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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.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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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.

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English


Episodes
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The Real Origins of the Ten Commandments

7/18/2024
Louisiana just passed a law that puts the Ten Commandments in public classrooms. That got us thinking: Where do the Ten Commandments really come from?

Duration:00:50:30

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Sebastian Junger on Death and the Afterlife

7/17/2024
Sebastian Junger is no stranger to death. He covered the war in Afghanistan for years. But it was a medical emergency that brought him face to face with dying — and an afterlife.

Duration:00:59:29

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The Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon

7/11/2024
When you think of the Grand Canyon, you probably think of rocks and, of course, the Colorado River. But in the summer of 1938, two women risked their lives to study another feature of the canyon: its plants.

Duration:00:50:30

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Lessons from a Year on Ozempic

7/10/2024
Johann Hari spent a year on the weight-loss drug Ozempic, and it worked — better than he could’ve imagined. But the treatment left him deeply conflicted.

Duration:00:49:36

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The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

7/4/2024
The role that Samuel Adams played in fomenting the American Revolution once made him the most wanted man in the country.

Duration:00:50:30

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Shakespeare According to Dame Judi Dench

7/4/2024
If you’ve ever wanted to share a room with two great actors talking about Shakespeare, here’s your chance — with Dame Judi Dench and Brendan O’Hea.

Duration:00:50:30

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The Past, Present and Future of Salt Lake City’s Japantown

6/27/2024
Almost 60 years ago, Salt Lake City’s Japantown was condemned to make way for the Salt Palace. Now, new plans for a big development have put what’s left of the Japanese American enclave in the crosshairs of urban development.

Duration:00:50:30

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A Cultural History of Hypochondria

6/26/2024
Writer Caroline Crampton survived cancer, but she still didn’t feel well. Instead, she was stuck with a persistent, anxious fear that the cancer would come back.

Duration:00:50:30

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Is it Actually a Good Idea to Colonize Mars?

6/19/2024
Life on earth is for the dogs. There’s too much regulation, too few resources and it’s burning up besides. Better to pack up and leave for Mars. Or is it?

Duration:00:50:30

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RadioWest’s 2024 Summer Book Show

6/19/2024
With summer upon us, it’s time again for a “RadioWest” tradition — gathering our trio of local booksellers to get you set up with all their favorite reads for the season.

Duration:00:50:18

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On the Many Meanings of Twins

6/13/2024
Twins have captivated the human mind since ancient times. But often what’s imagined of them reveals more about everyone else than it does about real twin life.

Duration:00:50:30

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What An Owl Knows

6/12/2024
Look into the eyes of an owl and what do you see? Is there any way to know what’s hidden behind those eyes? Thanks to new research, there might be.

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Amanda Montell on the Age of Magical Overthinking

6/6/2024
The author Amanda Montell says magical thinking is everywhere. If you’ve ever wondered if you could manifest your way to wealth, this one’s for you.

Duration:00:50:30

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The Future of Sports and Entertainment in Salt Lake City

6/5/2024
Plans for a so-called “rejuvenation zone” in downtown Salt Lake City are quickly moving ahead, but there’s a lot we still don’t know.

Duration:00:50:30

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Mormonism's First Rebel Historian

5/30/2024
This isn’t really an episode about a little-known Mormon writer from the 19th century: it’s an episode about the lifelong search to figure out what you believe.

Duration:00:49:36

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A Year-Long Misadventure Through the Grand Canyon

5/29/2024
Kevin Fedarko’s best friend said it would be easy: Hike from one end of the Grand Canyon to the other. He said it would be “a walk in the park.” It wasn’t.

Duration:01:21:05

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A People’s History of the Nuclear West

5/28/2024
In 1951, the U.S. government began test detonations of nuclear bombs in the Nevada desert. It wasn’t long before people started getting cancer.

Duration:00:48:55

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Searching for Home in (Very) Rural America

5/28/2024
Navied Mahdavian had always been a city guy. He had never fished, gardened, hiked, hunted or lived in a snowy place. Then he, his wife and dog moved from San Francisco to an off-the-grid cabin in rural Idaho.

Duration:00:49:34

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The Emperors of Rome with Mary Beard

5/16/2024
Mary Beard is an expert on the Roman Empire, and her latest book is about the rulers who presided over it — 30 emperors in nearly three centuries.

Duration:00:49:36

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The Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook

5/15/2024
On July 12, 1776, James Cook set sail aboard the HMS Resolution. It was his third voyage, and his last.

Duration:00:48:49