Speak Your Piece | Season 1, Episode 9 (Part 1): Brenden Rensink, Mobile App “Intermountain Histories,” Podcast “Writing Westward”

Guest BioBrenden Rensink is one of Utah’s brightest and most digitally savvy young historians. A true scholar at heart; he understand nonetheless how and why scholarly products–studies, books, presentations, etc.–need to make their way into the everyday life and interests of the general public.  An historian of the North American West (borderlands, indigenous peoples, public […]

Speak Your Piece | Season 1, Episode 9 (Part 2): Brenden Rensink, Mobile App “Intermountain Histories,” Podcast “Writing Westward”

Guest BioBrenden Rensink is one of Utah’s brightest and most digitally savvy young historians. A true scholar at heart; he understand nonetheless how and why scholarly products–studies, books, presentations, etc.–need to make their way into the everyday life and interests of the general public.  An historian of the North American West (borderlands, indigenous peoples, public […]

Speak Your Piece | 15: Season 1, Ep. 15 (Part 1): Seth Anderson discusses the history of Utah’s LGBTQ+.

With the fifty-first anniversary of the NYC Stonewall Riots (June 28th to July 3rd) ending just before the 4th of July weekend, we thought this Speaking of Utah podcast by Senior Public historian Brad Westwood with historian J. Seth Anderson, would offer some good Utah history listening.  Anderson is the author of LGBTQ Salt Lake […]

Speak Your Piece | 4: Season 2, Ep. 4 (Part 1): Dr. Cassandra Clark: “Landscape of the Mind”

Dr. Cassandra Clark is an adjunct professor at the Salt Lake Community College and is a Public history Marketing Content Coordinator for the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. She completed her doctorate in American History at the University of Utah in August 2020. Her dissertation title is: “Landscapes of the Mind: The Brain, Space […]

Speak Your Piece | 4: Season 2 Ep. 4 (Part 2): Dr. Cassandra Clark, “Landscapes of the Mind”

Dr. Cassandra Clark is an adjunct professor at the Salt Lake Community College and is a Public history Marketing Content Coordinator for the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. She completed her doctorate in American History at the University of Utah in August 2020. Her dissertation title is: “Landscapes of the Mind: The Brain, Space […]

Speak Your Piece | 5: Season 2, Ep. 5 (Part 1): Neylan McBaine, “Pioneering The Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West”

Neylan McBaine, until just recently, served as both founder and CEO of Better Days 2020, a Utah non-profit organization, created with the intent of popularizing women’s history through education, legislation, events and the arts. Neylan has become a leader in speaking and writing about women’s leadership and the U.S. Suffrage Movement, with a specific focus […]

Speak Your Piece | Season 2, Ep. 5 (Part 2): Neylan McBaine, “Pioneering The Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West”

Neylan McBaine, until just recently, served as both founder and CEO of Better Days 2020, a Utah non-profit organization, created with the intent of popularizing women’s history through education, legislation, events and the arts. Neylan has become a leader in speaking and writing about women’s leadership and the U.S. Suffrage Movement, with a specific focus […]

Speak Your Piece | 7: Season 2, Ep. (1 & 2 combined), Kenneth L. Cannon: A Patriarch & Three Scions: George Q. Cannon and Sons

podcast Introduction: Keep in mind that on January 4, 2021, Utah will enter its 125th year as a state in the union (1896-2021). This was no small accomplishment, as it took the Territory of Utah forty-seven years to be granted equal status among the previous forty-four states. When the deal was finally closed for Utah, […]

Speak Your Piece | 9: Season 2, Ep. 9, Dr. Martha Bradley Evans: 20th C. Utah & LDS Women’s History (including ERA)

podcast Intro: Dr. Martha Sontag Bradley Evans (University of Utah, Dean of Undergraduate Studies) introduced her book Pedestals & Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority & Equal Rights (Signature Books, 2005) by telling her readers how in 1977, as young mother of three, she “bumped into the women’s movement.” Which made all the difference in her […]

Speak Your Piece | 10: Season 2, Ep. 10, “The Peoples of Utah” – revisited, for USA’s 250th anniversary in 2026

January 11, 2021 (Season 2, Episode 10, 42 minutes); to read the full Speak Your Piece podcast show notes, including guest bios, click here.   It has been forty-five years (1976-2021) since Utah historian Helen Z. Papanikolas published her book The Peoples of Utah (Utah State Historical Society, 1976) with funding from the Utah American […]

Speak Your Piece | 16: Season 2, Ep. 16, “Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders” — a Conversation with Co-author Allen D. Roberts

3.22.2021 (Season 2: Episode 16; 62 minutes) To read the show notes includng a listed of related materials and the guest's bio, click here — Utah Department of Heritage and Arts' Speak Your Piece Podcast. podcast Introduction: The Netflix documentary Murder Among the Mormons (released March 3, 2021, IMDb) has created much national interest, or […]

Speak Your Piece | Season 3, Ep. 1: History of Water in Utah: “The Most Complicated Plumbing System…”

April 19, 2021 (Season 3, Ep. 1: 1 hr & 32 min.) Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement version of this SYP episode. This link will get you to some Speak Your Piece EXTRA materials not included here.  Utah Humanities‘ Megan van Frank and The American West Center‘s Gregory E. Smoak speak about a remarkable […]

Speak Your Piece | 11: Season 3, Ep. 11: SLC’s Latinx Population, Environmental Racism: A West Side Story, Past & Present

Date: September 20, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 11; 49:26 minutes long). Click here for the Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement version of this Speak Your Piece episode which includes topics discussed in time, photos of guest speakers and additional resources and readings. podcast Content: Former Utah State University (USU) student Emma Jones and […]

This is Her Place Welcome to This Is Her Place

Welcome to THIS IS HER PLACE, the new podcast that tells the remarkable stories of Utah women, past and present, in all their diversity. Join hosts Naomi Watkins and Tom Williams as they explore the lives of Utah women- famous and forgotten, rich and poor, believers and skeptics, feminists and traditionalists, from all races and every part of the state. After getting to know these compelling women, you’ll be inspired by the unique ways each of them has made Utah her place.

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