Episode 68: This One Goes to 11

In this episode, we take a look at Denver through the eyes of an eleven year old, then and now.

NOW: We discuss the 11-year-old Arvada boy who was arrested for drawing violent stick figures in class, the 11-year-old girl from Westminster who was handcuffed for being rude to her vice principal, and Eli Boardman, the the plucky 11-year-old from Boulder who just published the 200th issue of his weekly hyperlocal newspaper.

THEN: Living vicariously through the memories of our listeners on Twitter and Facebook, we lament a Denver that some of us never really knew: Celebrity Sports Center, Funtastic Nathans, Rainbow Music Hall, Cinderella City Mall, Showbiz Pizza, Casa Bonita and more. Ron pulls out his middle school yearbook for everyone’s ridicule, Vanessa describes the rollerskating-rink unpleasantness of her first kiss, Julian shares Colombian titles for famous 80s television shows, Josh takes Alyssa Milano to the launch pad, and Joel reveals his past love for the Noxema Girl.

Also, we announce the two winners of the Novo Coffee giveaway contest we started during our last live podcast. Be sure to subscribe by email or like us on Facebook to stay up to date on upcoming events, freebies, and other awesomeness.

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2 responses to “Episode 68: This One Goes to 11”

  1. Damon Bauernfeind

    I SO miss cinder alley.. Funtastic Nathans in perticular.. That huge yellow painted fun spot was a big time part of my childhood.. My folks owned a kioske in the alley and I spent alota time in nathans.. The cave, the bear, the roller slides, the shadow room, the tunnels running along the ceiling, and the pizza joint!!! Sadly I have no pics of my fav. childhood memory.. Please help..

    1. Ron S. Doyle

      Yes, all those places were magical, right? Funtastic Nathan’s became Funtastic Fun and is now Lollipop Park—parts still exist. But no more shadow room. :-( We’ll ask around and see if we can find old photos.

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