Episode 90 Who farms when the farmer is sick?

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This week we were going to be joined by the elusive Farmer Luke of Petersen Farms, but the illness struck and we will have him on in a few weeks for farm talk! Instead you get to listen to us talk about hoarding mother-in-laws, if Jeremy should bee keep again, our house projects, and how Bob Costas is a douchebag. Or is he?

In the spirit of the Olympics we made sure this week to dive deep into important topics, like that the Olympics hands out well over 450,000 condoms, that STD’s run rampant, and most important; Olympic sports that are so obscure you have probably never heard of them, brought to you by the Huffington Post. Ski ballet should definitely make a come back.

Don’t forget to follow our friends Olio Skin and Beard Co to see when their next soap making classes are! Make sure to sign up fast because they do sell out!

We also want to mention that the Salt Lake Library will be offering a loca Utah musician streaming music service starting this summer! What an awesome way to support local music! Make sure to follow their website which will launch this summer. You can read more about the program at KSL.com

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Music: Bootleggers Dance by local Utah Band Folk Hogan

Episode 89 The Origins of Utah town names

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A month ago we hosted Jeff and Trey of Art Dimes for episode 86 to talk about how they were assisting 12 year old, Ozzy Passin, with his very first graphic novel/comic book! This week we had Ozzy and his bird call in and tell us about his kickstarter and how he came up with the idea for Stand Wars! There is one more week left on his kickstarter, so help a kid out!

Utah said goodbye to one of its caretakers this past week with the passing of Jon Huntsman Sr. From creating those cartons your burgers are carried in, to creating a legacy with the Huntsman cancer institute, we sure hope his family will be able to carry his legacy of philanthropy.

This week we tried our knowledge at whether or not we knew the history behind some Utah city names. You can take the “where did Utah towns get their names” quiz by clicking HERE.  Also Jessica’s ancestors named a town in Utah too!

Don’t forget we are following along with the legislative session. You can track bills by going to the Utah Legislature Page. Don’t forget if you see something important to you to call and email and even show up to put your voice out there.

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Episode 87 Holystone Distilling is an alternative!

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Episode 87 we finally had the opportunity to sit down with award-winning distiller, artist, and all around bad ass Ethan “Chainlink” Miller. Chainlink you might be saying to yourself? How does one get a nickname like that? Lucky for you, Ethan told us all about it! Having Ethan on with us was like a Russian nesting doll; each layer had a new story and you just want to keep opening to the next one!

You may have heard Ethan’s name as a distiller at High West, in Portland, Oregon at New Deal, and more recently a co-founder at Dented Brick in Utah. Ethan has bigger plans though! We started at the beginning and then learned he went from making sure people’s eyes were in check to making them blurry! (you know, the booze) Ethan founded the Distiller’s Guild of Utah, and who doesn’t love a guild? His hopes are that it will bring the local distillers/brewers together whether they are brainstorming or fighting for better liquor legislation up on Capitol Hill working together for a common cause. Ethan has taught continued learning courses about whisky and numerous liquor related topics for the U of U. Most recently he was hired with a local Geo-coring company, has been down training at NASA, and is about to spend a month and a half in Japan on a boat using his new found skills.

Did we mention he is an all-around bad ass?

Now, it’s hard to say most importantly because all of these things he has done are important. Ethan has recently teamed up with Barbie and Michael DeShazo and they are starting up a new distillery in Utah called, Holystone Distilling.

No, this has nothing to do with anything related to the Mormon Church. A Holystone is a piece of sandstone brick that was used to wash the decks of Navy ships. Check out their website for more on the history and origins!  Always striving to create with looking at the process as an art, Ethan promises that Holystone will be all new recipes with a combination of good liquor and a community gathering in arts and music.

We will keep you up to date about their location and process and please follow Holystone Distillery’s progress on Instagram and Facebook!

As always we thank James for his space and the continued support of our community!

