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Campaign kickoff recap, obscure Utah history, Escalante pronunciation controversy, and KD goes down in game 5

6/11/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and we're recapping the past week where the LG kicked off his campaign for Utah Governor, which includes a tour of the 248 incorporated cities and towns in Utah. We talk about some of the surprises that he's seen while on the road, obscure Utah history with Jon Cox including mailing bricks to the people of Vernal to build a bank in 1916 and the time when over 400 people rode sleighs to play baseball in Kamas on Statehood Day in...

Duration:00:46:37

'World's largest' energy storage announced in Utah, importance of our rural communities, and our NBA Finals preview

5/31/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Vice President of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Tom Dowling, and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Gas Storage, Craig Broussard, to talk about the unveiling of the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project which will be the world's largest renewable energy storage project in Utah. We also talk about why it is so important to have a discussion and create dialogue revolving around rural communities when analyzing opportunities...

Duration:00:49:02

Scandinavian Days in Ephraim, five "on-the-rise" Utah companies, revisiting the Scofield Mine disaster, and Game of Thrones???

5/22/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to talk about Scandinavian Days, some of the events that will take place over the weekend in Ephraim and some of the history surrounding the festival. We also break out a new segment of Owen Fuller's 'Tech Time', in which we take a look at the five most "on-the-rise" Utah companies. Then we discuss some obscure Utah history, including the Scofield Mine disaster and how it devastated the community. After that, we talk about what the...

Duration:00:56:12

We're running for Governor!

5/14/2019
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Lt. Governor Spencer Cox is joined by his wife Abby and the friends as he reveals some big news: he's running for governor! We run down the "why" and "how" of the Lt. Governor's upcoming gubernatorial campaign, talk about how to get involved, and give some behind-the-scenes takes on filming the announcement video. Let's go!

Duration:00:55:36

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with Doug Foxley and Spencer Stokes

5/7/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Spike 150 co-chairs Spencer Stokes and Doug Foxley to talk about Spike 150's Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Celebration Ceremony and Festival at Golden Spike National Historical Park. We discuss the history behind the railroad, how it has impacted our society today, and the worlds only operating, 'Big Boy'. We take a look into some of the artifacts from the Transcontinental Railroad era that will be on display, as well as a...

Duration:00:32:25

John Curtis on his quirky socks, his time as the mayor of Provo, and the bipartisanship in Congress

4/24/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and congressman John Curtis to talk about his passion for quirky socks, his background in the business sector before becoming the mayor of Provo, and how he decided to run for Congress after Jason Chaffetz departure, with a little help from Owen Fuller. We also discuss the past 526 of Curtis' days in Congress, his approach towards town hall meetings, and what it means to have a face-to-face conversation with constituents these...

Duration:00:32:15

Adam Brown on researching the Utah legislature, his latest book, and how to get involved in politics

4/18/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University BYU Political Science, Adam Brown to talk about how he got into political science and the quantitative level of his research about the Utah legislature. We also dive into Adam's book, "Utah Politics and Government: American Democracy among a Unique Electorate", and why he thinks Utah's governor is institutionally the most powerful governor in the country....

Duration:00:33:18

National Siblings Day, Jon Huntsman to run for governor rumors, the tax deadline, and Jazz playoff preview

4/11/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to give a couple of shoutouts to our own siblings on National Siblings Day, as well as discuss the rumor surrounding Jon Huntsman Jr. throwing his hat into the ring for the 2020 Utah governor race, and then we go over a day in the life of the Lt. Governor. We also dive into the tax deadline, tax reform, and the transparency behind the federal government handling our tax dollars. Lastly, we preview the Utah Jazz as they head into...

Duration:00:50:09

Spencer Cox goes to Washington, the food scene in D.C., recommended Utah dishes, and Jazz updates

4/4/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to talk about his recent trip to Washington D.C. for the 2019 National LT. Governors Association annual meeting and getting "Caged" while he was gone. We dive into the new hate crimes bill and the possibility of a ceremonial veto. We also break down the highs and lows of the food scene in D.C. and figure out some of Utah's best dishes that we would recommend. Lastly, we touch on the Utah Jazz clinching a playoff spot and how they...

Duration:00:32:21

The Mueller Report, March Madness, tech in our homes, and the return of Jimmer

3/25/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to break down the highs and lows of the Mueller Report and how we use procrastination to our benefit. We also discuss the up and down nature of choosing sides in politics, as well as, the concept of political parties dying and the growth of tribalism. We analyze the last plays of the Duke/UCF game, Tacko Fall, Zion Williamson, March Madness, and also how our brackets held up. Then we take a look into the rising technology in our...

