For more than 40 years, Jim Bishop has been constructing his castle, his way, with his own two calloused hands 40 miles southwest of Pueblo in the San Isabel National Forest. Bishop is well known for his outspoken frankness about, well, all manner of things. You too can behold the wondrous madness of Jim Bishop in this mini documentary made by Colorado College alum Dakin Henderson with assistance from former KRCC intern Kate Dawson. Special thanks to Matt Barton for the find.

WARNING! The above video contains language and ideas that some may find objectionable.

 

8 Responses to Jim Bishop Uncensored

  1. http://www.warbirdcentral.com/images/other_works/jim_bishop.jpg

    Thank You Jim, for our visit yesterday. My grandkids were blown away…as I have been for the last 30 years or so that we have been friends. You are, sir. THE MAN! The last American HERO!
    Robert

  2. Nasya says:

    Amazing !!!! Amazing !!!!

  3. Mary Heimerman says:

    Agree or disagree, a fighter like Jim gives me hope for the world.

  4. Maude says:

    no wonder he’s built this castle single-handedly…the man has a lot of energy.

  5. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jenny Montague, KRCC. KRCC said: Jim Bishop Uncensored: http://bit.ly/hlL4A0 […]

  6. January says:

    Like Mr. Henderson, I have visited Bishop’s Castle several times since 1980. Jim Bishop hs never failed to stand up for his/our rights and continuously build his dream, even during times when the authorities and others defied him. KUDOS to this amazing family for going against the norm and proving that in America, citizens have the rights and abilities to live the way they want to. For those of you who haven’t seen the castle, you don’t want to miss this amazing landmark!

  7. Jeremy Van Hoy says:

    Gaudi- esque!

  8. Mike Procell says:

    Truly a monument to one man’s passion and obsession rolled into a sort of “fuck you world” sentiment. I too have been following the adventures of Jim Bishop since my arrival in Colorado in 1980. His castle should definitely be a required stop on any Southern Colorado tour. One tip if you go: don’t ask to see the building permit (or do, if you like lots of colorful conversation).

News

AP
May 24, 2017 | NPR · The NFL Commissioner says the changes are intended to deliver “a more exciting game experience.” The league will still penalize celebrations deemed offensive or that mimic the use of weapons.
 

Getty Images
May 24, 2017 | NPR · Longtime U.S. women’s soccer team star Julie Foudy says the things she learned on the field aren’t so much about winning as about how women can unleash their inner force and stand up for something.
 

May 24, 2017 | NPR · The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
May 24, 2017 | NPR · Detroit garage-rocker Josh Malerman’s second novel follows a fictional 1950s rock bad recruited by the government to find the source of a mysterious, ominous sound emanating from the Namib Desert.
 

May 23, 2017 | NPR · Though most came to know him in the James Bond films, Roger Moore first displayed his brand of undercover suave in the TV series, The Saint. Moore died Tuesday at the age of 89.
 

ABC
May 23, 2017 | NPR · Some may see Rachel Lindsay’s rise as progress; but diversity isn’t about expecting black people to assimilate into a mostly white world.
 

Music

AP
May 23, 2017 | NPR · Within the Quota criticized the restrictive immigration laws passed by Congress after World War I. Now the Princeton University Ballet has brought the show back — with a few updates.
 

WXPN
May 23, 2017 | WXPN · The Melbourne band consists of a pair of brothers and a pair of cousins, plus one. Hear its Cinderella story — from playing bedroom jams to signing with Sub Pop — in this session.
 

May 23, 2017 | FA · Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Styles’ self-titled solo album, as well as Waiting on a Song, by Auerbach of The Black Keys. Tucker says the new albums “meet in a middle-ground of forced humility.”
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab