Five Points, “The Five Points and the Six.” In that piece, we shared the story of a local business, Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen, that got caught proudly...||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: A Forum of Candidates||Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Tay Anderson, 19-year-old candidate for the Denver Public School Board. In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, we bring you the audio of a candidates' forum that aired on Channel 8 back in...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Candidate||Our second “Agent of Change” is Tay Anderson, the 19-year-old running for the Denver Public School Board. What does his Trump Era campaign mean for us and for our schools? -- Further reading: You can read all about Tay’s platform on his website:..||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: Dispatch from Jane's World||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, Paul offers a personal report on his experience at a fancy cannabis pairing dinner put on by Mason Jar Events Group. In some ways, Mason Jar is following in the footsteps of Jane West, the subject of...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Entrepreneur||On this episode of Changing Denver, we tell the story of Jane West, “ganja-preneur” and advocate, and explore the role of women in the cannabis industry. This episode marks the start of season 3, a mini-season highlighting people we’re calling...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Presenting the Denver Podcast Network||We have a major announcement: Changing Denver is now a proud member of the Denver Podcast Network. Rounding out the founding partner shows: Beyond the Trope, a podcast for nerds Left Hand Right Brain, an exploration of creativity Discover Weakly,...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Three Trailer||It's been a while since we released the last episode of season two. Here's an update on what we've been working on and a taste of what's to come. - Changing Denver is a proud member of the Denver Podcast Network. In the shadow of the mountains, we...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Zoo and You||On this episode of Changing Denver -- the finale of season 2! -- we venture into the animal kingdom (as far into it as we can get without leaving the city, that is). This is a story about societal norms surrounding animal exhibitions, and it only...||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Denverite Now||A few weeks ago, Paul started hosting a new weekly podcast for the local news outlet Denverite. We think you'll like it, so we wanted to give you a taste. Subscribe to Denverite Now on iTunes! And check out all the stories discussed in this...||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: The Life and Times of Benjamin F. Stapleton||On this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, we bring you the story of Denver mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton and his relationship with the Ku Klux Klan. - Our theme song is "Minnow" by Felix Fast4ward. The other song heard in this episode is...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStapleton's Promise||On Changing Denver this month, we bring you the story of Stapleton, the would-be New Urbanist paradise, and its upsetting connection to the Ku Klux Klan. - Recommended Reading If you want to learn more about the business side of Stapleton, Paul...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Making the Mountain||A few months back, Rebecca Aronauer invited your host to give a presentation about Changing Denver at her quarterly event at Lighthouse Writers' Workshop, Making the Mountain. He did his best. - You can hear more of Paul and Louis Present the...||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: Building McNichols||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, we check back in with historian Phil Goodstein to learn about one of Civic Center's most storied structures, the McNichols Building. - Our theme song is “Minnow” by Felix Fast4ward. You can listen..||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA More Civic Center||On Changing Denver this month, we explore the history of Denver's Civic Center with our favorite historian, Phil Goodstein. - Like the show and want to support us? We'd love it if you voted for us in Westword's Best of 2017 Readers' Choice...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: The Joy of Neighborhood Planning||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, we sit down with Courtland Hyser, Denver's principal city planner, to talk about neighborhood plans. Our Arapahoe Square episode specifically highlighted the lasting impact of two of these plans, so...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: Return to Stoner Hill||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, we revisit an episode from season one, How to Climb Stoner Hill. Our partner on that show, local journalist Andy Kenney, gives us an update on what's been happening on the ground at Stoner Hill. Then,..||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Voice of Arapahoe Square||On Changing Denver this month, we explore the convergence of two trends -- Denver's explosive economic growth and the increasing persecution of our homeless community -- in a neighborhood you may never have heard of. It's called Arapahoe Square. ...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: Lakeside's Champion||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, historian David Forsyth tells us a little about what it's like to research the history of Lakeside Amusement Park. Turns out, he's more than the authority on Lakeside history; he's the park's biggest...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLakeside in Winter||On Changing Denver this month, we head northwest to Lakeside Amusement Park. For more than a century, Lakeside has been a popular destination for people of all ages, but only between May and September. What happens during the park's off-season? Where...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mayor of City Park||On Changing Denver this month, we bring you the story of our city's 15th mayor, Richard Sopris. From humble beginnings, he rose through the social and political ranks of early Denver and eventually helped our young city overcome some of its first...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat gets to be art on the Cherry Creek Trail?