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Freeing Yourself From Social Media

Jaron Lanier, one of Silicon Valley's most influential figures, wants to convince you to delete your social media accounts. He has ten arguments for …

Social Media

Robin

Tuesday, we're talking about Robin Williams’ life and inspirations, and what his public persona can tell us about the inner life he mostly kept to …

Robin Williams

America's Declining Birthrate

merica's birthrate is tanking. People who study fertility and families say there are lots of reasons for that: college debt, political uncertainty, …

House Prices

The History Of Abortion In America

Part of the battle in the confirmation process of the Supreme Court nominee is going to be Roe v Wade. So Thursday, we’re asking what life was like …

U.S. Supreme Court

Through The Lens: Dark Money

Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with director Kimberly Reed’s documentary DARK MONEY. It follows an intrepid journalist fighting to …

Film Festivals

Justice Anthony Kennedy And SCOTUS Decisions Of 2018

Monday, we’re talking about what happened in the Supreme Court this term. There are a lot of decisions to discuss. And of course, Justice Kennedy …

U.S. Supreme Court

How To Change Your Mind

The writer Michael Pollan is with us to talk about his new book on psychedelics. It’s about their potential to heal mental illnesses, and to explore …

Consciousness

Asking For A Friend

Tuesday, we're talking about what advice columnists have had to say over the years about life and love. Author Jessica Weisberg says our questions …

Salt Lake City

To End A Presidency

What would it mean to impeach the President Trump? Constitutional lawyer Joshua Matz says impeachment is democracy's ultimate weapon. He joins us to …

Donald Trump

2018 Summer Reading

Get ready to jot down some notes, because you're going to hear about a book (or two, or ten) that you'll want to read. Salt Lake booksellers join us …

Books

Animal Rights and Factory Farms in Utah

Monday, we're talking about a group of activists who snuck onto factory farms in Utah to document the living conditions of pigs and turkeys. Their …

Activism

Chasing The Pearl Of Lao Tzu

Legend says the Pearl of Lao Tzu was found in 1934 after a diver drowned trying to pry it from the mouth of a giant clam. The writer Michael LaPointe …

The Joy Of Fly Fishing

Summer’s here, and for a lot of people that means it’s time to get to a river and fly fish. A panel of guests joins us to explore the joys, …

The History of the White Power Movement

Monday, we’re talking about the roots of the resurgent white power movement. In a new book, historian Kathleen Belew traces the movement’s …

Water and Growth in St. George

The population in St. George, Utah could triple in the next 40 years, so leaders are planning a 140-mile pipeline to deliver water from the Colorado …

Reliving Watergate

What if we were living through the next Watergate? That’s the idea of the podcast Slow Burn, about the scandal that brought down President Nixon. …

The Road to the Revelation

We wrap up our series on the 40th anniversary of the LDS Church lifting its priesthood ban on black members. We'll talk about what happened within …

Race and the Making of the Mormon People

We continue our series on race and Mormonism, and Tuesday, historian Max Perry Mueller joins us to talk about Joseph Smith and the early church's …

Black and Mormon Today

This month marks 40 years since the LDS Church extended the priesthood to black men of their faith. Friday, we’re talking about what it’s like to be …

Through the Lens: Digging Through the Darkness

Tuesday, we continue our documentary film series with the story of the Five Browns. Five siblings, all piano prodigies, who rose to international …

Officer in Distress

The story of a West Jordan narcotics detective dealing with years of grief, guilt, and trauma from the job, and the fear that kept him from getting …

Chosen Country

When Ammon Bundy led an armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016, writer James Pogue found himself there among the occupiers. He sensed …

The Politics of Cleaning Utah's Dirty Air

What does it take to get a clean air bill through the Utah legislature? Tuesday, we’re looking back at the 2018 legislative session and asking what …

Managing the Tribune

Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune let 34 people go and announced cuts to content. Monday, editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce joins us to discuss the …

The Last Cowboys

Thursday, we're talking about the Wright family of ranchers and rodeo cowboys in central Utah. They're the subject of a new book that explores the …

2018 Layoffs at the Salt Lake Tribune

Monday, The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom lost a third of its staff through layoffs and retirement. Tuesday, we’re talking about what this means for the …

Women, Sharia Law, and The Judge

Friday, we're profiling a new documentary about the first woman judge on Palestine's court of Islamic law. Utah filmmaker Erika Cohn joins us to talk …

The Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

William Mumler was a 19th-century photographer who took portraits of people and the ghosts of their departed. And he made a good living at it until …

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Wednesday, we're talking about one of the most effective members of President Trump's Cabinet. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a name for himself …

How the Factory Made Our World

Historian Joshua Freeman joins us to talk about the history of factories, which is really interesting when you consider the lives of the people …