Speak Your Piece
A Podcast About Utah's History
Season 3 | Hosted by 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 (SYP)” 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 (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. Speak Your Piece seeks to tell a history you may not have heard before.
Three of the Most Recent Episodes
“Rails East to Ogden:” Abandon Cultural Landscapes, Historical Archaeology and One of USA’s “Unknown National Treasures”November 26, 2021
How San Juan County Nearly Became a Ute Reservation: Greg Thompson on Ute Leaders, National Politics, Cattle Companies, Miners, and the Mormons, 1870s-1890s.November 13, 2021
“The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History”– a Conversation with Darren ParryNovember 11, 2021
Hosted by Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian from the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, "Speak Your Piece" is published every other week (sometimes more sometimes less). Each podcast is sixty minutes long (however, seasons 1 and 2 were produced in two thirty minute segments). "Speak Your Piece" sorts out an author's key arguments (in a book or article); the same for an exhibit, database, podcast or blog; all in a lively discussion with the historians, curators, archaeologists or archivists who produced the work. You may subscribe to the SYP podcast on Apple, Spotify, BuzzSprout or other podcast platforms.
The podcast is recorded and engineered at the Studio Underground at Stokes & Associates in Salt Lake City. Conner Sorenson is the sound and post-production engineer.
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