||Welcome to SEASON 2 of Changing Denver! On this premier episode, we pose a simple question: what gets to be art on the Cherry Creek Trail? Our search for an answer takes us into the archives of defunct Instagram accounts, the shadows of mixed-use...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Our review of Hop Alley||Two months ago, we capped off our first season with an episode about the hot new restaurant Hop Alley and its namesake, Denver's old Chinatown. For this bonus episode, we invited food journalist Laura Shunk to help us do a proper review of the...||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRainbow Herd, A Story||Season 2 of Changing Denver is coming soon. This is not it. This is something ... different. - Follow Changing Denver on Twitter at @ChangingDenver Sign up for our newsletter at www.changingdenver.com/about If you like the show, give us a rating...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB - "Asians in Colorado"||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, we feature an interview Paul did with CU Boulder history professor William Wei for KGNU. It's all about Wei's new book "Asians in Colorado," and excerpts of it were featured on our recent season...||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChinatown, Hop Alley and Everything in Between||On this episode of Changing Denver – the finale of season 1! – we figure out the connection between Denver’s old Chinatown and a new Chinese restaurant in River North. It turns out they have more in common than the name Hop Alley. - We are...||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreserving Constitution Hall||Or: Adventures in Denverland||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: Another Urban Respite||In this installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, Central Library Administrator Rachel Fewell discusses some of the challenges facing the Denver Public Library and the ways she and her colleagues are dealing with them. She also responds to...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Climb Stoner Hill||On Changing Denver this month, we invite local journalist Andy Kenney to guide us through the story of Stoner Hill, a small elevated area of Commons Park. For years it has been a respite for assorted travelers, misfits, and people experiencing...||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCDBBB: Representing Cap Hill||It’s another installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, our series of shorts that complement or supplement the regular episodes. This time, we have an interview with former city councilwoman for District 10 Jeanne Robb. She discusses what it...||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ghosts of Cap Hill||On Changing Denver this month, we investigate paranormalactivity in Cap Hill. It turns out the early reports greatlyunderestimated the infestation! Ghosts are legion in this historicDenver neighborhood, and not necessarily the kind you'd...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Hungarian Freedom) Park-n-Thrive||On Changing Denver this month, we have the story of Hungarian Freedom Park. What is the connection between Hungary, landscape architecture, and our Queen City of the Plains? More generally, how does a people forge a lasting connection to a place? You...||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur West Side Stories||On Changing Denver this month, we visit Santa Fe Drive on the first Friday of the month and meet up with “an old friend” to share some stories from the West Side. - We bought our copy of Phil Goodstein’s new book, How the...||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging Denver Bit By Bit: Rosenberg's Bagels' Bagels||Presenting the first installment of Changing Denver Bit By Bit, shorter episodes comprising complementary or supplementary materials that didn't fit in our regular, monthly features. Today's CDBBB highlights Josh Pollack, who you know from...||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Five Points and the Six||On Changing Denver this month, we dip our toes into the complex issue of gentrification and look at how it is changing Five Points. Specifically, we tell the story of the Welton St. Challenge, a grant-making opportunity the city...||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat the %$&@ is the Golden Triangle?||On Changing Denver this month, we look at the Golden Triangle. Specifically, what the %#$& is it? Jillian Allison, the assistant director at the Byers Evans House Museum, guides us into the history of the Triangle and tells us about the...||12/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColfax Stories||On Changing Denver this month, we look at big bad Colfax Avenue and the stories we all tell about it. Phil Goodstein, local historian, tells us how Colfax got its name and reputation. You can find many of his books at the Denver Public Library’s...||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
An excellent journey through the neighborhoods and history of Denver
Just finished season 1, and I would wholeheartedly recommend a listen to this podcast.
I don't even live in Denver, but "Changing Denver" illuminates so many interesting stories and characters from the city that it appeals to curious minds anywhere. Deftly navigating through neighborhoods from Cap Hill to Five Points and beyond, host Paul Karolyi draws upon an astounding amount of original interviews (historians, residents, chef Tommy Lee, Tommy Lee's father!) and primary research to reveal the hidden narratives behind the streets that we walk through every day. (Also love how he showcases local music throughout!) Delving into themes ranging from gentrification to class conflicts to making the perfect bagel, "Changing Denver" expertly balances news, history and sharp analysis with a touch of humor; the result is a thoroughly entertaining listen for anyone interested in cities, American culture or just a good story. Definitely tune in!
A magnificent mind monitors the metamorphosis of the Mile High City.
I watched Paul Karolyi give a presentation at Lighthouse Writers Workshop's: Making the Mountain. This man can present. His podcast is insightful, fun, creative, and absorbing. The level of production rivals podcasts from the best: NPR, Gimlet, Earwolf. I hope he keeps outputting, I have become the most interesting man at the party by passing on the stories and tidbits from his podcast.
My new favorite podcast
I came across this podcast on the wild animal sanctuary Facebook page. The podcast was interesting and so moving. Thank you for putting this together. Can't wait to go listen to all the other episodes.