Episode 79 Driving your feel goods with the Dude.

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Episode 79 was filled with SO much information it is hard to pick where to begin.

This week we had activist/volunteer/former Mayoral candidate/veteran and just a dude, Josh Cameron, sit down and have an in-depth discussion with us. We trampled on politics, the political climate, his service in the military, why he leans the way he does politically, his activism throughout Utah, and of course his Jay and Silent Bob drinking game! What more could one ask for in a visit?

**DISCLAIMER: If puke stories gross you out, you might want to skip this one. Between Josh and Chris’s hot car drinking stories, well, maybe just don’t eat before listening?

Josh’s passion for politics haven’t been jaded by his drinking games. He is doing what many protestors out there are not doing and that is acting. He ran a campaign for West Valley Mayor, he is involved in the WOLF-PAC (and we don’t mean like the kind in the movie, The Hangover), he is a precinct chair for the Democratic Party in his district, and he is strategically thinking about his next role in our community. He does have a day job too, doing research with USTAR. Josh is currently volunteering with a new app called, Our Voice Initiative, which is a space where candidates anywhere in the country can get their policies, ideas, and issues uploaded. Voters can then take a quiz based on policies and then they can make a more educated vote, versus just voting for a candidate. You can find Josh on Twitter, his YouTube channel, and on Facebook

We look forward to having Josh back as the mid-term elections roll around. Our reminder, it is super important to vote for local candidates over our POTUS. Start small.

Looking for amazing Christmas lights? Utah has plenty, from top to bottom! The Desert News listed 30 Christmas Light events around the state, click HERE.

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Episode 77 Part 1: Our recap of City Weekly Best of Utah 2017 the Staff Picks

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Music by local Utah Band:Last year we had so much fun going through all the picks for City Weekly’s Best Of Utah edition that we are back at it! This year’s magazine is gorgeous! We loved that it was a separate magazine from the actual publication.

This week we went through our personal favorite’s on the staff picks list for 2017! Even if you don’t agree with the places or people that were picked, the write-up’s alone are worth reading!

There are WAY too many favorites for us to post, so you will just have to listen this week!

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Episode 76 Dead History in Utah

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We really wanted to name this blog “Does Ireland have trees?” but we figured we better give props to our guest and all of her hard work that she does in preserving Utah history, people, and locations this week!

Episode 76 we invited author Jennifer Jones, from The Dead History, to join us and talk about the research she is doing! Jennifer moved to Utah about 10 years ago from Arizona and it all went downhill from there. We kid, we kid…  In 2007 Jennifer put out an ad for finding people for a paranormal group that she wanted to start because she didn’t like how other local groups were not allowing people to be part or their initiation processes. She had her group from 2007-2012. During that time she has been able to document and visit off limit spaces, and some now non-existent, such as the old Indian school in Brigham City. As we have learned, it is very time consuming and exhausting. After 5 years of doing investigating, Jennifer decided to move it to historical research. Jennifer has been featured on Uniquely Utah on Fox13 discussing the Suicide Park, and more recently talking about the Weber Poor Farm Cemetery that at one time existed in Roy. Those stories seem to be lost in time and Jennifer is working hard to find them. Tune in to our episode to hear about what happened after this story aired!  Jennifer recently released her first book, “Ghosts of Ogden, Brigham City, and Logan.” As far as we are aware, Jennifer is the only person that is documenting locations in Northern Utah as well as telling the stories of people in graves with headstones she finds interesting, well of course besides all of those genealogists that are doing it personally and not sharing it.

There were places that Jennifer told us about that we were not aware of such as the Old Utah County Jail and her favorite location, the Fairview History and Art Museum.

Whether you want it to or not, paranormal and history go hand in hand. It comes in the form of the stories of the people that were in a space and the actual spaces. We are lucky to have Jennifer in Utah doing the research and preserving it.

You can find Jennifer’s book on Amazon, linked above, also at Barnes and Noble, select local Utah Costco locations, and Itunes just to name a few locations. We sure hope that there are more of these in the works, because we know even though Utah is fairly young, it has a lot of lost history. You can find The Dead History on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Also, take some time to visit the website and read Jennifer’s blog, The Dead History, she has collected some amazing stories both in Utah and through the U.S.

