When I interviewed Andrew Novick a little more than 4 years ago, I described him this way:
Andrew Novick is the director of JonBenet’s Tricycle, a documentary premiering at Denver Film Festival 40. Intrigued? I certainly was. Here’s the synopsis: “Andrew Novick – a Mile-High legend as the man who collects almost everything – forges all sorts of emotional connections to the objects he acquires: either memories, curiosity or interest in the darker side of humanity. He was living in Boulder 20 years ago when JonBenét Ramsey’s tricycle fell into his hands after her notorious murder took place.
And in his return to the show, Andrew gives an update on where you can find JonBenet’s Tricycle, but that’s like 10% of our conversation. You see, Andrew is one of my absolute favorite social media follows because you never know where he’s going to be or what he’s going to do.
Create a city-wide puzzle hunt where people not only get to solve puzzles, but learn about the city’s history, labor laws, and culture? Check.
Build elaborate pop-up bars with unique experiential stuff baked in? Check.
Work to save Casa Bonita from bankruptcy? Check. (By the way he tells the whole gonzo story here about this process, the South Park guys, and everything else. It’s insane.)
We cover all of that and still manage to talk about travel, appreciating Denver’s history without getting trapped in an endless cycle of nostalgia, punk rock, civics, and a ton more. It’s an absolutely jam packed chat, and you’re going to love it. Check out Andrew at his website.