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Lost Highways
Lost Highways

Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains is a new podcast and radio show from History Colorado, the Museum of the State Historical Society. On each episode, writer Noel Black and producer Tyler Hill set out to discover their home state of Colorado through stories they can’t believe they’ve never heard. These stories provide fresh context for the many ways the Rocky Mountain West has shaped our world.

 

Season one explores the Colorado roots of outrage-for-profit talk-radio, same-sex marriage, American bonsai culture. It also mines insights from stories on Japanese incarceration and forced relocation during World War II, an all-African American farming settlement, and the “Red Elvis,” an musician and entertainer from Denver who was arguably the most famous man in the world everywhere but the United States. 

  • Arts & Life
    There are still more than a thousand public high schools across the country that use stereotypes and caricatures of American Indians as their mascots, and…
  • Arts & Life
    Born and raised in Wheatridge, Colorado, Dean Reed moved to Hollywood at the age of 19 in an attempt to become a star. He was groomed to be a teen pop…
  • Arts & Life
    In the aftermath of the American Civil War, all-Black settlements sprang up throughout the West as formerly enslaved people and their descendants sought…
  • Arts & Life
    Noel and Tyler spin the dial on the talk radio time machine to meet Alan Berg, the loud-mouthed Denver media personality who helped pioneer the “outrage…
  • Arts & Life
    Tyler and Noel set out to investigate an alleged feud between two bickering bonsai clubs. But their quest leads them instead to Amache, a WWII prison camp…
  • Arts & Life
    In 1975, a newly-elected Boulder County Clerk named Clela Rorex had just settled into her job when two men walked into the courthouse and asked for a…