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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Alien Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill

2/15/2024
On September 19, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill claimed they were abducted by “beings that were somehow not human.”

Duration:00:49:16

Spirit World Encounters in Mormon Utah

2/14/2024
Growing up in Northern Utah, the scholar Erin Stiles often heard stories from her Mormon friends about visits from spiritual beings. In a new book, she explores just how common these experiences happen to be.

Duration:00:47:45

The Golden Era of Hijacking Planes

2/7/2024
If you were born in post-9/11 America, the idea of a plane getting hijacked is terrifying. But once upon a time hijackers seemed more interested in the thrill than instilling fear. And one of them even became a kind of folk hero.

Duration:00:49:09

The Plan to Save Great Salt Lake

2/1/2024
A new plan to protect Great Salt Lake was recently released. This one has the endorsement of Utah’s most powerful political leaders. But does it have what it will take to save the lake?

Duration:00:50:11

How the Road Crossed the Land

2/1/2024
Roads are such a common feature of the landscape that you can forget that they aren’t natural at all — that is, unless you’re an animal trying to cross one.

Duration:00:49:40

The Future of D.E.I.

1/25/2024
Lawmakers are rushing an anti-D.E.I. bill through the 2024 Utah Legislature.

Duration:00:50:12

Sundance Film Festival 2024: ‘Sugarcane’

1/24/2024
In 2021, unmarked graves were discovered at several residential boarding schools in Canada. Then, investigations began.

Duration:00:49:09

A New History of Mormonism

1/18/2024
Upstate New York, 1830: self-proclaimed prophets are creating new faiths. Joseph Smith was one such man, and it was his new religion that would endure.

Duration:00:49:30

Budget, Housing and DEI — It’s the 2024 Legislative Session

1/17/2024
The controversial bills — including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — will kick off the 2024 Utah Legislative Session.

Duration:00:48:50

The Offensive Magic of Swearing

1/11/2024
A good swear is like a bomb, shocking and offensive to all in the blast-radius. Except for those times when swears don’t quite go off. So, what’s the difference?

Duration:00:49:42

Mary Beard On The Emperors of Rome

1/10/2024
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:00:49:55

How the Female Body Drove Human Evolution

1/4/2024
In biological and medical research, the majority of studies that use mice are only using males. Why? Because female mammals’ estrous, or sexual, cycle means that their bodies are more “messy” than their male counterparts.

Duration:00:49:43

The Films of 2023

1/3/2024
You’ll find plenty of lists of the best films of 2023 out there. But only ours includes the tenth installment of a notoriously grisly horror franchise.

Duration:00:48:44

Habits — Good and Bad

12/28/2023
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:00:49:28

Exploring the Sonic World with ‘Sounds Wild and Broken’

12/27/2023
Our planet is filled with sound — birdsong, music, speech. Even the earth itself makes noise. That sonic diversity is in danger.

Duration:00:49:23

Nigella Lawson on What Makes a Good Meal

12/20/2023
If you’re into food writing or follow celebrity chefs, the chances are good that you've run across British food star Nigella Lawson. But how much do you actually know about her work?

Duration:00:49:07

The LDS Church's Playbook for Hiding Child Sexual Abuse

12/20/2023
A recent report from the Associated Press tells the story of Chelsea Goodrich, who alleges that her father, a former Mormon bishop, sexually abused her as a child. He’s since been excommunicated from the LDS Church, which sought to keep Goodrich’s allegations under wraps.

Duration:00:49:56

RadioWest’s 2023 Holiday Book Show

12/19/2023
It’s our favorite time of year – when we indulge in gathering piles of books and gifting them to our family and friends.

Duration:00:50:27

Through the Lens: ‘Subject’

12/13/2023
Being featured in a documentary changes your life — and not just during the filming. Being a participant can often also mean public scrutiny, maybe trauma, for years and years.

Duration:00:50:18

The End of Craving

12/7/2023
In recent years, many Americans have cut carbs and sugar, reduced fat and tried every diet. Yet millions of us still have high blood pressure, are pre-diabetic and obese. Why?

Duration:00:49:46