Utah’s One Thing: Aaron Bryant, Clinical director at Inspiro Recovery Utah

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Aaron Bryant, clinical counselor, author, and boxing instructor, joined us for episode 56! Aaron’s one thing he said someone visiting Utah should do before leaving is to go rockhounding! Head out to the middle of nowhere and you will be able to find old rocks and old mines all over Utah! Here is a list from the Utah Geological Survey (click on the picture for the links). You can also find sites through Google as well. Utah is known for topaz, geodes, quarts, obsidian, and gypsum just to name a few!

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**make sure you are not trespassing when rockhouding. Be respectful of the space you are in**

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Utah’s One Thing: Producer/Set Designer, Hraefn Wulfson, On The Day That I Died.

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Although Hraefn has previously (episode 20) been a guest, we decided for episode 55 to give him another One thing!! This time Hraefn said that his one thing he would tell people visiting Utah to do before leaving is to “take a holistic approach to Salt Lake City.” He suggested to rent a bike with the SLC bike share program. Hraefn says to go through each of Salt Lake’s communities; City Hall, Pioneer Park, Liberty Park, etc.

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Utah’s One Thing: Actor, Dutch Van Der Laan, On The Day That I Died.

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Dutch Van Der Laan was our second guest on episode 55 and actor in upcoming movie, On The Day That I Died. Dutch said that the one thing that anyone visiting Utah should do before leaving is, head to Mirror Lake!  You can hike, camp, or just drive the Mirror Lake scenic by-way.

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Utah’s One Thing: Director Chuck Waagen, On The Day That I Died

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Episode 55 we had 3 one things from the creators of the upcoming movie, On The Day That I Died. Chuck Waagen, director of the movie, said that his one thing he would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving would be, “go to the desert where you can see the stars.” Chuck also said that a visitor to Utah should head to Hells Backbone in Carbon County.  Just find isolation Chuck said.

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Episode 65 When Cosplay goes Viral: The Real Finn

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The force was strong with episode 65! Victor Sine, AKA The Real Finn, joined us to talk about moving to Utah, a bit of white privilege, and of course what happens when you go viral because your cosplay is SO ON POINT!

A year-and-a-half ago Victor, Julianne, and her little one dressed up as Finn, Rey, and BB-8 (aka Baby8). Before they even got to the convention people were taking pictures and dropping their jaws. There was not one moment at Salt Lake Comic Con that year that they weren’t busy taking pictures. Then they broke the internet and went internationally viral. Covered by everyone from Entertainment Weekly and StarWars.com to Buzzfeed. Victor has continued to do cosplay including: The Black Panther, Green Lantern, and his upcoming Static Shock appearance as well as a few others in the works. He had some great up’s and downs of doing cosplay for us. When Victor is not being nerdy and a viral superstar, he is being a real life superhero by doing research for Alzheimer’s.

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Victor will also be part of an upcoming podcast here in Utah where they talk about controversial topics and how they relate to people in Utah. We can’t wait to share it with everyone, as soon as it is named! STAY TUNED! Catch Victor in September at Salt Lake Comic Con, on Facebook as Vic-The Real Finn and on Instagram as @itsVictorKrum.

Events:

Utah Renaissance Faire at Thanksgiving point 25-26th

Nick Passey Shows on the 24th (Green Pig Pub), 25th (Moochies in Lehi), and 26th (Piper Down)

UMFA is doing their grand re-opening after a remodel the 26th and 27th at 410 Campus Drive in Salt Lake City.

26th is the Made in Utah Festival put on by Utah Stories Magazine. Join some of our local favorites like Waterpocket Distillery, Mountain West Cider, and Salsa Del Diablo at the Gallivan center.

And Jessica really doesn’t hate kids… mostly…

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Episode 64 Kate Kelly is not her struggle…

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You’re not your struggle. You can engage but you are a separate person.” –Kate Kelly

This week we were joined by attorney, activist, feminist, and all around phenomenal person; Kate Kelly.