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Music: Bootleggers Dance by local Utah Band Folk Hogan

Utah’s One Thing: Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 edition

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At the end of every New Utah Podcast 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 70 is our adventures at the 2017 Salt Lake Comic Con and it was lit! (or something like that)

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

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 Mormon “Go through the whole thing, it’s going to take a long time, so wear good shoes. The place is big.”

Utah Author, Johnny Worthen “Go to a panel you have no interest in, to find out what you are missing. Stretch your interests… Get 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…)

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Music by Folk Hogan, Bootleggers Dance

Episode 84 We wish we were 12: Stand Wars Comic Book Creation

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Sometimes we get to reach outside Utah and bring people into the fold! This week for episode 84 we were contacted by the artists who did our podcast caricature, Art Dimes. Made up of the team of Emmy-nominated story-board and FX artist Jeff West and entrepreneur/mouth piece/artist Trey McCoy. Both currently based out of Arizona, we were fortunate to have them Skype in with us to tell us about an amazing project they have coming up!

We met Art Dimes at Salt Lake Comic Con a year and a half ago. We were looking for someone that would make us look super fun and capture who we were in a nutshell. We think they did a pretty swell job. We sure hope to see them back again this year and we will make sure to show them around the Utah we’ve all know and love!

Chris, Jessica, Bre, and Jeremy

A year ago, Jeff and Trey partnered up with 12 year-old Ozzy Passin, yes a 12 year-old folks, to help bring his comic book story to fruition! Ozzy is based in NYC and had a vision for Stand Wars to come to life. Stand Wars is about a dream to make it to a video game competition. The journey getting there, the experiences with bullying, and other pre-teen adventures. Jeff and Trey have been assisting in the art work as well as web design, promotion, and the upcoming Kickstarter (which we will add to this as soon as it goes live). We tried to get them to give us some upcoming work but it’s all a secret! So more to come from Art Dimes for sure! We will keep you updated as it comes down the pipeline.

We can’t imagine being 12 and having the support that Jeff and Trey have been offering to Ozzy to make his dream come true by creating Stand Wars.

Plus, who doesn’t love friends that meet through tacos?

If you are looking for animation, art work, story-boarding, etc. you can reach out to them at www.artdimes.com and sign up for their newsletter. Make sure to follow them over on Facebook and Instagram creating art!

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Music: Bootleggers Dance by local Utah Band Folk Hogan

Episode 83. Part 2 our recap of City Weekly Best of 2017: The Readers Edition

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Happy End of 2017! It seemed like this year went so fast but at the same time it was never going to end. Our final show of the year (episode 83) we wanted to attend to part 2 of our City Weekly Best of 2017 recap: The Readers Edition! You can catch our run through of the staff picks on episode 77.

We still stand firm with our statement from last year, We do not approve of people voting for corporate stores that aren’t based in Utah. We have plenty of awesome locals. We also want to add to this; hey readers, there are PLENTY of amazing places and people in Utah that you are missing out on because you are voting for the same place every year. *coughCafeRiocough* *coughCupBopcough* *coughWaffleLovecough* One of the things we really love is that City Weekly includes a cool space in each county in Utah every year.

We at the New Utah Podcast extend a challenge to you for 2018, Expand your Utah horizons! Use these lists as a guide and get to know Utah a little bit more intimately! *covering eyes*

The magazines are not available anymore, however, you can find the link HERE and you can scroll on your phone while you are in your bathroom to get inspired for your next Utah adventure. Use this list to explore a part of Utah you might not have thought of visiting. Restaurants you may have not thought about eating at. Parks you haven’t visited. Artists you haven’t admired their work yet. And so on. Take a listen to this weeks episode, we definitely covered our loves, what we thought should be added, and what we were confused made the list.

We would love to hear what you would add to the ballot!

This week we also said goodbye to one of our podcast buddies, Chris and Bre’s dog, Lia. She joined us for many episodes and waited out the door patiently for us to finish recording many episodes. She will be missed.

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Episode 82 That’s Civolicy, not Civolocity!

