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Some of the Parts

It may be true that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But sometimes the parts are important or fascinating all on their own. And how the parts fit in is essential to how the whole functions.

That's the idea behind Boise State Public Radio's podcast, Some of the Parts. Reporter-turned-podcaster Adam Cotterell tells the stories of some of the small groups of people that are part of Idaho. They may be marginalized. They may be powerful. But they're all voices you don't hear very often on radio or TV. Or in some cases, maybe you didn't even know they existed.

You can find Some of the Parts episodes below, or subscribe on iTunes.

(A big thanks to local designer Julia Green Illustration for our cover art!)

Latest Episodes
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  • At a time in our country when anti-Muslim sentiment is running high, we talk to women in Boise about what it’s like to wear a hijab, a traditional head…
  • LGBT people experience homelessness in disproportionately high numbers and Boise is no exception. In episode six of Some of the Parts, we hear from a…
  • A lot of born-and-raised Idahoans put a mental box around anyone who moves in from out of state. In our fifth episode, we look at that native/newcomer…
  • Love and dating and finding a mate can be difficult no matter where you are. But they may be even harder if you live on a farm in Idaho. In episode four,…
  • Who are the Basques? In episode three of Some of the Parts, we look at why you’ll hear a different answer to that question in Idaho than you’ll hear…
  • The tent camp in an alley called Cooper Court put homelessness at the forefront of Boise’s collective conscience like nothing else had in recent memory.…
  • In this debut episode, what happens when you’re part of two communities that don’t get along? Hear one person’s story of trying to be part of two groups…