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5280 Behind the Stories

Behind the Stories, the first podcast from 5280, will take listeners—you guessed it!—behind the stories that appear in 5280 magazine and on 5280.com. Each episode, hosted by editorial director Geoff Van Dyke, will feature editors and writers from 5280 discussing articles they’ve been working on and giving readers insight into how these stories come together.


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Episode Six: Backcountry skiing, the fentanyl crisis, and a murder mystery

Episode six of Behind the Stories features a discussion on how to safely get into backcountry skiing; the fentanyl crisis in metro Denver; and the untold story of how a Black Denver man in the Army died in a small Texas town in 1942.

Episode Five: The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver

Episode five of Behind the Stories is all restaurants all the time as we discuss this year’s 25 Best Restaurants feature.

Episode Four: The housing shortage in Breckenridge, leaf peeping in electric vehicles, and the future of downtown Denver

Episode four of Behind the Stories features a discussion on the housing shortages in Breckenridge and Summit County; how you can see fall foliage in an electric vehicle; and the future of downtown Denver as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode Three: Rare diseases in Colorado, the battle over the herb oshá, and disc golf

Episode three of Behind the Stories features a discussion on how rare diseases are treated in Colorado; the battle over the herb oshá, which has healing properties and only grows at high elevations in parts of southwest Colorado and the Rocky Mountains; and a primer on the burgeoning sport of disc golf.

Episode Two: Top of the Town and more!

Episode two of Behind the Stories features the 2022 installment of 5280‘s Top of the Town package—the magazine’s celebration of life in Denver—and dives into two stories about the Marshall fire recovery roughly half a year after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history ripped through Boulder County.

Episode One: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, and more!

Episode one of Behind the Stories features a discussion about the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, a lesser-known wilderness area that straddles the Colorado/Wyoming border; an in-depth look at Denver novelist Kali Fajardo-Anstine on the eve of the release of her debut novel, Woman of Light; and a conversation about the booming aerospace industry here in Colorado.

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