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This week, Joel and Josh mix it up with Samuel Schimek, the creative maestro behind the I Heart Denver store, a one-of-a-kind operation at the Denver Pavilions that showcases the best in Colorado-bred art and design. And since Joel and Josh are woefully behind in their holiday-shopping duties, Schimek schleps to the studio all sorts of locally-made goodies perfect for holiday presents and stocking stuffers. (He also brings in Denver Picard Shimek, his famous blogging dog.)
They also talk about whether Colorado’s recently upgraded film incentive program is actually working, bemoan the disappearance of North Denver’s red-sauce joints, plan pot-fueled tourism packages and ponder just what sort of “shakedown” is involved in Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene’s latest and hopefully not greatest invention: