Speak Your Piece | 4: Season 4, Ep. 4: The Enduring Value & Big Arguments of Laurel T. Ulrich’s Book “A House Full of Females” (2017)

February 7, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 4: 67 minutes long), click here for the Utah Department of Culture & Community Engagement's fuller version with complete show notes, for this Speak Your Piece episode. American historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's influential 2017 book A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism,1835-1870 (Vintage […]

Speak Your Piece | 13: Season 3, Ep. 13: A New Flag for Utah? A New Brand, Along With the Familiar

Date: November 15, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 13; 32 minutes long). To see the complete show notes (including  “topics discussed in time,” and photographs) Click here for the Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement version  of this episode. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here to see all the […]

Speak Your Piece | Season 3, Ep. 12: Stories by Ken Sanders: SLC’s Book Trade, 1960s-70s Counterculture and Reciting Wendell Berry

Date: 09.13.2021 (Season 3, Episode 12, 77:00 min.) To read the complete Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement show notes for this episode (including topics in time, photos and recommended readings) click here.  Interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. Podcast Content: No scripts, no advanced questions, just a […]

Speak Your Piece | Sojourners to the Mormon West: Historian Michael Homer on Seeing Mormonism and Utah through European Eyes

Date: 08.02.2021 (Season 3, Episode 9, 01:03:32 min.) To read the complete Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement show notes for this episode (including topics in time, photos and recommended readings) click here.  Interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. Podcast Content: In this episode of Speak Your Piece, […]

Speak Your Piece | 10: Season 3, Ep. 10: Utah’s National History Day

Date: 08.09.2021 (Season 3, Episode 10, 54:13 min.) To read the complete Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement show notes for this episode (including topics in time, photos and recommended readings) click here.  Interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. National history Day, along with Utah’s affiliate program, […]

Speak Your Piece | 8: “Rails East to Ogden:” Abandon Cultural Landscapes, Historical Archaeology and One of USA’s “Unknown National Treasures”

Date: 07.12.2021 (Season 3, Episode 8, 1: 20:00 min.) To read the complete Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement show notes for this episode (including topics in time, photos and recommended readings) click here.  Interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. Podcast Content: What can be encountered on one […]

Speak Your Piece | 1: Season 1, Ep. 1, Will Bagley on the value of history

Will Bagley, Utah and Western historian, author, editor of over twenty books, former columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune (best known column “history Matters” 2000–2004) and sought-out public commentator on Mormon and Utah history.  A former journalist and for the last 35 years, as one of Utah's most outspoken historians, Bagley answers questions regarding why […]

Speak Your Piece | 2: Season 1, Ep. 2 (Part 1): Thomas G. Alexander on Brigham Young

Thomas G. Alexander, former Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, and retired Professor of history, Brigham Young University, describes his 2019 biography Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon faith (University of Oklahoma Press) which benefits from over Alexander’s forty years of research and writing in Utah history.

Speak Your Piece | 2: Season 1, Ep. 2 (Part 2): Thomas G. Alexander on Brigham Young

Thomas G. Alexander, former Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, and retired Professor of history, Brigham Young University, describes his 2019 biography Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon faith (University of Oklahoma Press) which benefits from over Alexander’s forty years of research and writing in Utah history.

Speak Your Piece | 3: Season 1, Ep. 3 (Part 1): W. Paul Reeve, “Century of Black Mormons”

W. Paul Reeve, Simmons Professor of Mormon Studies, University of Utah, describes his public history project Century of Black Mormons, designed to name and identify all known Black, African American, members of the Mormon Church (1830 and 1930). Reeves also describes the key arguments for his award winning book Religion of a Different Color: Race […]

Speak Your Piece | 3: Season 1, Ep. 3 (Part 2): W. Paul Reeve, “Century of Black Mormons”

W. Paul Reeve, Simmons Professor of Mormon Studies, University of Utah, describes his public history project Century of Black Mormons, designed to name and identify all known Black, African American, members of the Mormon Church (1830 and 1930). Reeves also describes the key arguments for his award winning book Religion of a Different Color: Race […]

Speak Your Piece | 4: Season 1, Ep. 4 (Part 1): Rick Turley, 35 Years of LDS Church History

Richard E. Turley, former Assistant Church historian (and before this, Executive Director) of the Church history Department, describes his thirty-five year career in Mormon history. Among other works, Turley co-authored in 2008 Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard, and in 1992 Victims: The LDS Church and […]

Speak Your Piece | 4: Season 1, Ep. 4 (Part 2): Rick Turley, 35 Years of LDS Church History

Richard E. Turley, former Assistant Church historian (and before this, Executive Director) of the Church history Department, describes his thirty-five year career in Mormon history. Among other works, Turley co-authored in 2008 Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard, and in 1992 Victims: The LDS Church and […]

Speak Your Piece | 6: Season 1, Ep. 5 (Part 1): James D’Arc, Hollywood films made in Utah

James D’Arc, while in his early 20s as a BYU undergrad in the mid-1970s, convinced Brigham Young University to collect and document America’s film industry. Not just motion picture related to Utah or Mormonism–which they also collected–but nearly everything to document this culture making and reflecting industry. This includes original motion pictures, music scores, film […]

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