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Speak Your Piece: a podcast about Utah's history

Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian, Utah Dept. of Heritage & Arts

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 history. Hosted by Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian (Utah Department of Heritage & Arts), "Speak Your Piece" is published every other week (sometime more sometimes less). During the first and second seasons the show was produced in two thirty minute segments. Starting in December 2020, the show will be recorded as one continous hour, with a break halfway. SYP explores general topics: a book or article's key arguments, a database’s unique material, or an exhibit’s compelling story. SYP seeks to tell the stories you may not have heard before, told by a cross-section of Utah historians, curators and archaeologists, as well as rare book dealers, archivists, librarians, and more.The podcast is recorded and engineered at the Studio Underground at Stokes & Associates 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 Historcial Society.

Recent Episodes

Season 3, Ep. 6: Mormon Laborers, Working on the Transcontinental Railroad (1868-1869)July 16, 2021 Episode artwork Season 3, Ep. 4: "Are We There Yet?" - Mid 20th Century Vacations, Highways, Motels, Neon Signs...June 23, 2021 Episode artwork Season 3, Ep. 2: "Topaz Stories: Remembering the Japanese American Incarceration"June 17, 2021 Episode artwork Season 3, Ep. 1: History of Water in Utah: "The Most Complicated Plumbing System..."May 27, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 15: "My Life in [1950's] Carbon County [Utah]:" A Conversation With Dr. Ronald G. WattApril 14, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 16, "Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders" -- a Conversation with Co-author Allen D. RobertsMarch 26, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 14, The Youthful Workforce of the North Rim, Zion, Bryce & Cedar Breaks: "Singaway: Working and Playing for the Utah Parks Company, 1923 to 1972"March 12, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 10, "The Peoples of Utah" - revisited, for USA's 250th anniversary in 2026February 16, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 12, Utah's Archaeological Past and the "Utah Cultural Stewardship Program"February 10, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 11, Utah’s Small Museum LandscapeFebruary 07, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 9, Dr. Martha Bradley Evans: 20th C. Utah & LDS Women's History (including ERA)January 20, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 8, Sons of Utah Pioneers, their magazine "the Pioneer," & their 125th statehood anniversary issueJanuary 07, 2021 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. (1 & 2 combined), Kenneth L. Cannon: A Patriarch & Three Scions: George Q. Cannon and SonsDecember 17, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 6 (1 & 2 combined) Darren Parry and his book "The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History"November 20, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 3 (Part 4 of 4) Leo Lyman's Deep Dive into the “Sausage Making” of Utah's StatehoodNovember 12, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 3 (Part 3 of 4) Leo Lyman's Deep Dive into the “Sausage Making” of Utah's StatehoodNovember 12, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 3 (Part 2 of 4) Leo Lyman's Deep Dive into the “Sausage Making” of Utah's StatehoodNovember 12, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 3 (Part 1 of 4) Leo Lyman's Deep Dive into the “Sausage Making” of Utah's StatehoodNovember 12, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 5 (Part 2): Neylan McBaine, "Pioneering The Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West"November 02, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 5 (Part 1): Neylan McBaine, "Pioneering The Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West"November 02, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2 Ep. 4 (Part 2): Dr. Cassandra Clark, "Landscapes of the Mind"November 02, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 4 (Part 1): Dr. Cassandra Clark: "Landscape of the Mind"November 02, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 2 (Part 2): Leisl Carr Childers: Understanding Cliven Bundy & Utah Public Lands (Utah Historical Quarterly)September 24, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2, Ep. 2 (Part 1): Leisl Carr Childers: Understanding Cliven Bundy & Utah Public Lands (Utah Historical Quarterly)September 24, 2020 Episode artwork Season 2 Ep. 1 (Part 2): Everett Bassett: Discovering human remains at Mountain MeadowsSeptember 10, 2020 Episode artwork