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KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

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Salt Lake City, UT

Description:

KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

Language:

English


Episodes

Megadroughts, Pt. 2: The Present

7/23/2021
Earlier this spring, Oakley joined the nearby town of Henefer in banning some new construction out of concerns about available water. It’s an usual step for our growing state, but as historic drought continues to grip the West, these are the kinds of hard decisions our region is facing.

Duration:00:51:18

The Miracle Of The Gulls And Other Utah Legends

7/22/2021
One of Utah’s many oddities is its state bird: the California Gull. But did you know that the humble gull is the hero in its own miracle tale?

Duration:00:51:15

Do Conspiracy Theories Thrive In Religious Groups?

7/15/2021
In May, a Public Religion Research Institute survey found that nearly one in five members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in QAnon — placing them just about in the middle of the Christian denominations polled.

Duration:00:51:25

Amanda Montell On 'The Language Of Fanaticism'

7/15/2021
We can probably all picture the stereotype of cult members: glassy-eyed, dressed alike, fixated on their leader. And then we might feel smug, because we’re nothing like them. Right?

Duration:00:51:15

Johnny Flynn And Robert Macfarlane Get ‘Lost In The Cedar Wood’

7/8/2021
For years, folk singer Johnny Flynn and nature writer Robert Macfarlane admired each other’s work from afar. When they became friends, the two creators combined their talents to make an album together.

Duration:00:51:15

The Crazy, Unprecedented, Downright Insane Housing Market

7/8/2021
Real estate across the country has never been a hotter commodity. A couple years ago, there were already more potential homebuyers than there were available homes. But then the COVID pandemic hit, causing a greater housing demand coupled with a shortage of lumber and construction labor.

Duration:00:51:19

Through the Lens - World Debut: From Outsiders to the Olympics

7/1/2021
For almost as long as they’ve been around, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been mostly thought of as action sports — and not the sports that come to mind when thinking about the Olympics. But, then again, times change.

Duration:00:51:26

John Colapinto: 'This is the Voice'

7/1/2021
How much can you know about someone just from hearing their voice? According to journalist John Colapinto, more than you might think.

Duration:00:51:15

Through The Lens: 'Scenes From The Glittering World'

6/25/2021
Filmed at the most remote high school in the continental U.S., the new documentary Scenes from the Glittering World follows three young people as they come of age in the Navajo Nation.

Duration:00:51:15

Megadroughts Pt. 1: Ancient Societal Collapse

6/24/2021
The American West is parched right now by extreme and persistent drought. That has a lot of people wondering what will happen if the rains don’t come and the water dries up. But if history has anything to teach us about megadroughts, it’s that they can pose a very serious threat to civilization.

Duration:00:51:27

The History Of Juneteenth

6/18/2021
Enslaved African-Americans in Texas didn’t learn they’d been freed until weeks after the Civil War officially ended — when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to break the news.

Duration:00:51:15

Suzanne Simard On The Wisdom Of The Forest

6/18/2021
If you look at a forest, what do you see? It’s just trees, right? Well, when Suzanne Simard looks at a forest, she sees a community of social, cooperative, communicative creatures with lives very much like our own.

Duration:00:51:16

RadioWest Book Club: 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude''

6/12/2021
On Monday, June 7, 2021, the RadioWest Book Club met via Zoom with Dr. Alejandro Quin to discuss One Hundred Years of Solitude , by Gabriel García Márquez. GUEST Dr. Alejandro Quin is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Utah. RadioWest excutive producer Cristy Meiners led this disucssion.

Duration:00:41:04

Can Hikers And Bikers Share The SLC Foothill Trails?

6/10/2021
After several years of planning, a new system of hiking and mountain biking trails is being built in the foothills above Salt Lake City. But not everyone is pleased with the changes.

Duration:00:51:37

How The Laws Of Fashion Made History

6/10/2021
In his new book, author Richard Thompson Ford examines the history of how we dress and how clothing affects individuals and society — for the good and the bad.

Duration:00:51:15

The Benefits Of Discomfort

6/3/2021
More human beings are more comfortable today than at any time in the history of our species. And sure, comfort is nice, but what if we actually have too much of it?

Duration:01:01:13

Michael Lewis On The People Who Predicted The Pandemic

6/3/2021
There was no way to know the COVID-19 pandemic was going to get as bad as it got in the U.S. … or was there? In his latest book The Premonition , Michael Lewis looks at what went wrong, and who saw it coming.

Duration:00:51:15

Web Extra: How Trauma Lives In Our Bodies

6/1/2021
Psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk is an expert on treating trauma. He says that the body and brain are literally reshaped after a traumatic experience. And in the past year, Americans have collectively experienced quite a bit of trauma.

Duration:00:46:51

Katharine Coles On 'The Stranger I Become'

5/27/2021
Utah’s former poet laureate Katharine Coles says she walks seven or more miles a day, but she doesn’t do it for fitness. For her, walking — moving her body — is a way of freeing her mind, nudging it away from obsessions.

Duration:00:51:15

2021 Summer Books Show

5/27/2021
We’ve rounded up our usual cast of local booksellers to load up your reading list for a summer that might feel a little … different.

Duration:00:51:27