Episode 56 Tribe Rejects and the Homelessness culture in Utah

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Occasionally we need to ground ourselves and talk on a bit more serious level. We haven’t done that really since the election season.

For episode 56  Aaron Bryant sat down with us for a chat about his past, Salt Lake City’s homeless community and his own personal experiences with that “tribe,” and his new job with Inspiro Recovery. Aaron has taken a job as the clinical director for the upcoming recovery center, Inspiro Recovery, which will be opening in mid-July.

Inspiro Recovery is taking a different approach than other recovery/rehab centers in Utah by focusing on peer recovery services. We think that it will be a great addition to our state which is reported to have one of the highest rates of opioid addiction among other addictions.

 

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We have talked a lot about the homeless epidemic in Utah over the last few months because of the rapid increase. Aaron was able to give us a very unique perspective on addiction and Utah’s homeless situation. He shared with us his own story of addiction and recovery. From the lowest low to now carrying two master’s degrees. Aaron is in long term recovery and is the author of the memoir, Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, which illustrates his journey in recovery, and his passion to support individuals in making positive life transformations. His book is still available!

 

If you know someone that is in need or you yourself are in need of the services of Inspiro Recovery, please reach out to 888-I-GOT-HOPE.

 

Events This week!
Thyme and Place Concrete Container workshop on the 24th
Utah Arts Festival starts Today through the 25th
Big Shiny Robot Nerd Swap on the 25th
Nick Passey at Urban Lounge on the 25th

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Episode 55. On the Day that I Died.

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Sometimes it’s nice to get out of the studio and go record off-site! This week we joined producer, Hraefn Wulfson. Director Chuck Waagen, and actor Dutch Van Der Laan at McGrew Studios to talk about their upcoming film, On the Day that I Died.

On the Day that I Died is a passion project for Director Chuck Waagen. They have been working on filming for the past year and a half. Their budget is minimal (on purpose) and they are utilizing the mad skills of set designer, Hraefn Wulfson and Jen Mcgrew, and of course, the beauty of Utah. Without giving too much away, On the Day that I Died “follows a desperate man who, as a result his own selfish impulsive action (suicide) finds himself in a foreign and surreal world which he doesn’t understand; challenging him to make sense of this strange realm, inhabited by even stranger people, and come to terms with the reason he decided to end his life in the first place.

And who doesn’t love a life size armadillo? We are excited to see this movie come to fruition and if you would like to donate, or be part of the film, please reach out to us and we can get you in contact with the crew!

McGrew Studios is know for its paranormal activity and Hraefn took us on a tour of the studios after the show and we may have a lot to talk about next week!!

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Utah’s One Thing: Nick Passey

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Local Utah solo artist and guitarist for Folk Hogan, Nick Passey, visited our studio for episode 37. Nick suggested that the one thing that people visiting Utah should do is get into the sub-culture and find like minded people. Visit clubs, find the music scene, and drink Utah Alcohol.

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Episode 39: No He-Man Woman Haters Here!

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Wow! What can we say. Episode 39 is full of GIRL POWER!!

The New Utah Podcast was welcomed into PSarah Johnson’s home this week, she even let us use her heated toilet seat with the landing strip lights! Who is this PSarah (yes, that is spelled correctly) you say?? She is the caucus director of Utah Women Unite. Yes, those amazing women who put together Utah Women’s March in January. The women that are fighting the good fight! She also tells us how that “p” got in front of her name.  If you are looking to get involved, she has plenty of opportunities for you. Utah Women Unite holds their meetings the first Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse on South Temple. They have feminist bingo coming up on the 27th, the Ignored but Not Silenced Direct Action on March 8th, and the Show Us Your Green Gala on St. Patrick’s Day. Join Utah Women Unite Facebook group for future events and to do something!

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IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! We told you about it weeks ago (HERE) We gave away our tickets to Wizarding Dayz and now the day is upon us. There are still tickets available for this hands on, magical experience Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th! Bring  your books to donate or exchange, learn about alchemy from Crit Killen, or take a class on runes from our friend Prof HG VonHimmel (aka Hraefn Wulfson) If you love Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, or Harry Potter this is where you want to be this weekend. It isn’t set up like Comic Con, it is hands on!!

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Fisher Brewing Company is opening on the 25th on 320 W. 800 S. We are excited to have another brewery in town! Nick Passey and Folk Hogan is playing at The Green Pig on Friday and A Bar Named Sue on State on Saturday! And the Be The Good Utah organization is doing a silent auction that our friends Olio Beard and Skin Co. is involved with on Saturday, February 25th 6-8pm at Dynamic Solutions Freight Transfer warehouse. (3110 West Director’s Row)

Our THENEWUTAH 25% off code is STILL good for any purchase on OlioSkin.com!! Purchase your skin and beard oil and let us know what you think.

