Utah’s One Thing: Peter Donegan of The Sod Show

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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?”

This is a special edition Utah’s One Thing. In March, Utah was graced with one of Ireland’s top podcaster’s, Peter Donegan, of The Sod Show. We haven’t been able to have him on the show yet, but he did send in a special request for the one thing someone must do before leaving Utah.  Episode 45 we were able to do this one thing for him! (you can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

Hidden in the middle of two buildings down 5th south and by 7th east in downtown Salt Lake, that if you blinked you would miss, is the Gilgal Sculptural Gardens. A beautiful outdoor space that is unique to Utah. If you’ve seen a sphinx head of Joseph Smith floating around the internet, this is where you will find it in real life.

Designed and created by Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. in the mid-twentieth century. The Gilgal Sculpture Garden contains 12 original sculptures, 70+ stones engraved with scriptures, poems, and literary texts.

It is open to the public seven days a week. There is no admission charge. Walking tour brochures are available at the garden. Visiting hours: April/September – 8 am to 8 pm October/March – 9 am to 5 pm Closed New Year Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas.

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Episode 50: Utah’s Own RubySnap. You KNOW you want her cookies!

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The Big 5-0. No one even got any gold…. We feel cheated. Good news is, Jeremy’s bees are thriving and Chris & Bre have been planting/cleaning. Does anyone need a basket?

The New Utah was fortunate to be joined this week by none other than cookie maven, Tami Steggell. Owner and innovator behind those cookies you can’t get enough of, Utah’s very own, RubySnap! Listen to Tami’s journey from architect designer to cookie architect! We chatted about how she has stayed true to herself and her brand, and her vision for offering a memorable experience for every person that steps into her doors. Her cookies have and will continue to travel the world.

Without giving the WHOLE episode away, Tami gives us a history of why the pin-up girls and why the WWII facade is important to her. Each cookie is named after a friend, family member, or guest that has visited her store. Tami also talks with us on the importance of building relationships in the Utah community.  She may even be cool enough to tell us HER personal favorite!

If you ever wanted to know how much butter is used in a year… she knows! Find them at 770 S 300 W in Salt Lake City or in local Harmons stores. Also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

RubySnap IS the epitome of Utah’s Own.

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Ep.32 You can’t make me be Gothic.

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Welcome to the New Year New Utah listeners!!! We hope everyone made it in safely. Sit down, sit down.

Our first guest of 2017 is front man, Vision (aka Derek Rhodes), of Utah’s Own Goth/Metal band, Tragic Black! Which we might add, has been around for 16+ years. We chat with Derek about the evolving club and music scene in Salt Lake City. Remember Confetti’s? Derek and Chris sure do! Have you been to Area 51 lately? Perhaps you should, just for Nostalgia. We get a feel for Tragic Blacks trips around the world and fans in Europe Vs. fans in the U.S.

Vision and Tragic Black have a gig coming up at Metro Music Hall on January 14th! Visit Visions YOU TUBE channel for a taste Tragic Black. You can find them on ITUNES and Spotify too! The New Utah was super stoked he even got in stage makeup for us!!! Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of Derek’s bands that he is singing for that he told us about!(Spectre Theatre, Precariat, and Corvid)

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Some great events this week include the IBSF plus Skeleton North American Cup at the Olympic Park in Park City. That is a free event! The annual classic video game night by Beat Gamers and Anime Banzai is the 7th, bring some canned food for the food drive! And Utah’s Own Richie Steadman is headlining as Indiana Bones at the Desert Star Play House in, “Indiana Bones: Raider of the Wallmart” starting the 5th of January to March!

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Oh, and we don’t think you should be able to sue for porn damages.. Good try though Sen. Weiler, but you did make it into Esquire Magazine with your madness!!!

And YES!!! VW Southtowne is STILL taking sock donations until the 13th!!

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Utah’s One Thing: Kerry Jackson

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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 17 visit with Kerry Jackson, of x96 Radio From Hell, suggested that you must find a cool bar and talk to locals. Go to Bar X or Whiskey Street. Just hang out and talk to a local.

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