Speak Your Piece: a podcast about Utah's history

Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian, Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement

The past is never truly “in the past.” It’s all around us, it informs us. It speaks to our shared and to our separate identities. “Speak Your Piece” is a podcast where contributors share their insights and discoveries about Utah's 12,000 year (plus) human story. Hosted by Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian (Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement), a new episode is released every other week, sometimes more, sometimes less. SYP explores the key arguments within a new or worthwhile older publication, article or website; or delves into a notable museum, archival collection, archaeological report; or allows a respected writer, curator or historian to speak freely, sometimes about difficult history. SYP seeks to tell a history of Utah you may not have heard before, told by the people who know it best: historians, writers, curators, archaeologists, rare book dealers, archivists, librarians and more.The podcast is recorded and engineered at the Studio Underground at Stokes Strategies in Salt Lake City. Conner Sorenson is the sound and post-production engineer. The SYP logo is a photograph entitled "Canyonlands," taken by Utah outdoor photographer Al W. Morton, circa 1955, within the Canyonlands National Park (NPS). The lone man in the image is Kent Frost, looking over a series of needle rock formations located in San Juan County, Utah. The image and rights are owned by the Utah State Historical Society.

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