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Episode 38 We are NOT talking Republican, we promise.

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Our show started with FINALLY getting to try Jessica’s famous omelettes!

This week on The New Utah Podcast we didn’t schedule a guest because sometimes we just like to hear ourselves talk. We spent some time talking about our legislature and what is going on up on “the hill.”Are you aware of the bills that are being talked about and going through session? We are trying to keep you up to date on as many as we can. What ones are important to you?

Do you think Utah can keep the Outdoor Retailers?

We also touched, with a 10 foot pole, the Jason Chaffetz town hall. That is the only kind of pole he should be touched with. Have you sent your invoice to him for your wasted time at the town hall?

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Tonight our friend Nick Passey and his band, Folk Hogan, are joined by Jeff Dillon and Fork Root at the Urban Lounge for a show. If you want something to do tomorrow and Saturday you can head to the LTUE symposium in Provo (that’s the Life, The Universe, and Everything) where you can listen to David J. West on panels about writing! Also!! Arena football is back in Utah with the SL Screaming Eagles first game tonight.

Also… if you’re interested or you know someone that knows someone, Chris is looking to sell his Magic: The Gathering card collection!!!

We also still have our OLIO Beard Oil code “THENEWUTAH” to save your 25% and we have just a few more days to give away Wizarding Dayz tickets! (enter on our Facebook page)

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Episode 37: Pug in a Bag

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Sorry we don’t have cute pug pictures to show you… BUT WAIT!!! WE DOOOO!!!! We also have some legislative talk since it is still in session.

 

Before we get into our awesome guest this week, there are a couple of great Pre-Valentines events happening in Salt Lake. Folk Hogan will be playing with Finnish band, Steve N Seagulls at the Urban Lounge on the 10th. Friday and Saturday are the Valentines celebration shows with the Viva La Diva’s cast at Club X SLC.

DON’T FORGET WE ARE GIVING AWAY WIZARDING DAYZ TICKETS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND OLIO BEARD CO. IS OFFERING 25% OFF WITH THE CODE “THENEWUTAH” AT CHECKOUT!!

Our guest on this weeks New Utah Podcast is the ever so talented, Nick Passey! (that is said P-ass-ee) He is the guitarist for local band Folk Hogan, button and pin maker extraordinaire, and is about to embark on releasing a solo album and heading on tour with Jeff Dillon! If you’ve ever wanted to know about coin operated TV’s in old Cadillac’s, Nick is your guy!!

This is a very special GO FUND ME that we are asking even if you can’t donate to please SHARE. Jessica’s boss’ wife is fighting for her life. They need a lot of help with medical bills and a heart surgery. CLICK HERE for more info

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Episode 33: Awakening of the Utah Nerds

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Episode 33 is coming at you with tons and tons of nerd magic and a little bit of Friday the 13th superstition!

Valerie Cameron-Walker was our guest this week on The New Utah Podcast. We couldn’t even begin to cover all the amazing projects she has and is working on! You may know her best from the morning show Val and Mike on B98.7, but we know her as Co-Creator of the upcoming Wizarding Dayz!! Val is heavily involved in the Utah community. Every thing from Utah Pride, Salt Lake Comic Con, Sundance, and she is also currently working on producing a movie! We will get her back to talk about that and because we have to talk about her life with her Marvel fan-site too!

Wizarding Dayz is not a con… not an expo… not a show.. but an EXPERIENCE! Workshops, and classes, and magic- Oh my!!! Val gives us a run down of what is going to be offered and pricing for the February 24th and 25th event at the Southtowne Expo Center. We can’t wait to see how this event goes, because for Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings fans it sounds pretty magical.

AND…AND it supports three local charities!!

WE HAVE 10 TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY TO THIS EVENT!!! LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, SHARE THIS POST, AND TAG SOMEONE TO BE ENTERED!!!

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To tide you over til the end of February… there are some awesome events happening THIS weekend. Folk Hogan is performing at the Green Pig on 4th South in Salt Lake City. Our friend Vision and his band Tragic Black will be performing at Metro Music Hall on Saturday! If you want something a little more low-keyed that Utah LARP will be having a combat practice at Crestwood Park and if you want it MORE low-key… sign up for the Big Block of Cheese event and go have a conversation with your legislator.

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PS. TOMORROW IS FRIDAY THE 13TH!! DON’T BE SCARED!!!

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