Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains
September 18, History Colorado will launch our documentary podcast Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains. Writer Noel Black and Producer Tyler Hill set out to discover their home state through stories they can’t believe they never heard.
Coming soon to your favorite podcast app!
Lost Highways is presented by the Sturm Family Foundation.
Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains, a biweekly History Colorado podcast presented by the Sturm Family Foundation, harnesses the power of storytelling to support deeper and more inclusive dialogues on Colorado, the greater Rocky Mountain region, and the nation.
The inaugural six-episode season debuts Wednesday, September 18.
Season one tackles such resonant topics as white supremacy, talk-radio culture, same-sex marriage, and American Indian mascots. It also mines insights from untold stories on immigrant internment and forced relocation, minority settlements, and the “Red Elvis,” a man who could’ve been John Denver before he defected to cold-war East Germany. Multiple community listening sessions will provide a forum for insight and dialogue in the first season. Details are published via History Colorado on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Lost Highways provides fresh context for dialogues and debates that have never been more influential than they are today. The population of Colorado has increased by nearly 600,000 people since 2010, representing a growth rate of 11.4% and the sixth-fastest clip in the nation. The state has emerged as a social bellwether on major national issues in the past decade, such as marijuana legalization, energy development, gay rights, immigration, and the impacts of climate change.
Producers and hosts Noel Black and Tyler Hill, both veterans of public radio—and Coloradans—bring high standards and authentic voices to the project.
"These stories will take listeners well beyond the mountains-and-marijuana stereotypes that most people think of when they think of Colorado.” Noel Black, "Lost Highways" host