You Know The Place

Podcast: Thursdays (in season)

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 crematories to coffee buses, bee farms to bodegas, shooting ranges to scuba lessons, 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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S5: Junkyard Jeans

May 28, 2020
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

This isn't goodbye, it's see you later — yes, that's a wrap on Season 5, YKTPers. And we're sending you off with a little ditty that withstands the test of time: denim. It's durable. It's vintage. It's unassuming. Much like this local shop.

Joel Wayne

Guided by evidential medium Kerry Ryan, LD & Joel get in touch with the high vibrations and contemplate why tragedy often inspires soul searching.

S5: The Manor

May 7, 2020
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

This quaint single-family home in Caldwell is actually a complex Venn diagram of the following: music scene, skateboard scene, snowboard scene, art scene, civic scene ... and goat scene? And Joel & LD get to experience the magic hour.

Lydia Purcell/Zeppelin Balloons / Instagram

Balloons are SO much more than clown props and party decorations, and by the end of this episode you’ll get why. Come along, friends, as LD and Joel get to know the Gigis, Stephanies, and Olivias of balloon art!

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

LD & Joel explore the "sober curiosity" movement via shrub shots, then get schooled on the mothers & daughters of SCOBYS. (Also, give Joel a hug next time you see him.)

S5: Buck's Bags

Apr 16, 2020
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

This week, LD & Joel explore the labyrinth that is Buck's Bags. From saddle packs to cheer uniforms, NFL bags to pontoon boats, this place is low-key a big deal. And to think: it all started with the cape bag.

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio


Before you get too excited: No, we did not get on skates — Joel was too scared and LD wasn’t tall enough to participate (only half of that is true). BUT! We did get to chat with Luna Shovegood and Simmer Down about all things derby: bouts, jammers, and of course, the nicknames.

S5: Snolfing

Apr 2, 2020
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

Season 5 is here, and boy have we missed you all. These are _____ times, friends. (weird, sad, scary — fill in the blank.) If you're looking for some sense of normalcy, then tag along to Garden Valley where Joel & LD compile a team of elite* athletes to compete in a cutthroat* winter sport: snolfing.

(*Because this is Joel & LD we're talking about, nothing they do is elite or cutthroat — more like severely average and kinda cute.)

While we're putting together the next season of You Know The Place, we thought you might enjoy a YKTP-inspired project hosted by a 7-year-old superfan, his dad, and his baby brother.

Season 5 drops Thursday, April 2! Keep your eyes (and ears) out!

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

And just like that, we've arrived at the finale of Season 4 — the caboose, if you will. And we leave you with a handful of train horns and a group of fellas young and old brought together by their love of the locomotive. That's a wrap, friends.

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

Gas or electric? Moped or ego? And what about a sidecar? We get our questions answered at a local shop with 15 years of scooter sellin' experience. 

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

Okay, so who's shootin' skeet in the hills above south Boise? And when are they doing it? And why? Also: if you had to make a bet — who would hit a target first, LD or Joel?

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

What’s the word, bird? And why are we suddenly hearing so much about this place serving up tacos, burritos, and buckets of drumsticks and thighs? Spoiler alert: it’s the chicken. Also: extra-special-guest-who-actually-knows-something-about-food!

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

Shipping bees across state lines in semi trucks is a thing. It's actually a very big thing, maybe the biggest in the business of bees. Then of course there's the honey making (and tasting), hive checking, and wax collecting. Bottom line? Bees are pretty darn interesting.

Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

First thing's first — this is easily 'top five' for best podcast episode name. Now that we've got that out of the way, join us for a trip to the mountain town of Crouch, where we learn what attracts big-city folk to the local watering hole & we attempt the scariest task to date: interuppting a quilting class.

S4: Dive Magic

Oct 17, 2019
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

The ocean is over 500 miles away from Boise, Idaho (yes, we Googled that), which is why we had to stop into this local scuba shop to figure out who the heck is doing all the diving around here. And if you take away just one thing from this episode, let it be this: it's fins, not flippers.

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

Way out in the middle of the desert (okay, not way out, but Kuna) are the Boise Wild Horse Corrals. Maybe you've driven by or seen signs, but what actually goes on there? Who's trying to adopt wild horses? And can LD really keep a baby horse in her backyard? 

S4: Main Auction

Oct 3, 2019
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

If you're a fan of garage sales, then you could definitely get down with the action at Main Auction. So come along on a Saturday morning adventure as Joel and LD pick their way through pool ladders & instapots to place their very first bid, all the while debating the following: Are we or are we not in a post-eBay era?

S4: Death Cafe

Sep 26, 2019
Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

Welcome to Season 4, friends! You're probably looking at this episode title, scratching your head and thinking, "A cafe that serves ... huh?" No, it's not a literal cafe (no clinking coffee cups). It's a group of people who meet in intimate settings to have the kinds of conversations we should probably all be having more often.

Joel Wayne / Boise State Public Radio

What do you do when you're out in the field for a podcast episode and a kitten comes mewing up to you in the middle of the road? Drop everything and take care of said kitten, right? Right?!