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.