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Ep. 341: Palmer Parent Roundtable About Proposed DPS Closures

On October 25, we, the parents of students at Palmer Elementary, received an email titled “Declining Enrollment.” I imagine parents of students at the other 9 schools proposed for closure or consolidation received a similar email on Denver Public Schools (DPS) letterhead. The DPS Board has been tasked with voting on this plan November 17….

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Ep. 340: Gogo Germaine – Author of “Glory Guitars: Memoir of a ’90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl”

I don’t remember how I came upon Gogo Germaine’s book the first time, but as soon as I became aware of Glory Guitars: Memoir of a ’90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl I knew I had to read it. So I ordered my copy, devoured it, and then reached out to Gogo directly. We sat down…

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Ep. 339: Julian Rubinstein, Director of The Holly

Julian Rubinstein is the author of The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood, a book that has earned widespread acclaim since its release. Here’s the synopsis from the website. In The Holly, the award-winning journalist Julian Rubinstein, who grew up in Denver, reconstructs the events leading up to the…

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Ep. 338: Bruce Lambert – Owner of Dog House Denver

Bruce Lambert is the owner of Dog House Denver, Denver’s premiere doggy day care. From their website: “At Doghouse Denver your dog will enjoy constant care and supervision from our loving, skilled, and knowledgeable handlers. Our team is passionate and experienced in interacting and engaging with dogs of all temperaments. Dog House Denver is not…

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Ep. 337: Kersti Bryan – Director of Egg Party, Actor, Longtime Friend

Kersti Bryan has appeared on this show before. In fact, it was exactly 300 episodes ago when she was my guest on Episode 37. Weird, right? She’s back again and this time we talk about her recent role on Tales of the Walking Dead largely opposite Terry Crews and her short film Egg Party, which…

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Ep. 336: David Roth – Editor at Defector

David Roth is an Editor at Defector.com, one of my absolute favorite websites (and, by their own tagline “The last good website), and he’s in that photo showing me a baseball card for Lastings Milledge, who is a definitely a guy some of us remember. David is a superlative writer and while the bulk of…

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Two Popular Denver Podcasts Join Forces to Launch “Happy Friday”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Two Popular Denver Podcasts Join Forces to Launch “Happy Friday”Jon Ekstrom of “Jon of All Trades” and Kevin Batstone and Arthur Rawe of “Discussion Combustion Podcast” join Mile High Life in new endeavor DENVER, CO (September 19, 2022) – Putting the spotlight on the city and the state they love, Jon Ekstrom…

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Top 5 Fictional Baseball Players I’m Building My Fake Team Around

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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Forty-one

In December 2020, Jason, Kristin and I bought two lockdown livestreams of musical performances, The Bouncing Souls and Less Than Jake. We all desperately missed going to live concerts, so we did our best to re-create the experience. We turned the lights off in the basement, stood behind the couch instead of sitting on it,…

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Ep. 335: Jon Eks Solo – An Ode to Summer

Summer is my favorite season by far. And it’s this time of year that I start to feel a tinge of melancholy because I know this magical time is ending, which also happens to coincide with my birthday. Why do I love summer so much? I answer that question from as many angles as possible…

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