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Vital Vegas Podcast

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Mar 27, 2016
Oh, yes, it's episode eight of the Vital Vegas Podcast. Miracles happen!
 
This week, we share a recent downtown gambling streak that included a $1,000 Wheel of Fortune jackpot. Keeping the dream alive, baby.
 
This week's "Listicle of the Week" is "10 Things We Flippin' Love About Las Vegas." Not only that, in this week's episode, we invented the "nested listicle," which we'd trademark if we weren't so very, very busy.
 
We learn more about the scorpion shot at Nacho Daddy, too, straight from one of the restaurant's bartenders, Courtney.
 
The Vegas lovefest continues with a breakdown of the sad end to the High Roller sex arrest story, a "Real World: Go Big or Go Home" update, scoop about Jan Rouven, the closure of Ku Noodle at SLS Las Vegas, Wayne Newton's new show and more.
 
In our "This Week in Las Vegas History" segment, yes, we have segments, we talk about how world-class whackjob Howard Hughes purchased the Desert Inn on March 27, 1967. 
 
We also answer a listener question about Fremont casino's Filament Bar, the bar with the biggest pewter bar top in the world.
 
Don't miss this installment of the Vital Vegas Podcast! It's our most heartfelt and awkward episode yet.
Mar 20, 2016
In this week's glorious Vital Vegas Podcast, we speak to Ralph Cautela of 34th Floor Hospitality about Citrus, the new pool concept at Downtown Grand.
 
We also hear from the creator of the Life Cube, an art project where people write and paint their wishes on a two-story wooden cube, then the cube is set on fire. Fear not, we have a list of Las Vegas wishes we're going to add to the Life Cube before it goes up in flames.
 
We've got a metric ass-ton of Las Vegas news, including the shocking arrest of Tropicana magician Jan Rouven for possessing child pornography. Yikes.
 
In this action-packed episode, we answer a listener question and give our top 10 places in Las Vegas for ice cream, gelato and frozen custard (five downtown, five on The Strip).
 
We also share some caller money-saving tips and more. Mainly because "and more" implies there's actually more, whether there is or not.
 
Grab a drink and let's Las Vegas.
Mar 14, 2016
In this installment of the Vital Vegas Podcast, we chat exclusively with Austin "Chumlee" Russell of "Pawn Stars" fame about his recent arrest on charges related to drugs and guns.
 
We also superficially discuss the latest Las Vegas news, and trot out some filler in the form of "This Week in Las Vegas History."
 
Perhaps the best part of this week's show is an interview with renowned pizza god Tony Gemignani, the mastermind behind the best pizza joint in Las Vegas, Pizza Rock. Gemignani talks about the International Pizza Expo as well as how he was banned from competing in the World Pizza Championships for winning too often.
 
This episode also features our quick picks of 10 great bars to grab a cocktail in Las Vegas, including five that are fancy and expensive (but with great views) and five more that are downtown, fun and cheap.
 
This episode contains as much Las Vegas as it's physically possible to squeeze into an hour without the use of subliminal messages!
Mar 6, 2016

This is definitely in our top five all-time podcast episodes so far!

For starters, we get the inside scoop about winning a slot machine jackpot from the guy who won $242,000 on Wheel of Fortune at the Golden Gate.

Then we share our ideas for what to do in downtown Las Vegas if you've never visited before.

We've also got an exclusive interview with the artist behind a new addition to The Park outside the Las Vegas Arena. Bliss Dance was created by artist Marco Cochrane for the Burning Man Festival. Cochrane shares what it took to refurbish the 40-foot statue for its Vegas debut.

We've got a metric ass-ton of Vegas news, of course, and a little "This Week in Las Vegas history."

Thanks for ignoring your family and other responsibilities to take a listen.

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