You Know The Place

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Every day, you drive by hundreds of businesses you've never stopped at, shopped at or (sometimes) even noticed. That's where we come in. From reptile markets to running groups, bead stores to bodegas, natatoriums to nude retreats, You Know The Place explores the Idaho stores, shops, clubs, and pubs you always pass by, but never seem to visit.

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S3: Hap Tallman

3 hours ago
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

We find our way into a shop that is frequented by bikers and rodeo queens, and specializes in leather work and hat shaping. Vocab terms to know this episode: roughy, bridal, britches, and cooler races down the hill. Oh, and LD leaves with a new pair of shoes.


Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

What do an airport restaurant and a two-story mobile coffee shop have in common? Not much, if you don't count the quality food and original atmosphere. But we do count that kind of stuff around here, so trust us when we say these places are worth a visit.


Joel Wayne

Filled to the brim with dragons, goddesses, cauldrons, and incense, Crone's Cupboard is a place for explorers and believers alike. And spoiler alert: a crone is not a small elf that lives in a cupboard.


Joel Wayne

If built-in bulk sections get you excited or clamshell plastics give you headaches, we think you're going to like this new kind of grocery store in town.


Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

People! Listeners! Friends! We're back at it for another season and can't wait to share our adventures with all of you. Let's kick off Season 3 with a quriky warehouse on Chinden Blvd. in Boise, shall we? Bring on the ammo cans, cammo pants, and MREs!

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Boise Fire

If you’re a long-time listener of the You Know The Place podcast, you may remember our season one episode at India Fashion & Grocery. It remains one of our favorite explorations and, even after two seasons, our most-downloaded episode. A few days ago, an accidental electrical fire swept through the store and now the business is (in the words of the fire department) a total loss. We're devastated for Hardeep and Amar, the owner-operators of the business, and their boys. They are wonderfully-generous people who wouldn't take our money after giving us henna tattoos, who work so incredibly hard for their family, and who are such an integral part of our community. We’ve put together a special, short episode that gives further details on the situation and tells you how you can help. 

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Podcast season finales are for the birds, apparently. We didn't plan it that way but for the second time in a row we are rounding out the season with an avian theme. And if the World Center for Birds of Prey seems like a bucket-list thing to do, we agree. So does our special guest host (!!!!).

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S2: Nerfed

Nov 21, 2018
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

Maybe the draw to a place like this is more obvious than we'd originally thought—I mean come on, it's Nerf guns. But we went. And we played. With seven-year-old boys. We have no regrets.

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We packed a cooler and the spouses and we finally did it—we got outta town! After talking about it forever, we spent a Saturday hot springin' in Lowman and beer sippin' in Idaho City. Join us for our first YKTP road trip, won't ya?

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What's our excuse for not yet exploring a neighborhood pub? Truth is, we don't have one. And we're sorry. To make up for it, we asked YOU where we should go and as usual, you didn't disappoint. Thanks to everyone who gave us suggestions—we ended up going to the one that got the most recommendations: LDG.

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Is there something out there (in the great, wide world) you've forever been curious to try, mainly because you think you'd be good at it? That was our experience at Boise Fencing Club. And *spoiler alert* — LD wasn't that good.

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Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

The first rule of nudism: Nobody wants to sit in your butt juice. Why are we talking about nudism? Join LD and Joel as they make a road trip just 30 minutes outside of Boise to the side of a mountain populated by great people, plenty of laughs, and oh yeah—no clothing.

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A shop that sells Legos has to do more than just sell Legos, right? Tag along as Joel and LD explore a toy shop in a space that used to be a bank. And in case you were wondering: The tube at the drive-up teller window doesn't shoot down Legos—at least not yet.

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For better or worse, society puts up a curtain around the process and business of death. This week Joel and LD stop into a business with the hopes of peeking through a bit.

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If someone asks if you want to see the "stink room," you reply affirmatively, right? No? Was that just us? Anywho, join us as we head to Caldwell to learn about skunk lures and fireworks!

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Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

We're kicking off our second season with a twist as we allow Joel to nominate ALL the vape shops on Overland in Boise. Well, kinda. 

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Joel Wayne

Since we started this season at a reptile store, it seems appropriate to end it at a bird shop, right? Shout out to Brian in Boise for the suggestion! Warning: This episode contains some loud squawking and LD's (ugh) bird voice.

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Joel Wayne

Say you're on a road trip and just happen to be craving the following: a hot shower, hashbrowns & gravy, a personalized pocket knife, a bucket of popcorn in a movie theater, a bidet. Well, there's a place for all that.

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Joel Wayne

We stumbled upon a hidden gem in west downtown Boise that just happens to sell gems. Coincidence? You tell us.

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S1: Sunset Club

May 17, 2018
Joel Wayne

When's the last time you celebrated the sunset? We drop in on a social club for "those who like watching the sunset, getting together with queerfolk and having a hoot." Because, why not? Champagne toast included.

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Lacey Daley

Week six and it's about time we address the elephant in the room, er, city: What the heck is JUMP?


Joel Wayne

It's week five and we find ourselves looking for a place and an experience.  #postfloatglow is a real thing, people.

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Joel Wayne

For week four, we turn to the digital world. Just as you can drive by a store or shop, you can scroll by or happen across tons of groups and spaces on the internet. So, what happens when you join one and then actually show up in real life? Listen in.

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S1: The Beardsmith

Apr 19, 2018
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

For our third field trip, we find ourselves at The Beardsmith, a local barber shop that's doing its best to preserve the majesty of the beard.

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Joel Wayne

In our second episode, we pop into a family-owned shop that specializes in clothing and jewelry from India, Pakistan, and Nepal.

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