You may know her as the former head and creator of Ordain Women who was violently ex-communicated from the LDS (Mormon) church. BUT we wanted to delve deeper because frankly she’s talked that subject to death and she has SO much more to say. We had an opportunity to talk to her about her upcoming law firm she will be opening(G.I.R.L.), her wiki page, her continued work on a book about slave breeding and how it shaped our country, her definition of being a feminist, and we got pretty passionate about Planned Parenthood with her. Excuse the emotions.  Kate has so much on her plate and her passion runs deep. And if the politics of it all are too much, you  may just love someone who loves mid-century modern, she’s fun to follow!

Oh! And we’re all in agreement that Orrin Hatch will be dying in office. Wah-wah…

You can follow her and get involved through her Twitter , her Instagram, or her Facebook. You can also find her at http://www.katekellyesq.com/

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Episode 63 Hard Cider in Utah

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The New Utah Podcast was honored to be invited to record at Mountain West Cidery this week! It seems like it was just yesterday that Jen, co-owner, joined us for episode 18! This time we got Jeff, also an owner, and Jess their marketing guru!

First things first. Did you know that in Utah cider is classified as a wine? Yea, we didn’t either and it’s kind of dumb. The only way to change these silly laws is to get in with the legislative sessions like Jeff has been doing! If you are interested in helping, just reach out to them. Mountain West Cider is heavily involved in the community, which we love, and are currently wrapping up their second year of Gay Ruby for Utah Pride celebration. After we spoke to Jen last year they introduced Desolation to their line up, proceeds from bottle sells support the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. This bottling brings them to four; 7 Mile, Ruby, Desolation, and Cottonwood. They are working on a second release of Stillwater, which is their hard cider aged in High Whiskey barrels for 6 months! Yum! They are getting ready for their second annual 4th West Oktoberfest at the end of September, doing quarterly gallery strolls with local artists, an upcoming partnership with Subaru, and a third Thursday of the month exercise and cider night! They also book events at their space if you are interested.

Partnering again with Green Urban Lunch Box, look for their bottling this fall of their second edition mash up of apples! You can find them on ALL the social media’s; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now SnapChat!

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EVENTS:

Hang on to your beards!! Our friends from Olio Skin and Beard Co. are presenting this years 4th Annual Beard and mustache competition at Snowbird to kick of Oktoberfest!

Craft Lake City will be in full swing at the Gallivan Center this weekend.

The Food Truck and Brewery Battle will be at the Gateway on the 12th from 5-10pm. Sample local fare and beer! Then vote for your favorite!

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Episode 62 Pinewood Derby’s and kids.

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Jeremy was off this week being the pit crew for his sons pinewood derby race! Great news is he came in 7 out of 21 with his hummer!

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Chris and Bre’s run down of the mind-set of a new teenage driver may have you holding on to the keys of your next driver.  Jessica headed to the Topaz Museum and Japanese Relocation camp in Delta last week. If you didn’t know, Utah has a sordid past, which includes an internment camp during WWII for Japanese Americans. Also, Did anyone know that Dr. Seuss is racist?

Without a guest this week it was great to talk about fair season which is coming up throughout the next couple months. Jessica’s has major grievance with a local farmers market. And Chris’ garden is finally growing!

Events this weekend:

Thyme and Place: Mint Tea Making workshop Saturday 6th.

Spiderfest at Antelope Island. Yes, like real spiders! Friday 5th

Kimball Arts Festival Main Street, Park City. Friday 4th -Sunday 6th

Raspberry days in Bear Lake all weekend!! Raspberry shakes for EVERYONE!

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Utah’s One Thing: Stephen Hatch, Hatch Family Chocolates

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Of Course besides visiting his chocolate shop in the Avenues… Stephen Hatch, of Hatch Family Chocolates and Your Cre8tivity Podcast, said in episode 54 he is tired of people that think Utah is boring. He loves our locally owned restaurants and said to head to Garage on Beck! Southern Food and live music. There is nothing possibly wrong with that. Also learn that not everyone fits a stereotype and so there is something for everyone.

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Utah’s One Thing: Jeffrey Steadman of Yelp Utah

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Jeffrey Steadman, author and creative operational director at Yelp Utah and guest of episode 53, said that the one thing someone should do while visiting Utah is to meet a local. Jeffrey said to roll up to any brewery, restaurants, whatever … but engage a local because we have some of the most amazing people in the world. Jeffrey also said if it is just once that you are visiting Utah, the only reason you’d leave is to get your stuff to come back.

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