Duration:00:32:07

Recapping the legislative session, running for office in high school, and all things hoops

3/19/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends for an 'All Guys' version of Cox and Friends to recap the legislative session, we guess how many bills the governor will veto, and fertility rates in Europe and how they relate to Utah! We also talk about the times we ran for office in high school including The Bodyguard, explosions, blood, and a Fuller dynasty. Lastly, we talk March Madness, the Utah Jazz, and give an update on Mozambique following Cyclone Idai.

Duration:00:58:55

Day 43 of the legislative session, the best Utah road trip destinations, and our most on-brand stories

3/13/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to discuss day 43 of the Legislative Session and how things are stacking up, sauntering included. We also talk about the greatest known and unknown Utah road trips to take this Spring. Jon Cox also drops the latest 'This Week in Sanpete County' featuring the Ft. Douglas Museum and Sanpete residents who are trying to collect memorabilia before the museum gets torn down. Lastly, we talk about our most 'on-brand' stories that have...

Duration:00:33:13

Tom Adams on how Utah's outdoor industry has changed and getting the youth outside

3/7/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Office of Outdoor Recreation Director, Tom Adams, to discuss how Utah's outdoor industry is growing and adapting in a new era of tourism, how Tom knew he was going to work in the outdoors at an early age, and how we can help the youth be more active outside. We also talk about some of the coolest adventures he's been on, some of the controversies surrounding public lands, and Utah's tourism boom. Lastly, we debate the best...

Duration:00:31:54

All things 'Cold' with creator and host, Dave Cawley

3/2/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Dave Cawley, the creator/host of the hit investigative podcast, Cold. We talk about Dave's background in journalism, how Cold originated and what drove him to dive so deep into the story of Susan and Josh Powell. We also analyze some of the themes in the podcast including domestic abuse and how it plagued Josh and Susan's relationship, why a podcast was the perfect medium for the story, and some of the most shocking things that...

Duration:00:56:47

Legislative Session updates, the Sanpete Messenger, 'Millennial-splaining', and the Wasatch Academy

2/22/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to give some updates on the 2019 Legislative Session and give out a couple shout-outs to a couple of the new legislators. Jon Cox unveils a new segment called, 'This Week in the Sanpete Messenger', we 'Millennial-splain' BMG and talk about the unprecedented level of basketball coming out of Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant, UT.

Duration:00:34:00

The Legislative Session, Utah Medicaid expansion, and the narrative behind SB96

2/14/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to talk about the 2019 Legislative Session, updates on the new state flag, advice for new legislators, and Utah's Medicaid program. We also break down SB96 and the controversial narrative surrounding it. As well as, the state's telecommuting potential, the NBA trade deadline, and the state of the Utah Jazz.

Duration:01:00:08

Steve Starks on his history in Utah politics, the Utah Jazz and Rudy's All-Star snub

2/2/2019
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Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Utah Jazz President, Steve Starks, to talk about growing up in the Ogden Valley, his history in Utah politics and campaign management, as well as all the various jobs he's held. We also break down the Utah Jazz's season, Rudy's All-Star snub, and Steve's role behind the scenes. Then we talk about the team's chemistry and the strength behind Utah's fans. Lastly, we go over the current state of the NBA and updates from Silicon...

Duration:01:02:00

2019 legislative session preview, the US government reopens, and Jon Cox's new book

1/26/2019
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Utah Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and we're previewing the 2019 legislative session! We talk about Kirsten's time at the Senate, what we expect to see this year, and potential topics that will dominate the session. We also review and break down Jon Cox's new book, "Utah Politics: Principles, Theories and Rules of the Game", including key aspects of the book such as the beauty in footnotes and the "Spencer Hall" rule. Lastly, we try and figure out why we...

Duration:01:00:25

[BONUS] Dr. David Magleby on civility, public discourse, election races, and the government shutdown

1/23/2019
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Utah Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined today by his Chief of Staff, Kirsten Rappleye, and author, BYU political science professor and former dean, David Magleby, to talk about his thoughts on civility and public discourse. As well as, speaking against bullying-type behavior, specifically within debates. We talked about some of the discourse during the McAdams/Love race, the Utah Debate Commission, and the ways analytics and data have altered modern politics. We also dive into how small...

Duration:00:51:52

How AI is being used to save lives and the community behind Utah's tech industry with Damien Patton

1/17/2019
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Utah Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Banjo founder/CEO, Damien Patton, to talk about how the AI he developed was able to detect the Las Vegas shooting before authorities were notified. We talked about some of the struggles Damien faced growing up, as well as, winning Google's 'Hackathon' and how it helped create Banjo. We also discussed how social media and big data are integrated and why Utah's community is going to be a major contributing factor to growing...

Duration:01:01:25