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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Episode 56 Tribe Rejects and the Homelessness culture in Utah

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Occasionally we need to ground ourselves and talk on a bit more serious level. We haven’t done that really since the election season.

For episode 56  Aaron Bryant sat down with us for a chat about his past, Salt Lake City’s homeless community and his own personal experiences with that “tribe,” and his new job with Inspiro Recovery. Aaron has taken a job as the clinical director for the upcoming recovery center, Inspiro Recovery, which will be opening in mid-July.

Inspiro Recovery is taking a different approach than other recovery/rehab centers in Utah by focusing on peer recovery services. We think that it will be a great addition to our state which is reported to have one of the highest rates of opioid addiction among other addictions.

 

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We have talked a lot about the homeless epidemic in Utah over the last few months because of the rapid increase. Aaron was able to give us a very unique perspective on addiction and Utah’s homeless situation. He shared with us his own story of addiction and recovery. From the lowest low to now carrying two master’s degrees. Aaron is in long term recovery and is the author of the memoir, Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, which illustrates his journey in recovery, and his passion to support individuals in making positive life transformations. His book is still available!

 

If you know someone that is in need or you yourself are in need of the services of Inspiro Recovery, please reach out to 888-I-GOT-HOPE.

 

Events This week!
Thyme and Place Concrete Container workshop on the 24th
Utah Arts Festival starts Today through the 25th
Big Shiny Robot Nerd Swap on the 25th
Nick Passey at Urban Lounge on the 25th

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Episode 54: And now, for a little Chocolate and Dating with Stephen Hatch

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Once upon a time there was a boy who picked up a lost tradition of hand-dipping chocolates from his hard working grandmother. . .

Episode 54 we were graced with the awesome presence of Hatch Family Chocolates owner, Stephen Hatch! A Utah food institution, and not located anywhere else in the valley but in the Avenues, they continue to offer some of the best and most original hand- dipped chocolates in Utah, even after 14 years of business! Hatch Family Chocolates goal of bringing a community together through memories and chocolate is a unique and special one and it is working! Hatch Family Chocolates will be starting up their annual outdoor movie series on June 16th. Check their Facebook and Instagram pages for up to date information and new treats! Especially their ice cream bars! **They do NOT ship in the summer**

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Stephen is a co-host on the Your Cre8tivity podcast with Dylan bringing tons of the creative Utah community together to show they each have a story and a place in Utah. Oh, and Stephen is also looking for a date. So if you want to read his list of 40, we can connect you!

Events this week include the start up on the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer park! Visit some of our awesome friends like Olio Beard and Skin Co. Artist Kat Martin, and RubySnap each Saturday!

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Utah’s One Thing: Tami Steggell of RubySnap

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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 50 we had the extraordinary Tami Steggell, the owner and cookie architect, at RubySnap. Of course the one thing you should do when visiting Utah is to visit her shop and have some cookies! However, Tami said her one thing is to head to Emigration Canyon.  We guess that can be second best to her cookies!

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Episode 53 Do You Yelp?

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Welcome, welcome!

First we want to thank Nick Passey and the dudes of Folk Hogan for allowing us to use their music for our new intro! We are proud to use local music.

What better way to start with our new year of The New Utah Podcast than with a company and person who is passionate about Utah?

We got to start our new year by having Jeffrey Steadman in studio. Jeffrey is the Senior Community Director for Yelp in Utah! Not only is he holding a coveted position in Yelp, he is also the author of “The Best In Tent Camping.”  Listen to Jeffrey talk about the impact of Yelp in the Utah scene. Yelp isn’t just a directory site, they are making sure that the people using it are included in activities and VIP parties all around the state! Of course we had to ask him what his favorite restaurants are, we believe his title should be, “Pokemon of Restaurants.” Don’t you think? You can find YelpSLC on Instagram (the best), Twitter, and Facebook! And of course download the app to take advantage of the new reservation feature.

What is your favorite place you have found using Yelp?

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It is Pride weekend in Salt Lake! There is plenty to do including Utah’s premier drag impersonation show Viva La Diva’s Show at ClubX and the massive parade on Sunday. We also want to congratulate The New Utah Podcast alum, Misty K Snow, for winning the breaking barriers award from the Pride Festival this year!

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Episode 51: Utah’s OTHER Waterpocket

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This weeks episode should be titled, “Living out of a suitcase makes you weird…”

This week we we got an awesome insight into Alan Scott, one of the co-founders of Utah’s NEWEST up and coming distillery, WaterPocket! He also brought us some of their whiskey! Which we are always grateful for.

