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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Ep 46 Even Sen. Jim Dabakis gets kicked out sometimes.

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The new Utah state motto according to Jim Dabakis: “Don’t Be Scared Off” What do you think?

We pride ourselves on talking about progressive Utah, and who is MORE progressive than Senator Jim Dabakis? The New Utah Podcast was incredibly honored to have Utah Senator Jim Dabakis sit down with us this week. We don’t want to give out any spoiler alerts, let’s just say he has lead an amazing life! It is incredibly fascinating and provocative (for Utahn’s) listening to him talk about why he does politics the way he does! Senator Dabakis is passionate about medicaid, education funding, and equality. Jim Dabakis has created a lot of memories and organizations in Utah that you may not even know he had a hand in! Utah is fortunate to have a Senator that is so transparent, has traveled the world, has created great organizations for Utah and loves life! We had many more questions to ask, so we will have to do a follow up interview! DamnDabakis.com will keep you up to date on his fight, as well as his Facebook and Twitter.

Events happening this week. Yes, it is Easter, but perhaps you can step out of your comfort zone and head over to the Utah Cambodian Community Buhddist Temple in West Valley for the Cambodian New Year celebration. Our friend Chanda will be showing off his dance troupe and there will be delightful food!

Thyme and Place is offering a workshop this weekend on moss/mushroom wreath buildling, the Tulip Festival is in full swing at Thanksgiving Point, and if you want to head to Ogden you can experience a Mountain Man Easter rendezvous at Fort Buenaventura. Oh, and mountain goat watching!! There’s Mountain goat watching at the park and ride in Little Cottonwood Canyon!

The New Utah would like to remind anyone who is in need of an ear that we are here for you.  Utah lost two young Transgender community members over the last couple weeks. We need to be there for our youth. If you need to reach out, please know we are here to listen, you can go to suicide.org or you can call the Utah Suicide hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

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Episode 43 Utah Legislation wrap up

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The New Utah Podcast spent this weeks episode wrapping up (mostly) the Utah Legislation sessions and talking about the 2017 bills we liked, the ones we thought were bizarre, and the ones that have and have not been signed as of yet. The Governor has 7 days to finish signing bills and the biggest one is HB155. Utah would be absolutely bonkers to pass a .05 DUI law. What do you think?  What are some of the bills you were excited about and rolled your eyes at?

Click on the highlighted link to the legislature and the 530+ bills that were passed. UTAH LEGISLATURE BILLS PASSED

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We also gave our run down of our time at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2017! Having gone to every event SLCC has put on, we would like to see some variety in the panelists that are asked to come. No one wants to hear the same story every 6 months and we want more how to’s, not just stories. It WAS awesome to see tattoo artists finally part of the event though and to see they received a warm reception. Artist alley has stepped up their game, again!

This weeks events include an encore performance of Drag Brunch SLC Viva La Diva at Club X. Saturday is the 3rd to last winter market at Rio Grande before they make their way back outside! This weekend is a great time to get started on your September cosplay for Salt Lake Comic Con with sewing/molding classes at the Anarchy Girls Cospace.

Saturday (25th) and Sunday (26th) mark the annual celebration at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork for Holi! The Holi Festival is the Hindu tradition that shows out winter and brings in spring! Fact: Utah has one of the largest Holi (Festival of Colors) Festivals in the WORLD!

 

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Episode 42 Pi in Utah

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We have great news! Chris and Bre’s dog has been found!!! Phew.

However, we also have sad news. Jeremy’s bees didn’t make it. There was a massacre in the hive. No worries though, the Italian bees are on their way!

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The New Utah was so excited to finally have Genevra Prothero on the show as a guest by herself. Campaign manager to Misty K Snow and now Davis County chair for Utah Women Unite, this woman is standing up and fighting the good fight. We don’t want to give too much away about the interview, but we can’t wait to hear what is in the works for both Genevra and Misty.

This weekend is Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 FanX! Make sure to stop and visit our friends at The Truffle Cottage and buy some mind-blowing chocolates. Then get a book from David J West. Go to one of Kerry Jackson, Travis Tate, and Aaron Burton‘s panel’s. AND get some delicious licorice from C&C Candies.  Of course in no particular order.

St Patrick’s is the weekend. Per Chris, don’t be a douche!!! Head to Mountain West Cidery for their second annual 4th West Fest with Red Rock Brewing!