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Something great about Utah, no matter the passion, we have people that are willing to fight. Whether it is Kate Kelly, Cat Palmer, Psarah Johnson, and Genevra Prothero.

Now we can add to that list, our episode 82 guest, Alexander Castagno, the president and founder of the Civolicy Lobbyist group.

What is Civolicy you might be asking yourself and why haven’t you heard of it yet? Civolicy is a brand new local grassroots organization focused on changing laws to better the lives of Utahns. Think of it as a lobbyist group for the people. It was founded in May of 2017 Alex wanted to form Civolicy of a lack of political structure that benefits the citizens of Utah directly instead of big business or backroom legislative deals. Their focus is on issue campaigns that will make Utah better. Alex says, “Our goal is for all citizens, young and old, to be involved in pushing for policy that benefit everyone. Our motto is “The power of the people”. Meaning that us, the people, have the real power to make change and must hold our local representatives accountable for our interests.

What is even more about Civolicy and Alex? The experience that he has at such a young age.


First and foremost he is passionate about politics and policy. Alexander served in the Utah Governor’s Office, and he has also served for a member of the United States Congress. Over his time in these offices he has met advocacy specialists and gained valuable knowledge on how to pursue his own advocacy efforts. Alexander has a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Utah and is attending George Washington University for a Masters Degree in Political Management. Alexander is currently the LGBT sub-committee leader and Legislative Policy sub-committee leader for the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition.
One of Alexanders big pushes is teen suicide prevention. We’ve talked about it many times on the show about the frightening teen suicide statistics that exist in Utah. The question is, what can Utah legislators do to help parents, to help kids, and to help any advocates that are willing to help kids that feel so helpless? Civolicy is also working on liquor law repeals and recently had involvement in the opening up of brewing/distilling in South Salt Lake.

You can find Alex and contribute to his group either financially or volunteering on Facebook, Twitter and their website, Civolicy.org.


Also, if you are feeling down, alone, or just need someone to talk to. We are here for you or you can call the Utah Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

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Music: Bootleggers Dance by local Utah Band Folk Hogan

Episode 81 Pop Culture Thrift Store Paintings

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The air might be bad and giving bloody noses, but it doesn’t stop Santa from taking a leak in downtown Salt Lake on the sidewalk!

December is our month of Cats! Cats with a ‘C‘ and Kats with a ‘K’! This week we were joined by local business owner and artist, Kat Martin. Kat gave us a history of how she started her own cleaning company when she was just 19! Kat’s Cleaning SLC  services the Salt Lake City area, and is ranked as the best cleaning company on Yelp! We can’t argue with that. We made sure to ask her about hoarders, what the grossest thing she’s ever cleaned, and of course what she won’t touch.

Always interesting to hear the people you think have their lives together are completely a mess at home! Kat also gave some tips for cleaning during the holiday season.

Now, if you don’t know Kat for her mad cleaning skills; you may know her from Salt Lake Comic Con, the Urban Flea Market, or the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market as Altered Landscapes. “Pop Culture on Thrift Store Art.” Kat has scoured the valley DI’s, Saver’s, and estate sales to find old paintings to add a bit of pop culture to. However, she does have enough paintings to last a while so please don’t drop them off on her porch… unless it is a commission piece, of course. Recently she got to present one of her paintings to John Barrowman! Whether your shtick is Dr. Who, Spider-man, Super Mario Brothers, Star Wars, or Rick and Morty Kat has or will make a piece to go with your fandom. Kat will Bob Ross the shit out of a painting for you. (More than it already has been, of course.) Kat loves working on other paintings such as portraits and her famous yearly Christmas cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find her work on her Etsy store, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Deviant Art, and Tumblr!

Note to self, if you high kick with Kat Martin and you want to document it, use Boomerang instead of trying to take a picture.

Congrats go out this week to our friends at Olio Skin and Beard Co. They opened up a meditation/yoga studio across from their shop in SugarHouse this week. Follow them on OLIO MIND for class schedules.

 

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Music: Bootleggers Dance by local Utah Band Folk Hogan

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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