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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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.
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.

Feb 27, 2016

In this week's action-packed Vital Vegas Podcast, we've got interviews with interesting people, including Strip headliner Jeff Civillico and Seth Debowy, who makes clothing using repurposed casino table felts.

We also clumsily field lots of listener questions and dole out exclusives galore. As long as you interpret "galore" as "one questionable exclusive."


Feb 20, 2016

This episode has so much Las Vegas, you may need to ice down your loins.

For our first-ever interview, Derek Stevens (owner of The D and Golden Gate) talks about downtown, 18 Fremont (formerly the Las Vegas Club) and also confesses something that will leave you speechless.

Also up are exclusive interviews with the director of "Million Dollar Quartet" and star of a new show at Westgate, "Twisted Vegas."

The "Listicle of the Week" answers the question, "What are the best free things to do in Las Vegas?"

And so much more! Also, Captain Morgan.

Feb 14, 2016

This week, we talk about sex on the High Roller Ferris wheel, Lucky Dragon running of of funds and stopping construction and more. There's news, and our first listener call and questions. There's also the top five places to get pizza downtown.

Feb 8, 2016

In the premiere episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast, host Scott Roeben talks all things "Jason Bourne," a good deal of which was filmed in Las Vegas.

Also on this episode, it's the latest news and buzz from Las Vegas, as well as lots of rambling, disclaimers and  apologizing for technical difficulties.

There's also a clip of a Hooters waitress talking about how creepy it can be to work at Hooters. Sort of.

Join in the fun for what could ultimately be the sole episode of a Las Vegas podcast nobody really asked for. 

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