You can however register to go to Thyme and Place and The Sod Show‘s (all the way from Ireland) events over the next few days. Learn all kinds of cool gardening things! (click the picture for event times and tickets/registration)

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Speaking about across the pond friends. Tracey Rolfe releases her new book on Amazon on the 19th!

We also decided since it was PI Day this week to give a run down of what the best pies in Utah are. Also giving us a Utah geography lesson!! What is your favorite Utah pie? And does anyone know why a boston cream is a pie?

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Episode 40… Golden Spike Comedy Festival 2017

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Episode 40 brought back Chris 2.0!!!

If you need a run down of the 2017 Utah Legislation session and bills, we got it for you. You want a reminder to get your butt checked. We got that for you too!!

The New Utah was elated to have Travis Tate back in studio. This time Chris 1.0 was in house too! Travis joined us to talk about the upcoming Golden Spike Comedy and Podcast Fest March 8-11th and his May the 4th headlining how both which will be at WiseGuys at the Gateway downtown Salt Lake City. You can follow him on Facebook and support your local comedians!

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Need something to do THIS weekend?? Starting today, the 2nd the Utah Music Fest will be in full swing! 54 LOCAL Utah bands and 12 of our venues and presented by City Weekly and Five Wives Vodka. Tickets are $25 and that gets you to all the shows you want.

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Our friend Derek and his band Tragic Black will be performing at American Gothic at Area 51 on Saturday. Drag Brunch and Drag Dinner are now moving to every week shows! Also, this weekend at the Davis Conference Center in Layton is the Salt Con Board Game Convention. Play Games, Buy Games, Sell Games… just go play!! Tickets available at the door.

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Episode 39: No He-Man Woman Haters Here!

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Wow! What can we say. Episode 39 is full of GIRL POWER!!

The New Utah Podcast was welcomed into PSarah Johnson’s home this week, she even let us use her heated toilet seat with the landing strip lights! Who is this PSarah (yes, that is spelled correctly) you say?? She is the caucus director of Utah Women Unite. Yes, those amazing women who put together Utah Women’s March in January. The women that are fighting the good fight! She also tells us how that “p” got in front of her name.  If you are looking to get involved, she has plenty of opportunities for you. Utah Women Unite holds their meetings the first Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse on South Temple. They have feminist bingo coming up on the 27th, the Ignored but Not Silenced Direct Action on March 8th, and the Show Us Your Green Gala on St. Patrick’s Day. Join Utah Women Unite Facebook group for future events and to do something!

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IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! We told you about it weeks ago (HERE) We gave away our tickets to Wizarding Dayz and now the day is upon us. There are still tickets available for this hands on, magical experience Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th! Bring  your books to donate or exchange, learn about alchemy from Crit Killen, or take a class on runes from our friend Prof HG VonHimmel (aka Hraefn Wulfson) If you love Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, or Harry Potter this is where you want to be this weekend. It isn’t set up like Comic Con, it is hands on!!

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Fisher Brewing Company is opening on the 25th on 320 W. 800 S. We are excited to have another brewery in town! Nick Passey and Folk Hogan is playing at The Green Pig on Friday and A Bar Named Sue on State on Saturday! And the Be The Good Utah organization is doing a silent auction that our friends Olio Beard and Skin Co. is involved with on Saturday, February 25th 6-8pm at Dynamic Solutions Freight Transfer warehouse. (3110 West Director’s Row)

Our THENEWUTAH 25% off code is STILL good for any purchase on OlioSkin.com!! Purchase your skin and beard oil and let us know what you think.

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Episode 38 We are NOT talking Republican, we promise.

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Our show started with FINALLY getting to try Jessica’s famous omelettes!

This week on The New Utah Podcast we didn’t schedule a guest because sometimes we just like to hear ourselves talk. We spent some time talking about our legislature and what is going on up on “the hill.”Are you aware of the bills that are being talked about and going through session? We are trying to keep you up to date on as many as we can. What ones are important to you?

Do you think Utah can keep the Outdoor Retailers?

We also touched, with a 10 foot pole, the Jason Chaffetz town hall. That is the only kind of pole he should be touched with. Have you sent your invoice to him for your wasted time at the town hall?

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Tonight our friend Nick Passey and his band, Folk Hogan, are joined by Jeff Dillon and Fork Root at the Urban Lounge for a show. If you want something to do tomorrow and Saturday you can head to the LTUE symposium in Provo (that’s the Life, The Universe, and Everything) where you can listen to David J. West on panels about writing! Also!! Arena football is back in Utah with the SL Screaming Eagles first game tonight.

