Vital Vegas Podcast

The Vital Vegas Podcast is your gratuitous, snarky source for new, opinions and WTF from the world's most exciting city. Las Vegas. In case that wasn't clear. Please try and keep up.
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May 30, 2016

Topgolf, a fun new venue at MGM Grand, has won our heart, so here we devote a full episode to exploring this amazing new attraction.

We walk all four floors of Topgolf with Director of Marketing Dennis Lafontaine, including the five bars, two pools, live performance spaces and 108 hitting bays.

We also share our KNPR interview about the just-announced new music venue from Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Madison Square Garden Co.

Thanks for listening!

May 22, 2016

It's another thrilling episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast!

This time around, we talk Steve Wynn doing a downtown zipline, Topgolf's smashing debut, Fremont casino's 60th birthday and so much more.

We also tip our hat to the 360 Vegas Podcast which held its recent 360 Vegas Vacation in Las Vegas. The lively show just hit 200 episodes!

In this episode, we also get into the details of the new paid parking program at MGM Resorts hotels in Las Vegas. 

This week in Las Vegas history covers "Viva Las Vegas," a flick released 52 years ago this week.

Join the Las Vegas fun and take a listen!


May 10, 2016

This week's episode is simple.

First, we talk about how we're now 32% Irish.

Second, we go on a walkabout at Pawn Plaza, despite walkabouts being more of an Australian thing than an Irish thing.

Third, we deeply probe some serious WTF coming out of Lucky Dragon.

It's not the best episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast, but it's certainly the most recent.

Apr 30, 2016

Suck it, 13. It's time to turn our unlucky 13th episode into a luckfest!

Las Vegas is the luck capital of the world, and in this episode we share tips for getting lucky in Sin City and more.

We dive into a book called "The Luck Factor," including things lucky people have in common and what we can to do to shift our thinking about luck, from thinking it's something that happens to making it happen!

We also share some amazing Chinese superstitions and lots of superstitions specific to craps.

We'll also talk about all the things you can rub for luck in Las Vegas.



Apr 26, 2016

In this week's episode, allegedly the last episode of our first season, we chat with casino owner Derek Stevens about his recent purchase of Mermaids, La Bayou and Topless Girls of Glitter Gulch.

We also chat up Stacey Dougan, the mastermind behind some amazing vegan food at Simply Good inside Downtown Container Park.

Also on the show, we round up some recent Las Vegas news (it's the law) and B.S. our way through some listener questions.



Apr 19, 2016

You've heard about Nevada brothels, but now go inside one.

The good folks at Sheri's Ranch Resort & Spa (and Brothel), about an hour from the Las Vegas Strip, were kind enough to share some insider knowledge about the world's oldest profession.

Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas (and Clark County, which covers the Las Vegas Strip), despite what many believe.

This week, we check out the impressive Sheri's Ranch brothel grounds, bar, restaurant, themed fantasy rooms and VIP bungalows.

Thanks to Dina (madam at Sheri's Ranch) and Blithe, one of the charming young women who work at Sheri's Ranch, for the tour and all the scoop!

We also slip in a few thoughts about "Love" at Mirage, The Still at Mirage, Red Rock's tenth anniversary, Simply Pure's vegas lasagna and more.


Apr 10, 2016
In this 10th and possibly final episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast, we stroll the Las Vegas Strip's newest pedestrian promenade, The Park. Yes, all of it. Front to back, top to bottom, like we're a TSA agent and The Park is taking the red-eye to Amsterdam. Or something.
Our walk in The Park had a few surprises, even to us. First, we bumped into unintentional guest and Las Vegas media superstar, Johnny Kats of the Las Vegas Sun. Then, we chatted with hottie, sweetheart and musician Lydia Ansel.
Our "Listicle of the Week" is "10 Great Ways to Blow Your Wad in Las Vegas," highlighting over-the-top ways to spend ridiculous amounts of money on only-in-Vegas experiences.
We've also got an interview with Jeff Thomas, one of the co-owners of the new Donut Bar, adjacent to Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas.
It's an action-packed show, so take a listen.
Apr 4, 2016

In this episode, we have an interview with hottie and "Pinup" star Claire Sinclair, as well as Joyen Vakil, Sr. Vice President of Design and Development, MGM Resorts International. No, really.

We also talk Las Vegas news, Las Vegas history, and a listicle featuring 20 things we learned from the LVCVA's Las Vegas Visitor Profile 2015. It's more interesting than it sounds.

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.
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