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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

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra On Dreams

1/21/2021
Why do we dream? That’s one of the questions that Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold are trying to answer in their book, When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep .

Duration:00:55:20

How Can We Heal America?

1/21/2021
This week, newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden told the country that restoring the soul of America will require more than words; it "requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity."

Duration:00:51:15

Through The Lens: ‘76 Days’

1/14/2021
In January 2020, the majority of the world was unaware that a health crisis had hit Wuhan, China. Medical professionals and patients there quickly found themselves in a desperate situation, while their government worked to keep the story from spreading.

Duration:00:49:37

How Ammon Bundy Influenced Far Right Extremism

1/14/2021
In recent months, Ammon Bundy has made a name for himself as the de-facto leader of the anti-mask, health-freedom movement in Idaho. But it's his past actions that are giving some additional cause for concern in the waning days of the Trump presidency.

Duration:00:54:26

Daniel Lieberman On Why We Avoid Exercise

1/7/2021
The new year means a lot of us are committing to new exercise routines — routines we’re going to “get right” this time. Only, what if we didn’t evolve to exercise at all?

Duration:00:50:08

Utah Governor Spencer Cox

1/7/2021
This week, Spencer Cox became Utah’s 18th governor. He takes office during a deep political divide, a global pandemic and an economic crisis. So, what are his plans to see Utah safely through this difficult time?

Duration:00:54:33

The Lost Art Of Scripture

12/31/2020
On this New Year’s Day, we’re revisiting our 2019 conversation with religious scholar Karen Armstrong about the history of sacred text.

Duration:00:50:15

Good Habits, Bad Habits

12/31/2020
For the new year, we’re sharing our conversation with psychologist Wendy Wood, who told us that changing habits and keeping goals isn’t about willpower — it’s about tapping into our unconscious selves.

Duration:00:50:08

The Story Of Handel’s 'Messiah'

12/23/2020
Handel’s Messiah is likely the world’s most famous oratorio – it’s certainly the most performed. But what's the story behind it?

Duration:00:50:15

Two Classic Christmas Stories

12/23/2020
On this 2020 Christmas, we know the holiday will look different than it has in years past, distanced as many of us are from family and loved ones. RadioWest’s gift to you is something familiar – two of our favorite holiday stories.

Duration:00:59:53

McKay Coppins On The LDS Church’s Identity Crisis

12/17/2020
In a new article for The Atlantic , staff writer McKay Coppins, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, writes that members of the LDS Church spent 200 years assimilating to the American ideal, only to have the country leave them behind.

Duration:00:49:52

Through The Lens: ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’

12/17/2020
Humbugs may sneer, but filmmaker Mitchell Kezin is obsessed with Christmas music, and he isn’t alone.

Duration:00:51:13

RadioWest Book Club: 'Just Mercy'

12/17/2020
On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, the RadioWest Book Club met via Zoom with Jennifer Springer to discuss "Just Mercy," by Bryan Stevenson. GUEST Jennifer Springer is the Managing Attorny for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center . RadioWest excutive producer Cristy Meiners led this disucssion.

Duration:00:48:18

Rebecca Wragg Sykes On Why Neanderthals Matter

12/10/2020
The pop culture stereotype of a Neanderthal – even the word itself – conjures the image of a stumbling buffoon, dressed in a loincloth, banging some rocks together. But who actually were our ancient relatives?

Duration:00:49:54

Fareed Zakaria’s Post-Pandemic Lessons

12/10/2020
What have you learned in the pandemic? Go ahead, make a list. Maybe you learned how to bake sourdough bread, took up knitting or perhaps you learned how our current system of government hasn’t been working for everyone.

Duration:00:50:09

The Power Of Touch

12/3/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a world where we humans don’t touch each other nearly as much as we used to. How will a touchless world change us? Neuroscientist David Linden told us that touch is crucial to early human development, even more so than being able to see or hear. And touch is key to life satisfaction and happiness when we’re older, too. (Even basketball teams have more wins when team members positively touch each other.) But after the pandemic ends, will people even want to...

Duration:00:51:15

Land Art, ‘2001’ And Utah’s Mysterious Obelisk

12/3/2020
How can a simple column of metal capture the world’s imagination? Easy: Put it in Utah’s Red Rock Country and suggest it’s the work of extraterrestrial beings.

Duration:00:51:19

RadioWest's 2020 Holiday Books Show

11/27/2020
The holidays aren’t the holidays around here if we don’t check in with our three local booksellers for gift ideas and cozy winter reads, even if we have to do it via Zoom this year.

Duration:00:50:15

Historian John Turner On The Plymouth Pilgrims

11/26/2020
400 years ago this month, a group of separatists from the Church of England landed in the New World looking for religious freedoms. But what did freedom really mean to this small band? Many of us grew up hearing an idealistic tale of the Mayflower and its cargo of “spiritual pilgrims” that in recent years, scholars have largely overturned with a darker, more violent story. In his new book They Knew They Were Pilgrims, historian John Turner offers a more nuanced look at the Plymouth Colony...

Duration:00:49:24

The History of Vaccines

11/19/2020
With the news this week that a COVID-19 vaccine is well underway, we’re taking a look at the historic origins of immunizations.

Duration:00:51:19