Also… if you’re interested or you know someone that knows someone, Chris is looking to sell his Magic: The Gathering card collection!!!

We also still have our OLIO Beard Oil code “THENEWUTAH” to save your 25% and we have just a few more days to give away Wizarding Dayz tickets! (enter on our Facebook page)

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Episode 37: Pug in a Bag

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Sorry we don’t have cute pug pictures to show you… BUT WAIT!!! WE DOOOO!!!! We also have some legislative talk since it is still in session.

 

Before we get into our awesome guest this week, there are a couple of great Pre-Valentines events happening in Salt Lake. Folk Hogan will be playing with Finnish band, Steve N Seagulls at the Urban Lounge on the 10th. Friday and Saturday are the Valentines celebration shows with the Viva La Diva’s cast at Club X SLC.

DON’T FORGET WE ARE GIVING AWAY WIZARDING DAYZ TICKETS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND OLIO BEARD CO. IS OFFERING 25% OFF WITH THE CODE “THENEWUTAH” AT CHECKOUT!!

Our guest on this weeks New Utah Podcast is the ever so talented, Nick Passey! (that is said P-ass-ee) He is the guitarist for local band Folk Hogan, button and pin maker extraordinaire, and is about to embark on releasing a solo album and heading on tour with Jeff Dillon! If you’ve ever wanted to know about coin operated TV’s in old Cadillac’s, Nick is your guy!!

This is a very special GO FUND ME that we are asking even if you can’t donate to please SHARE. Jessica’s boss’ wife is fighting for her life. They need a lot of help with medical bills and a heart surgery. CLICK HERE for more info

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Ep36…Damn You Pinterest.

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This week was full of all kinds of magnificence! Jeremy shared with us about his garden, we ate fresh Dunford Donuts, and had amazing homemade wine!!!

Utah is very fortunate to have amazing entrepreneurs and The New Utah’s guests for episode 36 shine… And that is not JUST because their skin is so glowing.

Olio Skin and Beard Co. joined us this week to talk about starting their own skin and beard care line! Jennifer and Derek Williamson have a passion for all things natural and have created everything from soap to tattoo oil! They know how skin works. They know how the oils work. They are meticulous and thoughtful down to the packaging And it doesn’t matter how manly you think you are, if Diesel Dave of the Diesel Brothers show can use it… so can you! Follow them on Instagram too for awesome tutorial videos and hoards of knowledge! Ps. Coconut oil is just sitting on your skin… sorry Pinterest fans.

Click on the picture to get to their website and take advantage of our very own discount code. We promise you won’t be sad about it.

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And to quote Jennifer, “Fuck yeah we make our own beard oils.

FOR THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE THEY ARE GIVING OUR LISTENERS (and friends of course) 25% ANY ONLINE PURCHASE WITH THE CODE “THENEWUTAH” SHARE THE LOVE!!!

If you have a passion or are curious what is happening with Bears Ears. There is a presentation at the U of U Film and Media Arts department on Monday the 6th. Members of the Utah Dine tribe will be on hand to talk and celebrate the Bears Ears Monument.

AND if you want a fun show… Monday Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag will be at the Depot and tickets are an awesome $27 bucks!

It is also the 15th year celebration of Utah hosting the Winter Olympics.

DON’T FORGET WE ARE GIVING AWAY 10 TICKETS TO THE WIZARDING DAYZ FEBRUARY 24-25TH!! LIKE OUR EPISODE 33 on FACEBOOK AND TAG A FRIEND!!

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Episode 35… Let’s get Chocolate Wasted!

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Nothing is sweeter than pure, unadulterated, swiss chocolate! The New Utah’s guest this week brought some to share!! Jennie Hales is founder and owner and mind-blowing creator of The Truffle Cottage. Based in Utah County, they don’t have a store front, but their popularity is surging because of their presence at Comic Cons around the country. You can also purchase their nerd-themed chocolates on their website too! Next events include our own FanX in March, ECCC, and many more!

Jennie tells us an amazing story of Carrie Fisher and The Truffle Cottage chocolate. In honor of Carrie, through the last of the month, they are still donating a percentage of Star Wars chocolate  sales to the Depression and Bi-Polar Alliance. SO BUY ALL THE CHOCOLATES!

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It’s good to have a place you can talk about intense and passionate topics. So… the death penalty.. are you for or against?? It is up for debate again this legislative session…

We also came up with some of our favorite Utah Brunch places… What are some of your favorites? A very small handful of our favorites include:

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