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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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Sep 2, 2016

The Real Bodies attraction recently opened at Bally's Las Vegas, and we wrangled Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions, for a walk-through.

It turns out Zaller not only knows his attraction inside and out, he's just a really interesting guy.

We'll be back to the usual format for the next episode, so don't have a freak out.

Aug 27, 2016

It's an action-packed show, including an interview with Larry Galbraith, a pinball wizard at Fremont Arcade at Neonopolis.

We've got a hell-ton of Las Vegas news you won't hear anywhere else, delivered in a way described by one iTunes reviewer as "unlistenable"!

We've got all the latest from The Strip and downtown, so take a listen!

Aug 14, 2016

We've packed a metric hell-ton of Vegas into this installment of the Vital Vegas Podcast, some of it even coherent!

We've got a walk-through of the new Nacho Daddy on the Las Vegas Strip.

Then, we blast through a perfunctory round-up of Las Vegas news.

Finally, our "Listicle of the Week" is the "Best and Worst Las Vegas Movies."

Take a listen! Hey, it's 47 minutes of not listening to anything about politics, which can't be all bad.

Jul 31, 2016

This week is one of our biggest episodes, ever!

We've got an interview with a Las Vegas legend, Pete "Big Elvis" Vallee, whose heart is as big as his talent.

We also talk "Jason Bourne," one of the worst movies of the year despite all the hype about its Las Vegas chase.

We also highlight a KTNV story about how casinos are cutting costs, often taking away the power of bartenders to give comped drinks to players.

We've got all the latest Las Vegas news, surprises and a blatant disregard for podcasting best practices. Yes, we're drunk!

Jul 18, 2016

This week's our 21st episode. Finally, the podcast is old enough to gamble!

Get ready to cover a lot of ground. We've got the scoop on a new app from MGM Resorts, EasyPlay.

We'll also cover the week's news, as well as some Las Vegas history, including the legend of Howard Hughes.

Vegas isn't Vegas without you, so give it a listen.

Jul 5, 2016

You guessed it, it's time for the last episode of Season One of the Vital Vegas Podcast!

There's a lot of ground to cover in this week's episode.

It's all the Las Vegas news you need to know, and some you don't.

Wahlburgers opens at Grand Bazaar Shops, "Mindfreak Live" bows at Luxor, Beat Coffeehouse and Burlesque Hall of Fame will close, Stewart + Ogden at Downtown Grand, too.

There's a "Listicle of the Week," specifically, "10 Las Vegas Things That Are Taking Too Damned Long."

Listen. Learn. Live. Love, and other "L" words.

Jun 26, 2016

It's our final episode of Season One and it's a barn burner!

In this episode, we have a special guest, blogger and sports wagering expert Marc Meltzer, founder of EdgeVegas.com.

We talk about whatever, including the Plaza's new pool complex, the NHL expansion team coming to Las Vegas, the Life is Beautiful music festival and other areas of interest.

We also cover lots of changes at SLS Las Vegas.

There's probably more, but we're drunk, so you're on your own!

Jun 13, 2016

It's the final episode of the first season of the Vital Vegas podcast (finally!).

In this week's yawnfest, we share the fallout of our recent story about MGM Resorts cutting back on its standard cocktail pours. The company responds, and we respond to their response. Good times.

We also take on a metric hell-ton of awesome listener questions about everything Las Vegas.

There's also a bit of Vegas history you won't want to miss. On June 8, 1956, the Silver Palace opened. Now, it's Mermaid's. Also closing. More good times!

Think of this episode as an escape from all the crappy things going on in the world. You know, like rum, but in podcast form.

Find out more at http://www.vitalvegas.com

Jun 6, 2016

This episode has more entertainment and information than you can reasonable expect at this irresistible price point!

First, we hear from Benny Binion. Actually, it's just us reading a monologue in some sort of accent, but it's very interesting.

Then we dive headlong into Las Vegas news, including the Monte Carlo rebrand (it will soon be Park MGM) and various legal scandals going on at the moment.

This week's listicle is 10 Cheapskate Las Vegas Keepsakes. Say that five times fast.

We also chat about how much winnings are "abandoned" by players in Las Vegas slot machines.

It's our final episode of the first season of the Vital Vegas Podcast, so don't miss a single gerund.

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!

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