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Speak Your Piece: a podcast about Utah's history

Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian, Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement

The past is never truly “in the past.” It’s all around us, it informs us. It speaks to our shared and to our separate identities. “Speak Your Piece” is a podcast where contributors share their insights and discoveries about Utah's 12,000 year (plus) human story. Hosted by Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian (Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement), a new episode is released every other week, sometimes more, sometimes less. SYP explores the key arguments within a new or worthwhile older publication, article or website; or delves into a notable museum, archival collection, archaeological report; or allows a respected writer, curator or historian to speak freely, sometimes about difficult history. SYP seeks to tell a history of Utah you may not have heard before, told by the people who know it best: historians, writers, curators, archaeologists, rare book dealers, archivists, librarians and more.The podcast is recorded and engineered at the Studio Underground at Stokes Strategies in Salt Lake City. Conner Sorenson is the sound and post-production engineer. The SYP logo is a photograph entitled "Canyonlands," taken by Utah outdoor photographer Al W. Morton, circa 1955, within the Canyonlands National Park (NPS). The lone man in the image is Kent Frost, looking over a series of needle rock formations located in San Juan County, Utah. The image and rights are owned by the Utah State Historical Society.
Episodes
Reissued: W. Paul Reeve, "Century of Black Mormons" (S1 E3 - Part 2)February 01, 2023
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Reissued: W. Paul Reeve, "Century of Black Mormons" (S1 E3 - Part 1)February 01, 2023
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Greg Smoak on His Book “Western Lands, Western Voices: Essays on Public in the American West” (S4 E14)January 16, 2023
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Brent Ashworth’s Personal Experiences with Mark Hofmann: Counterfeiter, Forger & Convicted Murderer (Season 4, Episode 13)January 04, 2023
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Brandon Plewe on the 1900 Utah Census (Season 4, Ep. 7)December 19, 2022
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Utah & America’s “Downwinders” History with Mary Dickson (Season 4, Ep. 12)December 14, 2022
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Historian John Sillito on the Irrepressible B. H. Roberts –Orator, Church Leader, Politician, Journalist, Public Intellectual and Mormon Historian (Season 4, Ep. 11)December 06, 2022
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Utah Women in World War I from the UHQ (Season 4, Ep. 10)December 06, 2022
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Women Inventors in Utah Territory from the UHQ (Season 4, Ep. 6)December 02, 2022
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Historical Struggles for Water: Westwater (Navajo) and the Uinta Reservation (Ute) - Join us @ the Annual History Conference: "Water at the Confluence Past and Present" (Season 5, Ep. 3)October 10, 2022
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Utah’s Timpanogos Cave & the National Monument’s Centennial Year (1922-2022) (Season 5, Ep. 2)September 18, 2022
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Returning Home: Diné Poetry, Essays, Art & Journalism from Utah's Intermountain Indian School (1950-1983, Brigham City, UT) (Season 3, Ep. 14)August 26, 2022
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“Soul of God” – the Life & Works of Utah Raised Mexican Muralist Pablo O’Higgins – A Conversation with Susan Vogel, Fanny Guadalupe Blauer and Catherine Aviles (Season 4, Ep. 5)July 20, 2022
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Utah & the Mormons First Fifty Years Together: A Conversation with LDS Church Historians Matt Grow and Scott Hales (Season 4, Ep. 3)July 12, 2022
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The New Juneteenth Holiday & Utah's Laws on Interracial Marriage (1888-1963) (Season 4, Ep. 9)June 20, 2022
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The Enduring Value & Big Arguments of Laurel T. Ulrich's Book "A House Full of Females" (2017) (Season 4, Ep. 4)May 02, 2022
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A New Flag for Utah? A New Brand, Along With the Familiar (Season 3, Ep. 13)March 16, 2022
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Stories by Ken Sanders: SLC's Book Trade, 1960s-70s Counterculture and Reciting Wendell Berry (Season 3, Ep. 12)January 12, 2022
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Sojourners to the Mormon West: Historian Michael Homer on Seeing Mormonism and Utah through European Eyes (Season 3, Ep. 9)December 16, 2021
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Utah's National History Day (Season 3, Ep. 10)December 03, 2021
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“Rails East to Ogden:” Abandon Cultural Landscapes, Historical Archaeology and One of USA’s “Unknown National Treasures” (Season 3, Ep. 8)November 24, 2021
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SLC's Latinx Population, Environmental Racism: A West Side Story, Past & Present (Season 3, Ep. 11)October 09, 2021
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“Run it up the Flagpole...” Utah Considers a New State Flag (Season 3, Ep. 7)August 23, 2021
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“We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout:” The Life of W. W. Phelps with LDS Historian Bruce Van Orden (Season 3, Ep. 3)August 18, 2021
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Utah's Story - 150 Years of Photography from the Salt Lake Tribune (Season 2, Ep. 18)August 09, 2021
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