“The Elephant in the Room”: Utah Politics 1890s-1970s with Rod Decker (Part 1 & 2 Reissued)

Date: December 16, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 6 – Part 1: 30 min. & 0 sec. long and Part 2: 17 min. & 26 sec. long). Click here for Part 1 and Click here for Part 2 of the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above cropped photograph is of the 1966 Utah’s Republican Party Convention at …

Greg Smoak on His Book “Western Lands, Western Voices: Essays on Public in the American West”

Date: June 27, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 14: 59 minutes & 21 seconds long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click Here. The above photo is of two Plains Indians, part of an “Old West Show” performance group at the 1911 Utah State Fair …

Amy Barry, Stories from Utah’s Cemeteries Database (Part 1 & 2, Reissued)

Date: December 23, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 7 – Part 1: 25 min. & 3 sec. long and Part 2: 26 min. & 1 sec. long). Click here for Part 1 and Click here for Part 2 of the BuzzSprout versions of this Speak Your Piece two-part episode. The above cropped photograph is of Fort Douglas Cemetery (June 1963), one …

Rick Turley, 35 Years of LDS Church History (Part 1 & 2, Reissued)

Date: December 2, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 4 – Part 1: 31 min. & 18 sec. long and Part 2: 20 min. & 0 sec. long). Click here for the BuzzSprout Part 1 and Click here for BuzzSprout Part 2 of this episode. The above photograph is of the Church History Library (15 E. No. Temple St, SLC) completed and …

Brent Ashworth’s Personal Experiences with Mark Hofmann: Counterfeiter, Forger & Convicted Murderer

Date: June 15, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 13: 1 hour, 11 min. & 50 sec. long). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is of Brent F. Ashworth holding up the house sign (“Haus Hofmann 2219”) that once hung outside of Mark and Dorie Hofmann’s SLC home. Are you interested in other …

Utah & 1900 US Census with Cartographer Brandon Plewe

Date: March 7, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 7: 59 min. & 28 sec. long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photo is of two Chinese American men standing in SLC’s Plum Alley, circa 1907. Plum Alley (between 1st & 2nd So. and Main & State Streets) is one of the immigrant neighborhoods …

Utah & America’s “Downwinders” History with Mary Dickson

Date: April 11, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 12: 55 min. & 40 sec. long). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above cropped photograph is of onlookers watching a nuclear detonation blast from the Nevada Test Site. Photo courtesy of the “Downwinders of Utah Archive,” J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Are you …

Returning Home: Diné Poetry, Essays, Art & Journalism from Utah’s Intermountain Indian School (1950-1983, Brigham City)

Date: November 29, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 14: 102 minutes long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above illustration is a cropped image of the cover of Drs. King, Taylor and Swensen’s book Returning Home: Diné Creative Works From The Intermountain Indian School (2021). The art featured is by Diné artist Robert Chee …

The Enduring Value & Big Arguments of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s Book “A House Full of Females” (2017)

February 7, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 4: 67 minutes long), click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is of (beginning top left) Emmeline B. Wells, Mrs. Goddard, Mary Musser, Maggie Mitchell, Rachel Grant and Bathsheba W. Smith; Salt Lake City 13th Ward Relief Society group; mid-1870s; Charles W. Carter, photographer. Courtesy of …

A NEW FLAG FOR UTAH? A NEW BRAND, ALONG WITH THE FAMILIAR

Date: November 15, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 13; 32 minutes long). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this episode. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. Above image caption: Are we experiencing “flag envy”? Some the most beloved state flags, from across the United States, are from left to right, the …

Utah’s Epic Locations & Hollywood: A Conversation with Jim D’Arc About “When Hollywood Came to Utah,” (Gibbs Smith Publishers)

Date: December 9, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 5; Part One: 31:50 minutes – Part Two 19:30 minutes). Click for the Part One and Part Two Buzzsprout versions of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The above image is of Hollywood’s most beloved cowboy John Wayne, brandishing a Winchester rifle with Monument Valley (known also as Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii (Navajo) in the …

W. Paul Reeve, “Century of Black Mormons”

Date: November 25, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 3; 45:00 minutes). Click for the Part One and Part Two Buzzsprout versions of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The above image is a photograph of Samuel and Amanda Chambers, a 19th Century Mormon Couple. Image Courtesy of CenturyofBlackMormons.Org. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more …