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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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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

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The Tipping Trap

5/9/2024
Has America's gratuity culture reached a tipping point? With tip prompts popping up everywhere from butcher shops to airport kiosks, the social norms around tipping are more fraught than ever.

Duration:00:49:45

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The Enslaved Christians who Co-Wrote the Bible

5/8/2024
Scholars say the New Testament was authored by familiar names, like Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul. But they had important help: slave labor.

Duration:00:49:32

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The State of the Utah Republican Party

5/2/2024
Utah’s Republican conventions have always been rancorous and incredibly contentious. But according to one longtime observer, this year’s meeting was as nasty as it’s ever been.

Duration:00:49:37

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The Past, Present and Future of Pro Hockey in Utah

5/1/2024
It’s official: Utah is getting a professional ice hockey team. But is this a hockey place?

Duration:00:49:57

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Never Heard of Scrupulosity? Neither Have Many Who Suffer From It

4/25/2024
Even if you aren’t afflicted by it, you probably know about obsessive compulsive disorder. But even if you have it, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of scrupulosity.

Duration:00:50:14

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Celebrating the Natural World with Writer Rick Bass

4/23/2024
For the acclaimed writer and environmental activist Rick Bass, there are no hard lines between life, art and the natural world.

Duration:00:48:03

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Whales of the High Desert

4/18/2024
In 1888, the daily Salt Lake Herald-Republican reprinted a story from a Canadian paper. The headline? That a family of whales was flourishing in the Great Salt Lake.

Duration:00:36:10

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Breathing Salt Lake’s West Side Air

4/17/2024
If you live in the Salt Lake Valley, you know a thing or two about air pollution. There are days when you can see it. But if you live on the west side it’s even worse.

Duration:00:49:14

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Mere Beauty: Utah Symposium on Science and Literature

4/11/2024
If you got a poet, a neuroscientist and a theoretical physicist together to talk about beauty, what would they possibly have to say to each other?

Duration:00:50:04

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Through the Lens: ‘Hotshot’

4/10/2024
Hotshots are the hardened individuals who fight wildfires. Gabriel Mann’s new film gets viewers as close to the fire line as you can be without becoming a hotshot yourself.

Duration:00:49:28

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How the Ocean Works

4/4/2024
The oceanographer Helen Czerski wants you to think of the ocean as a vast, planet-spanning engine. And what it drives is no less than life itself.

Duration:00:49:35

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Exploring Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’

4/3/2024
Ahead of the Salt Lake Film Society’s screening of the 1992 Clint Eastwood classic “Unforgiven,” we sit down to talk about this great Western.

Duration:00:52:20

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The Debate Over Women's Empowerment in the LDS Church

3/28/2024
A recent post on the LDS Church’s official Instagram page has racked up thousands of comments, many from women who see a vast gulf between how empowered the church says they are, and how empowered they actually feel.

Duration:00:49:25

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Is it Actually a Good Idea to Colonize Mars?

3/27/2024
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:00:49:39

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A History of Witchcraft in Thirteen Trials

3/21/2024
The scholar Marion Gibson is an expert on witches. Her latest book tells a centuries-long history through the stories of 13 witch trials.

Duration:00:48:52