WaterPocket Distillery has been distilling since February but they are getting ready to have their grand opening June 2nd in West Valley Utah! That means they will be ready to sell out of their production shop. You know, laws and things like that that has to be done so you can officially open. WaterPocket Distillery is what happens when you get the drive and experience of one man (Alan) and the genius and background of one woman (Julia) and they put their heads together.  Why the name WaterPocket you ask? Well, you’ll just have to listen! Yes, there are other distilleries in Utah, so what makes them unique? They will be producing a couple of regular spirits, but they will also be curating their own liqueurs. That is HUGE because there is no other liqueur producer in Utah doing that! We are intrigued and very excited and cannot wait to go visit. This looks like a long and happy relationship between the New Utah Podcast and WaterPocket Distillery. You can follow their journey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Take a listen and let us know what you think of distillery number 13 in Utah!

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Events around town this weekend include:

Living Traditions Festival the 19-21st at the City Hall building in SLC.

Chubby’s Cafe in Saratoga Springs is hosting their first crawfish boil on the 20th.

Lantern Festival in Tooele at the Motorpark Complex on the 20th where you can send off your hopes and dreams into the night sky.

Don’t forget NEXT week is Mountain West Cider’s new cider release party on the 24th for Desolation Prickly Pear Cider! Proceeds benefit the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance! We love a good cause.

Let us know if you have any events upcoming! We know summer is going to be full of them!

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Utah’s One Thing: Author Tracey Rolfe

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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 41 we were pleased to have British author Tracey Rolfe back with us. It is always fun to hear what people who moved to Utah or are visiting have to say that their one thing that you must do before leaving Utah is. Tracey loves our mountains oh, and even though it’s not unique to Utah, she loves the Cheesecake Factory! We will give her a pass on that one because it is her favorite. You can find the Utah locations in Murray and in Downtown Salt Lake City.

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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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Episode 48: 4 out of 5 dentists recommend!

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Who is this 5th dentist that didn’t recommend? If you find them, let us know! Also if anyone knows why the UK is notorious for bad teeth???

Episode 48 we were joined by Dr. Nate Tobler of StoneHaven Dental. Why in the world would we have a dentist on? Because they are making an impact in the Utah community! Every year for the past 8(ish) years they have opened their offices up the first Saturday in May and done Stonehaven Smiles. Anyone is allowed to come and wait in line to get one of the following: a cleaning, a cavity filled, or an extraction!  As Dr. Nate said, there are plenty of kids dental programs around the state but this offers opportunity to adults as well. We also gave Dr. Nate the run-through of dental hygiene and dental myths.  By the way, Don’t suck on lemons!

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We found an awesome list of Utah County Restaurants complied by the Daily Herald that are all over 25  years old. Which is pretty amazing since most food-based businesses don’t make it to the 3-7 year mark. Have you been to any of these? Which is your most and least favorite Utah County restaurant on this list? For more details on each restaurant click on the photo.

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Don’t forget to get your ticket for next weeks May the 4th show with our friend Travis Tate at Wiseguys Comedy Club in Salt Lake. And Miss Harry-It Winston will be hosting a Tupperware party on May 7th at Club X.

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Ep 47 My name is NOT Billy Blanks

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Episode 47 of The New Utah podcast was a blast! Our interview was full of stories that we didn’t even imagine. Dash Cox who is part owner of Title Boxing in Cottonwood Heights, an author, and nutritionist joined us on Tuesday. Dash shared his story of being a refugee and you guys, guess what? He isn’t even doing all those bad things that our President thinks refugee’s do! Dash also gave us a break down of his nutrition program he created and his history in boxing. Oh, and his name is NOT Flash or Billy Blanks! Listen to his story on the link below for more of his stories. We promise that his humility and perseverance will make you want to go take a class from him at Title Boxing in Cottonwood Heights.  You can find him daily at Title Boxing in Cottonwood Heights or on DASHSupport.

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Events this week include Record Store Day! Vinyl is totally hip you guys. This is a great time to collect special prints of your favorite records and we are lucky because Utah has plenty of record stores up and down the Wasatch Front. Graywhale, Randy’s Records & Cd’s, Diabolical Records, Raunch Records, the Heavy Metal Shop, Sound and Vision Vinyl, and Lavendar Vinyl just to name a few! Speaking of albums, friend of the show Nick Passey releases his album this weekend!! Sorry his show is sold out but GO BUY HIS ALBUM!

It is also the last weekend of the Winter Market for the Downtown Farmers market at Rio Grande before the summer takes over in Pioneer park again! This Sunday is also a memorial ride for fallen Officer Cody Brotherson. The Immortal Knights PSMC will be hosting the ride. If you can’t make the ride but would like to donate to the family you can do on the IKPSMC.com under their paypal link.

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