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Episode 74 Paranormal Investigation Chaos

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Welcome to part two of our Utah Halloween Expo and Show adventures!

It’s true… three of us went on a paranormal investigation with local Utah paranormal group, M&L Paranormal Investigations at the Castle of Chaos after hours.

Before we took this step into chaos, we had the opportunity to interview occultist, Dr. Jymie Lynn Darling.  Yes, she really has a PhD! We could talk to Jymie for hours and we sure hope she comes back to Utah! At one time Jymie owned the oldest occult shop in the country. She has advised on television shows and movies about religion such as J.A.G. and Pirates of the Caribbean. We talked with her about how she got involved in the occult and about her visit to Utah. Since she is Hollywood we also had to ask if she had any run in’s with the Church of Scientology. Her blog is super cool to read through so check it out HERE. This was before our investigation so we didn’t get a wrap up of what she thought about being in the Castle of Chaos. Let’s just say, she licked a bone…

At 1am we met at Castle of Chaos in Midvale, Utah to join the team of M&L Paranormal Investigations, Jymie Darling, and Susan Slaughter for their first time in that building. At one time the building was a bowling alley, which it still is upstairs. It was also at one time club Tropicana. When it was this club, it was rumored that there was a lot of Mexican cartel movement. That came with numerous rumored murders as well. Between team members getting sick, cast members passing out, and Jessica getting touched, it was an eventful night. Kris Langman of M&L Paranormal gives us a recap of her night. Chris, Bre, and Jessica also give a recap of their night.

PS. If you have an app on your phone that has anything to do with paranormal, remember… it is JUST for entertainment purposes. Go invest in real equipment if you are passionate about investigating.

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Utah’s One Thing: Dylan Mazziotti of Your Cre8tivity Podcast and Lennon Design

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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?”

Dylan Mazziotti of Lennon Design and the Cre8tivity Podcast joined us for episode 59. Dylan said that the one thing that someone visiting Utah must do before leaving is to check out Utah’s local comedians at the WiseGuys Comedy Club.

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Episode 70 Even Salt Lake Comic Con is lit… or something like that.

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While Jeremy is enjoying some Disneyland magic…

Episode 70 Chris, Bre, and Jessica give a recap and share some interviews that The New Utah Podcast did this week at Salt Lake Comic Con with our new fancy mic!

From all the amazing cosplayers, the vendors, the panelist, and the celebrities. We took in everything! We asked people what the one thing that people had to do before they left Salt Lake Comic Con was and these were some of the answers that we got,

Utah artists Matt Page of E Pluribus MormonGo through the whole thing, it’s going to take a long time, so wear good shoes. The place is big.”

Utah Author, Johnny WorthenGo to a panel you have no interest in, to find out what you are missing. Stretch your interestsGet outside of your fandom

Mark Avo, Panelist and Comic Book writer for Salt City Strangers, “I like artist alley and meeting the artists. For most people I would say don’t miss out on the feeling of family…”

Author, MichaelBrent Collings, “urinate periodically cause doing it in costume is a real faux pas… drink lots of water… it is a physically draining thing you have to take care of yourself.”

Utah Author, Bob Defendi, “Use the bathroom, it’s a long drive…”

Father and Son Cos-players Dusty and Corbin, Corbin who is an amazing whistler: “definitely get a dragon… a little one.” Dusty, “get a dragon… we have tons of them.

Utah artists, Ben Byrd, “make sure you walk the entire floor, look at all the artists. Make sure you’re looking at all the tables,  you could miss something really cool…

Local wood knot artisan, Shawn Wilson with W.K. Wilson, “...must go down the dealer alley because there is some cool dang stuff here…”

The Truffle Cottage Blair, “come to the Truffle Cottage obviously… eat their favorite super hero or villian…” Jennie, “if you haven’t been by the Truffle Cottage it’s the one place you can get your sweetest piece of fandom…” AND from Blair “go and play Dungeons and Dragons like a cool person.”

Utah Author, David J West, “…i say take in as many of the people as you can.. all the freaks come out at night.” AHOY! (and we don’t think he got Jessica’s cosplay)

ABC 4 Utah camera man, Greg, “…come to comic con in a costume because that is the best part

Utah Artists, Heather Dixon, “… definitely get the candied nuts and take picture of your favorite cos-play because you never know when you’ll see them again

Cosplayer kid, Jake from State Farm, “get Pokemon stuff, cause Pokemon is lit...”

Cosplayers King Arthur and Patsy (which it was actually the DAD that was Patsy and daughter who was the King), “have fun and find what you want and seek it out…” (get it… find your grail…)

The Cosplay was unreal as always, we have an amazingly creative community! Here are some of the highlights …

Dusty and Corbin as Odin and Thor with Lucy as Thor. SLCC 17 Photo by Scott Bredthauer

Carrie Johnson as Jean Gray’s Phoenix. Photo by Chiseled Light Photography Salt Lake Comic Con

Monty Python cosplay. Photo Jessica Richardson

Tim the Enchanter and bunny at Salt Lake Comic con 17. Photo By Jessica Richardson

You Shall Not Pass Cosplay. Photo By Jessica Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor Nightmare Before Christmas at SLCC 17. Photo By Jessica Richardson

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Yesterday was the grand opening of Olio Skin Co. and Aimee’s Home Cookin Spice Blends in Sugarhouse! We were excited to go check out the new space. They will be hosting an open house Friday and Saturday 10-4pm at 2157 E 2100 S.

 

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Episode 69 Even Al Capone doesn’t want to walk through Ogden Utah.

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Rams, penis cakes, and bad teen drivers… OH MY!

Welcome to episodes 69. *enter inappropriate giggle here* This week we spent some time talking about Utah’s best chocolate based on a list from KSL. We were baffled that our friends at The Truffle Cottage got left out! Good news is, you can find them at Salt Lake Comic Con ALL weekend. We suggest the Harry Potter Vials or the Star Trek Salted Caramels.

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We were suppose to be joined by co-founder of the Utah Halloween Expo, Jason Hogan, but life does happen. They are awesome enough that they sent over a run down of all of the events and workshops that will be happening October 13-15th at the Southtowne Expo Center.

We will be there! Get your tickets now!!

This week we also took a walk through old Ogden courtesy of Only in Your State. Did you know at one time it was so sketchy that even Al Capone said he wouldn’t walk through the town? Do you know anyone who has been through the tunnels?

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EVENTS:

Salt Lake Comic Con is HERE September 21-23rd at the Salt Palace catch up with some of our favorite guests. Travis Tate, David J West, The Truffle Cottage, Kerry Jackson, Aaron Burton, Cosplayer Victor Sine, and Trent Hunsaker just to name a few!

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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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Episode 59 Red Rover, Red Rover Send Dylan right over

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Episode 59 we were visited by local podcaster and creator, Dylan Mazziotti. Dylan is the creative director (aka the owner) at Lennon Design and the host and producer of Your Cre8tivity podcast. We switched it up a little this time, we had New Utah Podcast alumn, Stephen Hatch, send us the questions! We learned about apartment living, why he wanted to start his own graphic design company (which is very successful and you probably know more of their logo’s than you thought), and how a blog evolved into a podcast!  We even got to be asked a question this time!

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Here is the link to the new Japanese Interment Camp museum in Topaz. If you get a chance to go hours are 11-5pm daily Monday-Saturday. There is no admission but please, we implore you to leave a donation. It took a long time to get this museum constructed.

Kids… firework damage is real. What do you think about cities enforcing a firework ban for the 24th of July? This home is a block away from our very own Jeremy and is victim to firework damage.

Events this week include:

Our very own Chris has his birthday on the 19th!!!

Manchester United VS. Real Salt Lake on Monday 17th. Tickets ARE still available.

Fire on the Water is the 15th at Jordanelle.

Halloween in Summer on Main Street in Magna is happening on Saturday.

And if you know someone in need, New Utah alumn Aaron Bryant and Inspiro Recovery will be starting intake officially next week and having their grand opening!

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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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